Director's Message

All of us here at the Gurnee Park District are very excited to welcome summer and the prospects of more socially safe activities in our parks and community centers and more importantly seeing our community out and about once again. Fortunately, this summer, many of our programs will be offered in formats similar to pre-covid while honoring the mitigation standards our state has set forth at this time.

Our Hunt Club Aquatic Center will be open for sun and fun Memorial Day weekend at 50% capacity. Masks will be required only when social distancing cannot be achieved. Throughout the facility, we have added distance markers to assist with entry, slides and concession. Our Aquatic Center is a great choice to enjoy swimming in a safe community environment. We hope to see you this summer.

We look forward to greeting campers at Hunt Club and Viking Parks. We will be offering in-place field trips this year. A variety of activities, entertainers, and unique experiences are planned for a summer of lasting memories. We have also divided the summer into five sessions instead of three to provide better flexibility for families as mitigations change.

We’re happy that so many of our members have returned to FitNation. With increases in vaccination rates, we encourage you to come visit us and make your health a priority. Our facility has been optimized to maximize social distancing and our cleaning protocols and mask requirements are in place to keep you safe. Come visit us today!

Finally, and most anticipated is Gurnee Days. We are tentatively planning a 2-day event August 7-8. The event and activities will all depend upon what mitigation tier we are in as well as what performers and vendors are available at that time. Please keep an eye on the Gurnee Days website and social media for updates!

We are committed to modifying and expanding our programs and services as quickly and responsively as possible. Thank you for your continued support and always please stay in touch with your comments and suggestions.

Have a great summer!


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We Take Customer Service Seriously

Our values, affectionately known as "SOFFI Star" are Serve, Ownership, Family, Fun and Integrity. Our staff and volunteers strive for standards that uphold these values both in the workplace and out in our community.

We stand by our pledge to provide the best recreation and programming. 

Americans with Disabilities Act

Gurnee Park District intends to comply with the intent and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. If you need any special accommodations, please call Gurnee Park District, so we can make the necessary arrangements.  

Gurnee Park District works with Warren Special Recreation Association (WSRA) to provide assistance in our programs.

ADA Officer:
Kraig Owens, CPRP, CPSI, CPO
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847-599-3763

Gurnee Park District Policy Manual

It is the purpose of the District to effectively and economically provide recreational programs, facilities, and open space for the residents of the District which are designed to provide wholesome, constructive, and enjoyable leisure time experiences that benefit the individual, the family, and the community. 

The Gurnee Park District Board of Commissioners acts as the legislative and policy making body of the District in the operation, control, improvement, and planning of its parks, recreation programs, facilities, personnel and fiscal operations. The Board recognizes the need for a manual that contains Board approved policies that facilitate the operation of the District on a day-to-day basis, and as such, has reviewed and approved this manual. Additionally, the Board will periodically review and revise the policies contained in this manual as it deems appropriate.

Click here to download the Gurnee Park District Policy Manual

Gurnee Park District Ordinance Code

In order to provide safe, accessible, and entertaining parks for all the Gurnee Park District has established an ordinace code. To view the entire ordinance code click here.