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Quin O’Brien GO Walking Club Volunteer Receives Community Service Award

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On November 17, 2020 Gurnee Park District's GO GURNEE Walking Club volunteer, Quin O'Brien received the 2019 IAPD/IPRA Community Service Award for his volunteerism and dedication to the Park District. Each year the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) allow member agencies like Gurnee Par...
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COVID-19 Gurnee Park District Updates

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November 18, 2020  As you are probably aware, Governor Prtizker announced that the entire state of Illinois will be entering into Phase 4 Tier 3 mitigation effective Friday, November 20th at 12:01am in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. These changes do have a significant impact on our recreational and fitness services. While we cannot ...
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This is what is currently posted for the FitNation pool - it is not current. The pool will open July 6th, one person per lane, wh... Read More
Friday, August 21 2020, 3:02 pm
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FitNation Restore Illinois Tier 3 Mitigation Updates

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UPDATES: NOVEMBER 18, 2020 As you are probably aware, Governor Prtizker announced that the entire state of Illinois will be entering into Phase 4 Tier 3 mitigation effective Friday, November 20th at 12:01am in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. These changes do impact our services at FitNation. Fortunately, our current attendance levels sugg...
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When will you be opening the Hunt Club Fitness Center?
Tuesday, October 27 2020, 4:19 pm
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Hi Kathy, The difficult decision was made to keep our FitNation location inside Hunt Club Park Community Center closed for the rem... Read More
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how many seniors won't return due to you not accepting silver sneakers?
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SOLD OUT - Halloween Drive-In

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On Friday, October 30, Hunt Club Park's Parking Lot will host our SOLD OUT Halloween Drive-In movie, Hotel Transylvania.  Only guests with reservation will be able to enter. Starting at 6:30 pm, movie goers will be greeted by a few of our favorite princesses, super heroes and other friends. Cars will be parked in every other parking space to e...
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Gurnee Park District's Favorite Fall Paths and Trails

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Get out and GO enjoy the fall! Here's our favorite Gurnee Park District fall paths and trails. Leaves are changing colors and falling from the trees. When taking your dog out in the morning, going on your lunch break stroll or heading out for your evening run, consider visiting one of our favorite scenic trails! Viking Park and Viking Park West We ...
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Gurnee Park District's Youth Basketball Leagues

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Basketball will look a little different this season. Here's a few ways we're keeping safety top of mind … just like the pros!  Blog Author: Athletics Supervisor, Chris Marzano, CPRP Youth Basketball League Rosters and Teams   Similar to previous seasons, teams will be divided by grade level. Our Junior Dribblers league is co-ed for a...
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Congratulations Jeff Reinhard, Director of Parks and Planning For 30 Years of Service

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The Gurnee Park District congratulates Jeff Reinhard, Director of Parks on his 30th anniversary with Gurnee Park District. When Jeff Reinhard, moved to Gurnee 30 years ago, he came with a passion to build parks. 30 park sites and 26 playgrounds later, he is now overseeing updates to many of the parks he built during Gurnee's boom in the 1990's.&nbs...
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5 Reasons To Learn To Swim

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No matter your age or ability level, it is never too late to learn to swim. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should learn to swim this fall! Lessons are being offered indoors at FitNation Gurnee's indoor pool. Additional safety precautions are being taken, aligning with the Governor's Restore Illinois plan. Learn more about swim lessons or enroll...
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FREE - Virtual Art Show For All Ages

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On Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 pm, talented local artists will be featured in a Virtual Fall Art Show. Virtual Fall Art Show will be shown as a live stream on Gurnee Park District's Facebook Page. All ages, adults and children are eligible to submit a fall themed entry. Entries are due by 12:00 pm on Thursday, November 12.  "Since our Spring ...
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RAINED OUT - 4th Annual GO GURNEE StoryWalk with Warren-Newport Public Library

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This year's StoryWalk is rained out. Due to inclement weather, the storyboards are no longer available. Stay tuned, a spring StoryWalk is in the works! You can still listen the story by downloading with the links below. Warren-Newport Public Library featured I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison with illustrations by Frank Morrison. "Now, m...
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Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla, CPA, CPRP Appointed to the National Recreation and Park Association's Board of Directors

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Gurnee Park District is proud to announce that Susie Kuruvilla, Executive Director, CPA, CPRP has been appointed to the National Recreation and Park Association's Board of Directors for the 2020-2023 term.   For twenty-three years, Susie has been a part of Gurnee Park District; fourteen of which as the agency's Executive Director. During her t...
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Congratulations to Above the Barre

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When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Above the Barre had been rehearsing for two upcoming competitions. While one was cancelled, the other, Spotlight Dance Cup, was rescheduled with safety precautions put in place. Despite time off during the pandemic, dancers were ready to safely return for rehearsals. Routines were reworked ...
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Certainty In Times Of Uncertainty

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At the time I am writing this message, we are in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. It's hard to believe that we have been living with stay-at-home orders, limited access to stores/businesses and a lot of mask wearing/hand sanitizing for almost 6 months! Many programs, special events and sports were unable to take place this summe...
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This July, We Are Parks and Recreation at Gurnee Park District

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Month-long celebration highlights the essential services of local parks and recreation.  This July, join us for Park and Recreation Month, as we celebrate the selfless, passionate and essential work of park and recreation professionals who are providing services that are vital to the health of Gurnee. Four Gurnee Park District employees a...
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Message from Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla

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Summer 2020 is a new experience for everyone and while many programs, facilities and playgrounds remain closed due to COVID-19, Gurnee Park District is committed to providing various opportunities for our community. These are trying times for each of us and it is important to seek positive experiences in the midst of all of this. "As the phases of ...
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Growing Tree Preschool Hosts Drive-Thru Graduation

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Today is the day! Growing Tree Preschool will host a drive-thru graduation ceremony for students. All graduations will start at 5:30 pm. On May 18 and May 19 drive-thru graduation will take place at Hunt Club Park Community Center (920 Hunt Club Rd, Gurnee, IL). May 20 drive-thru graduation will place at Viking Park Community Center (4374...
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One location for all Virtual Programs. Check out Gurnee Park District’s Virtual Program Web Page.

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We're here for you! Hope you join in the FUN! The virtual program page is a great way to see everything that is offered in one place. From Friday night game nights, to virtual dance lessons and ESports, there is something for everyone to keep busy, stay active and have FUN. Friday Night is Game Night Play BINGO or test your skills at a family trivi...
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Things to do from the comfort of home. Gurnee Park District is here for you!

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Gurnee Park District is proud to provide a variety of things to do at home. From adults to kids, we're here for you. Keep yourself busy by staying strong with FitNation FREE classes, get creative or share your culinary skills. We're here for you! Hope you join in the FUN! Scroll down to learn more about our Virtual Art Showcase, Family Game Nights,...
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Outdoor paths and trails in Gurnee.

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14 Gurnee Park District parks provide trails and pathways for you to enjoy. Again, please be sure you're 6 feet a part from other park guests. Should the trail be crowded, we recommend selecting another location and/or coming back at another time. Your health is our top priority. Please note that many Gurnee parks provide other amenities. Agai...
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Preschool activities for your child. Join Gurnee Park District for virtual FUN!

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While at home with your family, we're proud to provide fun, LIVE activities for you to schedule throughout your busy day. Can't make it at the scheduled time? No problem! Growing Tree Preschool videos will stay up on Gurnee Park District's Facebook page.  From e-learning, to new recipes, we're all looking for ways to stay active and engaged.&n...
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