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Prepare for 2021 – 2022 Preschool. Attend an upcoming open house with Growing Tree Preschool in Gurnee.

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Find the perfect Preschool fit for your family. From full day to half day and extended care, Growing Tree Preschool looks forward to educating children ages 2 to 4 in a play-based, creative, safe and nurturing atmosphere. Learn more and start at Growing Tree Preschool today! Two open houses are available for families to make an appointmen...
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Summer Camp in Gurnee. Safe, FUN and Affordable!

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Attend Gurnee Park District summer camp at Viking Park and Hunt Club Park. Summer camp in Gurnee is safe, FUN and affordable. This year, families are able to select and sign-up for 5 sessions of camp. To align with local school schedules, sessions offer one or two week options. Limited space is available to adhere to social distancing guidelines se...
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Spring 2021, New Beginnings

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2021 is truly a new beginning and this spring we're looking forward to FUN within our facilities, parks and programs. Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan provides more flexibility for fitness, parks and recreation. We are happy to announce that the fitness center at Hunt Club Community Center opened  March 8th, allowing members who frequ...
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Spring and Summer 2021. Phase 4 Program and Facility Updates.

2021 is truly a new beginning and with Phase 4 mitigations announced for our region on February 5, we're looking forward to FUN within our facilities, parks and programs this spring and summer. Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan provides more flexibility for fitness, parks and recreation. Mitigations during Phase 4 include increased occupanc...
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Guest — Mike McCoy
Hello Are there any discussions regarding Summer Concerts at Viking Park for 2021?
Saturday, March 13 2021, 7:06 pm
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Restore Illinois Mitigation Updates - Gurnee Park District

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 Tier 1 As of today, region 9 will be entering into TIER 1. This means Gurnee Park District is able to resume operations similar to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois which was effective from June 2020 - November 2020. The Tier 1 mitigations most impacts the following: Youth Basketball will now be able to participate intra squad scrimmagesFitNation G...
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Outdoor Ice Rinks in Gurnee

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Looking for safe, socially distanced winter activities? Our outdoor ice rinks are a great opportunity to stay active. Three public ice rinks and one public hockey rink are available for residents to utilize. Viking Park, Hunt Club Park and Betty Russell Park are transformed into a winter wonderland with these frozen additions! Please review the sta...
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You're Invited to Growing Tree Preschool's Virtual Open House

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On January 20, 2021, login with your favorite little learner at 6:30 pm. Please be sure to RSVP via the link provided.  A zoom link will be sent prior to the open house. We're so excited to include a circle time for future and/or current students to engage with others. Once circle time has ended, families will be able to go into brea...
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COVID-19 Gurnee Park District Updates

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January 19, 2021  As you are probably aware, Governor Prtizker announced our region, region 9 will be entering into TIER 2 effective January 18. These changes do have a significant impact on our recreational and fitness services. While we cannot predict what the coming weeks and months will bring, we remain hopeful that these mitigation effort...
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Guest — Janet Sweeney
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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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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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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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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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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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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Snow Problem! How Gurnee Park District clears paths and parking lots.

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Blog Author: Steve Becker, Parks and Grounds Operations Supervisor.  It's finally here, snow. With more expected, our team goes out to ensure pathways are cleared, especially those leading to our three main facilities; Hunt Club Park Community Center, FitNation Gurnee and Viking Park Community Center. Here are a few ways Gurnee Park District's...
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Guest — Jim Goshorn
Very proud of our dedicated park professionals. Thank you!
Saturday, February 8 2020, 12:59 pm
Guest — Suzanne Gage
Steve Becker and the GPD Parks team are the best!
Sunday, February 9 2020, 4:19 pm
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What is your 2020 vision?

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As we look to achieve new resolutions, Gurnee Park District is proud to support and help you try something NEW! From active lifestyle resolutions to new hobbies, make a vision board for yourself and get out of your comfort zone. Wishing you all the best in 2020! ​ An active lifestyle resolution   It can be difficult to find what works for...
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Ways to WIN this Winter!

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​A message from Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla, CPA, CPRP |  As we look to achieve new resolutions, Gurnee Park District is proud to support and help you achieve your health and wellness goals. From physical to mental to social health, we're here provide resources for your success. "Whether your New Year's Resolution for 2020 is focused o...
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FitNation Inspiration from Antonio Marquez, Member of FitNation Gurnee

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When not at work, I truly enjoy my time at the gym. I started lifting in high school, like many others, realized I enjoyed it. From there, I decided to challenge myself each day to reach new personal records (PRs) and improve in areas where I am not the strongest in.​ "Make your own goals and create a plan to achieve them."  Antonio Marquez&nb...
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Trick or Treat with Gurnee Park District

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Blog Author: Special Events Manager, Beckie Korzyniewski, CPRP |  It is that time of year again! We're so excited to host our annual Trick or Treat Path this Saturday, October 12 at Viking Park! Join us as ghouls, goblins and favorite characters greet trick or treaters from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Some scenes at the event have be...
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5 Things to Know. My summer internship with Gurnee Park District.

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Blog Author: Marybeth Stone | Gurnee Park District Intern, Summer 2019 | It feels like just yesterday, I was interviewing with the Director of Recreation Mike Wick; feeling confident and nervous at the same time. Fast forward a couple of months, and I have experience under my belt. For those future interns out there, here's a few tips for your...
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