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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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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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Adjusting to working from home? Ways to stay productive, healthy and organized.

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Many professionals in our community have found themselves working from home. No time for your usual morning workout, no lunch break with co-workers, team collaborations, and forget about the time in the car after a long day to decompress before being greeted by your pet, baby sitting mother-in-law, or children. This blog will provide ways for ...
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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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How We Completed 100 Miles in 100 Days With GO GURNEE

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Blog Author: Janet Eppers | GO GURNEE CHAMPION   Born and raised in the Lake County area, completing GO GURNEE's Sedentary Smack Down challenge was a great way to work together to accomplish our goals.  ​I was just coming off double hip replacement surgery, and Joe was looking for ways to stay active and dedicate time to a health and well...
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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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Your Guide to Gurnee Days!

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Blog Author: Gurnee Days President: Kraig Owens Gurnee celebrates summer every year at Gurnee Days! Held since 1973, Gurnee Days continues to be a family orientated weekend filled with music, food and entertainment for all ages. Here are a five things to know before coming out and enjoying the festivities this year. ​ Plan on parking ​Parking is li...
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Last Chance for Summer Events in Gurnee

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Where did the time go? Getting ready to go back to school soon? We hope not! There is still so much to do to celebrate the summer in Gurnee. Here are a few ways to stay active and continue to soak up the sun with Gurnee Park District. Cool off at the poolHunt Club Park Aquatic Center Starting August 16 Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center hours ...
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Summer Walking Trails in Gurnee and Lake County

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GO GURNEE continues to grow. Local Park Districts have created their own movements, our GO GURNEE Walking Club members continue to meet every Saturday morning, and individuals stay motivated by walking within their own neighborhoods and community pathways. GO GURNEE, presented by Gurnee Park District, is a local wellness movement designed to increa...
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This weekend in Gurnee, go fishin'!

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Blog Author: Beckie Korzyniewski, CPRP, Special Events Manager | Fishing is a wonderful outdoor activity that can be enjoyed by anyone at any age. All you need is worms, good fishing weather, patience and a lucky line! On July 13, Hunt Club Park's Pond (900 Hunt Club Road) will host the 18th annual Fishing Derby from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. ...
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Take your dog out for a walk

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Blog Author: Quin O'Brien | Every Saturday, the GO GURNEE Walking Club hits the trails of Gurnee, other surrounding communities, and local forest preserves to be champions for the GO GURNEE movement. GO GURNEE, presented by Gurnee Park District, is a local wellness movement designed to increase people's health and well-being through activities...
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