Growing Tree Preschool Open Houses. Families are invited to visit January 18 and January 19

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Gurnee, Illinois – January 18 - 19: Visit tonight and tomorrow to see how we learn and grow at Growing Tree Preschool! Whether your child currently attends or you are considering enrolling in the upcoming school year, our Open Houses provide parents the opportunity to learn about our program philosophy and curriculum. Parents can also enroll their ...

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Make this Winter Season Bright with Gurnee Park District!

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While the winter season can often seem long, it can also be one of the most magical times of year. Seeing that first snow glittering in the sunlight, or watching an early morning sunrise through frosted kitchen windows, winter offers a beauty that does not compare – you just have to look for it. Here at Gurnee Park District, we pride ourselves in d...

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Gurnee Park District December 2022 Newsletter

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As we head into the busy month of December, we wanted to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season! We thank you for your continued support throughout the year and we look forward to providing more FUN this month and in the new year to come! 2022-2023 Winter Program and Events – Register TODAY! Registration is NOW OPEN for our upcoming 2022-20...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Gurnee Park District Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 11th Consecutive Year

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November 10, 2022 – Gurnee Park District is pleased to announce that it has received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada's (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award represents a significant achievement by a government entity and is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. Gov...

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Youth Basketball at Gurnee Park District

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Youth basketball leagues begin later this month here at Gurnee Park District! Basketball is a great sport that teaches kids about sportsmanship and working as a team, helps to improve gross motor skills through dribbling, passing, and shooting, while also providing a fun way to stay active throughout the winter months. We've all heard the sayi...

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Gurnee Park District November 2022 Newsletter

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What an incredible start to fall we've seen here in Gurnee – vibrant colors taking over the landscape, mild temperatures giving way to some FUN and festive outdoor events and activities, and so much MORE! As we head into November, we are excited to share what we have in store here at Gurnee Park District. From programming, to upcoming special event...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Gurnee Park Board Election Petitions Now Available

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(Gurnee, IL) Thursday October 6, 2022 - Gurnee Park District (GPD). Two seats on the five-member Gurnee Park District Board of Commissioners will be filled at the April 4, 2023 consolidated election.These seats are currently held by Michelle Klemz and Gerry Crews. Each term of office is four years.In order to serve, an individual must be a register...

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NEW! Gaga Pit Built By Gurnee Resident, Keith Jackson at Christine Thompson Park.

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We have all heard of basketball, kickball and dodgeball … but what about GaGa Ball? Also referred to as Octoball, This fast moving, high energy dodgeball game has been brought to local schools, summer camps and now four, soon to be five locations in Gurnee. Aspiring Eagle Scout, Keith Jackson collaborated with Gurnee Park District to bring the game...

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Get out and GO this fall with GO Gurnee!

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The weather is starting to change here in Gurnee, making it one of the best times of year to get out and GO! Soon, we will be enjoying those cool days and nights – perfect for walking! I think we can all agree, when it comes to walking, there is nothing better than taking a stroll in a crisp, cool fall breeze as you listen to the sounds of nature –...

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Fall is Here at Gurnee Park District!

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2022 Fall Message from Gurnee Park District Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla: The seasons are changing, and so are we! With fall officially here, it is the perfect time to highlight the changes we are making at Gurnee Park District to make it a place where everyone feels welcome. In the fall of 2021, we formed a Diversity, Equity, and ...

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GO Gurnee Invites Canine Companions to Walk on September 25!

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Families are invited to bring their favorite canine to the FREE, wellness event. Starting at 9:00 am on September 25, Hunt Club Park (900 North Hunt Club Road) will host GO GURNEE Walkin' and Waggin'. Families and friends will meet at the side field (next to Hunt Club Community Center) to walk together along the Hunt Club trail system. Pups will ha...

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Gurnee Park District Welcomes Heather Janiga, Human Resources Coordinator

Last week, Heather started as our NEW Human Resources Coordinator! Welcome to our newest team member, Heather Janiga, to the Gurnee Park District family! Heather comes to Gurnee Park District with a Bachelor's degree in Advertising from North Park University (Chicago, IL) and10+ years of Small Business Management and Consulting experience. During t...

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Gurnee Park District Welcomes Amelia Faulstick, Performing Arts Coordinator

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Amelia Faulstick started out her dance career as a young child at Galina Dance Studio in Des Plaines, Illinois. From high school to college, Faulstick continued to practice, perform and provide opportunities for others to learn. While attending South Illinois University, Faulstick joined their dance company. In addition, she worked at Southern Illi...

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Summer Internship at Gurnee Park District

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Blog Author: Natalie Grolmes / Gurnee Park District Recreation Intern 2022 Hello, my name is Natalie Grolmes, the 2022 Gurnee Park District Summer Recreation Intern. During the school year, I am a senior at North Central College studying Psychology and Environmental Science. I am also on the women's triathlon team and involved in the honors program...

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Back in Full Swing!

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There is a saying that "summer is fleeting," and this couldn't be truer this year. As many of us felt, the COVID-19 pandemic saw a decrease in the amount that we were able to provide to our community. We are excited to share that we have been thriving once again! Our camps have been back in full swing! Over 1,700 children have been enjoying a "norm...

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Garden Tip Thursday - Pesky Pests!

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It's Thursday! Welcome back to another segment of Gurnee Park District's "Gardening Tips with Steve," our very own certified arborist!  Spring is upon us – the weather is starting to warm up, the birds have been singing happily, flowers are starting to bloom, and the days are getting longer! While the arrival of spring brings forth an unm...

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Gurnee Park District's "Above the Barre" Dance Team Soars!

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Gurnee Park District's competitive dance team, Above the Barre, demonstrated precision, poise, and success at this past weekend's Rainbow National Dance Competition. The success of the team was radiating throughout the competition. Dance instructor and coach, Samantha Murphey, shared, "Above the Barre did AMAZING this weekend! We were the talk of t...

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Garden Tip Thursday!

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 It's Thursday again, which means – welcome back to Gurnee Park District's Garden Tip Thursdays with our friend and certified arborist, Steve! Did you know that tomorrow, April 22, is Earth Day? In honor of this special holiday, Steve would like to share a few ways that YOU can participate! First, here are some facts about Earth Day: Earth Day...

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Celebrate Spring Break in Gurnee!

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Planning "stay cation" activities this year? We're here for you! There are plenty of ways to celebrate spring as well as enjoy time off work and school. Check out what is going on in Gurnee during your spring break!  Days Off School - Themed Days at Hunt Club Park Community Center  Our friends that attend District 50 or District 56 S...

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Get to Know Our Park Board of Commissioners

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You've probably seen them at our Gurnee Park District events, programs, or out and about in Gurnee. They are few, they are mighty, they are our Board of Commissioners! We wanted to share a few words about the important roles our board members play in not only our organization but the Gurnee community as well. Our Board of Commissioners is made up o...

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