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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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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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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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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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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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Gurnee Park District Youth Basketball Coach, Maggie Newton volunteers her time and shares her passion.

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Blog Author: Athletics Supervisor: Chris Marzano, CPRP Volunteer coaches make a huge difference, not only by supporting athletes but by dedicating their time to our programs. On behalf of Gurnee Park District Youth Basketball, we would like to thank all coaches who continue to dedicate their time. This blog spotlights one of our volunteer, youth ba...
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Benefits of Ballin'. Top 5 Reasons to join Gurnee Park District's Youth Basketball League

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Blog Author: Athletics Supervisor, Chris Marzano, CPRP Winter time means youth basketball at Gurnee Park District. Each November, until mid-March, third through eighth graders, work on their skills, build teamwork, and have fun while competing on game day. Here are the top five reasons why you should join the youth basketball league at Gurnee ...
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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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Preschool Activities for Your Little Learner

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​Blog Author: Sue McDougle, CPRP, Preschool Manager |  Each day at Growing Tree Preschool is filled with a myriad of opportunities to learn, grow and play. Our active learners at Growing Tree Preschool truly engage and are hands on each day.  From matching activities to science as well as cause and effect, there's always a new way to...
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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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