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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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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Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center Opening Day - 5/28!

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Get ready for opening day at Gurnee Park District's Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center on Saturday, May 28, 2022! Gurnee, we know you're ready to jump in and swim! Here are a few ways to make the most out of your summer at the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center. Purchase your 2022 Season Pool Pass Our Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center season passes are stil...

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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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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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Growing Tree Preschool - January Open Houses

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Find the perfect preschool fit for your family with Gurnee Park District's Growing Tree Preschool! With full-day, half-day, and extended care options, Growing Tree Preschool looks forward to educating 2 ½-4 year olds in a play-based, creative, safe and nurturing atmosphere. Begin your Growing Tree Preschool journey today! View our 2022/20...

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FREE Family Fun at Frosty Fest

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Coming up on Saturday, January 8th, Gurnee Park District, along with the help of Village of Gurnee and Bittersweet Golf Club, will host another FREE family event – Frosty Fest! Frosty Fest is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the season. While we can never predict what the weather will bring, we know our staff and volunteers are ready to sh...

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How to Make the Most Out of Group Exercise

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FitNation Gurnee offers over 50+ Group Exercise classes weekly! From cardio, to cycle, Zumba, Pilates, water aerobics, strength, and core classes, there is always something for everyone at FitNation. Our focused group exercise classes are perfect for those who are new to class settings, as well as the more experienced fitness fanatics. Our classes ...

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Gurnee Park District Job Fair

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Gurnee Park District's yearly job fair is coming up on Monday, December 13th from 6:00-7:00pm at the Hunt Club Park Community Center. The job fair will feature several departments throughout the District, all of whom are looking to fill current and seasonal part-time positions. We may be a little biased, but Gurnee Park District truly is a great pl...

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Take a Night Off With Gurnee Park District

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Gurnee Park District hosts monthly Parents Night Out's at Hunt Club Park Community Center. These events are held one Saturday a month from 6:00-9:00pm and are for children ages 1-11 years old. Parents Night Out is the perfect opportunity for those looking to take a "night off." While the kids stay entertained, you can feel relaxed and enjoy some ti...

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Youth Basketball at Gurnee Park District

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Youth basketball leagues begin next month 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 saying, "there is no...

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Trick-or-Treat with Gurnee Park District!

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On Saturday, October 16th, Gurnee Park District will host one of its favorite fall traditions, the Trick-or-Treat Path at Viking Park! This event was not held last fall due to COVID-19 restrictions. With that said, we are all excited here at Gurnee Park District to welcome back path goers and volunteers, as well as new Supervisor of Community Progr...

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Timberwoods Park - Another Gurnee Park District Masterpiece

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As you drive down Almond Road in Gurnee, IL, you will catch a glimpse of Timberwoods Park, or, "the Blue Park" as many Gurnee residents often refer to it. Timberwoods has been a part of the Gurnee Park District park system for several decades. Three years ago, a newly constructed "tot lot" was added to the park. To continue with improvements, ...

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Fall Events at Gurnee Park District

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With fall officially underway, we are excited to share some of our favorite fall traditions as well as some new events here at Gurnee Park District! Our family-friendly events are welcome to all ages and will be held outdoors to keep everyone safe and as socially distanced as possible. Below is a list of our upcoming fall events, as well as some in...

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