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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 Walking Trails in Gurnee. Avoid the mud, enjoy nature and keep moving!

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Walking. It is the easiest form of exercise all ages and ability levels can accomplish. Being a part of the GO GURNEE movement, encourages community members to commit to walking 30 minutes a day. Already a part of the GO GURNEE movement? Don't forget to wear your GO t-shirt when you're on the move and our walking this spring! Now, more than ev...
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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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Spend Your Summer at Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center in Gurnee

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We know you're ready to jump in and swim! This summer might look a little different, but we're excited to reopen our pool with additional safety protocols that align with state and IDPH guidelines. Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center's opening day is Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 29.  All Amenities Available No closures here! All H...
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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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Hello Are there any discussions regarding Summer Concerts at Viking Park for 2021?
Saturday, March 13 2021, 7:06 pm
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Best Winter Walking Locations in Gurnee

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Let's get out and GO GURNEE! Need some guidance? Here are our top 5 winter walking locations. Don't forget to download and track miles, minutes and steps with the Monthly Move Tracker. O'Plaine Community Park (O'Plaine and Russel Ave. Gurnee, IL)  Asphalt pathway that is plowed after snow Path takes you by community gardens, baseball fiel...
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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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Youth Basketball Safety Mitigations

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A modified youth basketball league will be available according to the current Restore Illinois All Sports Policy. Within the State of Illinois All Sports Policy, basketball has been classified as a high risk sport. High risk sports are to play within Level 1 guidelines. Level 1 protocols include no-contact practices and limit game play to training ...
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Aaron Dalzot Appointed to Park District Board

On November 17, 2020 Aaron Dalzot was appointed to the Park Board. After graduating from University of Central Florida with a Bachelor Degree in Political Science, Dalzot began his career in the industry working for organizations such as Walt Disney World Resorts, Major League Baseball, Orange County Parks and Recreation as well as the Park Di...
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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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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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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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