For Release - Gurnee Park District’s Prescribed Burn

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The State of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency recently approved and issued a permit to TGF Forestry and Fire to conduct prescribed burns. Park District will conduct prescribed burn, weather permitting on Thursday December 1 and/or Friday December 2, 2022 at Hunt Club Park (900 Hunt Club Road) around the Pond and Hunt Club Woods. Prescribed ...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Gurnee Park District Commissioner Open Seat for April 2023 Consolidated Election

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Gurnee, Illinois – Gurnee Park District has one open seat on its Board of Commissioners for the April 2023 Consolidated Election. If you have an interest in park district programs and services; a desire to serve the community; and work with a great team of Board members and staff, please consider running in the 2023 Election. This is a non-partisan...

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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.

Gaga Pit at Christine Thompson Park in Gurnee, Illinois

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 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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Enjoy coffee and conversation with Gurnee Park District Directors. Perks at Parks is a great way to share your feedback.

Perks at Parks with Gurnee Park District

Our District administrators invite you to coffee and conversation this summer and early fall.Provide your input, share your feedback or stop by for a "cup of joe" to say hello. All Perks at Parks will meet Saturday mornings from 10 – 11am. Perks at Parks is a great opportunity for residents to meet administrators, collaborate and work together to e...

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Message From Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla | Gurnee Park District and Phase 5

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As you may know, the State of Illinois has entered into Phase 5 for COVID 19 mitigations. This is a very important milestone for Gurnee Park District and one that I hope we can celebrate together. As we do so, I wanted to take a moment to recognize you for all of your patience and understanding with the many changes we experienced as a community. F...

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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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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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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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Election results for Board of Commissioners

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​With a passion for community service, both Gerry Crews and Saundra Campbell, were elected to Gurnee Park District's Board of Commissioners in April. Commissioner Gerry Crews  Since his first term in 2011, Commissioner Crews has been a part of many projects including the opening of FitNation Gurnee, O'Plaine Park's Pickleball Courts, several p...

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8th Consecutive Distinguished Budget Award for Gurnee Park District's Business Services Team!

 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 for its current year budget for the eighth consecutive year. The award represents a significant achievement by a government entity. It reflects commitment...

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