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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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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Best Gurnee Park District Parks to Visit This Winter

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It might still technically be fall, but the forecast suggests that winter in Gurnee will be here before we know it! Brace yourselves for cooler temperatures, shorter days, and that lovely four letter word – SNOW! While some may not be fans of the winter season, we know of a few places that can make it a little more enjoyable, and help to keep you a...

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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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Mask and Vaccination Guidelines - Effective August 30, 2021

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Face Masks Required at all Gurnee Park District/FitNation Indoor Facilities and While Participating in Indoor Programs and Activities. With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Governor Pritzker has mandated that beginning Monday, August 30, all individuals age 2 and over must wear face coverings inside public buildings, regardless of vaccination st...

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

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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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Pups and your Gurnee parks. Best dog walking parks and paths in Gurnee.

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Your pet enjoys the parks as much as we do! It is finally beautiful outside and even our favorite four-legged friends want to get out and have some fun. As the temperatures get warmer and our parks get busier, it is important to remember to be courteous of other park goers. Remember that even though a dog may be well-behaved and friendly, not all p...

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

Four spring walking paths to enjoy in Gurnee this spring.

Walking. It is the easiest form of exercise all ages and ability levels can accomplish. And now, more than ever before, the Gurnee community has taken advantage of our parks and walking paths through our walking initiative, GO GURNEE. The GO GURNEE movement encourages community members to commit to walking 30 minutes a day. Alre...

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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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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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Someone to Know in Gurnee. Mike Wick, Gurnee Park District's Director of Recreation

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"For the last five years, Mike has served the community of Wauwatosa as their Director of Recreation. His hard work did not go unnoticed as he spear headed the implementation of a new registration process, launched a new three-year-old preschool program, Tosa Tots, ran operations for the Hart Park Senior Center, and co-created a wheelchair basketba...

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Host your next event at the park!

​Blog author: Lori Friedl, Recreation Coordinator |  Get your family together at one of many park shelters this spring or summer! No need to get your house ready to host guests, our shelters got you covered! (pun intended) Here's a few questions from previous renters that might be helpful. Looking for space for the kids to play? ​ No problem! ...

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Spring time play ... the clean way!

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Blog Author: Kraig Owens, CPSI, Safety Supervisor | We hear that you're looking for ways to get out and play? With a rough winter and some showers over the weekend, the ground is still wet. Meaning one thing, mud is everywhere. If you're looking to keep your kiddos clean, or at least try to, here are a few of our favorite l...

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Bundle up and go sledding!

Take advantage of the snow! Christine Thompson's Sled Hill has had a busy winter so far! The park is located at the corner of Woodlawn and Belle Plaine Avenue in Gurnee. Your most common questions are answered here. Stay safe and enjoy the snow! ​ Is the sled hill open? Be sure you check these resources before leaving your home!Click here for ...

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