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  • Pool attendance — and revenue — up during heat wave Jul 10, 2012 4:38 PM
    Public swimming pools were a popular place for people trying to stay cool in Lake County during last week's heat wave, a Daily Herald survey showed. Attendance figures at some pools were up dramatically for the first week of July, compared to the same period in 2011.

  • Gurnee fishing derby July 14 Jun 22, 2012 6:55 PM
    Gurnee Park District will sponsor a free fishing derby Saturday, July 14. It's geared for children 5 to 11 years old.

  • Waukegan Park District goes tobacco free Jun 22, 2012 7:57 AM
    The Waukegan Park District has made its property tobacco-free, joining Gurnee, Grandwood Park, and the Round Lake Area Park districts with tobacco-free policies.

  • Check out ‘gaga’ at Gurnee parks Jun 13, 2012 2:40 PM
    At Gurnee Park District, the first wave of summer campers tried the game called gaga: a dodgeball-like game played in an octagonal pit, in which the ball is never thrown, but rather slapped or punched.

  • Gurnee Park District’s ‘Rec-Mobile’ to visit parks this summer Jun 9, 2012 8:45 AM
    The Gurnee Park District is adding wheels to its vast array of special events, programs and activities with their newest endeavor to support outdoor recreation throughout Gurnee.

  • Gurnee farmers market ready for new season May 29, 2012 8:32 AM
    Gurnee's weekly farmers market will begin its run Friday, June 8.

  • Gurnee Park District art exhibit May 9, 2012 5:21 PM
    News for digestsThe Gurnee Park District fine arts program hosts an art exhibit May 18 through June 22 at Viking Hall, at 4374 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee.

  • Egg-ceptional weekend: Egg hunts, candy and Mr. Bunny at Lake County events Mar 27, 2012 2:26 PM
    Brightly colored eggs, candy and a visit from the Easter bunny will be found in a host of community celebrations scheduled for this weekend throughout Lake County.

  • Gurnee Park District honors dedicated volunteers, employees Mar 22, 2012 11:15 AM
    Five individuals recently were recognized for their contributions by the Gurnee Park District board.

  • Gurnee volunteers recognized for exceptional devotion Mar 21, 2012 12:22 PM
    The Gurnee Park District recognized employees, volunteers, elected officials or civic leaders who go above and beyond in their work.

  • Gurnee parks might go smoke- or tobacco-free Mar 20, 2012 12:48 AM
    Gurnee Park District officials are considering a proposal to eiher ban smoking or all tobacco products from outdoor properties. Board members plan to discuss the issue at a meeting that starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the districts headquarters building at Viking Park, 4374 Old Grand Ave.

  • Controlled burns planned for some Gurnee parks Feb 13, 2012 6:29 AM
    Seeing smoke by Gurnee park areas isn't necessarily cause for alarm over the next few months. Controlled burns are being planned for several Gurnee Park District park areas from Feb. 15 through May 1.

  • Frosty Fest coming to Gurnee Jan. 20 Jan 18, 2012 8:01 AM
    Hope for snow and cold, then join Gurnee Park District Friday, Jan. 20, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for Frosty Fest for snowman building, music, crafts and marshmallow roasting.

  • Gurnee Park District schedules coaching workshop Jan 13, 2012 3:16 PM
    Gurnee Park District has established a partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) to ensure a positive, character-building experience for all youth athletes in Gurnee Park District programs.

  • Gurnee park program open house Jan 3, 2012 5:49 PM
    Gurnee Park District will host two open houses for their Growing Tree Preschool.

  • Park district Groupons can beat residents' rates Dec 23, 2011 5:11 AM
    Some suburban park districts have entered the world of online daily deals in an effort to attract more users. But the effort to boost the bottom line also means the potential for taxpaying residents to miss what typically are the best prices on programs and facility use, officials concede. Wheaton, Gurnee, River Trails and Joliet park districts are the few known to have used daily deal coupons.

  • New Gurnee playground unveiled Aug 26, 2011 5:55 PM
    Gurnee Park District officials plan to host a ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 27 unveiling a new playground. The grand opening will be at 11:30 a.m. at Village Park near Continental Drive.

  • Gurnee robbers on loose Aug 22, 2011 5:39 PM
    Gurnee police are probing a robbery that occurred Sunday night at Viking Park on Old Grand Avenue.

  • Gurnee lifeguard champs Aug 15, 2011 6:54 PM
    Gurnee Park District pool lifeguards were in championship form in a competition over the weekend.

  • Folk singer entertains kids in Gurnee concert Aug 10, 2011 3:42 PM
    On a hot and steamy August morning, children’s performer Karen Jordan strummed out catchy, upbeat tunes on her Taylor acoustic guitar in front of nearly 300 kids, moms and dads at the Viking Park Bandshell in Gurnee.

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