How to help make Gurnee parks beautiful Saturday

The Gurnee Park District hosts Park Beautification Day from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, and is looking for volunteers to take part.

Participants will help beautify community parks by planting flowers, mulching and picking up branches/trash at four locations: Hunt Club Park, 900 N. Hunt Club Road; O’Plaine Park, O'Plaine Road and Russell Avenue; Ravinia Park, 920 Ravinia Drive; and Viking Park, 4374 Old Grand Ave.

Plan to dress in layers based on the weather — long pants, old sneakers/shoes, gardening-style gloves, etc. Additional tools and supplies will be provided. and all ages are welcome.

To sign up to volunteer, visit Questions? Contact Kraig Owens, director of Parks and Planning, at kowens@gurneeparkdistrict or (847) 599-3763.

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