Images: Icons of Grandwood Park

 
 
Posted1/29/2017 1:00 AM

Tucked away in an area northwest of Gurnee, suburban Grandwood Park fittingly calls itself "Lake County's Best Kept Secret."

Development of the area, which is situated north of Grand Avenue (Ill. Rte. 132) and US 45, began in the early 1960s, and the Grandwood Park Civic Association was established in 1962.

The Grandwood Park Park District is the primary governmental body in addition to the civic association.

Grandwood Lake is situated at the center of the development, and Lake Park, with the gazebo featured in the area's logo, is on the south side of the Lake.

There is a bridge across the Grandwood Lake dam, though it is currently closed due to the fact that the dam is undergoing repairs.

Mill Creek runs generally from east to west through the center of the development.

Hutchins Athletic Field, located on the north side, is one of the several parks in the area.

Police and fire protection is provided by the Village of Gurnee.

For more information, visit www.grandwoodpark.net.

Barren but nonetheless stately tree on the outer edge of Hutchins Athletic Field during the winter in Grandwood Park.
  Barren but nonetheless stately tree on the outer edge of Hutchins Athletic Field during the winter in Grandwood Park.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Hutchins Athletic Field scoreboard in Grandwood Park.
  Hutchins Athletic Field scoreboard in Grandwood Park.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
View of the Grandwood Park water tower.
  View of the Grandwood Park water tower.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Looking westward along Grandwood Drive in Grandwood Park.
  Looking westward along Grandwood Drive in Grandwood Park.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Intersection of Grandwood Drive and Hutchins Road in Grandwood Park.
  Intersection of Grandwood Drive and Hutchins Road in Grandwood Park.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Bleachers at Hutchins Athletic Field in Grandwood Park.
  Bleachers at Hutchins Athletic Field in Grandwood Park.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Grandwood Park logo features a gazebo.
  Grandwood Park logo features a gazebo.
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Mill Creek winter scene in Grandwood Park.
  Mill Creek winter scene in Grandwood Park.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Exterior of the Grandwood Park Park District community center.
  Exterior of the Grandwood Park Park District community center.
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in Grandwood Park.
  in Grandwood Park.
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Mill Creek bridge in Grandwood Park.
  Mill Creek bridge in Grandwood Park.
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Neighborhood scene in Grandwood Park.
  Neighborhood scene in Grandwood Park.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Sigh for Hutchins Athletic Field in Grandwood Park.
  Sigh for Hutchins Athletic Field in Grandwood Park.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Mill Creek sign in Grandwood Park.
  Mill Creek sign in Grandwood Park.
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View of Mill Creek on the western edge of Grandwood Park.
  View of Mill Creek on the western edge of Grandwood Park.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Lake Park gazebo in Grandwood Park.
  Lake Park gazebo in Grandwood Park.
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Lake Park scene in Grandwood Park.
  Lake Park scene in Grandwood Park.
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View of the Lake Park dam in Grandwood Park.
  View of the Lake Park dam in Grandwood Park.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
The Backyard Steak Pit in Grandwood Park.
  The Backyard Steak Pit in Grandwood Park.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Mobil gas station on the southern edge of Grandwood Park.
  Mobil gas station on the southern edge of Grandwood Park.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Home along N. Linda Lane in Grandwood Park were among the first to be developed in the early 1960s.
  Home along N. Linda Lane in Grandwood Park were among the first to be developed in the early 1960s.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
View of Grand Avenue on the southern edge of Grandwood Park.
  View of Grand Avenue on the southern edge of Grandwood Park.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
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