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Park District Happenings!

Bonnie Brook Banquets and Dining Join us for Wednesday Night Dinners from 5 - 8pm each Wednesday. Please click here for the August menu. Don't forget that we also offer the Last Sunday of the Month Brunch from 10am-2pm and Friday Night Fish Buffet and Prime Rib. Call (847) 360-4730 for more information.

Bench Press and Deadlift Competition The Bench Press and Deadlift Competitions will be held Saturday, September 12. Weigh-ins begin at 10:30am. Competition starts shortly after. Pre-register by 8/29 for $20 (each event) and receive a free event t-shirt! After 8/29, registration is $30 and shirt can't be guaranteed. There are several weight class options, and limited to 10 people per class. No bench/compression shirts are allowed, elbow/wrist wraps allowed for bench. Awards will be presented to the top 3 from each class.  There is a $2 spectator fee. Click here for flyer. Call Jeremiah for more information, (847) 782-3624.

Worldwide Day of Play Kids of all ages, teens and adults can come to the Field House Sports and Fitness Center on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 11am - 2pm for GO Healthy activities.  Go Healthy Activities include: fun sports, fitness classes, Fitness Center usage (14yrs +), Climbing Wall and more! There are also contests, games, crafts, healthy snacks and more! Click here for flyer. Please call (847) 782-3300 for more information.

Oakwood Cemetery Walk The 21st Annual Oakwood Cemetery Walk's event theme is "Waukegan and the Movies". The event will be on Saturday, September 19 from 12-3:30pm, rain or shine. Featured stories include: Drawing for Disney, Essanay Studios, Jack Benny's Man About Town, Film Censorship, Local Actors & Actresses, Filming in Waukegan, Edward Amet's Magniscope, Stars Married in Waukegan, Ray Bradbury Going to the Movies. 

Ticket prices are: $3 in advance and $5 day of. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Drive in Bowen Park. *there is no public parking at Oakwood Cemetery during this event. Click here for flyer. Please call the Jack Benny Center for the Arts for more information (847) 360-4740.

Bowen Park Theatre Company presents: The Guys and The Mercy Seat on September 25, 26, October 2, 3, 4*, 9, 10, 11* 8pm curtain, *3pm curtain at the Dr. Lynn Schornick Theatre, 39 Jack Benny Dr., Bowen Park. Ticket prices are: $20 Adults, $15 Senior/Military, $10 Students. Click here for flyer. More information can be obtained by calling the Jack Benny Center at (847) 360-4740.

Waukegan Park District Saves $1,115,138 through Debt Refinancing On Tuesday August 11th the Waukegan Park District Board of Park Commissioners, approved the refinancing of the Series 2008B General Obligation Park Bonds (Alternative Revenue Source) at lower interest rates resulting in a savings of $1,115,137.50 over the remaining 13.5 years of debt service. Please click here for more information.

Facility Contact Information
Belvidere Recreation Center:   847-360-4700
Field House Sports & Fitness Center   847-782-3300
Jack Benny Center for the Arts:   847-360-4740  
Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County-Waukegan Office   847-360-4760             


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Our parks are now Tobacco Free! The National Recreation and Park Association awarded the Waukegan Park District its highest honor, the 2013 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management The Waukegan Park District has achieved National Accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) The Waukegan Park District is an IPRA/IAPD Distinguished Accredited Agency Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA) The Waukegan Park District is ADA Compliant
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