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Welcome and thanks for visiting!

Please take a look around and visit our site often for the latest news and information about our agency, special events, programs and classes, sports leagues, registration dates and general park district happenings.

If you experience difficulty using the web registration, we are aware and working to resolve what appears to be an intermittent issue. Registration can be taken in person at one of three facilities: the Belvidere Recreation Center, the Field House Sports and Fitness Center and the Jack Benny Center for the Arts. Registration via fax is also accepted at (847) 662-6621. If you have questions, please call (847) 360-4700. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

 

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Park District Happenings!

Public Bowen Park Theatre Company presents: More Fun Than Bowling by Steven Dietz, directed by Jason Clark on April 17, 18, 19*, 24, 25, 26* 2015. Curtain is at 8pm, *3pm curtain Sundays at the Dr. Lynn Schornick Theatre, 39 Jack Benny Dr., Bowen Park Tickets: $20 Adults  $15 Senior/Military $10 Student  Click here for flyer.


Waukegan's Civil War Sites Free Historic Guided Walking Tour The Waukegan History Museum of the Waukegan Park District and the Waukegan Historical Society commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s end with a free guided walking tour titled "Waukegan’s Civil War Sites" on Saturday, April 18, 2015 (ID #4527). To register for this guided walking tour, please call the Waukegan Park District Jack Benny Center for the Arts at 847-360-4740.  The Center is located at 39 Jack Benny Drive in Bowen Park. You may also register online. Pre-registration is required.

Very Special Arts Festival Local artists are on hand to help persons with special needs express their artistic creativity. Volunteer artists are needed. The program welcomes person with special needs to participate. This event is Friday, May 1, 2015 10am-12pm noon at the Field House Sports and Fitness Center. Volunteers are needed for this event. Click here for Flyer in English and Spanish!

Partners in Parks Golf Outing If you enjoy golfing and supporting a great cause, come play in our Partners in Parks fundraiser.  The golf outing takes place Friday, July 24th at Bonnie Brook, shotgun start at 8:30am with a round of golf, breakfast & lunch, plus an awards program. Sign up now! Click on the following link for brochure and additional information.

Lifeguards Needed Be a lifeguard at Howard Ganster Pool this summer. Apply through training programs offered by Jeff Ellis Management, JEM! Click here for more information.

Bonnie Brook Banquets and Dining Join us for Wednesday Night Dinners from 5 - 8pm each Wednesday. Please click here for the April menu. Don't forget that we also offer the Last Sunday of the Month Brunch, April 26 from 10am-2pm and Friday Night Fish Baskets. Call (847) 360-4730 for more information.

American Independence Parade Unit Applications Available Are you interested in marching in the 2015 Independence Parade on June 28? The theme is Celebrating Community. Floats are highly encouraged. Application deadline is June 5. Please click here to download the General Unit application.
Special Units, please click here.

Waukegan Park District Approves New Strategic Plan The Waukegan Park District Board of Commissioners approved the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan at a recent meeting. Barbara Heller, of Heller and Heller Consulting, Inc, returned to assist with the new strategic plan which built upon the strategies and outcomes of the previous 2010 plan. The plan reflects significant public input from a variety of sources including a public meeting with more than 80 community members in attendance. The plan is organized by strategic themes, goals and initiatives spanning the next three fiscal years. Click here to read more.

The complete 2015-2017 Waukegan Park District Strategic Plan is available on the Planning Documents page. Please click here.

Sponsors are needed for the Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine" Fine Arts Festival The 16th Annual Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival will be Saturday, June 6 from 10a-4p in Bowen Park. The festival is dedicated to showcasing local and regional artists and venues, championing the arts, remaining free to the public, offering low participation fees to artists, and remembering one of Waukegan’s favorite sons, author Ray Bradbury.  To learn more, click here for the Sponsorship Packet.

Artist/Vendor Applications Available for Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival The 16th Annual Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival will be Saturday, June 6 from 10a-4p in Bowen Park. This is a free annual family event that celebrates the start of summer. The festival is dedicated to showcasing local and regional artists and venues, championing the arts, remaining free to the public, offering low participation fees to artists, and remembering one of Waukegan’s favorite sons, author Ray Bradbury. Varieties of fine arts & crafts are encouraged including: ceramics, drawing, glass, fiber arts, graphics, leather, metal, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, water color, weaving, wood, and others. Artists/Vendors, please click here for application.

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Summer 2015 Special Use Permits and Pavilion Rental Applications Available Park Use Permits help the District accommodate groups and ensure guests have a pleasant, safe, and enjoyable park experience. Park Use Permit green space and pavilion rental applications are available. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received, first come, first served. Applications need to be completed and submitted in person at the Belvidere Recreation Center, (BRC) 412 S. Lewis Ave Monday thru Friday, 4-8pm and Saturdays from 9am-2pm. Proof of residency and identification are required and rental fees and security deposits must accompany the completed application. For more information, please call 847-360-4700 or click here to review the 2015 Waukegan Park District Park Use Permit Guide & Application.

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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