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Park District Happenings!

Eggstravaganza Trail Families with children ages 2-8 are invited to the Eggstravaganza Trail on Saturday, April 19 from 2-3pm at Belvidere Park. Children will move through a trail collecting plastic eggs filled with goodies and meet the Easter Bunny and friends. Plenty of opportunities to take photos with characters. This is not a traditional egg hunt. Call (847) 360-4700 for more information or click here.

Easter Brunch at Bonnie Brook! Enjoy many traditional Easter delicacies from around the world on April 20, 10am-3pm. Reservations are suggested. Cost is $22.95 for Adults, $12.95 for children 6-12 years old and free for children 5 and under. Call (847) 360-4730.

An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein  Acts to Follow will present: An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein on April 25, 26, May 2, 3 and 4* at 7:30pm, *2:30pm in the Schornick Theatre in Bowen Park. Tickets are $5 per person. Call (847) 360-4740 for more information.

Live Green Family Festival Celebrate Earth Day in Bowen Park for fun, hands-on, nature activities on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1-4pm. This event includes: Nature scavenger hunt, nature walk, crafts, small goods recycling, reptile show and more! Click here for flyer in English. Click here for flyer in Spanish.
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When School Year Ends June 2, Park District Will Offer Programs for Children Ages 6-12 Tuesday, June 3-Friday, June 6, 2014. Regular Camp Season Begins June 9 & Ends August 15, 2014 As a condition of the recent negotiations by the teacher’s union, this school year will end June 2, 2014. Families can look to the Waukegan Park District for their child care needs.  The Park District will offer programs when school is not in session, Tuesday June 3, 2014 through Friday June 6, 2014.  Click here for more information.

Park District Seeks Public Input to Parks and Open Space Master Plan The Waukegan Park District has recently launched a major project to create the District’s 2015-2020 Parks and Open Space Master Plan. As part of the process, the District is seeking public input through the creation of a Master Plan Advisory Committee. This committee will inform and guide the planning process and nominations are still being accepted through April 18. Up to four meetings are anticipated and the committee should complete its work by the end of July. If interested, please contact Tim Girmscheid, Park Planner at 847-360-475. Click here for more information.

Waukegan Park District Wins Government Finance Officers Award The Waukegan Park District received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2013. Click here for more information.

The 2014 Park Use Permit Application is now available. Reserve parks and pavilions for your 2014 events and parties. Applications will be accepted at the Belvidere Recreation Center on a first-come, first served basis. Click here to download the application.

Artist Applications Available Artist applications are now available for the 15th Annual Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival. The Festival will be Saturday, June 4 from 10am-4pm in Bowen Park. Click here for application.

Field House Sports & Fitness Center Expands Hours Beginning March 3, the Waukegan Park District’s Field House Sports and Fitness Center will open its doors at 5am, Monday through Friday. This reflects a 30 minute earlier opening time on Monday-Friday mornings. New Field House hours: Monday – Friday 5am-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 7am-7pm (October – May) and Saturday & Sunday 7am-5pm (June-September)

Buffet Dining at Bonnie Brook Golf Course Come to Bonnie Brook for buffet-style dining at the clubhouse on the last Sunday of each month. Reservations suggested, please call (847) 360-4734 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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