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Park District Happenings!

Arts Park The Cultural Arts van will bring an art project to neighborhood parks throughout Waukegan. In the event of rain, this activity will be cancelled. Call 847-360-4740 for further information.
August schedule:

August 5 Country Lane Park @ 10am
August 6 Yeoman Park @ 10am
August 6 Dugdale Park @ 6pm
August 12 Rudd Famr Park @ 10am
August 13 Arbor Park @ 10am
August 13 Ray Bradbury Park @ 6pm

ArtsPark will also be at July Events including Music at Washington Park and Movies in the Park at Bowen Park.

Movies in the Park Grab your lawn chair, a blanket and join us for movies in Bowen Park, at dusk. Movies are suitable for the whole family and the schedule is as follows:
August 7 - The Lego Movie
August 14 - Night at the Museum
Concert Call, the Cultural Arts auxiliary group, will be selling popcorn and beverages. For more information, please call (847) 360-4740.

Touch a Truck - Toca un Camion Explore, discover and touch police and fire vehicles and more! Friday, August 7 in Belvidere Park, 5-7pm. Click here for detailed information.

Yoga and Zumba Outdoors Check-in is on-site at the Waukegan Beach. Join us on August 8. Yoga is 8-9am and Zumba is 9:10-10:15am. A limited amount of yoga mats will be available. For more information, call Sam at (847) 782-3621.

Bowen Blues Hosted by the Waukegan Park District's Cultural Arts Division and local blues band, THE ROCKIN' ACES. The event will take place on the third Wednesday of each month at the Morrison Picnic Center, Bowen Park or if the weather doesn't cooperate, in Jack Benny Center, Call (847) 360-4740 for updates. The music will start at 7pm.
Join us on August 12

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.

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, 9am-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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