Bring the entire family to Bowen Park on Saturday, October 25, 3-7pm, rain or shine for many fun Halloween activities! Experience the dark manor, enchanted walk, inflatable and children's games, Greet a Ghoul, food vendors, train ride, storytelling and so much more! Volunteers are also needed, contact Julie if interested at(847) 360-4762. Click here for more information.
Come to Bonnie Brook for buffet-style dining at the clubhouse from 10a-2pm on the last Sunday of each month. Reservations suggested, please call (847) 360-4734 for more information. Please click here for the October 26th menu.
Year-round, come and enjoy Bonnie Brook’s mouth-watering Wednesday Night Dinners. The regulars will be the first to tell you, they love the midweek break from cooking at home. The dinners feature a wide variety of entrees, such as: fish, pasta, ribs and pot roast, delicious sides and a fresh selection of soups and salads. Dinner is served Wednesday evenings from 4:30-8pm. Click here for Bonnie Brook's dining information.
Click here for the Wednesday Night Dinner menu for October.
Learn about bats at a free family event on Friday, October 31, from 6-7:30pm at the Belvidere Recreation Center. There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween night than with one of the evening’s signature creatures – bats! An Egyptian Fruit Bat, and an African Straw-Colored Fruit Bat are featured!The show includes a presentation about bats, followed by a Q&A session and a bat craft for children. Children are welcome to come dressed in their Halloween costumes as well! Pre-registration is required by October 27. Participants can register online with program #1009 or in person. Thanks to the support of NRG Energy, this fantastic Halloween event is offered for free! For more information, please call (847) 360-4700.
Cultural Arts Division-Welcome Rebecca Blumer, newest voice instructor at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts. Rebecca will be teaching private voice lessons for ages 12 and up at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts on Wednesdays between the hours of 5-7pm starting November 12. The fee for eight half-hour lessons is $150 for residents and $155 for non-residents. Please call 847-360-4740 for further details and to sign up for lessons. Call the Jack Benny Center for more information (847) 360-4740.
Cultural Arts Division - Experience Jacquelyn Cotey’s passion for yoga and health on Thursday evenings, November 6 through December 18, from 7-8:15pm at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts. This 6-week class costs $60 for Waukegan Park District residents and $70 for non-residents, class ID#3395, please register before October 30. Please call (847) 360-4740 for more information.
The Waukegan Park District is offering several programs for school children during the teachers strike. These programs will be in effect on Monday, October 6th. Click here for more information.
The Waukegan Park District will provide a Free For All at the Field House Sports and Fitness Center from 10am-4pm, Monday - Friday during the Waukegan Public Schools teacher strike. To take advantage of the Free For All, students must present their Waukegan School District student ID when entering the facility. Children under the age of 11 can participate, but must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Click here to learn more how to receive the free admission.
The Waukegan History Museum of the Waukegan Park District and the Waukegan Historical Society has a free guided walking tour titled “Ray Bradbury’s Green Town” coming up. There are two alternate dates for this tour, Friday, October 31 at 5:00pm (ID #4558) or Saturday, November 1 at 10:00am (ID #4572). These free guided walking tours start at the Waukegan Park District’s Ray Bradbury Park at 41 North Park Avenue. Please click here for more information.
River Road Bike Path is Done! River Road neighborhoods and other interested community members are invited to join us for our River Road Bike Path Ribbon Cutting and Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10 am to 11 am. Click here for all the details.
There will be 2 park commissioner positions on the ballot for the April 7, 2015 election. The six-year positions currently held by Commissioners Terry Duffy and Pat Foley are up for election. Both incumbents are seeking re-election. Candidates seeking election as Waukegan Park District Park Commissioners may pick up nomination papers at the Corrine J. Rose Administrative Office, 2000 Belvidere. Please click here for more information.
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced that the Waukegan Park District has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget. Click here for more information.
Point, shoot, and edit with instructor Caryn Harris at the park district’s Comcast Literary Arts and Digital Photography Lab. There are three 2-week adult classes, each having a different focus with classes on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:45pm at the Jack Benny Center. Click here for more information.
Get to know your food with the Waukegan Park District and Health Coach Sharice Bell. All classes are at 6:30pm at Lilac Cottage, 1911 N Sheridan Rd, Waukegan, IL 60087. Classes are Free, but require pre-registration. Please click here for more information.
The Cultural Arts Division of the Waukegan Park District is offering a new series of classes for children and families on how to create healthy and tasty meals. Cultured Vegan, Chef Rain Truth will teach basic culinary skills using step by step recipes that incorporate math, science, and the historical context of food origins and preparation. In this creative and fun class, students will learn cooking styles from different cultures and historical time periods and enjoy the food they prepared. Parents/guardians are encouraged to take the class with their child. Click here for more information.
Waukegan Park District Cultural Arts Division - Black and White and Paint All Over features the art of a Waukegan husband and wife team of artists, Bradley and Mary Haas. Their collection includes black and white photography and paintings done on location around Waukegan, Illinois. Click here for more information.
The Waukegan Park District would not be as successful as it is today without the exceptional talents of our citizen volunteers. Our programs, facilities and committees serve the needs of our entire community and our volunteers play a critical role in our exceptional service delivery. Volunteers are needed for the following upcoming events:
Halloweenfest - October 25
Turkey Trot - November 15
Please click event title for description.
Volunteers must also fill out a Volunteer Agreement form, please click to download.
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