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, at its Annual Congress and Exposition in Houston, Texas. The Board of Commissioners and Senior Staff were on hand to accept the prestigious award. Click here for more information.
Click here to read the Letter to the Editor-Congratulatory Note from the Waukegan Park District Board of Commissioners
This award represents a significant achievement by the District and reflects the commitment of the Board of Commissioners and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive this prestigious award, the District had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. Click here for more information.
A little Plato and a little pizza at Bowen Park Theatre Company -- Auditions will take place on Sunday, December 8 from 7 - 9 pm and Monday, December 9 from 6 - 9 pm. ***NOTE – NEW TIME FOR SUNDAY AUDITIONS*** Click here for more information.
The Waukegan Park District’s Field House Sports and Fitness Center encourages college students to stay fit and continue fitness routines while home for the holidays. College students on break can sign up between Thanksgiving and Christmas for one month of silver membership for only $35. For more information, call 847-782-3300 or click here to read more.
Donations of unopened pet food and/or supplies (collars, leashes) will be accepted November 11-December 13 at the Belvidere Recreation Center, the Field House Sports & Fitness Center and the Jack Benny Center for the Arts. 100% of donations go to WAGS to support Waukegan's Animal Control. Call (847) 360-4700 or click here for more information or here to view poster.
Waukegan Park District helps support to help Lake County children stay warm this winter. The Waukegan Park District is a designated location for the North Lake County Office of Thrivent Financial’s Annual Coat Drive from November 18 to December 16. Click here for more information.
are needed on December 5 from 5:45-7:45. Male callers for Santa are needed, especially those who can communicate in Spanish. For more information or to sign up, please call (847) 360-4700. Click here for more information.
Click here for Santa Calling forms - English.
Click here for Santa Calling forms - Spanish.
takes place on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 7pm at First United Methodist Church, 128 N Martin Luther King Jr, Avenue, Waukegan. General Admission is $15 (18 and under are free). For more information, please call 847-360-4740 or click here for the flyer.
Pledgers and volunteers are needed for January 1st. For more information, please call (847) 360-4762 or click here for the Polar Bear Plunge web page.
-Cultural Arts Division– The Jack Benny Center for the Arts celebrates poetry by hosting spoken word classes, open mike poetry readings, and participating in National Poetry Month each year in April. Show your support of poetry and spoken word by listening to artists, taking a class, or sharing your work. Click here for more information.