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Worldwide Day of Play Kids of all ages, teens and adults can come to the Field House Sports and Fitness Center on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 11am - 2pm for GO Healthy activities. Go Healthy Activities include: Soccer, Dodgeball, Volleyball, Basketball, Jump Rope Contest, Cup Stacking, Adult Fitness Classes, Open Fitness Center (14yrs +), Climbing Wall, Zumba Kids and more! Click here for flyer.

Oakwood Cemetery Walk The 20th Annual Oakwood Cemetery Walk's event theme is "Firsts in Waukegan". The event will be on Saturday, September 20 from 12-3:30pm, rain or shine.  Featured stories include: 1st Waukegan Fair, 1st Waukegan Baseball Team, Local Inventions, Glen Rock Pop, 1st Airplane Ride, Academy Theatre, 1st Telephone, 1st Lighthouse. Ticket prices are: $3 in advance and $5 day of. Advanced tickets can be purchased at: the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Center Dr. in Bowen Park. Online registration is available. Please click the Online Registration link (located on the left of this page) and use the following program numbers: 12:00pm bus - #4605, 12:30pm bus - 4606, 1:30pm bus - #4607, 2:00pm bus - #4608, 3:15pm bus - #4609, *there is no public parking at Oakwood Cemetery during this event. Click here for flyer.
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Park Commissioner Nomination Papers Available September 23, 2014 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, beginning at 9am on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Please click here for more information.

Bowen Park Theatre Company presents: The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn, directed by Mary Reynard on September 26, 27, October 3, 4, 5*, 10, 11, 12* 8pm curtain, *3pm curtain at the Dr. Lynn Schornick Theatre, 39 Jack Benny Dr., Bowen Park. Tickets prices are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors/military and $10 for students. Click here for more information and flyer.

Click here for more information regarding the Bowen Park Theatre and the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus 2014/15 season.

Black and White and Paint All Over 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.  An artist reception was held on Thursday, September 4 at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts located at 39 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan, IL from 4:30-6:30 pm. Click here for more information.

Special Recreation Services Northern Lake County (SRSNLC)Special Olympics Tennis Star Pavel S Dominates State Special Olympics Summer Competitions SRSNLC Special Olympic athlete, Pavel S., dominated at the State Competition in Frankfort, IL this August.  Since becoming a Special Olympics athlete back in 2006, Pavel has participated in various sports that include volleyball, basketball, softball, and soccer.  Having spent the last eight years playing the same sports, Pavel decided to branch out and try tennis.  On his first trip to the District Tournament in July, he received a score of 110 points and a gold medal in Individual Skill Competition.  With a first place finish at the District Tournament, he qualified for the State Tournament.  At the State Tournament, Pavel competed against four other individuals and out of the four he was awarded a second place finish and a silver medal.  Cheering on Pavel at the State Tournament was Coach Kari Robinson. For more information on upcoming events, please contact SRSNLC-Waukegan, at 847-360-4760.

Volunteer Opportunities Available 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: 
Worldwide Day of Play - September 20
ITRS Volleyball Tournament - October 5
Halloweenfest - October 25
Turkey Trot - November 15
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Volunteers must also fill out a Volunteer Agreement form, please click to download.

Waukegan: Then & Now Photograph Exhibit  The Waukegan History Museum has a new temporary exhibit titled "Waukegan: Then & Now." This photography exhibit analyzes 12 historic sites and shows the changes, if any that have occurred over the years.  The exhibit will close September 30.  Entrance to the Waukegan History Museum as well as the exhibit "Waukegan: Then & Now" is free and is also available in Spanish. Please call the Waukegan History Museum for more information, (847) 336-1859.

Buffet Dining at Bonnie Brook Golf Course 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. There is no buffet in September.

Wednesday Night Dinners 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.

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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