Press Releases

Waukegan Park District 2017 Press Releases

April 27, 2017

Special Recreation Bocce Ball Tournament Winners

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April 26, 2017

Jay Lerner Appointed Interim Executive Director

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April 19, 2017

Arbor Day to Be Celebrated at Hinkston Park

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Church Youth Groups to Clean Up Yeoman Park

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Earth Day Cleanup at Washington Park

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April 18, 2017

Waukegan and Gurnee Firefighters Play Hockey Game for Charity

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April 17, 2017

Waukegan Park District Does Not Increase Tax Extension

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April 5, 2017

Scott MacLean Named Superintendent of Parks

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Eggstravaganza Trail April 17, 2017

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March 21, 2017

Waukegan Park District Holds Job Fair March 24, 2017

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March 15, 2017

Waukegan Park District’s Superintendent of Parks Mike Trigg Retiring after 31 Years

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May 16, 2017

Live Green Family Festival

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May 11, 2017

National River Cleanup at Roosevelt Park

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May 10, 2017

Youth Leadership Camp Press Release

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April 27, 2017

Special Recreation Bocce Ball Tournament Winners

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April 26, 2017

Jay Lerner Appointed Interim Executive Director

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April 19, 2017

Arbor Day to Be Celebrated at Hinkston Park

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Church Youth Groups to Clean Up Yeoman Park

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Earth Day Cleanup at Washington Park

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April 18, 2017

Waukegan and Gurnee Firefighters Play Hockey Game for Charity

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April 17, 2017

Waukegan Park District Does Not Increase Tax Extension

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April 5, 2017

Scott MacLean Named Superintendent of Parks

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Eggstravaganza Trail April 17, 2017

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March 21, 2017

Waukegan Park District Holds Job Fair March 24, 2017

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March 15, 2017

Waukegan Park District’s Superintendent of Parks Mike Trigg Retiring after 31 Years

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March 6, 2017

2017 Special Recreation Bowling Tournament Winners

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March 2, 2017

Summer 2017 Parks Green Space and Picnic Pavilion Rental Permits Available Now!

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March 2, 2017

Waukegan Park District Volunteers and Patrons Honored
2016 Patron of the Year-Judge Charles Smith
2016 Volunteer of the Year-Ken Almond
2017 Jack Benny Arts and Humanities Award-Patrick Cosgrove

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March 2, 2017

Waukegan Park District Wins Government Finance Officers Award for Sixth Consecutive Year

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February 23, 2017

Young People’s Concert features Leopold Mozart’s Toy Symphony

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February 3, 2017

Kiefer Partners in Big Splash

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January 26, 2017

Mike Trigg Awarded Illinois Parks and Recreation Association Community Impact Award

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January 18, 2017

Waukegan Park District Recognizes Employees

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Waukegan Park District 2016 Press Releases


December 16, 2016

Waukegan Park District Field House Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Center

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December 6, 2016

The Waukegan Park District Receives Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency Award

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November 29, 2016

Sing the “Hallelujah” Chorus at the Joseph A. Favero Memorial “Do It Yourself” Messiah and Carol Sing Along

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September 26, 2016

Ray Bradbury’s Green Town Free Historic Guided Walking Tour

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September 14, 2016

George Bridges 5K, Worldwide Day of Play, & Fitness Expo

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September 14, 2016

Park Commissioner Nomination Papers Available

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August 26, 2016

2016 Oakwood Cemetery Walk

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August 17, 2016

New Craft Classes Announced at the Waukegan Park District

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August 12, 2016

Mike Trigg Wins Tenth District Leadership Award

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July 27, 2016

Leave Only Paw Prints

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July 27, 2016

Make Your Way to Belvidere Park for Fiesta Friday!
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July 27, 2016

Summer Pumptrack Tour Stops in Waukegan
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July 20, 2016

Historic Homes of Sheridan Road Guided Tour
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July 18, 2016

The Good Life May Not Be So Good After All
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July 13, 2016

“Find that Item at a Great Price” HUGE Community Yard Sale
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June 23, 2016

Music at Washington Park concludes with LOS PERROS CUBANOS
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June 22, 2016

“Got American Spirit” American Independence Festivities
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June 20, 2016

Summer Visual Arts Classes
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June 14, 2016

Waukegan Park District will participate in the WORLD’S LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON™
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June 8, 2016

ANOTHER OPENING – ANOTHER SHOW
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June 7, 2016

Waukegan Park District ArtsPark Begins This Week
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June 6, 2016

Waukegan Park District Fishing Derby Winners
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June 1, 2016

Summer Youth Green Team Employment Program No Longer Accepting Applications
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May 27, 2016

Garden to Table Program – A Healthy Way for Families to Spend Quality Time Together
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May 27, 2016

“CELEBRATING RAY BRADBURY” 17th Annual Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival
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May 26, 2016

Field House Sports and Fitness Center Hosts STEM Matrix Competition
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May 24, 2016

North Shore Gas Lead Program Sponsor for Waukegan Park District’s Teach Our Kids to SwimSmart
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May 23, 2016

Fishing Derby 2016
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May 13, 2016

Waukegan Park District Elects Officers and Appoints George Bridges as Attorney
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May 12, 2016

Waukegan Symphony Orchestra Closes its 2015/16 Season with Russian Soloist
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May 10, 2016

Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatic Center Reaches 4,000 Members!
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May 7, 2016

Ty Rohrer, Waukegan History Museum Supervisor, Appointed the Illinois State Historical Society Advisory Board
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April 27, 2016

Summer Youth Green Team Employment Program
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April 27, 2016

Waukegan Park District Job Fair
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April 18, 2016

Arbor Day
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April 8, 2016

Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival
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April 8, 2016

Waukegan’s Civil War Sites Guided Walking Tour
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March 11, 2016

Volunteer and Patron Recognition
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March 9, 2016

Eggstravaganza Trail
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March 1, 2016

Girls on the Run
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February 24, 2016

2016 Young People’s Concert: The Composer Is Dead
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February 19, 2016

Waukegan Park District Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association
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February 11, 2016

Waukegan Park District Staff Receive Statewide Recognition
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February 5, 2016

Valentine Activities at the Waukegan Park District
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January 25, 2016

Family and Early Childhood Programs
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January 11, 2016

Comedy of Errors Auditions
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January 6, 2016

Commit to Be Fit
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Waukegan Park District 2015 News Releases


December 14, 2015

Holiday Free For All
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December 14, 2015

Do It Yourself Messiah and Carol Sing Along
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December 14, 2015

Polar Bear Plunge Pledging
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November 14, 2015

Turkey Trot 2015 Race Results
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November 13, 2015

Audition Notice for the Bowen Park Theatre’s Spring Production
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November 10, 2015

Run, Trot, Walk Gobble or Crawl for a Chance at a Turkey
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November 10, 2015

Tis the Season to Give – Food for Paws Holiday Pet Food Drive
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November 4, 2015

Waukegan Park District Wins Award for Budget Presentation
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October 27, 2015

Indoor Pool at Hinkston Park Groundbreaking
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October 20, 2015

Halloweenfest – A Spooktacular Occasion! Saturday, October 31, 3-7pm at Bowen Park
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October 20, 2015

Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for Waukegan Park District Indoor Pool at Hinkston Park
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October 9, 2015

Park Commissioner George Bridges Named Waukegan Fire Chief
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October 7, 2015

Last Weekend for Bowen Park Theatre’s Current Production The Guys and The Mercy Seat
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October 7, 2015

Audition Notice for the Bowen Park Theatre’s Winter Production
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October 5, 2015

Child Safety Day at the Waukegan Park District
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October 1, 2015

The Guys and The Mercy Seat Now Playing at Bowen Park Theatre
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September 14, 2015

Another Opening – Another Show
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September 14, 2015

Theatre, Music and Cultural Arts
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September 9, 2015

Special Olympics State Tennis Tournament Gold Medal Awarded to Emanuel G, a SRSNLC Special Olympics Athlete
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September 1, 2015

Worldwide Day of Play – September 19, 2015 from 11:00am – 2:00pm, Field House Sports and Fitness Center 800 Baldwin Avenue, Waukegan
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August 19,2015

Waukegan Park District Saves $1,115,138 through Debt Refinancing
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July 29, 2015

Roll on Over to “Touch A Truck”
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July 21, 2015

Navidades en Julio (Christmas in July) at Waukegan’s Bowen Park
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July 9, 2015

2nd Annual Mayor’s Cup Soccer Tournament- Waukegan SportsPark – Sunday, July 19, 2015 8am start
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July 9, 2015

Waukegan Park District Hosts Family Yard Sale
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June 30, 2015

Waukegan Park District to Host Congressman Robert (Bob) Dold at Bowen Park
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June 17, 2015

Audition Notice for the Bowen Park Theatre’s Fall Production
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June 19, 2015

“Celebrating Community” American Independence Festivities Sunday, June 28, 2015
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June 9, 2015

Moody’s Affirms Waukegan Park District’s Aa3 Rating
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June 6, 2015

Winners of the 25th Annual Waukegan Park District Fishing Derby
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May 28, 2015

Waukegan Park District Annual Fishing Derby Set for June 6th
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May 20, 2015

Waukegan Park District Board Announces New Officers
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May 7, 2015

Live Green Family Festival — Come Play in Our Backyard
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April 21, 2015

Waukegan Park District Arbor Day Celebration April 24, 2015 at 11am – Hinkston Park, 810 N Baldwin Avenue
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April 13, 2015

Waukegan Civil War Sites Free Historic Guided Walking Tour
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April 4, 2015

Waukegan Park District’s Eggstravaganza Trail Saturday, April 4, 2015
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April 3, 2015

Waukegan Park District’s Eggstravaganza Trail Saturday, April 4, 2015 2-3pm
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March 31, 2015

Call for Artists for the Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival
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March 25, 2015

Public Meeting about Field House Sports and Fitness Center Pool
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March 13, 2015

Waukegan Park District Approves New Strategic Plan
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March 12, 2015

Waukegan Park District Wins Government Finance Officers Award
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March 4, 2015

Waukegan Park District Recognizes 2014 Volunteers and Patrons
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February 24, 2015

Waukegan Park District Summer 2015 Outdoor Special Use Permits and Pavilion Rentals Available Beginning March 2, 2015
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February 12, 2015

Waukegan SportsPark’s Softball Field Named Field of the Year
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February 9, 2015

Mother/Son Sweetheart Dance and Father/Daughter Date Night
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Waukegan Park District 2014 News Releases


December 15, 2014

Chicago Wilderness Recognizes the Waukegan Park District for Conservation Achievements
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December 8, 2014

2015 Polar Bear Plunge Pledging Underway

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November 25, 2014

Bowen Park Theatre Company Open Auditions for More Fun than BowlingÂ
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November 17, 2014

2014 Turkey Trot Race Results
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November 14, 2014

2014 Turkey Trot Run, Trot, Walk, Gobble, or Crawl for a Chance at a Turkey
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November 13, 2014

Tis the Season to Give — Food for Paws Holiday Pet Food Drive
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November 10, 2014

Make Some Magical Christmas Memories

Christmas with the Clauses
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October 29, 2014

River Road Bike Path Ribbon Cutting and Fun Run/Walk
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October 29, 2014

Waukegan Park District Receives Four Best of the Best Awards from the Illinois Association of Park DistrictsÂ
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October 27, 2014

Waukegan Park District Receives Two Readers’ Choice Awards from the Lake County Suburban Life and Great Lakes Bulletin
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October 23, 2014

Jack Benny Center for the Arts Is Recruiting Music Instructors
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October 22, 2014

Introducing Voice Instructor Rebecca Blumer
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October 22, 2014

Incredible Bats!
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October 21, 2014

Yoga with Jacquelyn Cotey at the Jack Benny Center
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October 14, 2014

Bowen Park Spider Climber Closed for Repairs
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October 7, 2014

Ray Bradbury’s Green Town Guided Walking Tours
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October 7, 2014

Bowen Park Theatre Company Auditions for Of Mice and Men
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October 7, 2014

Park Commissioner Nomination Papers Available
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October 3, 2014

Park District Offering Programs for School Children During Teachers Strike
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October 3, 2014

Free For All at the Field House Sports and Fitness Center During Waukegan School Teacher Strike
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October 2, 2014

Child Safety Day at the Waukegan Park District
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September 25, 2014

Park District Offers Programs and Activities When Schools Are Closed
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September 24, 2014

Waukegan Park District Receives the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
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September 22, 2014

Photography Classes at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts
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September 21, 2014

Seeds of Truth – Chef Rain
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September 21, 2014

Know Your Food
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September 19, 2014

Park Commissioner Nomination Papers Available
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September 12, 2014

The 27th Bowen Park Theatre Company Season Opens with D.L. Coburn’s Tragi-Comedy “The Gin Game”
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September 12, 2014

Oakwood Cemetery Walk “Firsts in Waukegan”
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September 12, 2014

Celebrating 30 Years with the Waukegan Park District with a Dynamic Theatre and Music Season Line Up
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September 3, 2014

Special Recreation Services Northern Lake County (SRSNLC)

Special Olympics Tennis Star Pavel S Dominates State Special Olympics Summer Competitions
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September 3, 2014

MLB Hall of Famer Lou Brock Helping Lake County to Fight Diabetes

Field House & Vista Health System to Sponsor Health Fair Proceeds to Benefit American Diabetes Association (ADA)
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September 2, 2014

Historic Guided Walking Tour Waukegan’s Civil War Sites
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August 29, 2014

Black and White and Paint All Over
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August 13, 2014

Historic Guided Walking Tour – Waukegan and Movies
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July 25, 2014

History of Downtown Waukegan’s Monuments Guided Tour in Spanish

Click here for the Spanish version of press release, including flyer.
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July 16, 2014

Compass Creative Dramatics’ Wizard of Oz
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July 15, 2014

Inaugural Mayor’s Cup Men’s Soccer Tournament
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July 15, 2014

A Puerto Rican Christmas in July at Waukegan’s Bowen Park
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July 9, 2014

Waukegan Park District hosts first Kids Yard Sale
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June 30, 2014

Historic Guided Walking Tour Historic Homes of Sheridan Road
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June 30, 2014

History Adventure Week
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June 30, 2014

Waukegan: Then & Now Photograph Exhibit
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June 26, 2014

Waukegan Park District Youth Recreation Corps Grant
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June 23, 2014

“Bringing Home the Gold” American Independence Festivities Sunday, June 29, 2014

(flyers in English and Spanish included )
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May 29, 2014

“Celebrating Ray Bradbury” 15th Annual Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival
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May 28, 2014

Mayor Wayne Motley Named 2014 American Independence Parade Grand Marshal
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May 26, 2014

Waukegan Park District Annual Fishing Derby Set for June 7th
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May 19, 2014

Bowen Park Theatre Company Open Auditions for The Trip to Bountiful
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May 16, 2014

Final Call for Artists for the Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival
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May 13, 2014

Waukegan Park District Board Announces New Officers
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April 22, 2014

Introduction to Outdoor Living
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April 18, 2014

When School Year Ends June 2, Waukegan 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
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April 14, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day in Bowen Park with the Live Green Family Festival
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April 11, 2014

Park District Seeks Public Input to Parks and Open Space Master Plan
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April 9, 2014

Waukegan Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 40 Years of Music
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April 8, 2014

Park District Offers Programs When Schools are Closed
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April 4, 2014

Waukegan Park District Wins Government Finance Officers Award
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April 3, 2014

Hop on Down the Bunny Trail at the Waukegan Park District’s NEW Eggstravaganza Trail! Arrive Early — Don’t Be Late!
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March 28, 2014

Basket and Soap Making Classes
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March 18, 2014

2nd Annual Fitness Expo at the Field House Sports & Fitness Center Saturday, March 22 – 10am-1pm
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March 14, 2014

“KITCHEN THERAPY” –A little Plato – a little pizza and a playwright’s TALK BACK at Bowen Park Theatre Company
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March 3, 2014

Field House Sports & Fitness Center Expands Hours
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March 3, 2014

Waukegan Park District Celebrates Gold Medal & Thanks Volunteers and Patrons
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February 27, 2014

Waukegan Park District Summer 2014 Outdoor Special Use Permits and Pavilion Rentals Beginning March 3, 2014
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February 19, 2014

Father Daughter Date Night February 22, 2014 Belvidere Recreation Center 7-9:30pm Residents: $15/person, Non-Residents: $18/person
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February 10, 2014

Lions and Tigers and Bears – Oh My! 2014 Young People’s Concert
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February 6, 2014

Acts to Follow Auditions for an Adult Evening with Shel Silverstein
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January 22, 2014

Waukegan Park District Cultural Arts Division – Images of the Past
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Click here to see the 2013 Press Releases.