Waukegan Park District Offering Holiday Adventures during Upcoming Winter Break

Dec 11
Monday, December 11th 2023

Waukegan, Illinois (December 11, 2023) – The Waukegan Park District will be offering Holiday Adventures during the upcoming winter break at the Belvidere Recreation Center, located at 412 S. Lewis Avenue in Corrine J. Rose Park. Open to students from six to twelve years, the full-day enrichment programs will feature activities, crafts, field trips, games, and more.

Holiday Adventures will be offered on the following winter break days from 7am to 6pm:

  • Animal Planet on Wednesday, December 27, 2023
  • Magical Dreams on Thursday, December 28, 2023
  • PJ Party on Friday, December 29, 2023
  • Mad Science on Wednesday, January 3, 2024
  • Race to Space on Thursday, January 4, 2024
  • Game Day Series on Friday, January 5, 2024
  • Mission Impossible on Monday, January 8, 2024

Preregistration is required and space is limited. The cost to participate is $35 per resident and $44 per nonresident. Participants can be registered online or at the Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center, located at 800 Baldwin Avenue in Hinkston Park. The Waukegan Park District accepts third-party funding from other organizations and offers financial assistance. More information, including planned activities and registration, is available at waukeganparks.org/adventures.

About the Waukegan Park District

Established on December 26, 1916, the Waukegan Park District (WPD) has 53 properties and more than 742 acres of land, including the 18-hole Bonnie Brook and 9-hole Greenshire Golf Courses. Properties are managed to the highest environmental and conservation standards. Facilities operated by the WPD include the Field House Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Center, Waukegan’s Greg Petry SportsPark, Waukegan Skate Park, BMX Track, SplashZone, Percussion Playground, recreational centers, disc golf course, dog exercise area and agility course, outdoor sports fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, splash pads, and sports courts including basketball, tennis and pickleball. A full range of programs and services are offered year-round for all ages, from infants to seniors, as well as special need populations. Healthy lifestyles, wellness initiatives, and a connection with the outdoors and nature are integrated throughout programs, services, and special events. Arts and cultural activities are provided by the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus, and the Waukegan History Museum. We offer something for everyone!

A member of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD), Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA), and the Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA), the WPD employs 73 full-time and 219 part-time, seasonal, and temporary employees and is recognized by the IPRA as an Exceptional Workplace.

Nationally accredited by the NRPA Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and State accredited through the IAPD Distinguished Agency Accreditation, the WPD has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Triple Crown Award for receiving the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award, and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The WPD was awarded the NRPA National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management in 2013, and was named a Gold Medal Finalist in 2012, 2013, 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Media Contact
Josue Pasillas, MPA
Communications Supervisor
Waukegan Park District
(847) 360-4789