Waukegan Park District Announces 2024 GO WAUKEGAN Community Walks

Apr 16
Tuesday, April 16th 2024

Waukegan, Illinois (April 16, 2024) – The Waukegan Park District will be hosting several GO WAUKEGAN community walks in 2024. The free outdoor walks will encourage individuals and families to incorporate at least thirty minutes of walking into their day.

In partnership with the Lake County Health Department, the Waukegan Park District launched GO WAUKEGAN, an initiative to improve the health and wellness of local residents through activities, education, and collaboration with an emphasis on outdoor community walks.

The GO WAUKEGAN community walks will be held on the following dates and times:

  • Spring into Shape Walk on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 9am to 10am at Hinkston Park, located at 810 N. Baldwin Avenue
  • Summer Walk on Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 9am to 10am at Hinkston Park, located at 810 N. Baldwin Avenue
  • Glow Walk on Wednesday, August 14, 2024 from 7pm to 8pm at Bevier Park, located at 2255 W. York House Road
  • Zombie Walk on Saturday, October 19, 2024 from 9am to 10am at Hinkston Park, located at 810 N. Baldwin Avenue
  • Winter Wonder Walk on Saturday, December 7, 2024 from 4pm to 5pm in Downtown Waukegan*

*The Winter Wonder Walk will be held in conjunction with the City of Waukegan’s Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted by Waukegan Main Street.

Each walk will have a unique theme. The 2019 Glow Walk was recognized by the Illinois Park and Recreation Association with the Division II Outstanding Program or Special Event Award at the 2020 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference.

Preregistration is not required to participate in the free walks. In case of inclement weather, walks will be postponed until a new date has been determined. More information about GO WAUKEGAN is available at waukeganparks.org/gowaukegan.

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