Waukegan Park District to Host Golf Open House for Youth & Families

May 23
Thursday, May 23rd 2024

Waukegan, Illinois (May 23, 2024) – The Waukegan Park District is hosting a Golf Open House for Youth & Families on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 from 3pm to 7pm at Bonnie Brook Golf Course, located at 2800 N. Lewis Avenue. This free event is designed to introduce golf to youth and their families with tours of the golf course and clubhouse, short lessons, and a putting contest. Refreshments and shaved ice will be available, while supplies last. 

In addition to the Golf Open House for Youth & Families, the Waukegan Park District will be offering beginner and intermediate youth golf clinics, where participants will learn the essentials of golf, including rules, etiquette, and basics of the golf swing. 

Anton L. Mathews, President of the Waukegan Park District Board of Commissioners, stated, “With two golf courses and numerous golf programs, the Waukegan Park District is committed to introducing golf to the youth in our community. The open house will showcase how golf can be an enjoyable experience for youth and their families.” 

Jay Lerner, Executive Director of the Waukegan Park District, stated, “The Waukegan Park District is looking forward to introducing youth to the sport of golf at Bonnie Brook Golf Course. The event will be an opportunity for families to learn about golf and explore the fundamentals of the sport together.” 

Preregistration is not required to attend the Golf Open House for Youth & Families. More information is available at waukeganparks.org/golf.

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