General Park Information

The Waukegan Park District manages 51 properties including two golf courses, neighborhood and community parks and four recreational facilities. The District encompassing 740 acres of land and serves the culturally-diverse community of Waukegan. Park amenities include a skate park, dog exercise areas, BMX track, formal garden, disc golf course, picnic pavilions, interpretive areas, basketball courts, baseball and softball fields, 34 playgrounds, five outdoor fitness exercise areas, splash pads including the Corrine J. Rose Park SplashZone, tennis courts, pickleball courts, soccer fields, hiking/jogging/walking paths and a physical fitness course.

Thank you in advance for helping to keep our parks beautiful and enjoyable for all visitors by observing and abiding by the park use ordinances of the Waukegan Park District.

Use of parks and facilities is governed by an Ordinance Regulating the Use of the Parks and Property Owned or Controlled by the Waukegan Park District adopted by the Board of Commissioners.

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acres of land
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parks, playgrounds & facilities

Park Operating Hours

Parks open at sunrise and close at sunset, except for designated permitted activities.

Playground water features are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day – weather permitting. Bowen, Bedrosian, Clearview, Waukegan SportsPark, and Corrine J. Rose Park playgrounds have splash pads.

Vandalism & Graffiti

We greatly appreciate our citizens acting as our eyes and ears when using parks. To report graffiti or vandalism, please call the parks department at (847) 360-4725 or non-emergency police department at (847) 599-2608.

Important Park Use Policies

Listed below are important policies that are critical to safe and responsible park operations. These signs are prominently placed throughout our park system: