Parks – General Information

Waukegan Park District Parks

Bowen Park GazeboThe Waukegan Park District manages 53 properties including two golf courses, neighborhood and community parks and four recreational facilities. The District encompassing 742 acres of land and serves the culturally-diverse community of Waukegan. Park amenities include a skate park, dog exercise area, BMX track, formal garden, disc golf course, picnic pavilions, interpretive areas, basketball courts, baseball and softball fields, 34 playgrounds, splash pads including the Corrine J. Rose Park SplashZone, tennis 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.

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 and Graffiti

Bowen Park Formal GardenWe greatly appreciate our citizens for 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:

  • Please use waste receptacles
  • No loud music
  • Please leash your pets and scoop
  • No parking on grass
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No smoking/tobacco
  • No golfing, except on golf courses
Park and Pavilion Rental Information

Important Park Use Policies