Press Releases

Waukegan Park District 2017 Press Releases


November 3, 2017

Waukegan Park District Executive Director Jay Lerner’s First 100 Days

October 24, 2017

Halloweenfest Delivers Family Fun

October 18, 2017

Waukegan’s Greg Petry SportsPark Achieves Environmental Facility Certification

October 18, 2017

Haunted Waukegan: Free Historic Guided Walking Tour

September 20, 2017

Waukegan Park District Receives Standard & Poor’s Global Rating of AA

September 15, 2017

Jon Beckmann Promoted to Superintendent of Finance and Administration

August 11, 2017

Clearview Park Renovation

July 17, 2017

Touch a Truck and Waukegan Night Out

July 10, 2017

Community Yard Sale

July 5, 2017

Yeoman Park New Playground Ribbon Cutting

June 30, 2017

Errick Beverly Promoted to Superintendent of Recreation for the Waukegan Park District

June 30, 2017

Jay Lerner Promoted to Executive Director for the Waukegan Park District

June 30, 2017

Greg Petry Retires from the Waukegan Park District

June 19, 2017

2017 American Independence Parade and Centennial Festival

June 6, 2017

Partners in Parks Golf Outing

June 5, 2017

Playground Renovation Public Input Meetings

May 25, 2017

18th Annual Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival

May 25, 2017

Fishing Derby

May 16, 2017

Live Green Family Festival

May 11, 2017

National River Cleanup at Roosevelt Park

May 10, 2017

Youth Leadership Camp Press Release

April 27, 2017

Special Recreation Bocce Ball Tournament Winners

April 26, 2017

Jay Lerner Appointed Interim Executive Director

April 19, 2017

Arbor Day to Be Celebrated at Hinkston Park

Church Youth Groups to Clean Up Yeoman Park

Earth Day Cleanup at Washington Park

April 18, 2017

Waukegan and Gurnee Firefighters Play Hockey Game for Charity

April 17, 2017

Waukegan Park District Does Not Increase Tax Extension

April 5, 2017

Scott MacLean Named Superintendent of Parks

Eggstravaganza Trail April 17, 2017

March 21, 2017

Waukegan Park District Holds Job Fair March 24, 2017

March 15, 2017

Waukegan Park District’s Superintendent of Parks Mike Trigg Retiring after 31 Years

March 6, 2017

2017 Special Recreation Bowling Tournament Winners

March 2, 2017

Summer 2017 Parks Green Space and Picnic Pavilion Rental Permits Available Now!

March 2, 2017

Waukegan Park District Volunteers and Patrons Honored

March 2, 2017

Waukegan Park District Wins Government Finance Officers Award for Sixth Consecutive Year

February 23, 2017

Young People’s Concert features Leopold Mozart’s Toy Symphony

February 3, 2017

Kiefer Partners in Big Splash

January 26, 2017

Mike Trigg Awarded Illinois Parks and Recreation Association Community Impact Award

January 18, 2017

Waukegan Park District Recognizes Employees


Waukegan Park District 2016 Press Releases


December 16, 2016

Waukegan Park District Field House Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Center

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December 6, 2016

The Waukegan Park District Receives Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency Award

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November 29, 2016

Sing the “Hallelujah” Chorus at the Joseph A. Favero Memorial “Do It Yourself” Messiah and Carol Sing Along

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September 26, 2016

Ray Bradbury’s Green Town Free Historic Guided Walking Tour

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September 14, 2016

George Bridges 5K, Worldwide Day of Play, & Fitness Expo

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September 14, 2016

Park Commissioner Nomination Papers Available

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August 26, 2016

2016 Oakwood Cemetery Walk

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August 17, 2016

New Craft Classes Announced at the Waukegan Park District

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August 12, 2016

Mike Trigg Wins Tenth District Leadership Award

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July 27, 2016

Leave Only Paw Prints

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July 27, 2016

Make Your Way to Belvidere Park for Fiesta Friday!
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July 27, 2016

Summer Pumptrack Tour Stops in Waukegan
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July 20, 2016

Historic Homes of Sheridan Road Guided Tour
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July 18, 2016

The Good Life May Not Be So Good After All
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July 13, 2016

“Find that Item at a Great Price” HUGE Community Yard Sale
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June 23, 2016

Music at Washington Park concludes with LOS PERROS CUBANOS
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June 22, 2016

“Got American Spirit” American Independence Festivities
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June 20, 2016

Summer Visual Arts Classes
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June 14, 2016

Waukegan Park District will participate in the WORLD’S LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON™
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June 8, 2016

ANOTHER OPENING – ANOTHER SHOW
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June 7, 2016

Waukegan Park District ArtsPark Begins This Week
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June 6, 2016

Waukegan Park District Fishing Derby Winners
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June 1, 2016

Summer Youth Green Team Employment Program No Longer Accepting Applications
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May 27, 2016

Garden to Table Program – A Healthy Way for Families to Spend Quality Time Together
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May 27, 2016

“CELEBRATING RAY BRADBURY” 17th Annual Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival
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May 26, 2016

Field House Sports and Fitness Center Hosts STEM Matrix Competition
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May 24, 2016

North Shore Gas Lead Program Sponsor for Waukegan Park District’s Teach Our Kids to SwimSmart
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May 23, 2016

Fishing Derby 2016
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May 13, 2016

Waukegan Park District Elects Officers and Appoints George Bridges as Attorney
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May 12, 2016

Waukegan Symphony Orchestra Closes its 2015/16 Season with Russian Soloist
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May 10, 2016

Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatic Center Reaches 4,000 Members!
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May 7, 2016

Ty Rohrer, Waukegan History Museum Supervisor, Appointed the Illinois State Historical Society Advisory Board
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April 27, 2016

Summer Youth Green Team Employment Program
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April 27, 2016

Waukegan Park District Job Fair
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April 18, 2016

Arbor Day
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April 8, 2016

Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival
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April 8, 2016

Waukegan’s Civil War Sites Guided Walking Tour
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March 11, 2016

Volunteer and Patron Recognition
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March 9, 2016

Eggstravaganza Trail
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March 1, 2016

Girls on the Run
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February 24, 2016

2016 Young People’s Concert: The Composer Is Dead
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February 19, 2016

Waukegan Park District Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association
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February 11, 2016

Waukegan Park District Staff Receive Statewide Recognition
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February 5, 2016

Valentine Activities at the Waukegan Park District
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January 25, 2016

Family and Early Childhood Programs
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January 11, 2016

Comedy of Errors Auditions
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January 6, 2016

Commit to Be Fit
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Waukegan Park District 2015 News Releases


December 14, 2015

Holiday Free For All
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December 14, 2015

Do It Yourself Messiah and Carol Sing Along
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December 14, 2015

Polar Bear Plunge Pledging
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November 14, 2015

Turkey Trot 2015 Race Results
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November 13, 2015

Audition Notice for the Bowen Park Theatre’s Spring Production
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November 10, 2015

Run, Trot, Walk Gobble or Crawl for a Chance at a Turkey
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November 10, 2015

Tis the Season to Give – Food for Paws Holiday Pet Food Drive
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November 4, 2015

Waukegan Park District Wins Award for Budget Presentation
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October 27, 2015

Indoor Pool at Hinkston Park Groundbreaking
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October 20, 2015

Halloweenfest – A Spooktacular Occasion! Saturday, October 31, 3-7pm at Bowen Park
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October 20, 2015

Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for Waukegan Park District Indoor Pool at Hinkston Park
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October 9, 2015

Park Commissioner George Bridges Named Waukegan Fire Chief
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October 7, 2015

Last Weekend for Bowen Park Theatre’s Current Production The Guys and The Mercy Seat
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October 7, 2015

Audition Notice for the Bowen Park Theatre’s Winter Production
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October 5, 2015

Child Safety Day at the Waukegan Park District
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October 1, 2015

The Guys and The Mercy Seat Now Playing at Bowen Park Theatre
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September 14, 2015

Another Opening – Another Show
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September 14, 2015

Theatre, Music and Cultural Arts
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September 9, 2015

Special Olympics State Tennis Tournament Gold Medal Awarded to Emanuel G, a SRSNLC Special Olympics Athlete
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September 1, 2015

Worldwide Day of Play – September 19, 2015 from 11:00am – 2:00pm, Field House Sports and Fitness Center 800 Baldwin Avenue, Waukegan
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August 19,2015

Waukegan Park District Saves $1,115,138 through Debt Refinancing
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July 29, 2015

Roll on Over to “Touch A Truck”
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July 21, 2015

Navidades en Julio (Christmas in July) at Waukegan’s Bowen Park
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July 9, 2015

2nd Annual Mayor’s Cup Soccer Tournament- Waukegan SportsPark – Sunday, July 19, 2015 8am start
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July 9, 2015

Waukegan Park District Hosts Family Yard Sale
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June 30, 2015

Waukegan Park District to Host Congressman Robert (Bob) Dold at Bowen Park
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June 17, 2015

Audition Notice for the Bowen Park Theatre’s Fall Production
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June 19, 2015

“Celebrating Community” American Independence Festivities Sunday, June 28, 2015
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June 9, 2015

Moody’s Affirms Waukegan Park District’s Aa3 Rating
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June 6, 2015

Winners of the 25th Annual Waukegan Park District Fishing Derby
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May 28, 2015

Waukegan Park District Annual Fishing Derby Set for June 6th
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May 20, 2015

Waukegan Park District Board Announces New Officers
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May 7, 2015

Live Green Family Festival — Come Play in Our Backyard
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April 21, 2015

Waukegan Park District Arbor Day Celebration April 24, 2015 at 11am – Hinkston Park, 810 N Baldwin Avenue
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April 13, 2015

Waukegan Civil War Sites Free Historic Guided Walking Tour
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April 4, 2015

Waukegan Park District’s Eggstravaganza Trail Saturday, April 4, 2015
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April 3, 2015

Waukegan Park District’s Eggstravaganza Trail Saturday, April 4, 2015 2-3pm
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March 31, 2015

Call for Artists for the Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival
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March 25, 2015

Public Meeting about Field House Sports and Fitness Center Pool
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March 13, 2015

Waukegan Park District Approves New Strategic Plan
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March 12, 2015

Waukegan Park District Wins Government Finance Officers Award
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March 4, 2015

Waukegan Park District Recognizes 2014 Volunteers and Patrons
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February 24, 2015

Waukegan Park District Summer 2015 Outdoor Special Use Permits and Pavilion Rentals Available Beginning March 2, 2015
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February 12, 2015

Waukegan SportsPark’s Softball Field Named Field of the Year
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February 9, 2015

Mother/Son Sweetheart Dance and Father/Daughter Date Night
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Waukegan Park District 2014 News Releases


December 15, 2014

Chicago Wilderness Recognizes the Waukegan Park District for Conservation Achievements
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December 8, 2014

2015 Polar Bear Plunge Pledging Underway

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November 25, 2014

Bowen Park Theatre Company Open Auditions for More Fun than BowlingÂ
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November 17, 2014

2014 Turkey Trot Race Results
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November 14, 2014

2014 Turkey Trot Run, Trot, Walk, Gobble, or Crawl for a Chance at a Turkey
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November 13, 2014

Tis the Season to Give — Food for Paws Holiday Pet Food Drive
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November 10, 2014

Make Some Magical Christmas Memories

Christmas with the Clauses
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October 29, 2014

River Road Bike Path Ribbon Cutting and Fun Run/Walk
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October 29, 2014

Waukegan Park District Receives Four Best of the Best Awards from the Illinois Association of Park DistrictsÂ
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October 27, 2014

Waukegan Park District Receives Two Readers’ Choice Awards from the Lake County Suburban Life and Great Lakes Bulletin
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October 23, 2014

Jack Benny Center for the Arts Is Recruiting Music Instructors
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October 22, 2014

Introducing Voice Instructor Rebecca Blumer
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October 22, 2014

Incredible Bats!
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October 21, 2014

Yoga with Jacquelyn Cotey at the Jack Benny Center
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October 14, 2014

Bowen Park Spider Climber Closed for Repairs
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October 7, 2014

Ray Bradbury’s Green Town Guided Walking Tours
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October 7, 2014

Bowen Park Theatre Company Auditions for Of Mice and Men
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October 7, 2014

Park Commissioner Nomination Papers Available
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October 3, 2014

Park District Offering Programs for School Children During Teachers Strike
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October 3, 2014

Free For All at the Field House Sports and Fitness Center During Waukegan School Teacher Strike
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October 2, 2014

Child Safety Day at the Waukegan Park District
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September 25, 2014

Park District Offers Programs and Activities When Schools Are Closed
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September 24, 2014

Waukegan Park District Receives the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
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September 22, 2014

Photography Classes at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts
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September 21, 2014

Seeds of Truth – Chef Rain
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September 21, 2014

Know Your Food
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September 19, 2014

Park Commissioner Nomination Papers Available
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September 12, 2014

The 27th Bowen Park Theatre Company Season Opens with D.L. Coburn’s Tragi-Comedy “The Gin Game”
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September 12, 2014

Oakwood Cemetery Walk “Firsts in Waukegan”
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September 12, 2014

Celebrating 30 Years with the Waukegan Park District with a Dynamic Theatre and Music Season Line Up
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September 3, 2014

Special Recreation Services Northern Lake County (SRSNLC)

Special Olympics Tennis Star Pavel S Dominates State Special Olympics Summer Competitions
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September 3, 2014

MLB Hall of Famer Lou Brock Helping Lake County to Fight Diabetes

Field House & Vista Health System to Sponsor Health Fair Proceeds to Benefit American Diabetes Association (ADA)
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September 2, 2014

Historic Guided Walking Tour Waukegan’s Civil War Sites
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August 29, 2014

Black and White and Paint All Over
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August 13, 2014

Historic Guided Walking Tour – Waukegan and Movies
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July 25, 2014

History of Downtown Waukegan’s Monuments Guided Tour in Spanish

Click here for the Spanish version of press release, including flyer.
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July 16, 2014

Compass Creative Dramatics’ Wizard of Oz
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July 15, 2014

Inaugural Mayor’s Cup Men’s Soccer Tournament
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July 15, 2014

A Puerto Rican Christmas in July at Waukegan’s Bowen Park
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July 9, 2014

Waukegan Park District hosts first Kids Yard Sale
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June 30, 2014

Historic Guided Walking Tour Historic Homes of Sheridan Road
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June 30, 2014

History Adventure Week
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June 30, 2014

Waukegan: Then & Now Photograph Exhibit
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June 26, 2014

Waukegan Park District Youth Recreation Corps Grant
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June 23, 2014

“Bringing Home the Gold” American Independence Festivities Sunday, June 29, 2014

(flyers in English and Spanish included )
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May 29, 2014

“Celebrating Ray Bradbury” 15th Annual Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival
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May 28, 2014

Mayor Wayne Motley Named 2014 American Independence Parade Grand Marshal
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May 26, 2014

Waukegan Park District Annual Fishing Derby Set for June 7th
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May 19, 2014

Bowen Park Theatre Company Open Auditions for The Trip to Bountiful
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May 16, 2014

Final Call for Artists for the Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival
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May 13, 2014

Waukegan Park District Board Announces New Officers
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April 22, 2014

Introduction to Outdoor Living
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April 18, 2014

When School Year Ends June 2, Waukegan Park District Will Offer Programs for Children Ages 6-12 Tuesday, June 3 – Friday, June 6, 2014. Regular Camp Season Begins June 9 & Ends August 15, 2014
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April 14, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day in Bowen Park with the Live Green Family Festival
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April 11, 2014

Park District Seeks Public Input to Parks and Open Space Master Plan
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April 9, 2014

Waukegan Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 40 Years of Music
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April 8, 2014

Park District Offers Programs When Schools are Closed
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April 4, 2014

Waukegan Park District Wins Government Finance Officers Award
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April 3, 2014

Hop on Down the Bunny Trail at the Waukegan Park District’s NEW Eggstravaganza Trail! Arrive Early — Don’t Be Late!
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March 28, 2014

Basket and Soap Making Classes
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March 18, 2014

2nd Annual Fitness Expo at the Field House Sports & Fitness Center Saturday, March 22 – 10am-1pm
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March 14, 2014

“KITCHEN THERAPY” –A little Plato – a little pizza and a playwright’s TALK BACK at Bowen Park Theatre Company
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March 3, 2014

Field House Sports & Fitness Center Expands Hours
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March 3, 2014

Waukegan Park District Celebrates Gold Medal & Thanks Volunteers and Patrons
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February 27, 2014

Waukegan Park District Summer 2014 Outdoor Special Use Permits and Pavilion Rentals Beginning March 3, 2014
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February 19, 2014

Father Daughter Date Night February 22, 2014 Belvidere Recreation Center 7-9:30pm Residents: $15/person, Non-Residents: $18/person
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February 10, 2014

Lions and Tigers and Bears – Oh My! 2014 Young People’s Concert
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February 6, 2014

Acts to Follow Auditions for an Adult Evening with Shel Silverstein
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January 22, 2014

Waukegan Park District Cultural Arts Division – Images of the Past
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Click here to see the 2013 Press Releases.