Special Recreation – General Information

Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County

Hello, Special Recreation Families and interested individuals. Now that we have entered Phase 4, we are beginning to offer some in-person programs, while still having virtual options.  For more information regarding our programs please click on the link below or check us out on the Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County – Waukegan Facebook Page (facebook.com/SRSNLCWaukegan) for some fun activities that you can do while home. Don’t worry if you don’t have Facebook, we are willing to email items to you. If you don’t have e-mail or a Facebook page please feel free to contact Maria Owens 847-360-4764, for further assistance.

The Douglas House remains closed to the public at this time. Please email mowens@waukeganparks.org or call her at 847-360-4764 for any other questions.

The Special Recreation Staff look forward to  seeing everyone at programs again when it is safe to do so.

Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County is an association of Lindenhurst Park District, Round Lake Area Park District, Waukegan Park District, and Zion Park District. As an extension of the Park District, SRSNLC conducts a variety of year round recreation programs for individuals with disabilities, ages three and older, and also assists the Waukegan Park District with inclusion needs. Program options include: social outings, dances, indoor and outdoor fitness programs, art and craft programs, bowling leagues, summer, spring, and winter day camps, youth and teen specific programs and sports teams that compete in the Special Olympics of Illinois.

It is the MISSION of SRSNLC to educate our citizens to become responsible, productive, healthy, and contributing members of our society by preparing them through recreation with a dynamic and caring environment, which excites them and invites them to participate.


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Meet the Waukegan Park District Special Recreation Staff

Kari Robinson
Kari Robinson
Recreation Supervisor
(847) 360-4763
Maria Owens
Maria Owens
Recreation Specialist
(847) 360-4764

Kelsey Benson

Kelsey Benson
Part-Time Recreation Specialist
(847) 360-4766

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