Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County – Waukegan

Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County

Hello, Special Recreation Families and interested individuals!

We are offering 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-Facebook Page (facebook.com/SRSNLCWaukegan) for 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 at 847-360-4764 for further assistance.

The Douglas House is not a public facility. For more information or to make an appointment, call (847) 360-4760.

The Special Recreation Staff look forward to seeing everyone at programs.

Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County (SRSNLC) is an intergovernmental cooperative entity that provides community therapeutic recreation to person with disabilities in the member districts of: Round Lake Area Park District, Lindenhurst Park District, Zion Park District and Waukegan Park District. As a member of SRSNLC, Waukegan Park District conducts a variety of year-round recreation programs for individuals with disabilities, ages four and older, and 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, virtual 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

Jennifer Dumas, CPRP, CPP
Manager of General Recreation and Special Recreation
(847) 360-4705
Kari Robinson
Kari Robinson
Recreation Supervisor
(847) 360-4763
Maria Owens
Recreation Specialist
(847) 360-4764

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


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Staff Opportunities
  • We now have an online application portal for submitting general employment applications.
  • Applications are required for all positions and must be applied for online. Click the link above.
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