Unplug Illinois Day

The Waukegan Park District will celebrate Unplug Illinois Day on Saturday, July 15, 2023 with several free and low-cost programs and events for families. Started by the Illinois Park and Recreation Association in 2014, Unplug Illinois Day encourages people to “unplug” from their electronic devices and “plug” into play, creativity, friendship, adventure, and family at local parks.

Through Unplug Illinois Day, the Illinois Park and Recreation Association intends to raise visibility and awareness of the environmental sustainability, wellness, and economic impact that parks and recreation agencies have on the communities they serve. The campaign is a statewide effort to educate the public on the value of parks and recreation.

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Zumba in the ParkSaturday, July 15, 20238am to 9amCorrine J. Rose Park
Community Yard SaleSaturday, July 15, 20239am to 2pmBowen Park
Picnic in the Park Family Swim NightSaturday, July 15, 20234pm to 6pmSplashZone

Jeremiah Johnson, President of the Waukegan Park District Board of Commissioners, stated, “The Waukegan Park District is excited to join the Illinois Park and Recreation Association in celebrating Unplug Illinois Day. With an emphasis on unplugging from electronic devices, Unplug Illinois Day will be an opportunity for families to reconnect with their local parks.”

Jay Lerner, Executive Director of the Waukegan Park District, stated, “Parks enhance the health of the community and encourage outdoor play and exploration. From participating in a yoga class to taking a splash at the SplashZone, the Waukegan Park District invites families to celebrate Unplug Illinois Day by spending time in their local parks.”