Welcome to Waukegan Park District!
The Waukegan Park District has 47 properties and control of 720 acres of land, which include the 18-hole Bonnie Brook and the 9-hole Greenshire golf courses. Other park resources include a bird sanctuary, nature preserve and a greenhouse. The District operates recreation centers, Belvidere Recreation Center and the Community Recreation Center leased by The Boys & Girls Club of Lake County and the Field House Sports and Fitness Center at Hinkston Park, the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, an outdoor swimming pool (Howard E. Ganster), the Waukegan History Museum, 1 rental hall (Jane Addams Center), 15 ball diamonds, 6 soccer fields, 13 tennis courts, 12 picnic areas, 7 picnic shelters, 32 playgrounds, 14 basketball courts, 1 skate park, and 1 BMX track.
The Park District is approximately coterminous with the City of Waukegan north of Tenth Street. The Park District also includes most of the Waukegan Township and portions of Benton, Warren, Newport, and Libertyville Townships, and portions of Beach Park and Gurnee Villages. The Park District boundaries encompass approximately 21 square miles.
The District provides a full range of activities and services year round. Major recreation programs include athletics, music, visual arts, dance, drama, day camps, fitness, preschools, outdoor recreation, trips, and special events. Programs and services are also provided for special populations such as, senior citizens and the handicapped. The District sponsors the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus and the Bowen Park Theatre Company and the Bowen Park Opera Company.
The District is a member of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD), Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) and the Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA).. Children's Garden|Nature Programs|Recreation and Leisure Services|Tours