Celebrating 60 years of fun!

The Grayslake Community Park District is turning 60 years old this year! I want to take the opportunity to thank the Grayslake community for 60 years of support. As part of our 60th Anniversary celebration, we are releasing a new tagline – Find Your Fun! When reflecting on the parks and recreation services the Park District provides, “Find Your Fun” aligns with our mission to help everyone in the Grayslake community find fun and interesting ways to stay active and get outdoors year round. 

“Where the Fun Grows”
We are honored to be featured in the Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum’s exhibit “Where the Fun Grows: 60 Years of the Grayslake Community Park District.” The exhibit is open through November, so stop by to walk down memory lane, learn more about your Grayslake parks, and enter the seasonal raffle. There are wonderful interactive activities for kids, like designing your own park and trying on jerseys, costumes, and T-shirts from old Park District programs. Who knows, you may even find a picture of yourself in one of the exhibit panels!

New Playground Coming to Sunrise Park
Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the playground options for Sunrise Park through our online survey. A majority of residents who completed the survey preferred playground design option 1 and the Park District Board of Commissioners used community feedback from the survey to inform their decision to purchase the equipment for option 1. One theme that emerged from the survey was a strong preference for inclusive design elements that can be used by children of all abilities. In response to the community’s interest in a more inclusive playground, we worked with GameTime (the playground equipment company) to modify the design to include more inclusive play elements. The playground replacement will begin in the spring, as soon as the weather breaks.

Find Your Fun This Spring
As the weather starts to warm, we encourage you to get outside to enjoy your Grayslake parks! You can GO Grayslake by taking a 30 minute walk every day on the 21 miles of trails throughout the community. Spring is also a great time to swing by the Grayslake Golf Course for a round of golf. On rainy spring days, stop by the Recreation Center for a fitness class or an open gym! This Program Guide includes a wide range of programs for people of all ages to explore this spring. We hope you Find Your Fun in this Program Guide! We hope you will join us as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary throughout the year and we look forward to seeing you out and about in your Grayslake parks this spring.

Yours Truly,

Kristin Splitt
Executive Director