The Waukegan Park District won the National Recreation and Park Association National Gold Medal for Class III, population size 50,001-100,000. The award honors the nation's outstanding park and recreation agencies for excellence in the field of park and recreation management. Gold medal agencies demonstrate how they benefit people and families, have a positive economic impact on the community and enhance the environment. The Waukegan Park District has creatively adapted to its diverse and evolving community by providing award-winning parks and recreation experiences for nearly 100 years. Facilities and services benefit all, recent immigrants to established residents. Notable initiatives include health and wellness, connecting to the outdoors and nature and community building. There is something for everyone!