Due to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), the interest of the safety of our participants and staff, and the uncertainty of facilities being available for programs, WSRA is cancelling all programs and activities until further notice. In conjunction with Illinois Governor Pritzker's Shelter in Place Order effective from March 21 through April 7, we know fulll time staff will not be back in the WSRA office, which will remain closed, until further notice.

With the uncertainty of the situation, WSRA will continually monitor and evaluate when programs can be offered again. Refunds will be processed once staff are able to return to the office, and program start dates are determined. 

Although staff are not currently in the office, they are working and available to respond to email. If you have a question or concern that cannot wait until the office re-opens, you may call 847-826-5854 between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. You may also email Brenda Zeck, Executive Director, at

Because this situation is continually evolving, we will reevaluate our decisions on an ongoing basis and provide any updates on Facebook and our website.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.


Warren Special Recreation Association is a proud recipient of the IPRA Exceptional Workplace Award. This award recognizes park and recreation agencies that have gone above and beyond to identify and achieve a high level of health and wellness for their employees. We look forward to receiving the award at the upcoming IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference on January 24th.


Warren Special Recreation Association

Warren Special Recreation Association (WSRA) has coordinated recreational programs for individuals of all ages with special needs, since 1981. We take pride in working with local schools and governmental agencies so the best services possible are provided. WSRA serves more than 100 individuals of all ages with disabilities in over 350 recreation programs, special events, and trips annually. Our staff is professionally trained in the provision of therapeutic recreation for people with disabilities. We provide transportation for our program registrants and network with nonprofits and government.  

WSRA is a partnership of Gurnee, Grandwood Park, and Wildwood Park Districts; and Warren Township. WSRA is located at 100 S. Greenleaf Street in Gurnee, which handles the administrative responsibilities and some programs. Various programs and summer day camps are held at the WSRA building at the Warren Township Center, 17801 W. Washington Street in Gurnee. 

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