Vernon Hills Park District
Vernon Hills Park District
Vernon Hills
Park District
Addressing the lifelong leisure needs of all Vernon Hills residents



Fall Fest – Sold Out!

Bring your ghosts and goblins to our annual Fall Fest for this spooktacular family event featuring indoor trick or treating, magic show, face painter, carnival games, and a costume contest. Refreshments will be available for purchase.  This event will sell out, be sure to buy tickets early. Purchase tickets online or in-person at the Sullivan […]

Pottery Painting Workshop

Choose your favorite pottery figurine, plaque or statue to paint from a large selection.  Get creative! The instructor will offer suggestions on methods, techniques and tools. All materials will be provided. Best of all, finished art will be glazed and taken home immediately!  This is a wonderful family activity. This workshop is for all ages with adult supervision. […]

Pumpkin Launch – Sold Out!

Families are invited to head over to the Sled Hill at Century Park North to watch the rolling, launching, and smashing of pumpkins! Tickets to launch your pumpkin are sold out, but there are many other activities for families to enjoy!  Bring your pumpkin and participate in the “pumpkin roll”. There will be camel and pony rides (additional […]

Hawthorn School District 73 Survey

The Hawthorn School District 73 Core Team made a recent presentation to the Board and community focused on the impact of increased enrollment.  The Core Team, consisting of parents, community members, administrators and board members, shared the need for space and four options to address this need. Your input is very important to the Core […]

New Playground in Peterson Park

The 5-12 year old playground in Peterson Park is being replaced this fall.  Demolition of the old playground will begin on Monday , October 17 and the new playground is scheduled to re-open on Thursday, November 3.  The swing set will  be fenced in for safety purposes during construction, but will not be replaced.

Meet our Park Ambassadors!

Park Ambassadors, Jim Wilson (pictured) and Jack Schmerer, can be found on bicycle or on foot in any of our District Parks in the afternoons. You will find them between 2-7 pm weekdays and 12-5 pm on weekends wearing orange Park District shirts. The Ambassadors are present to provide customer service, ensuring all of our […]

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