Vernon Hills Park District
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Food Drive for Vernon Township Food Pantry

Chick-fil-A and the Vernon Hills Park District are hosting a food drive benefiting the Vernon Township Food Pantry. Food donations will be collected from 8 am – 12 pm on Saturday, February 24. The drop-off box will be located in the Sullivan Community Center and staffed by a Chick-fil-A employee.  Every person who donates a […]

5th Annual Craft Beer Tasting

Attention craft beer aficionados! We are hosting our 5th annual tasting event this winter. Over 40 craft beers will be available for sampling including beer from Prairie Krafts Brewing, Kings & Convicts, Flesk Brewing, Mickey Finn’s, What’s Brewing Supply, and Buffalo Creek Brewing. Along with celebrating the micro brews of the area’s most skilled brew masters, you can listen […]

Ski/Snowboard Trip

Students in grades 5-8 will spend the afternoon on the ski slopes! At Alpine Valley Resort, there is always snow! Looking for something to do on your day off from school? Why not spend the afternoon on the ski slopes with your friends? With 12 different ski runs, Alpine Valley has something for all levels of […]

Discarded Christmas Trees used as Fish Structures

In late 2017, the parks department started an in-house project of adding fishing structures to Big Bear and Little Bear Lakes. They are using a combination of man-made material and organic materials like discarded Christmas trees. The Christmas trees are cabled to a cinder block to sink them to the bottom of the lake.  In […]

Century Park Bridge is Closed for Inspection

The bridge in Century Park that connects a portion of the walking path to the island is closed for inspection by a structural engineer. The bridge is located along Lakeview Parkway near the boat dock parking lot. The District is concerned about the concrete footings due to their increasing exposure. The bridge will be closed […]

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