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



Youth Sports Speaker, Bob Bigelow

All parents and youth sports coaches are invited to attend a free presentation by former NBA player, Bob Bigelow. He speaks worldwide about youth sports programs, and provides new approaches for positive change in fully meeting the needs of young athletes as the top priority. Bob was an NBA first round draft choice and played four years […]

School’s Out Program

For Students in Grades K-6.  What can your child do when school is not in session? Join us for “School’s Out”!  We offer a wide variety of recreational activities that allow your child to develop their social skills including sports, games, arts and crafts, and much more! Please send your child with a sack lunch […]

Trucks, Trunks, & Treats

Wear your Halloween costumes to this exciting event! A variety of local organizations will display some of their most unique vehicles in the parking lot of the Family Aquatic Center. Bring your trick-or-treat bags too, because each organization will have candy and other treats available for you. We will get the kids together with the […]

Playground Improvements

Three District playgrounds are getting a makeover this fall!  Currently, the playground in Peterson Park is being disassembled and installers will be on site September 14 to begin erecting a new 2-5 year old playground and a 5-12 year old swing set.  In late September, the playground in Grosse Pointe Park will also be replaced.  Beginning […]

Sullivan Center Renovation

The Community is invited to the Park Board meetings on August 27 and September 24 at 6:30 pm in the Larry Laschen Community Center.  A topic to be discussed is the future renovation of the Sullivan Community Center.  Proposed renderings of the renovation are below: 1 – Sullivan Community Center – Floor Plan – Option […]

Park District & Village purchase Opa! Restaurant

The Village of Vernon Hills and the Park District have teamed up to purchase the former Opa! Restaurant situated on 3 acres of land, located along Hawthorn and Lakeview Parkways. The now vacant building will be demolished by the end of this year and redevelopment will be phased in over the next few years.  Currently, […]

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