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



Vegetable Gardening Basics – Free Program!

I just planted the garden, now what? The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners of Lake Country will present research-based information on the care and maintenance of the vegetable garden plot to keep your plants healthy throughout the growing season. No matter how small or large a garden, this information can save you money, heartache […]


Electronics recycling, paper shredding, and latex paint collection will take place at Hawthorn Mall in the Sears parking lot. We are partnering with the Village of Vernon Hills, Vernon Township, State Representative Carol Sente, SWALCO, and Hawthorn Mall on this event. There is a limit of two boxes of paper shredding per vehicle. Latex paint […]

School’s Out

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 children in grades K-6 to develop their social skills, including sports, games, arts and crafts, and much more! Please send your child with a sack lunch and two snacks. […]

Now Hiring Summer Lifeguards!

The Park District is seeking applicants to fill summer lifeguard positions at the Family Aquatic Center and the Lakeview Fitness Center indoor pool.  Applicants must be 15+ years old and have an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. The District will train interested applicants.  Flexible scheduling is offered, May through September.  Click on the link below […]

Prescribed Prairie Burns April 9th

Prescribed burns are being conducted this Sunday, April 9, at the Family Aquatic Center, inside along the creek and in the detention area to the west of the aquatic center along Aspen Drive. Moreover, if conditions allow, a burn will be conducted at Lake Charles Park in the detention basin to the north of the parking […]

Picnic Shelter Opening

The Parks staff are currently working on opening shelter bathrooms for the week of April 3.  The restroom at Kids’ Castle is complete and a concrete sidewalk leading to the restroom door will be poured in the next couple of weeks.”

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