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



“Caring 4 Children” Babysitting Program

This program combines the curriculum from the Babysitting 101 National Babysitter Education Program with professionals from the Police Department and Countryside Fire Protection District. Future sitters, ages 10-14 years, learn how to deal with emergency and non-emergency situations that could arise while taking care of younger children. Topics including first aid, fire safety, police security, and […]

Loop the Lakes 5K Run/Walk

Support the Vernon Hills Park District Scholarship Program by registering for our annual Loop the Lakes 5K Run/Walk. Runners and walkers can enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of nature as they loop around Big Bear and Little Bear Lakes in picturesque Century Park. This course does have small hills and inclines around the southernmost […]

Family Kite Fly

Circle the skies high above Century Park flying a kite!  Come on out to this free, family event to support the Illinois Association of Park Districts’ “Flying 4 Kids”program which promotes the sale of Park District license plates that feature a kite design. Proceeds from the sale of kite themed license plates support after school […]

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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