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

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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Century Park Earns Arboretum Accreditation

  Vernon Hills Park District’s Century Park is Illinois’ First Park District Park to Earn Arboretum Accreditation The Vernon Hills Park District’s Parks Foreman/Horticulturist, Rick Krocza, had a vision for the District in his first week of employment in 2015. While on a tour of Century Park, he quickly counted 60 plus tree species. Aware […]

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Youth Basketball League Registration Extended to October 22nd

Let’s Play Basketball! We invite young athletes in grades 3-8 to join the Park District basketball leagues. No experience is necessary.  Volunteer coaches will teach basketball skills, sportsmanship, team participation, and fun! Registration is accepted through October 22.  A $50 late fee will go into effect on October 23rd. Skill development day is October 21.  […]

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Kids’ Castle Playground Expanding!

Construction for the south side of Kids’ Castle playground will begin October 16.   The project is expected to take two weeks.  The site will be excavated and the new dragon play feature/tunnel will be installed. Further,  installation of the pour in place surface and landscaping will be completed. 

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Skunk Removal and Assistance Program

The Village of Vernon Hills and the Vernon Hills Park District are partnering with homeowners to reduce the overall skunk population within the Village.  The Program is designed to provide financial reimbursement to homeowners who choose to work with licensed wildlife control companies to remove skunks from their properties.  To learn more about the program, […]

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Girls Lacrosse

The Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association (IGLA) is adopting the US Lacrosse “PLAYERS FIRST” ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT MODEL: THE RIGHT LACROSSE AT THE RIGHT TIME. Providing every athlete the opportunity to enter, enjoy and excel by learning and playing lacrosse in a way that’s best for each stage of growth and development. This creates a model of […]

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Cicada Wasps in the Parks

The Cicada Killer wasps have begun to emerge and be spotted around the parks. These large, intimidating wasps are uninterested in humans and don’t act aggressively unless threatened. The biggest danger these wasps pose is if stepped on by bare feet or handled roughly. With this caution in mind, the Cicada Killers have a fascinating […]

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New! Lose to Win Fitness Program

In this fun weight loss program from 8/26-11/11, teams battle against each other for the highest percentage of weight loss! Participants (18+ years) will work twice a week with a personal trainer in a group setting that is a both fun and challenging. Workouts will be provided, there will also be nutrition topics and pop […]

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Children’s Book Drive June 19-July 21

The Vernon Hills Park District is holding a children’s book drive, on behalf of Bernie’s Book Bank, from June 19-July 21. Our goal is to collect 1500 quality books, new or gently used, suitable for children from birth through 6th grade.  The collected books will be distributed to at-risk children.  Nearly 61% of low income […]

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