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

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Turtles Swim Team Emma Harmata is competing in a National Meet

Emma Harmata, an 8th grader from Libertyville and a member of the Turtles Swim Team, will be competing in the National Club Swimming Association Age Group Championships in Orlando, Florida this Friday. This is a national meet that includes the fastest swimmers, 14 years and younger, from all over the country. This meet is highly competitive and only […]

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Invasive Species Removal from Century Park

The Vernon Hills Park District’s Parks Department will be burning small piles of cleared brush and small trees at the north end of Century Park today and periodically over the next couple of weeks when weather conditions are favorable. This is part of the invasive species removal process that is under way in the park. […]

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Hawthorn District 73 Kindergarten Registration

Walk-in kindergarten registration for parents whose children live in Hawthorn School District 73 is set for for 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23 and  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, February 24 at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. Parents must bring with them required registration documents outlined on the […]

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Tree Removal in Century Park

Beginning February 16th, the parks department will be conducting work in the wooded area at the north end of Century Park. Boxelder trees will be thinned out through cutting and chipping along with a few Ash trees that exist in the area. Buckthorn, Honeysuckle and Mulberry will be mowed down using a forestry mower. Paths […]

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Sullivan Center Construction Update

The renovations at the Sullivan Community Center are almost complete! Our new gymnasium is scheduled to open in mid- March. The staff who currently work in the Laschen Community Center will be moving to the Sullivan Community Center the week of March 6. The preschool playground will be completed by mid-March. Join us on Saturday, April […]

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District 73 Kindergarten Parent Meetings

Kindergarten registration is fast approaching in Hawthorn School District 73. Learn about the district’s full day program, curriculum and the registration process at upcoming meetings. Please click here for details on the informational meeting and for information in Spanish. Please attend the meeting where your child will attend school. Following are the meeting dates and […]

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Kindergarten Center – Park District & Hawthorn District 73

Kindergarten Center – Hawthorn District 73 The Vernon Hills Park District Board of Park Commissioners and Hawthorn School District 73 representatives met on Tuesday, January 3 to discuss and receive feedback from the public on a potential partnership for the development of a Kindergarten Center adjacent to the Sullivan Center Park District facility.  Due to […]

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