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

Volunteer Century Park Clean-up Day

The Park District is seeking volunteers to assist with litter clean-up in Century Park on July 5. Please meet at the Century Park Boat Dock Shelter, 1001 Lakeview Parkway, at 9:30 am.  You will be provided with with litter pickers, buckets, and trash bags.  The clean-up will end at 11:30 am.

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Ranney & Donnelley Playgrounds Update

Ranney Playground project is set to begin with construction fencing on June 13 and playground removal June 14.  Wood chip removal and site preparation will take place June 15-19. Playground installation is to begin June 20 and will take about 1 week.  June 28 is scheduled to have engineered wood chips install.  Playground audit to […]

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Chicago Lacrosse Cup Tournament June 18-20

The Chicago Lacrosse Cup Tournament will be held June 18-June 20 in Deerpath Park and at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.  This premier event will showcase some of the best high school lacrosse players from the Midwest and beyond.  Approximate game times will be Monday, June 18 from 9 am-7 pm, Tuesday, June 19 from […]

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Community Center Gym Improvements

Beginning May 14 through June 8, the Sullivan Community Center’s Gym A will have limited use due to a renovation to the gym floor.  Pickleball is cancelled during this time and table tennis will be offered on Fridays only.  During this time, there will be reduced offerings in Open Gym.  

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Hawthorn District 73 Community Survey

Hawthorn District 73 would like the community’s input. All community members are asked to take a 10 to 15-minute survey that asks participants to rank potential priorities of the District’s Educational Facilities Master Plan. Participants are asked to read each item and select the answer that best represents how they feel about this item as a priority for the EFMP. […]

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Student Summer Fitness Membership

Students, ages 16-25, are eligible to purchase a summer fitness membership to Lakeview Fitness! Memberships are available for purchase May 1-July 1 and expire 90 days from purchase date.  Any membership purchased after July 1 will expire on September 30, 2018. Students must show a valid Student ID.  R/NR: $94/106

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Skunk Abatement 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. The Program will operate as follows:  […]

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Discarded Christmas Trees used as Fish Structures

In late 2017, the parks department started an in-house project of adding fishing structures to Big Bear and Little Bear Lakes. They are using a combination of man-made material and organic materials like discarded Christmas trees. The Christmas trees are cabled to a cinder block to sink them to the bottom of the lake.  In […]

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