Vernon Hills Park District
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April 2018

Pitch, Hit & Run Skills Competition

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grosse Pointe Park, 900 Grosse Pointe Blvd.
Vernon Hills,
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This free event for boys and girls, 7-14 years, is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.  All participants must have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form obtained from the Sullivan Community Center, Lakeview Fitness, or online.  Participants must provide a copy of a valid birth certificate.  Meet at…

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May 2018

Arbor Walk

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Century Park Pavilion, 1400 Indianwood Drive
Vernon Hills,
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Families will enjoy a guided walk through the District's newly accredited Century Park Arboretum with a certified arborist.  This is a free event, no registration is necessary.

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Recycle-O-Rama

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Westfield Hawthorn Mall, Route 60 & Route 21
Vernon Hills, 60061
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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 costs $3/gallon and payment can be cash or credit.  Items to be collected: CRT monitors, laptops, CD/DVD players, cell phones, televisions, printers, computer towers, and…

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GO Vernon Hills Kick off Walk

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Deerpath Park, 299 Onwentsia Road
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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GO Vernon Hills, presented by the Vernon Hills Park District, is a community walking movement designed to promote community values of health and wellness though activities, education, and community collaboration.  The Park District has partnered with the Lake County Health Department on its county wide initiative to improve the health of Lake County residents.  Walking is a gentle, low-impact exercise that is easy, free, and accessible to everyone.  Live Well Lake County is promoting the simple act of walking as…

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June 2018

Mighty Kids Triathlon

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lakeview Fitness Center, 700 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, 60061
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$25

Kids, 6-12 years old, are invited to compete in a swim, bike, run triathlon that is both challenging and fun! Distances vary by age, athletes will compete in heats with their own age group. Each participant will receive a t-shirt, goody bag, refreshments, and a medal. Trophies will be awarded to top competitors in each age group. Pre-race bike checks will be provided by M&M Cyclery.  In the event of inclement weather, the triathlon will be cancelled and partial refunds…

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Kids Fishing Day

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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$6 - $7

Kids, 6-13 years old, will have a memorable morning fishing with the Park District and the Libertyville Fishing Club at Century Park’s Big Bear Lake. We’ll begin with safety instructions and demonstrations before heading to the shore in hopes of catching “The Big One”! Bait will be provided for all, and a limited number of poles will be available for use. Prizes will be awarded for the first fish and largest fish caught in different age groups. Meet at the…

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Flick & Float

June 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Family Aquatic Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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$4

Lights... Camera... Floaties! Spend an evening at the pool with family and friends! We'll be showing a movie on our large inflatable movie screen. Doors open at 7:30 pm and guests will be able to use the entire facility until the movie starts. Bobo's will even stay open late to serve up your favorite movie snacks! Please use only the Park District provided flotation tubes during the movie. Children, 3 years and younger are free Fee: $4

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Family Campout

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - June 24 @ 9:00 am
Family Aquatic Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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$45

Pack your tent, sleeping bag & flashlight for an evening of swimming and overnight camping at the Family Aquatic Center! Families will enjoy exclusive use of the aquatic center, a camp fire, s’mores, outdoor movie, and a Sunday pancake breakfast! Detailed camping information will be emailed to you after registration. Fee: $45 per campsite (up to 6 people) Code: 101001-1 REGISTER for Family Campout  

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Movie in the Park

June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Deerpath Park, 299 Onwentsia Road
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a free movie under the stars!  The movie will begin at dusk in Deerpath Park. Park at the Cherokee Road entrance and walk north to the viewing area.

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Arbor Walk

June 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Century Park Pavilion, 1400 Indianwood Drive
Vernon Hills,
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Families will enjoy a guided walk in our newly accredited Century Park Arboretum with a certified arborist.  This is a free event, no registration is necessary.

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