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


GO VERNON HILLS, presented by the Vernon Hills Park District, is a community walking movement designed to promote community values of health and wellness through activities, education and community collaboration. The Vernon Hills 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 a means to improve health. This movement is in response to the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy’s call to action at the National Park and Recreation conference in September 2015. His challenge focuses on the health benefits for people of all ages and stages of life walking at least 30 minutes each day. 

There are many benefits to walking 30 minutes every day. Walking can help to prevent and reduce the risk of chronic diseases, premature death and supports positive mental health. Vernon Hills Park District is excited to introduce GO VERNON HILLS to our community with the support of our local government partners.

In addition to wanting your presence at GO VERNON HILLS events, step up and become a champion for this movement! Being a champion is very easy. Spread the word to others about joining the movement and become a walk leader. Our goal is to have a champion attend every GO Vernon Hills walk and possibly lead walks in your neighborhood.  Please contact Cheryl Buhmann to become a champion!

All residents and friends of Vernon Hills are encouraged to make a commitment to themselves to get moving for 30 minutes each day. GO VERNON HILLS invites the community to join us as we walk to better health! We welcome your pets too! 

Scheduled Walks
Day Date Time Location Address Meeting Place Champion 
Tuesday July 24 6-6:30 pm Deerpath Park Cherokee Rd. Parking lot Tennis Courts  
Wednesday July 25 6-6:30 pm Century Park Pavilion 1401 Indianwood Drive Pavilion Lynn
Thursday *July 26 8-10:15 am Family Aquatic Center 635 N. Aspen Drive Lazy River  
Tuesday July 31 11-11:30 am Hawthorn Mellody Park 2221 Hazeltime Drive Parking Lot  
Wednesday Aug. 8 6-6:30 pm Central Park 520 Central Park Place Gazebo  
Wednesday Aug. 15 10-10:30 am Central Park 520 Central park Place Gazebo  
Tuesday *Aug. 21 5:30-7 pm Century Park Pavilion 1401 Indianwood Drive Pavilion  
Friday *Sept. 14 7-7:45 pm Grosse Pointe Park 900 Grosse Pointe Blvd. Tennis Courts  
Saturday *Sept. 29 9-11 am Independence Grove 16400 Buckley Rd, Libertyville North Bay Pavilion  
  • July 26 – Water Walking  Adults, 18+ years, can drop-in at the Family Aquatic Center between 8-10:15 am to walk in the lazy river!  This is a free GO walk.
  • August 21 – National Chalk the Walk Day!  Decorate our paths from 5:30-6:30 pm with chalk drawings and words of joy in an effort to make others smile!  Chalk is provided. Our walk will begin at 6:30 pm.
  • September 14 – Glow Walk  Let’s light up the night as we take a walk!  Glow sticks, bracelets, necklaces, etc. are provided.
  • September 29 – GO Lake County Parade of Communities Join in this free celebration of all Lake County GO communities – wear your t-shirts and walk with  GO Vernon Hills through beautiful Independence Grove Forest Preserve.