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

Lake Charles Park


Lake Charles Park covers 56.62 acres (land and water) and is located in Gregg’s Landing subdivision.

Amenities
Lake – Fishing is allowed Open field/play area
Barbeque grill Parking lot
Basketball half-court 3 picnic shelters
.5 mile walking path Playground
Scenic lake overlook ADA inclusion swing

Planning for this park began shortly after the property was deeded to the Park District by Zale Homes in 2003. Work began in the summer of 2004 and was completed in early 2005. Part of the funding for the development came from a matching $341,800 Illinois grant from the Open Space and Land Acquisition Development fund.  Zale homes was also responsible for grading and seeding the site, some tree clearing and construction of the entry road and parking lot.

CIMG0217 Lake Charles Play Lake Charles Playground

Fishing at Lake Charles Park

Lake Charles water Lake Charles Path Lake Charles Arial

Hours of operation are dawn to 10:30 pm.

Lake Charles – 39.1 acres, deepest point is 10′, in the channel (Seavey Ditch) which runs through the lake. Access by vehicle is via Gregg’s Parkway, near the intersection of Gregg’s Parkway and North Huntington. Parking is available in the park. Access Gregg’s Parkway from the west via Butterfield Road and from the east via Milwaukee Avenue. There is access by bike or by foot from the east and west via sidewalks running parallel to Gregg’s Parkway.

There is a canoe launch for hand launching of small watercraft and an 80′ fishing pier accessible by asphalt path. Electric trolling motors are permitted.