Picnic Shelters

The seven picnic shelters listed below are available for rent. Click on the park name for more information about the park location.

Deerpath Park

Hartmann Park Hawthorn Mellody Park
Max. capacity: 150 Max. capacity: 120 Max capacity: 96
Picnic tables:  15 Picnic tables:  12 Picnic tables: 8
Parking lot Parking lot Parking lot
Playground Playground Playground
Restrooms (ADA) Restrooms (ADA) Restrooms (ADA)
Electricity Electricity - extension
cords needed
Electricity - extension
cords needed
Grills Grills Grills
Ball fields Ball fields Ball fields
Basketball/volleyball courts Sand volleyball Basketball court
Drinking fountain Inline hockey rink Sand volleyball
Vending machine Vending machine Vending machine


Peterson Park Century Park
Boat Dock
Century Park
Century Park
Capacity: 140 Capacity:  120 Capacity:  120 Capacity: 20
Picnic tables: 14 Picnic tables: 12 Picnic tables: 12 Picnic tables: 2
Parking lot on
Hawthorn Pkwy
Parking lot Parking lot at
Boat Dock
Parking lot on
Lakeview Pkwy.
Playground Restrooms (ADA) Grills Playground
Restrooms (ADA) Electricity Restrooms nearby Fishing pier
Electricity Grills   Cricket pitch
Grills Boat launch   Portable toilet
Ball field Drinking fountain   Ball fields
Tennis courts Vending machine   Cornhole court
Basketball courts     Bocce ball court
Sand volleyball     Horseshoe pit
Drinking fountain      

Picnic Shelter Permits and Activity/Game Rentals may be purchased at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills (847) 996-6800.

Picnic Shelter Fees Picnic Activity Set Rental Individual Game Rentals
Resident $50 Fee $15, Deposit $100 Fee $5 each, Deposit $50
Non-resident $75 Includes volleyball, soccer ball, football, & softball equipment packaged in a large wheeled cooler. Cornhole Bags
Bocce Set

Hawthorn School District 73 residents that live outside Vernon Hills Park District boundaries are not eligible for resident rates.

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Picnic Shelter Permits

are available at the Sullivan Community Center


Picnic Shelter
Request Form

Picnic Equipment Request Form


Open Space


will be granted for park property that is adjacent to private property only.  A permit is applicable.

Family size picnic shelters are available in most of the parks on a first-come-first-serve basis.







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