Park District Closed Through May 30
April 30, 2020
Governor Pritzker extended the Stay-at-Home Order through May 30 in an effort to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Due to this extension, all Vernon Hills Park District facilities will remain closed and all programs and events through May are cancelled.
During this time, we must work together so we can continue to enjoy the outdoors safely. As a reminder, all playgrounds, ball fields, and athletic courts are closed and the use of the play equipment is prohibited. All park paths are open for biking and walking. Together, we can practice social distancing to ensure that our parks and open spaces remain open, accessible, welcoming and inclusive to all people. If possible, patrons in our parks are requested to wear a face-covering or mask.
Beginning May 1, we invite you to enjoy our lakes with non-motorized boats including canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards. A maximum of two persons is allowed in kayaks and canoes. The Century Park boat dock is located at 1002 Lakeview Parkway. Fishing is also allowed as of May 1. As a reminder, catch and release is required in our lakes and an IDNR fishing license is required for persons 16 years and older.
We continue to follow state guidelines regarding outdoor pools. At this time, we do not have a confirmed opening date of our Family Aquatic Center. We encourage you to register for our summer programs listed in our Program Guide with $0 fees due at time of registration. Program fees will be charged to your credit card one-week prior to the program start date.
Online classes are now available! A variety of programs including cartoon drawing, cooking, balloon creations, music, chess and magic are being offered this spring.