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Unplug Illinois Day

July 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Unplug Illinois encourages people to get out, unplug, play, and engage with each other through experiences at local park and recreation agencies. On Saturday, July 10, communities across Illinois will celebrate Unplug Illinois Day! People will ditch their electronic devices and ‘unplug’ to enjoy everything their local park and recreation
agencies have to offer.

Play at our Park District and unplug!

  • Free Drop-In Basketball 
    • 9-noon at Sullivan Community Center
    • Drop-In Basketball at the Sullivan Community Center is free on Unplug Illinois Day! Basketballs are available for checkout. A valid ID is required to check out a ball.
  • Free Activity Sets at Century Park
    • 9-3 at the north end of Century Park
    • Did you know that you can play bocce, cornhole, and horseshoes at Century Park? These activity sets, usually for rent at the Sullivan Community Center, will be available for free at the north end of Century Park, near the playground, on Unplug Illinois Day. Use of the activity sets is first-come, first-served, and must be returned to on-site Park District staff after play.
  • Free Fishing Pole Rental
    • 9 am-5 pm at Sullivan Community Center
    • Stop by the Sullivan Community Center to rent a fishing pole for free on Unplug Illinois Day! Spend the weekend fishing at the many District lakes in Century Park, Deerpath Park, Grosse Pointe Park, and Lake Charles Park. IDNR fishing license required for 16+ Years. Limited supplies available. First-come, first-served. You must show an ID to rent. Fishing poles are due back to the Sullivan Community Center on Monday, July 12, 2021.
  • Family Chair Yoga
    • 9-9:45 at Lakeview Fitness
    • Unplug and join us at Free Family Chair Yoga at Lakeview Fitness. Traditional and classic yoga poses and movements with assistance of a chair. Perfect for those who have a harder time with floor poses, but all the benefits of yoga! This class is for ages 6+.  Please check in at the Lakeview Fitness customer service desk when you arrive. Walk-ups are welcome. Class will be held outdoors.
  • Backyard Games
    • 9-11 at Century Park Pavilion, 1400 Indianwood Drive
    • Play some of your favorite backyard games at Century Park, near the Pavilion. We’ll have 9-Square, cornhole, giant Jenga, giant Connect 4, and more! This is a free event and no registration is required. We hope you’ll also join us for the Unplug Illinois Bike Parade immediately following. This is a free event and no registration is required.
  • Bike Parade
    • 11-noon at Century Park Pavilion
    • Decorate your bike, wagon, or stroller, and dress up your dog! We’ll ride/walk the path from the Century Park Pavilion around the sled hill. After the parade, we’ll meet back at the pavilion for popsicles. This is a free event and no registration is required.
  • Chalk Drawing Contest
    • Show us how you unplug using chalk! Make a drawing at home in your own driveway, or at your favorite park. Send a photo of your design to marketingteam@vhparkdistrict.org by Sunday, July 11, 2021. Include your name, artwork title, email address, and phone number. You could win a fun summer toy!
  • Chalk Drawing Contest at the Pool!
    • 12:30-3:30 pm at the Family Aquatic Center
    • Show us how you unplug, using chalk! Our lifeguards will be the judge of your unplug themed chalk drawings. Chalk and space to draw will be provided in the concessions area of the Family Aquatic Center. Three winners will receive a Family of 4 pass to the Family Aquatic Center. Participants must be present to win. One pass will be given out at 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm.


July 10, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm