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 Jack Scherer 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!

2024 Scheduled Walks
Date Time Event Location
May 15 5:45 -6:30 pm Bark in the Park – Bring your dog! Century Park Pavilion
June 19, July 17, August 1 6-7 pm Water Walking in the Lazy River Turtle Creek Waterpark
June 20 5-6 pm Chalk the Walk Century Park Pavilion
July 18 5:45-6:45 pm Olympics – Wear your country’s colors Deerpath Park
August 9 5-7 pm Roller Disco  – Skates provided Hartmann Park