Program registrations may be completed online at www.vhparkdistrict.org, mail-in or drop-off at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 or Lakeview Fitness, 700 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, or faxed to 847.996.6801.
New event just for dogs (and their family too)! Your furry friend must be accompanied by an adult, 18+ years old, and leashed.
Dogs will search for eggs filled with delicious dog treats at Kids’ Castle in Deerpath Park. Please register each dog attending.
New! Doggie Egg Hunt is April 9 from 9-9:30 am in Deerpath Park. New event is just for dogs (and their family too)! Your furry friend must be accompanied by an adult, 18+years old, and leashed. Dogs will search for eggs filled with delicious dog treats at Kids’ Castle in Deerpath Park. Please pre-register each dog attending. R/NR Fee: $3/4
Loop the Lakes 5K Run / Walk is April 30 at 9 am at the Century Park Pavilion, 1400 Indianwood Drive, Vernon Hills. Support the Vernon Hills Park District Scholarship Fund by participating in our annual Loop the Lakes 5K Run/Walk. The USA Track & Field/Road Running Technical Council Certified course winds through picturesque Century Park Arboretum, one of Lake County’s most beautiful community parks. Runners and walkers can enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of nature as they loop around Big Bear and Little Bear Lakes. This course does have small hills and inclines around the southernmost loop.
Post-race snacks and water are provided. Awards are given to best overall male and female as well as the top three finishers for each age group. T-shirt sizes are only guaranteed for those participants that sign up by April 18. Packet pick-up is on site prior to the race. Online registration is also available on www.active.com. In the event of inclement weather, the race will be cancelled and partial refunds will be issued. Fee: $30.
Free! Earth Day Family Event is April 22 from 3:30-5:30 pm at the Century Park Pavilion, 1400 Indianwood Drive, Vernon Hills. Celebrate Earth Day with the Park District with afternoon of activities and education.
BBQ and Grilling Hands On is an adult (18+) event on April 28 from 6-8 pm taught by Tony the Fireman! We’ll create an appetizer, a main dish, and a dessert. Tony will discuss grilling and safety techniques, and students will prepare veggies for grilling. Bring your appetite! Pre-registration is required. Fee: $39
Free! Family Kite Fly is April 30 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Century Park Island Shelter, 1001 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills. Circle the skies high above Century Park Arboretum flying a kite! This free, family event supports the Illinois Association of Park Districts’ “Flying 4 Kids” program which promotes the sale of Park District license plates that feature a kite design. Proceeds from the sale of kite themed license plates support after school programming. Bring your own kite or purchase one at the event for $10. Cash only please. Park at the Century Park Boat Dock Shelter parking lot and walk up to the island picnic shelter. No registration necessary.
Family Aquatic Center
Family Aquatic Center Early Bird Discounted Season Passes Save 10% in individual season passes through April 30. Passes may be purchased at the Sullivan Community Center, Lakeview Fitness, or online at vhparkdistrict.org. Opening day at the Family Aquatic Center is June 4.
*This post is sponsored by Vernon Hills Park District