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  • Get out and play: Sep 1, 2014 4:30 PM
    Day of Play, a free, family event encouraging families to get outdoors will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Century Park North on Indianwood Drive, Vernon Hills.

     
  • Little Bear Ribfest heats up Aug 22, 2014 8:43 PM
    First day of the Little Bear Ribfest on Friday, Aug 22 starting at 6 p.m. A two-day festival at Century Park featuring the area's best ribs, national headliners, and a whole lotta fun.

     
  • Playground improvements slated for two Vernon Hills parks Aug 18, 2014 4:43 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District will host meetings Saturday for residents at Stone Fence Farm and Augusta parks to present various options for playground replacement.

     
  • Summer book drive: Jul 14, 2014 5:01 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District’s Summer of Service day camp for students in grades 5-8 is hosting a book drive through July 21.

     
  • Book drive in Vernon Hills Jun 30, 2014 4:57 PM
    In partnership with the Summer of Service Day Camp and Bernie’s Book Bank, the Vernon Hills Park District will host a children’s book drive from July 7 to July 21.

     
  • Book drive in Vernon Hills Jun 29, 2014 4:22 PM
    In partnership with the Summer of Service Day Camp and Bernie’s Book Bank, the Vernon Hills Park District will host a children’s book drive from July 7 to July 21.

     
  • Progress, next steps expected for library, park plans in Vernon Hills May 28, 2014 6:18 PM
    Officials at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills want to expand parking onto village-owned land to the south. However, the Vernon Hills Park District, which has facilities and vacant land in the area, wants a decision to be delayed until it receives word of a state grant that could affect its plans for the area.

     
  • Park district to make early payment on YMCA loan May 13, 2014 4:22 PM
    Developer contributions from a new residential project under way on Route 45 will allow the Vernon Hills Park District to make an early payment on a $2 million loan from the village. The loan allowed the district to buy the former YMCA building and turn it into a fitness center.

     
  • Open house for new parks maintenance facility May 12, 2014 12:41 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District Board of Commissioners is inviting the public to an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 17, at the new park maintenance facility in Century Park North, 1400 Indianwood Drive.

     
  • Tree, bench donation program: Apr 8, 2014 7:14 PM
    Vernon Hills residents can honor a special person or commemorate a birthday or anniversary by donating a tree or bench in a park.

     
  • Tree, bench donation program: Apr 5, 2014 1:01 AM
    Vernon Hills residents can honor a special person or commemorate a birthday or anniversary by donating a tree or bench in a park.

     
  • Vernon Hills Park District seeks grant for expansion Mar 4, 2014 5:16 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District is applying for a state grant to to help build a gym and expand the pool at the Lakeview Fitness Center, the former Central Lake YMCA. "It's a different facility than it used to be," said park board President David Doerhoefer.

     
  • Vernon Hills may seek exception to smoking ban for summer festival Jan 22, 2014 6:02 PM
    Vernon Hills trustees are expected to seek an exception to a recently enacted smoking ban for its Summer Celebration event this summer in Century Park. The village would suggest creating a special smoking area.

     
  • Winter Fest in Vernon Hills Jan 18, 2014 5:19 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District hosted its Winter Fest on Saturday at Century Park North. An ice sculpting show, dog sled demonstrations and ice skating were all part of this free family event.

     
  • Winter Fest in Vernon Hills: Jan 14, 2014 5:13 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District is hosting a Winter Fest event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Century Park North, 1001 Lakeview Parkway

     
  • Century Park becomes winter wonderland Jan 3, 2014 5:37 AM
    People sled down the hill at Century Park in Vernon Hills on Thursday after two days of falling snow produced almost 17 inches of snow. “We have been digging out for two days,” Vernon Hills resident Michele Whelan said. “This is a wonderful sled hill, and the boys are having a great time.”

     
  • Editorial: Local progress in lung cancer awareness Nov 27, 2013 5:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the Vernon Hills Park District board and the Chicago City Council both are taking positive steps to combat smoking and secondhand smoke during Lung Cancer Awareness Month .

     
  • Smoking ban extended to all Vernon Hills Park District facilities Nov 22, 2013 4:59 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District has banned the use of tobacco products within 15 feet of all district property, including parks and playgrounds. "Our mission statement is about health and wellness," said David Doerhoefer, park board president. First offenders will be warned.

     
  • Old Vernon Hills YMCA to show new look Saturday Nov 7, 2013 5:33 AM
    About this time last year, discussions about the imminent demise of the YMCA in Vernon Hills were fast and furious after the organization, citing substantial deficits, announced it would close the facility. The village stepped in with a $2 million low interest loan to the Vernon Hills Park District to acquire the property and building. “We all knew it was the right thing to do to keep the facility open,” said Jeff Fougerousse, park district executive director.

     
  • Pumpkin launch in Vernon Hills Nov 4, 2013 11:20 AM
    Grab your gourds for a pumpkin launch at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the sled hill on the north end of Century Park, north of Route 60 off Lakeview Parkway in Vernon Hills.

     
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