Little Lake County Playground Tour Stop #3: Century Park {Vernon Hills}

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Join Little Lake County on Friday, August 8, 2014, from 10:00 a.m.-12 noon on the third stop of our whirlwind Little Lake County Playground Tour 2014  at Century Park in Vernon Hills!  Want to know more about Century Park?  Check out our recently published Playground Profile.

Century Park Playground, Vernon Hills
Image courtesy of Vernon Hills Park District

Get your FREE tickets NOW!  No camping out overnight to wait in line for our fans.  Just visit Eventbrite to register and you’ll be too cool for school. For the next week or two anyway…

Our good buddies at the Vernon Hills Park District will be offering craft activities for your little artists.  If your big kids want to take advantage of the bocce, horseshoe, or baggo courts, see a Little Lake County “Roadie.” The Vernon Hills Park District is providing the equipment FREE of charge!

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Image courtesy of Vernon Hills Park District

Why we’ve even got your morning snack covered.  Our generous sponsor,  Whole Foods Market Deerfield,  will provide 365 Everyday Value® Fruit Strips to give your kids wholesome fuel while they rock the playground.

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Century Park is #4 on this map from

Here’s parking advice from our writer Maureen:

Century Park has three main parking areas to access. If you want to park close to the playground, I would recommend the parking lot which is on Lakeview, farther north of Hawthorn Parkway, very close to the railroad tracks.  You will see two parking lots on Lakeview Parkway, one that is quite obvious near Hawthorn Parkway (with a restroom and access to the lake for fishing but far from the playground,) and the one I recommend which is farther north.  The sign for this entrance can be hard to spot so keep your eyes open. If going north, the lot is on your left-right BEFORE the railroad tracks, so if you pass them you know you have gone too far.  The third lot is located at the end of Indianwood and gives you access to the pavilion building and the sled hill.

Little Lake County and the Vernon Hills Park District crafts table will be set up between the parking lot (on Lakeview, farther north of Hawthorn Parkway, very close to the railroad tracks) and the playground.

Little Lake County Playground Tour

V.I.K.’s (Very Important Kids) who received All-Access Tour Passes at Tour Stop #1 in Bowen Park should remember to bring them and have them validated by one of the Little Lake County “roadies.” Validate these “backstage passes” at 4 out of the 5 Tour Stops, and be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview.  Our limited supply of All-Access Passes was available ONLY at Bowen Park on Wednesday,  July 23rd.  No other passes will be available on the remaining tour dates.

Little Lake County Playground Tour

Little Lake County Playground Tour Stop #3: Century Park {Vernon Hills}
Friday, August 8, 2014
10 am – 12 noon

Century Park – north of Route 60, between Butterfield Road and Lakeview Parkway, in Vernon Hills
Amenities: 2 play structures, 4 slides, baby swings, tire swing, zipline, climbing web, 2 lakes, 3 ball fields, 11 picnic shelters, 2.7 miles of walking/bike paths, 2 basketball courts 2 playgrounds, volleyball court,6 barbecue grills Exercise stations/area Open field/play area
Shade: Full to moderate
Restrooms: 2 buildings and portable
Ground Cover: Wood Chips
Good for: All ages

About Loralie 133 Articles
When Loralie isn’t out exploring with her two pint-sized adventurers you’ll often find her in front of her computer plotting to take over the world (or at least Lake County.) She appreciates good friends, good food, expensive shoes and parents who make two lanes in the drop-off/pick-up line at school. Her spirit animal is The Hobbit. She invites you to join her on her quest for unique distractions, diversions and deliciousness in this county we call home. She is the Features Editor and Marketing Director at Little Lake County.

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