MISSION

GO GRAYSLAKE is a new community movement designed to increase community health through activity, education and collaboration. 

BACKGROUND

Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy challenges people of all ages and stages of life to walk at least 30 minutes each day. Inspired by Murthy’s challenge, the Grayslake Park District has partnered with the Lake County Health Department on its county-wide initiative to improve the health of Lake County residents by enhancing and increasing the shared experience of walking.

WALK WITH US

The first stage of the GO GRAYSLAKE movement is simple – encourage everyone in our community to walk at least 30 minutes a day. Take your daily walk in your neighborhood or at a park/trail of your choice, by yourself or with a neighbor – the main mission is to get moving!

BENEFITS OF WALKING

  • Improves mood
  • Helps maintain a healthy weight
  • Strengthens bones and muscles
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Helps manage heart disease, high blood pressure and type two diabetes
  • Improves sleep
  • Slows mental decline associated with aging

UPCOMING EVENTS

Throughout the summer, we’ll be hosting a few “A Walk in the Park” events at different locations around Grayslake. We hope you’ll join us during the lunch hour or in the evening as we walk our way to better health. Stay tuned for more details!

Our next large community walking event will be the Dog Days of Summer on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 5:30pm in Alleghany Park. Bring your dog or grab a neighbor and join us for a walk in the park!

TELL ME MORE!

GO GRAYSLAKE Fact Sheet
GO GRAYSLAKE Press Release

CONTACT US

If you’re interested in getting involved or have any questions, please contact Dana Olson at dolson@glpd.com or (847) 223-7529.