GO Grayslake

Upcoming Walks

GO Grayslake Community Walking Day – Autumn Walk!

Join us for a community walk at 5:00pm on Thursday, September 16, 2021 for a walk in Central Park (250 Library Lane). Help us celebrate the start of Fall with a beautiful Autumn Walk. Pick up a free shirt near the Concessions Stand. Share pictures on Facebook and Instagram using #GOGrayslake.

Mission

The mission 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 goal is to get moving!

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.

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

How Can I Get Involved

  • Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join you for regular walks in your neighborhood or at a park/trail of your choice.
  • Wear your GO Grayslake t-shirt when you’re out walking and if anyone asks about the shirt, tell them about GO.
  • Organize a weekly “Walking Wednesday” event and invite everyone in your neighborhood to walk together.
  • Snap a selfie next time you’re walking and use #GOGrayslake when you post it to social media or message it to us on Facebook or Instagram.
  • Do you have other ideas to spread the word? Go for it! We need community support for this community health movement to be successful.

Take the Survey

If you’ve joined us for a GO Grayslake Walk, please take a few minutes to complete the GO Lake County Survey to help the Lake County Health Department collect data on the walking program.

Park Maps & More!

GO Grayslake Fact Sheet
Central Park Walking Map
Alleghany Park Walking Map

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