MISSION

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

BACKGROUND

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. This movement is inspired by the former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy’s call to action at the National Parks and Recreation conference in 2015. His challenge focuses on the health benefits of walking at least 30 minutes each day for people of all ages and stages of life.

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

SAVE THE DATE

In order to get a good start, we’re planning a GO GRAYSLAKE Community Walk on Sunday, May 6. Join us and your neighbors in walking your way to better health. The first 200 people to register will receive a FREE GO GRAYSLAKE T-Shirt! (Register with code 300024A).

TELL ME MORE!

GO GRAYSLAKE Fact Sheet
GO GRAYSLAKE Community Walk Flyer

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.