GO Grayslake


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!


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

Upcoming Walks

GO Grayslake Community Walking Day – DOG DAYS OF SUMMER!

Take a walk in Alleghany Park (31999 N Alleghany Rd) anytime on Thursday, August 12, 2021. Bring your dog and enjoy the beautiful summer evening.

Pick up a free shirt from 6-7pm near the Concessions Stand. Share pictures using #GOGrayslake or share them with us on Facebook and Instagram!

To keep crowd size down, we aren’t hosting a big walking event this year – you can walk at your own pace anytime throughout the day.

How Can I Get Involved

  • Nominate someone to be the GO Grayslake Walker of the Week! If you have a friend or neighbor who motivates you to keep moving, nominate them to be recognized for their walking prowess on the Grayslake Park District’s social media pages.
  • 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.
  • Find nearby walking events hosted by other GO communities on the GO Lake County website.

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.

Tell Me More!

GO Grayslake Fact Sheet

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