A group of people walking in Central Park located in Grayslake, Illinois

GO Grayslake

Upcoming Walks

Check-in at the Concession Stand at Central Park at 9:45am and help spread joy, optimism, and inspiration through the magical power of sidewalk chalk! We will chalk the walk from 10-11am and a 30-minute walk will follow. All materials will be provided. Thanks to our event sponsor, State Bank of the Lakes! Don’t forget to 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!

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.