Some of the benefits of the Vernon Hills lifestyle include a fine park district, an on-going tree-planting program and continual development of business parks. Corporate Woods Parkway and Continental Executive Park are two of Vernon Hills’ business parks, spanning more than 800 acres. The community is also known as a large retail center. With the fine and expansive Hawthorn Center and other shopping centers, the Vernon Hills retail community has much to be proud of. Vernon Hills is served by School Districts 73, 128 and 125. Most elementary age students attend Hawthorn Community Consolidated School in District 73. High school students attend Vernon Hills High School. The park district has a community center and 314 acres of parks. Other facilities include ball fields, picnic shelters, playgrounds, multi-use athletic fields, outdoor skating rinks, a sled hill, aquatic center, tennis courts, and a golf course. The Arbor Theater is an outdoor theater surrounded by lush gardens.