Santa's Snowy Shindig

This year, our dinner with Santa is combined with our tree lighting celebration for a perfect holiday experience.  Enjoy a dinner with Santa at our Rec Hall, and then walk down the lighted path to the tree lighting ceremony complete with carolers, hot chocolate, and horse-drawn carriage rides.
Saturday, December 5
Dinner starts at 5:00, Tree Lighting at 6:00
Dinner is $10 for adults and children 13+, $5 for children ages 2-12.
Tree lighting ceremony is FREE.  Come for just one or both, and enjoy a magical holiday evening.
Reg/Pay by: November 25 for dinner.

Detroit Circus
For one night only, the GPD gymnasium will set the stage for a variety of performances.  Be dazzled by aerial acrobatics, fire dancing, contortion, juggling, and more!  Concessions will be available for purchase.
Saturday, January 16
Doors open at 5:30
All Ages Welcome
$20/adult, $15/child
Pre-sale tickets available at the front desk and online!

GPD in Morris Herald News for Corn Fest Parade
Employees of the park district dressed up as monsters to hand on out goodies at the Grundy County Corn Festival parade in Morris on Sept. 27, 2015.  We handed out a variety of items, as well as flyers to promote our then upcoming Fall Festival and Haunted Barn.
Cornfest Parade


Godley Park District Receives an OSLAD Grant
Governor Quinn announced Saturday, January 3, 2015, that 75 park and recreation agencies throughout the State of Illinois will receive a total of $26,072,000 in OSLAD grants for FY 15.  OSLAD is a 50/50 matching grant program.  This amount will represent a total of 52 million dollars in projects and land acquisitions in 2015.

The Godley Park District has been awarded their first OSLAD Grant.  This $400,000.00 grant is for park improvements including multi-purpose athletic field overlay, ball field renovations, a band shell, multi-use trail to connect to a boardwalk with a fishing station, a shoreline with edging of natural plantings, a recycled water themed splash pad with water play zones, shade structure with sitting area, fencing, a new pre-fabricated restroom building, and a new playground with play structures for 2-5 year olds, and 5-12 year olds.  The overall improvements will serve our community in numerous capacities and give them new and additional opportunities in passive and active outdoor recreation for many years to come.  

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Working Together!
Exciting news about the Godley Route 66 Mining Museum!  Together with the help of the Board of Commissioners from the Village, Park District, and the Museum Curator, Monica Mack, updates and improvements were made to the museum.  Stop by and explore the museum while enjoying the new improvements.  You'll  find signs donated by Route 66 Scenic  Byways, a bench for relaxing, plants, shrubs, and trees.  We were able to install sidewalks that are ADA accessible and make drainage improvements around the museum to prevent future flooding.  Thank you to everyone who helped make this project a reality.  Because of you, future generations will be able to experience the history of Godley and the mining industry.

Godley Cookbook

Looking for a great Christmas gift? Godley Park District’s cookbook is now on sale! Books are $10 each. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Godley Park District Animals.