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Same day packet pick up and registration begins at 7:00am. Children will run in waves according to when they check in. First wave begins at 8:00am. Waves will start every few minutes and will end when all kids have run. Registration ends at 10:00am with final wave immediately following.Date: Saturday, June 4
Race Fee: $20 per participant*Fee includes: Race T-shirt*, Finisher Medal, After party full of food, drinks, and fun!
*t-shirt only guaranteed if registered by May 20.
**All participants must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver.
23rd Annual Children's Fishing Derby
Can you catch the most? Or the largest?
Date: Saturday, June 11
Time: Registration begins at 9:00am,
Fishing starts at 10:00am
Lunch will be provided at noon.
Thank you D'Orazio Ford for providing our fish this year!
GPD in the Morris Herald News for Melissa's Closet & Crystal's Jewelry Box
Godley Park District was once again the host site for Melissa's Closet & Crystal's Jewelry Box. There was such a great turnout this year, and we are proud to be part of the event.
Godley Park District to No Longer Accept Electronics Recycling
Due to changes in the collection service and markets for the materials, Will County and Godley Park District will be closing the residential electronic recycling site on Monday, Feb. 15. If you have an electronic device to recycle after the closure, please visit www.willcountrygreen.com for a list of options. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to continue to serve your traditional recycling needs. Traditional Recycling will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4pm and Saturday from 8:30am to noon.
GPD in Morris Herald News for Corn Fest Parade
Employees of the park district dressed up as monsters to hand out goodies at the Grundy County Corn Festival parade in Morris on Sept. 27, 2015. We gave out a variety of items, as well as flyers to promote our Fall Festival and Haunted Barn.
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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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.
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.