Santa's Snowy Shindig
Just as the holiday season begins and the end of the year approaches, we invite you to one last fun family weekend.  Boys and girls, moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, join us and share the special dinner we have planned.  Children wear your best outfit for a perfect picture with the "man in red"
...Moms and Dads, don't forget your camera!
Date: Saturday, December 8
Reg/Pay by: December 1
Time: 4:30pm, dinner served at 4:45pm sharp.
Fee: $10 for adults and children 13+, $5 for children ages 2-12
(includes picture, dinner, and lots of family fun)
Afterwards, feel free to join us at our FREE Tree Lighting Celebration!
Tree Lighting starts at 6:00pm sharp.

Tree Lighting Celebration
Oh Tannenbaum...Oh Tannenbaum...
Come celebrate with us as we begin the holiday season with the lighting of our giant tree!  Our Tree Lighting Celebration will be complete with hot chocolate, inflatable obstacle course, wipeout, and much more.  With a special visit from Santa, this will be the perfect holiday experience for the whole family.  Don't forget your camera!  Tree Lighting will be on the patio with activities immediately following in the gymnasium.
Date: December 8
Time: 6:00pm

Winter Carnival
Need a night out with the kids?  Join us for some carnival fun.  There will be inflatables, carnival games, prizes, hot dogs, popcorn and so much more!
Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Ages 2-12 (must be accompanied by an adult)
Fee: $5 per child, through 1/17/19
$7 per child day of or at the door.
(Fee includes 25 tickets and entrance to carnival.)
additional tickets may be purchased at carnival.

Emergency Closing information:
In the event of severe weather, the closing of our building or cancellation of programs or events will be published on our website and our Facebook page
Building closing information will also be aired on the following radio stations:
WCSJ 95.7 FM in Morris
WCCQ 98.3 FM in Joliet
Star 96.7 FM in Joliet
Q-Rock 100.7 in Joliet
WJOL 1340 AM in Joliet

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 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-4:00pm and Saturday from 8:30am-12:00pm.

Drop-Off Instructions

  • Bag shredded paper.
  • Bring all residential or business generated recyclable materials to the drop-off site during operational hours.
  • Remove materials from your vehicle.
  • Empty plastic bags (excluding bags of shredded paper) of recyclables into the dumpster.
  • Close lids to prevent blowing of materials or litter issues. 
  • DO NOT TAKE any items that have already been dropped off. Once items have been placed in the box they are part of the Recycling Program 

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.


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Proud sponsors of our special events:

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Sistek Sales
Godley Public Water District
Holohan Heating & Sheet Metal
Shopwerks Inc.
Exelon Corporation
Countywide Plumbing
A & J Signs
Bedford Sales
South Wilmington Sportsmen’s Club
Brant Excavating
Jon’s Bait Shop
Underground Pipe & Valve
MJS Communications