Gong Meditation  Friday, December 1  7:00-8:30 pm

(Gong w/ guided meditation at Rec Hall)
The gong is an ancient and sacred instrument for healing, restoration, and transformation throughout the world.  It produces a strong, almost tangible sound wave, which stimulates the physical body by influencing the surface of the skin and every cell.  It is recommended to wear layers of loose, non-restrictive clothing, and to bring a mat to lie on, pillow, blanket, chair, water, or anything else you may need to comfortably relax into the experience.
Fee: $25

Doors open at 6:30PM

Register/Pay by: December 1 
Walk-ins are welcome (cash/check only at the door). Maximum of up to 25 participants.

Santa's "Ugly Sweater" Shindig, Saturday, December 9    4:00 - 5:30 pm

Mrs. Claus was cleaning out Santa's closet and found the ugliest sweater!  Santa decided to wear it to our shindig this year!  Can you make or find a sweater (shirt or sweatshirt) uglier than Santa's to wear to dinner?  We can't wait to see how "ugly" your outfit will be!  Pre-registration only.  No walk-ins. 
Register by November 27.  Fees: $6 ages 1-12 years, $10 ages 13+

Tree Lighting Celebration, Saturday, December 9    6:00 - 8:00 pm

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, inflatables, and much more in our warm, cozy gymnasium.  Free admission for all ages.

Youth Basketball, Saturdays, January 6-February 24   

This camp is designed to teach basic basketball fundamentals, such as dribbling and passing.  Students will put these practices to trial in friendly scrimmage games.  See the Programs page for more details.

Winter Carnival, Friday, January 12    6:00 - 7:30 pm

Get out of the cold and join us for a fun carnival game night.  The kids will enjoy earning tickets at various carnival games that they'll trade in for prizes.  We'll also have hot dogs, popcorn and inflatables.

Ages 6-12 years, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Fee:  $6 pre-registration through January 11; $8 day of event or at the door

Family Bingo Night - January 19

Join us for Taco Bingo!  Preregistration is required.  See the Programs page for more details.

Wee Winter Carnival, Friday, January 26    6:00 - 7:30 pm

The same carnival fun but for the "wee littles"

Ages 2-5 years, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Fee:  $6 pre-registration through January 25; $8 day of event or at the door

Sweeties Dance, Saturday, February 10    6:30 - 9:00 pm

This annual dance for kids is always a good time!  Concessions will be available.
Grades 1st - 8th      $5 per student at the door
*For security purposes, a parent or guardian must come into the Community Center after the dance to pickup child(ren).


Due to the extension of Governor Pritzker’s ‘stay-at-home’ order, our facilities will remain closed through May, tentatively returning back to normal operations on June 1st. All programs, trips, special events, and facility rentals have also been cancelled through May. We look forward to once again being able to offer great events later this Summer and in the Fall. As a reminder: our playgrounds, the gazebo, and pavilions are all currently closed; however, anyone is more than welcome to make use of our walking path or fish the pond as long as they are practicing recommended social distancing. While this extension is a bummer, we look forward to the days when we can see you all again. In the meantime, join us on Facebook every week day morning at 10:00am for a fun morning activity with Miss Jill or one of our daycare teachers.

Legal Notice - Tentative Budget

Due to the Governor's 'Stay at home' order being extended through April, our building closure will also be extended through April.  We apologize for any inconvenience and will keep you updated as much as we can with this ever changing situation.

As mandated by Governor Pritzker, the Godley Park District  playgrounds are closed as well as the outdoor basketball court.

Check back frequently for updates on our website and facebook.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

(3/13/2020) Memo regarding Covid-19:
Each day brings new information regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The purpose of this communication is to let our residents know that the Godley Park District is monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) relative to the current situation. For the time being, we are focused on ensuring that our staff and patrons are aware and take preventative measures to protect themselves from getting sick or stop the potential spread of illness to others.

Regarding cleaning and maintenance of Park District facilities, current guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health states, “At this time, no special sanitizing processes beyond routine cleaning are necessary or recommended to slow the spread of respiratory illness.” We follow standard processes for routine cleaning and disinfecting and are taking efforts to be even more vigilant than ever during these challenging times.

Please help prevent the spread of germs by practicing good hygiene. If you or any members of your family become ill, please stay home and do not participate in Park District programs or visit our facilities until you are well. As always, particularly at the Park District fitness center, the wiping down of exercise equipment after use is strongly encouraged and welcomed. Additionally, if you become aware of a “housekeeping” matter that requires attention, please contact a staff member. The CDC recommends taking the following measures, which are similar to those used to prevent the spread of influenza and other respiratory illnesses:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into an elbow or use a tissue and place immediately in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

The Godley Park District strongly encourages anyone who suspects they may have the coronavirus to contact a medical professional


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 pageBuilding 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.

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.


09dec(dec 9)5:00 pm(dec 9)5:00 pmCircle Jam

09dec(dec 9)6:00 pm(dec 9)6:00 pmTree Lighting Celebration

12dec(dec 12)10:30 am(dec 12)10:30 amSeniors ALIVE!

20dec(dec 20)10:30 pm(dec 20)10:30 pmLunch Out & About - Family House Restaurant

21dec(dec 21)10:00 am(dec 21)10:00 amGodley Resident Luncheon

22decalldayalldayClosing @ 1:00 PM

25decalldayalldayClosed - Christmas