Fall Fest, Saturday, October 7    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This event has all the fall favorites!  Hayrides, inflatable corn maze, ballistic swing, rock climbing wall, train & pumpkins for the kids, concessions, beer garden, music and more!  Admission and rides are FREE!

Pizza Party Bingo, Friday, October 20    6:00 - 7:30 pm

Take a Friday night off from cooking!  Let us feed you and your family while you all enjoy playing bingo for prizes!  Pre-registration only.  No walk-ins. 
Register by October 13th.  Fees: $6 ages 5-12 years, $10 ages 13+

Ghost Ride, Friday, October 27    6:00 - 7:30 pm (while supplies last)

Trick-or-Treat your way along our "spooky" park road to gather goodies from the comfort of your vehicle.  Your drive will start at the Smith Road entrance to the park.  We'd love to see your fun Halloween costumes if they work for the car ride, but it's not a requirement.  This is a FREE event.  Drive-thru only.

Annual Craft Show - Exhibitor/Vendor Registration is now open!

Looking for the perfect way to jump start your holiday shopping?  You're sure to find a special and unique gift here!

Interested in being a vendor at the Craft Show?  Download the vendor form here and either mail or bring it in.

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.


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.


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