Mudventures Jr. Fun Run
(*Must Pre-Register by July 16 to guarantee race t-shirt)
Godley Park District is excited to once again bring you Mudventures Jr.
Children ages 5-12, who love getting dirty, can participate in an exciting race to the muddy finish line.  Mudventures Jr. will weave throughout the park and provide a flat, challenging, and super fun running course.  Along the way, racers will encounter fun, kid size obstacles.
Same day registration begins at 8:00am
Children will run in waves according to when they check in.
First wave begins at 8:30am.
Waves will start every few minutes and will end when all kids have run.
Registration ends at 10:00am with the final wave immediately following.
Date: Saturday, August 3
Race Fee: $20 per participant for pre-registration; Same day registration: $25
Fee includes: Race T-shirt*, Finisher Medal, and after party!
Pre-registration Deadline: July 16
*Race day registration available, but t-shirt not guaranteed
**All participants must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver in order to run the race.

Gong Celebration
The gong is an ancient and sacred instrument for healing, restoration, and transformation.  The gong releases tension, stimulates a higher functioning of the glandular, circulation, and nervous systems, and tonifies our vital life force.  Join us for a meditative sonic experience as Cory Flanigan draws voices from two 32" Paiste gongs, Sound  Creation gong, and a Symphonic gong.  Please bring blankets and anything you may want for comfort and enjoy this unique experience on the grounds surrounding our Gazebo.
Date: Saturday, August 24
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Ages: All Ages Welcome
Fee: FREE (Donations accepted - all donations go to Cory Flanigan)

Touch A Truck
Many kids are fascinated with all types of vehicles.  Bring your family our for a first hand experience with a variety of vehicles, equipment, and machinery.
Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Ages: All

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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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