Wacky Water Day
This Summer, the Godley Public Water District and the Godley Park District are excited to offer an afternoon of splish splashing fun.  Our maintenance guys will man the fire hose, lay out the slip-n-slide, and set-up the misting tent.  This year we have also added an inflatable waterslide.  And when you need a break enjoy a free snocone.
Remember sunscreen and a towel!
Date: Saturday, July 14
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Ages: 5-11
Pre-register by: July 13
Walk-ins Welcome with parent to sign waiver!

Mudventures Jr. Fun Run
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 4
Race Fee: $20 per participant; Same day registration: $25
Fee includes: Race T-Shirt*, Finisher Medal, and after party!
Registration Deadline: July 17
*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.

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 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-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.


july 2018

20jul(jul 20)9:00 am(jul 20)9:00 amClub 528 - State Park Trip

27jul(jul 27)7:45 pm(jul 27)7:45 pmClub 528 - Sky Zone Glow


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