Bunny Breakfast & Annual Egg Hunt CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

3-22-2020: As mandated by Governor Pritzker, the Godley Park District staff will be complying with the 'stay at home' order.  Communication to our patrons will be limited during this time, please be patient as we all do or part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus.
Check back frequently for updates on our website and Facebook.

3-21-2020:  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.

3-16-2020:  The health and safety of Godley residents and our users in nearby Villages and Cities is of the utmost importance to the Godley Park District.

Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, effective end of day Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31, all Godley Park District facilities will be closed and all programs as well as rentals will be cancelled. While we understand the disappointment these closures will cause, we believe this is a proactive decision to protect the health and well-being of our community.

Please be patient as our great staff works through this process.

We will provide updates as we have them, and we look forward to seeing you again at the Godley Park District.

For more information, Please check our website and Facebook page.  www.godleypark.com

Building Closed March 17 - March 30

Bunny Breakfast & Annual Egg Hunt CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC 


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.


april 2020

03apr(apr 3)4:00 pm(apr 3)4:00 pmFish Fry Friday

04apr(apr 4)9:30 am(apr 4)9:30 amBunny Breakfast

04apr(apr 4)11:30 am(apr 4)11:30 amAnnual Egg Hunt

07apr(apr 7)10:30 am(apr 7)10:30 amSeniors ALIVE!

16apr(apr 16)10:30 am(apr 16)10:30 amGodley Resident Luncheon

18apr(apr 18)5:30 pm(apr 18)5:30 pmNorthern Lights Wrestling


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