Programs

Registration is accepted in person or by phone at (815) 458-6129 ext. 0.  Payments can be made in the form of cash, check or credit card.  There is a $20 service fee for all returned checks.  Phone registrations are accepted with credit card only.  

Please register by the deadline date to ensure classes, special events and trips meet the minimum number of participants.  All programs canceled by the Park District will result in a full refund.  Some special events and trips are non-refundable.
 
ALL-AGES

Karate
New Students are accepted in Session 1 ONLY!
Learn the basics of the traditional Japanese style of karate, known as Shorei Goju.  Students are taught flexibility exercises combined with the kicking, punching, and self-defense techniques of karate workouts.
Instructor:  Sensei Willis
Tuesdays & Thursdays   6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (beginners only until 7:00 pm)
Ages 5 years – Adult
Fee: $44 – One day per week per session
       $64 – Two days per week
Session 3:   January 9 – February 29
                   Register/Pay by January 9
Session 4:   March 5 – April 25
                   Register/Pay by March 5

Open Gym Co-ed Volleyball Nights

Grab your friends and come out for some pick-up games!

When:        Friday, March 8 and Friday, March 15       6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where:       GPD Community Center Gymnasium
Who:           Anyone ages 13 and up
How much: $2 per person drop-in

Family Bingo Nights

Join us for a night of family fun and tasty food.  Enjoy a tasty meal while you play for prizes (no cash prizes).  Fee includes, main course, dessert, drinks, and prizes.
Friday, March 8, Register/Pay by March 1
Time: 6:00- 7:30pm
Ages: 5 to Adult
Fee: $10 – ages 13 to Adult
$6 – ages 5 to 12
Pre-registration only!  No walk-ins.
Next Dates:  April 12, May 10

Bunny Breakfast
Enjoy a tasty breakfast buffet with a visit from the Easter Bunny.  Breakfast served at 10:30 am. Fee includes breakfast and photo with the Bunny.
10:00 – 11:30 am
$6 ages 1-12; $10 ages 13-adult
Register & Pay by March 15
Pre-registration only.  No walk-ins.

 

Adults

The Original Secret Pantry
The Original Secret Pantry is free for anyone in any community who may be in need.  Located at the Godley Park Barn, on the corner of Kankakee Street and Route 129. 
Pickups are every other Thursday.  Times vary.
For the most up to date information, please join “The Original Secret Pantry” group on Facebook.

Godley Resident Luncheon
Adults from the Village of Godley can join us for a complimentary luncheon.  Bingo starts at 10:00 am.  Lunch is served at noon.  Bring your neighbor! 
Dates:
March 21, Register by March 14
April 18, Register by April 11
May 16, Register by May 9

Seniors Alive!
Those 55+ are invited to join us for a morning of bingo games, friendship, lunch & more.
Dates:
March 5, Register/Pay by February 27
April 2, Register/Pay by March 26
May 7, Register/Pay by April 30
Time:  Bingo starts at 10:30 am.  Lunch is served at noon.

Circle Jam (New times!)
Do you play a musical instrument and want to join other musicians for a jam session?  Perhaps you just want to enjoy some excellent local music?  Come out to Circle Jam!  This FREE program is held at the Rec Hall (next to the water tower).
Dates:  Saturday, March 9, April 13, May 11
Time:   2:00-5:00 pm
Ages:   All are welcome!

Gong Meditation & Celebration
The gong is an ancient and sacred instrument used 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.

Gong Meditation
(Gong w/guided meditation at the Rec Hall)
Date:  Saturday, March 16 Register/Pay by March 15 Walk-ins welcome (cash/check only)
Time:  11:00 am – 12:30 pm; Doors open at 10:30 pm
Fee:  $25
Next Class: June 15 @ 7:00 pm
Walk-ins are welcome (cash or check only at the door). 
Class has a maximum of 25 participants.

Gong Celebration
(Gong played outdoors at the Large Pavilion)
Date:  coming soon
Time:  
Free (Free will offering accepted)

Seasonal Self-Care Class
This class is designed to promote beneficial daily habits.  We will be utilizing techniques from Eastern and Western traditions to deepen the breath, move the body and experience a deeper state of relaxation.  Please bring an exercise/yoga mat to lay on as well as a firm blanket or two.
Instructor:  Mary Griffin

The Spring session will focus on breathing, posture and relaxation.

Thursdays, April 4 – May 9      6:00 – 7:00 pm
Fees: $45 per person, per session or $10 drop-in

Next Session:  July 11 – August 15 (breathing, strength, relaxation)
Call to pre-register and pay up until the day of class.  Maximum of 15 participants per session. Walk-ins are welcome if maximum has not been met.  Cash/check only at the door.

 

Youth & Teen

Youth Basketball
Our annual Youth Basketball program takes place on Saturdays in January and February. 
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.  Open to boys and girls from all communities.
1st – 3rd grade     9:00 am – 10:00 am      $35
4th-5th grade      10:00 am – 11:30 am     $50
6th-8th grade      11:30am – 1:00 pm        $50
2025 registration will open in November 2024.
T-shirt size needed upon registration.
 
Game Room
Our game room is equipped with pool tables, foosball, air hockey, game tables, TVs and a variety of game systems.  The game room is open to all ages 6+.  An adult must accompany and supervise their children under the age of 6.


Open Gym

Our gymnasium is a great place to get out of the cold or the heat when you still want to be active and can’t be outside.  Call ahead for Open Gym availability or check the calendar on the board outside of the gym.

Free to Village of Godley residents and anyone 17 years old & under (high school students may be asked to show ID to verify age).
$2 per person for Non-Resident 18+ years old

Playgrounds
Our grounds feature 2 large playgrounds for kids to enjoy.

Outdoor Basketball & Volleyball Courts
Bring your friends out for some friendly games on our outdoor courts!

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february 2024

06feb(feb 6)10:30 am(feb 6)10:30 amSeniors ALIVE!

10feb(feb 10)5:00 pm(feb 10)5:00 pmCircle Jam

10feb(feb 10)6:30 pm(feb 10)6:30 pmChildren's Sweeties Dance

15feb(feb 15)10:00 am(feb 15)10:00 amGodley Resident Luncheon

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