About the New Lenox Community Park District

The New Lenox Community Park District, located in Will County, Illinois, which serves both the Village of New Lenox and New Lenox Township, offers a wide variety of services to both residents and nonresidents. Some of the services offered are recreational programs, walking trails, fishing, parks, party rentals and golf.

President’s Letter

I don’t know about you, but I am ready and looking forward to the fun that summer brings.

As always, the Recreation Department is ensuring a great and safe summer for you and your family! From the many summer camps to the hundreds of program and events, we have what you are looking for! Be sure to check out some new events like Donuts with Dad, Splash into Reading, The Campout Experience and Volley for PAWS! We continue to offer fun, new ideas for our tweens like our Tween Bonfire and Bags Night, Trail Time Thursday and our Tween Float Trip down the DuPage River. Our popular cooking classes are back for all ages! Along with our year-round Adult programs, we are now offering some new ones like Take a Hike Tuesdays where we travel by bus to hit some exciting trails in Illinois and Fun with Fabric where you will learn some basic sewing skills and meet some new friends!

We are excited to announce the Sanctuary Golf Course has a new website and it is definitely up to par! The Sanctuary offers many different golf lessons and programs to fit all skill levels. Be sure to check out our senior specials and events we are offering this Summer. The Course grounds crew updated many of the bunkers and fixed some drainage issues in the off-season to enhance the play of the course. Everything looks fantastic! Visit golfsanctuary.com for more information on rates, lessons, leagues and more.

Your Parks Maintenance Department has been busy keeping your neighborhood parks beautiful and clean. From the regular maintenance to the beautification of the parks, they are consistently hard at work to improve your park experience. Be sure to visit our all-inclusive playground at Leigh Creek South Park that was completed this past winter. Be sure to check out the grand opening which will be held on Thursday, July 15. Sky Harbor Park construction will begin very soon as we were awarded a $400,000 OSLAD Grant last year.

Very soon you will be able to workout at the new state of the art outdoor Fitness Court™ that is being installed at the corner of Haven Avenue and Gear Drive near Old Plank Trail and the New Lenox Commons. We want to thank Silver Cross Hospital, the Village of New Lenox and all of our other sponsors and partners who assisted in this project coming to fruition.

In closing, I speak for myself and my fellow commissioners when I say thank you to the entire staff at the New Lenox Community Park District. Throughout the pandemic, they strived to continue providing quality programming, parks and services to the community. We look forward to enhancing those experiences for you and your family this summer!


Ted Schulz
Park Board President

Facility Hours and Locations

Lions Community Center
(Not a Mailing Address)
All registration is currently being taken at the Administration Building.
Building is currently closed and doors are locked to the public.
Programs are held as scheduled as this location.

1 Manor Drive
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 485-1737
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm

Administration Building
701 W. Haven Ave.
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 485-3584
Fax: (815) 485-3589
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

The Sanctuary Golf Course
485 North Marley Road
(Not a Mailing Address)
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 462-GOLF (4653)
Fax: (815) 462-4659
Hours: Sunday-Saturday weather permitting