Special Events

Valentines Box Kit

All Ages
Adding to Valentine’s day, sign up and get your Valentine in a Box Kit. Then at the scheduled date and time, we will provide you a zoom link, where we can all put together those DIY (Do It Yourself) valentine’s crafts. We will send an email to participants with detailed information on when you can pick up your kit and the steps to access the Zoom platform. Registration deadline is Monday, January 25.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
36310-A1 F 2/5 7:00pm $12/kit


Valentine’s Day Dinner and Ride at Nova Quarter Horses

Age 7 & Older
Grab your special someone and join us for an evening riding lesson followed by a delicious Italian dinner! The menu will consist of an Italian entrée, salad, rolls and a beverage. Let Nova be that special place you take your special someone this Valentine’s Day. Long pants and hard-soled shoes or boots are required. Contact the stable after registration to RSVP at (708) 479-3696.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
37256-A2 F 2/12 6:00-8:00pm (Adults) $120 per pair*
*$50 for each additional rider
Location: Nova Quarter Horses, Inc.
10129 W. 187th Street, Mokena


Daddy/Daughter Date Night

Age 3 & Older
LCC (Rooms 1 & 2) Entry C
It may be hot outside, but inside will be a Frozen delight! Join us and let it go on the dance floor with your date! Everyone will be treated to a photo to take home. Also, we will have the photo booth open all night for additional fun poses. We will bring the music and food; you bring your dancing shoes. Spots are limited and fill up fast! It will be an evening you will want to share with dad, grandpa, uncle or brother. Registration deadline is Friday, October 30.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
10224-A1      FULL F  2/19/21 6:30-8:30pm $24 per child*
10224-A2     FULL F 2/19/21 6:30-8:30pm $24 per child*
10224-B1     FULL  SA 2/20/21 6:30-8:30pm $24 per child*
10224-B2     FULL SA 2/20/21 6:30-8:30pm $24 per child*
*$13 for each additional child


Flashlight Clover Hunt

Ages 3-11
Firefighters Park
Those silly Leprechauns left behind hundreds of clovers to find! Join our staff at Nelson Prairie Park and help us find the clovers! There may even be a few specially marked clovers for a prize. Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event and be sure to bring something to hold all your collected clovers! No restroom facilities available. Hunts begin promptly at their scheduled times. Thank you to our sponsor Rocky Dellamano, Country Financial.

Activity Age Day Date Time
37560-A1 3-5 F 3/12 7:15pm
37560-A2 6-11 F 3/12 7:30pm


Basketful O’ Fun

All Ages
Like many occasions this year, Easter may look a little different for your family. Let the Park District help! This year, the Park District will fill two dozen eggs, drop off, and hide them in your front yard for your children to find in the morning! Eggs will be filled with peanut allergy-friendly candy and toys. Must be a New Lenox resident. Emails will be sent out before the delivery date with further details. Eggs will be hidden the night before your delivery date. Registration deadline is Friday, March 19.

Activity Day Date R/NR
34245-A1 SA & SU 3/27 & 3/28 $20


Barks ‘n Brews & Dog Egg Hunt

Firefighters Parks
Unleash the good times with your four-legged friends at the park with vendors, raffles, dog contests and more! All dogs MUST be kept on a leash. Join us for some barks ‘n brews, as we will have alcoholic drinks available for purchase during the event. Also, back by popular demand; an egg hunt for dogs! If your dog sniffs the egg, you can pick it up as the eggs will be filled with dog friendly treats. Don’t forget to take a picture with a fellow furry friend, the Easter Bunny! We are looking for dog-related vendors. If you are interested, please contact Tracy at twrase@newlenoxparks.org. Pre-register for this event. Registration deadline is Monday, April 5.

Activity Day Date R/NR
37389-A1 SU 4/11 Noon-2:00pm


Community Bonfire Night

All Ages
Haines Wayside Park
Grab the family and head over to Haines Wayside Park for our fun Community Bonfire Night! Come out with old friends and meet new neighbors to share old stories and create new ones. What’s a bonfire without S’mores, right? Pre-registration deadline is required! Registration deadline is Friday, April 9.

Activity Day Date R/NR
34542-F4 F 4/16 7:30-10:00pm

Running with Friends 5K

The Sanctuary Golf Course
Ages 7 & Older
Join us for the Running with Friends 5K run/ walk on the beautiful Sanctuary Golf Course. The route will have a water station and an electronically-timed finish line. If registered by Friday, March 26, participants are guaranteed a race shirt. All net proceeds will benefit the New Lenox Friends of the Parks, a non-profit foundation that supports the mission of quality, community life of New Lenox residents. To register, visit NewLenox5k.com.

Day Date Time R/NR
SA 4/17 8:00am $30, Mail/Fax/Walk-in by 4/9 Mail to P.O. Box 132, New Lenox
$30, Online at NewLenox5k.com until 5:00pm on 4/13
$40, Race Day Walk-up registration begins at 7:00am
Location: The Sanctuary Golf Course



All Ages
Walker Country Estates Park
Climb on and explore your favorite vehicles including fire engines, police cars and construction trucks while you rub elbows with your hometown heroes. It will be a day that will be remembered! Parental supervision is required, and cameras are highly recommended. Please note that this event includes many loud noises, horns and sirens. If you have a truck or piece of equipment you would like to include in this event, email Tracy at twrase@newlenoxparks.org for more information. No registration required! Concessions will be available.

Day Date R/NR
SA 5/1 10:00am-Noon


Mom & Son Superhero Day

Age 3 & Older
Firefighters Park
Calling all moms and sons! Back by popular demand, come create the superhero gear you need to fight crime. Best part of all you can help celebrate your favorite superhero…MOM! Registration deadline is Friday, April 16.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
34320-A1 SU 5/2 1:30-3:30pm $21 per child,
$18 per mom


Mommy & Me at Nova Quarter Horses

Mother’s Day is an occasion to celebrate, so let Nova Quarter Horses give you a Mother’s Day you won’t forget! Come join us with your little ones for a fun-filled day of riding and crafting. This event includes a riding lesson, a tour of our barn as well as the opportunity to learn how to groom a horse! Once you’re done horsing around, every child will be provided with the materials needed to make Mom a keepsake to remember this special day. Come out and join us for this very unique Mother’s Day experience!

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
37258-A1 F 5/7 6:00-8:00pm $100 per pair, $50/additional rider
37258-A2 SA 5/8 3:30-5:30pm $100 per pair, $50/additional rider
Location: Nova Quarter Horses, Inc.
10129 W. 187th Street, Mokena


Daddy & Me at Nova Quarter Horses

Age 7 & Older
Looking for something different to do with Dad on Father’s Day? Come out to Nova Quarter Horses for an event he’s sure to remember! This fun-filled experience includes a riding lesson, tour of the barn and the opportunity to learn how to groom a horse! We finish out this special event with a craft project where each child is provided with the materials to make Dad a unique keepsake! We hope to see you this Father’s Day for this fun event!

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
35252-A1 F 6/18 5:30-7:30pm $100 per pair, $50/additional rider
35252-A2 SA 6/19 3:30-5:30pm $100 per pair, $50/additional rider
Location: Nova Quarter Horses, Inc.
10129 W. 187th Street, Mokena