Special Events

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-A2 SA 6/19 3:30-5:30pm $50 per person
Location: Nova Quarter Horses, Inc.
10129 W. 187th Street, Mokena


Friday Night Flicks

Ages 4-10
LCC (Room 4) Entry F
Looking for a night out and have no one to watch the kids? Look no further than the New Lenox Community Park District’s Friday Night Flicks! We will make a movie-themed craft, play games and enjoy pizza for dinner. We will then watch a movie and have some popcorn. Have your little ones wear comfortable clothes. Must be potty trained.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 28
14200-A2 F 8/13 6:00-10:30pm $26 per child





Pop Up Park Parties       

All Ages
Check it out! Join us each night as we have a pop-up party. Popcorn and lemonade will be available (while supplies last) along with music and games, so bring the whole family! We won’t reveal the location until a week before the party, so stay tuned to our Facebook page and website!

Day Date Time
TH 8/12 6:00-7:30pm


Splash into Reading

All Ages
Walker Country Estates Park Splash Pad
Come join us for a morning of reading fun! We will be reading an exciting book followed by an activity or craft related to what we just read. When we are done, you will be able to play in the splash pad. All participants will receive a wristband that is good for all day entry to the splash pad. Pre-registration is required.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 15
Activity Day Date Time R/NR
14123-A1 TU 6/22 10:00-11:00am $5 per child
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 14
14123-A2 W 7/21 10:00-11:00am  $5 per child
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 3
14123-A3  TU 8/10 10:00-11:00am  $5 per child


Tween Bonfire and Bags Night      

Ages 10-14
Haines Wayside Park
Calling all tweens! Want a place to hang out without parents and chill with your friends? Join us for our first ever Tween Bonfire! We will have the fire going, music playing, bags, giant games and s’mores. Bring your own chairs or blankets to use. You must pre-register for this event. Registration deadline is Friday, June 18.

Activity Day Date Time
14227-A1     F 6/25 6:30-9:30pm


Volley for PAWS

Lions Den Park Sand Volleyball Courts
Come out and enjoy this exciting, new Cup-in Hand Volleyball Tournament, while supporting a cause, Promise Rescue! A portion of the team’s registration fee will go directly towards the rescue. For more information about Promise Rescue, visit their Facebook page. Teams will compete in a 6-on-6, double-elimination tournament with a cup in one hand, while using the other hand to bump, set and spike their way to victory! Games will be played with an oversized volleyball and each player will receive their own cup. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited, as a cash bar will be provided. The maximum roster size is 10 players on a team and any combination of female to male ratio on the court is eligible, 5:1, 4:2, 3:2, 3:1, 2:3, and 2:2. Remaining tournament rules and information will be emailed to each captain before the start of the tournament. Check-in begins at 9:30am. Registration deadline is Monday, June 28.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
12144-A1 SA 7/10 10:00am $175 per team


Mad City Money:  Youth Financial Literary Program   

Ages 10-14
Administration Building (All-Purpose Room)
Instructed by: NuMark Credit Union
Now is the time to teach your child about the real world. Let NuMark help you with Mad City Money. Mad City Money gives teenagers a taste of the real world complete with occupation, salary, spouse, student loan debt, credit card debt and medical insurance payments. They will have the chance to make mistakes and suffer the consequences of their decisions. Also, they will visit merchants to select housing, transportation, food, household necessities, clothing, daycare and other wants and needs. Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 7.

Activity Day Date Time
18570-A1  W 7/14 11:00am-12:30pm


Leigh Creek South Park  Grand Opening            

All Ages
Join us for the Grand Opening of our newest park, Leigh Creek South Park. The park is located in Heatherglen Subdivision off of Heatherglen Drive, adjacent to Lincolnway Special Recreation Association. The park features an all-inclusive playground, adaptive softball field, basketball court, turf court games, two shelters and walking paths. Lunch will be provided at this event. Registration deadline is Thursday, July 8.

Activity Day Date Time
14401-A1 TH 7/15 Noon-2:00pm


Grandparent & Me Fishing Day

Age 3 & Older
Hibernia Park Concession Stand
Spend the morning with your grandchild reeling in the “big one.” Float a little, fish a lot and enjoy the day. Concessions and bait are available for purchase at the concession stand. Fee includes hot dog, chips and a drink. Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 7.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
19380-A1 M 7/19 11:00am-1:00pm $10 per pair

*$5 for each additional person


Float Your Boat

Age 9 & Older  (A parent must accompany children under the age of 18.)
Hibernia Park
Shiver Me Timbers Matey…are those Pirate Ships floating at Hibernia Lake?? Join us as you and your team “Float Your Boat” through a challenging course. Your boat must stay afloat with one team member in the boat during the entire race. The design and creativity of your boat is endless. Fee will include five sheets of corrugated cardboard, one roll of duct tape and a bag of zip ties. All items in this kit MUST be used in the design of your boat. Additional building materials are up to the participants. No motors, caulk or adhesives are permitted. Epoxy paint may be used. Personal floatation devices are required. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd Place “Finishers” and “Most Creative Design”. Boat inspections begin at 8am. Concessions are available for purchase. Teams must consist of two or four members. Registration deadline is Friday, July 16.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
14245-A1 SA 8/7 8:00am-Noon $60 per team


Where in the World is Bucky?   

Ages 21 & Over (Must Bring Valid State Photo ID)
LCC (Room 1 and 2) Entry C
Our mascot, Bucky the Beaver has gotten out and is lost in New Lenox. Bucky has left clues and team challenges throughout town for you to complete. Does your team have what it takes to find Bucky first and be declared the winners? Warning…some challenges will involve physical activity and may involve food. Team Captain must register with a team name at time of registration. We welcome team spirit wear! We will have an open bar, food, bags, giant Jenga and music. Teams must consist of four members. You must pre-register for this event. Registration deadline is Friday, August 6.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
14225-A1   SA  8/21 5:30-11:00pm $160

Schedule of Events:

5:30pm        Check-In

5:45pm        1st Challenge Distributed to Team

6:00pm        Cars Depart

8:30pm        Cars Due Back

8:30-11:00pm       Open Bar, Food and Games