Special Events

2019 Fall Program Dates below

Parents Night Out

Ages 4-10
LCC (Room 4) Entry C
Here is your chance to enjoy a holiday party or finish up your last-minute shopping. Your little ones will be in good hands with the New Lenox Community Park District staff.  We will play games, make a craft, watch a movie and have pizza for dinner. Have your children wear comfortable clothes. They may also bring blankets and pillows. Must be potty-trained.
Registration Deadline: Fri., Nov. 22
ACTV#24102-A1 Fri., Dec. 6, 6:00pm-10:30pm
Registration Deadline: Fri., Dec. 6
ACTV#24102-A2 Fri., Dec. 20, 6:00pm-10:30pm

Fee: $18 R/NR per child
$10 R/NR 2nd child

Flat Santa’s Christmas Lights Adventure

All Ages
Flat Stanley has magically turned into Flat Santa! Santa wants to take an adventure and look at all of the houses decorated for Christmas in New Lenox. Stop by our Administration Building Monday, December 9 through Friday, December 13 and pick up Flat Santa. Help us show off the local houses by taking Flat Santa around to the different houses in town. Don’t forget to take a Santa selfie with your favorite house and tag us on Facebook or send Tracy and email, twrase@newlenoxparks.org. We hope you and your family enjoy this Christmas lights adventure with Flat Santa.For those who would like to have their house as part of the Flat Santa’s adventure, email Tracy at twrase@newlenoxparks.org by Friday December 6.

North Pole Adventure

All Ages
Sanctuary Golf Course
Come aboard as we travel to the North Pole. We will take a bus journey that will drop you off at the North Pole, where you will get to see Santa himself. Parents don’t forget the camera because we will have an extra Elf on hand to help with taking family pictures. Once you have seen Santa, you will head next door to his workshop where the elves will have games and other activities for the whole family to enjoy. The trip should take about an hour, come dressed in your pajamas for a magical time. Registration deadline is Friday, November 22 or until full.

ACTV#28670-A1 4:00pm ACTV#28671-B1 4:00pm
ACTV#28670-A2 4:45pm ACTV#28671-B2 4:45pm
ACTV#28670-A3 5:30pm ACTV#28671-B3 5:30pm
ACTV#28670-A4 6:15pm ACTV#28671-B4 6:15pm
ACTV#28670-A5 7:00pm
ACTV#28670-A6 7:45pm

Fee: $21 R/NR per person (All participants must pay for event)

Noon Year’s Eve Parents

All Ages                                               
New Lenox Commons, Ice Rink
Can’t make it until midnight? Celebrate the “Noon Year” instead! Join the free party and help us countdown to noon. Music, crafts and activities will be provided. We cap off the event with a massive balloon drop and concessions will be available.

Day/Time: Sun., Dec. 29, 11:00am-12:30pm

2020 Winter/Spring Program Dates below

Nova Quarter Horses Winter Camp

Ages 7-18 
Come join Nova Quarter Horses for two fun-filled days of Winter Horse Camp! Each day will consist of hands-on experience and a riding lesson. Guided by our experienced staff members, each participant will learn to saddle, bridle and groom their very own horse before taking them to the arena for the daily lesson. No need to worry about the weather outside, as the Nova office is heated and the barn and arena are insulated and climate controlled. Camp participants should bring a brown bag lunch daily.
Activity         Day      Date          Time                          R/NR
37256-A1       TH-F    1/2-1/3      10:00am-3:00pm        $198
Location: Nova Quarter Horses, Inc. 10129 W. 187th Street, Mokena

Valentine’s Day Dinner and Ride at Nova Quarter Horses

Age 6 & Older 
Grab your special some one 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 or gym shoes are required. Contact the stable after registration to RSVP at (708) 479-3696.
Activity        Day    Date      Time                                 R/NR
37256-A2      F        2/7        6:00-8:00pm (Adults)         $96 per pair*
37256-A3      SA     2/8        4:00-6:00pm (Family)         $96 per pair*
*$40 for each additional rider
Location: Nova Quarter Horses, Inc. 10129 W. 187th Street, Mokena

Valentine Heart Contest

Ages 2-13                                                   
LCC (Lobby) Entry C
Beginning Monday, February 3, kids can guess the number of candy hearts in the jar at the Lions Community Center. Whoever guesses closest to the actual number without going over will receive a special prize. Contest will close on Friday, February 14 and the winner will be notified on Monday, February 17.


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

All Ages                                                          
LCC (Room 1) Entry C
Come join us in celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! Bring the whole family and enjoy reading the classics Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat and many others. We will offer a variety of themed crafts that you and your family can create Lastly, we will have fun games such as pin the star on the sneetch and others. Join us as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday!
Activity       Day    Date       Time                  R/NR
34313-A1     M       3/2         6:00-7:30pm       $2 per person


Flashlight Clover Hunt

Ages 3-11                                                                         
Nelson Prairie Park (Behind Nelson Prairie School)
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 of your collected clovers! No restroom facilities available. Hunts begin promptly at their scheduled times. Thank you to our sponsor Rocky Dellamano, Country Financial. No registration is required for this event.
Ages     Day   Date     Time
3-5       F       3/13       7:15pm
6-11      F       3/13      7:30pm


3-on-3 St. Paddy’s Day Basketball Tournament

Age 35 & Older                                    
Lincoln-Way West High School Field House
Start your St. Paddy’s week off strong with 3-on-3 double-elimination basketball tournament! Games are played to 21 points and scored by 2’s and 3’s. There are unlimited substitutions and the roster limit is 9 players. Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams of the tournament. More rules and tournament details will be emailed to the captains prior to the tournament. Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 11.
Activity       Day    Date       Time                          R/NR
37223-A1     SU     3/22       9:30am Check-In     $50 per team


BunnyJama Pizza Party

All Ages                                                    
LCC (Room 1) Entry C
The Bunny has some free time before Easter and wants to invite you and your family to join him for a pizza pajama party. After pizza, we will make a few Easter themed crafts and play some fun games. Parents don’t forget the camera, as the whole family can take pictures with the bunny! Registration deadline is Friday, March 20.
Activity        Day   Date       Time                    R/NR
34244-A1      F       3/27       6:00-7:30pm         $7 per person


3-on-3 Spring Break Basketball Tournament

Ages 14-18                                            
Lincoln-Way West High School Field House
Join us this Spring Break for this 3-on-3 basketball tournament! Saturday will consist of pool play games which will decide the seeds for Sunday’s single elimination tournament! Games are played to 21 points and scored by 2’s and 3’s. There are unlimited substitutions and the roster limit is 9 players. Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams of the tournament. The rules and tournament details will be emailed to the captains prior to the tournament. Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 18.
Activity       Day        Date           Time                         R/NR   
36222-A1     SA-SU   4/4-4/5        9:00am Check-In     $50 per team


Dog Egg Hunt

Firefighters Park   
Back by popular demand; an egg hunt for dogs! All dogs MUST be kept on a leash. 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!
Day    Date      Time
SU     4/5        12:30pm


Bunco Bash

Age 21 & Older           
LCC (Room 1) Entry C
Join the Park District for a Bunco Tournament. To mix it up from the original Bunco game, there will be three pairs at each table, unlike the traditional two pairs. The bar will be open to purchase drinks. We will have a variety of prizes you can win! Do you and your partner have what it takes to win it all? Pre-registration is required! Deadline to register is Friday, April 10.
Activity        Day    Date      Time           R/NR
37387-A1     F        4/17       7:00pm      $20 per pair


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 27, 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
SA      4/18    8:00am
$30R/NR (Mail/Fax/Walk-in by 4/10) Mail to P.O. Box 132, New Lenox
$30 R/NR, Online NewLenox5k.com until 5:00pm on 4/14
$40 R/NR, Race Day Walk-up registration begins at 7:00am



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      Time
SA      5/2        10:00am-Noon


Mom & Son Superhero Night

Age 3 & Older                                                          
LCC (Rooms 1 & 2) Entry C
Calling all moms and sons! Back by popular demand, come create your superhero gear you need to fight crime. Best part of all you can help celebrate your favorite superhero…MOM! Registration deadline is Monday, April 27.
Activity       Day    Date       Time                    R/NR
34320-A1     SU     5/3         5:30-7:30pm       $21 per child, $18 per mom


Armed Forces Day Wiffle® Ball Tournament

Walker Country Estates Park
Relive your childhood memories of playing Wiffle® Ball. This one-day, double-elimination tournament is fun for all. Games are six innings with four positional players and one designated hitter. Teams allowed a maximum roster count of six players. More tournament rules and information will be emailed to each captain prior to the tournament. Make sure to dress up in your patriotic gear and support our troops! Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 6.
Activity       Day    Date       Time                         R/NR
34201-A1     SA     5/16       9:30am Check-In       $100 per team


Mommy and Me at Nova Quarter Horses

Age 6 & Older  
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                  Fee
37258-A1     F        5/8              6:00-8:00pm       $90 per pair,
$40/additional rider
37258-A2     SA     5/9              3:30-5:30pm        $90 per pair,
$40/additional rider
Location: Nova Quarter Horses, Inc.
10129 W. 187th Street, Mokena


Daddy and Me at Nova Quarter Horses

Age 6 & 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                   Fee
35252-A1     F        6/19            5:30-7:30pm        $90 per pair,
$40/additional rider
35252-A2     SA     6/20            3:30-5:30pm        $90 per pair,
$40/additional rider
Location: Nova Quarter Horses, Inc.
10129 W. 187th Street, Mokena