Special Events

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. Face Masks will be required at the event. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Tracy at twrase@newlenoxparks.org.

POSTPONED until SUNDAY APRIL 18 due to weather.

Day Date Time
SU 4/18 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?

Day Date Time
F 4/16 7:30pm-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.

Registration Packet

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 https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/NewLenox/FriendsofourPark5k until 5:00pm on 4/13
$40, Race Day Walk-up registration begins at 7:00am
Location: The Sanctuary Golf Course


Mom & Son Superhero Day

Age 3 & Older
LCC Door C
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 23.

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