Holiday Hours - Labor Day

Monday, September 5 - Labor Day

Administration Center - CLOSED

The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center - 5:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick Contest - September 8

The NFL and USA Football wants every child to be given an equal opportunity to complete.  This program creates a lively and engaging forum for boys and girls to compete separately against their peers in punting, passing, and kicking.  Contest is open to boys and girls divisions as follows:  6-7, 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13 (boys and girls competing separately).  Age is determined as of December 31, 2016.  Top scorer for all the divisions from each Local Competition will advance to the Sectional Competition in October.  Starting June 1, visit for more information and to register for this local event.

Location:                      Main Park

Fee:                              FREE

Day:                             Thursday

Date:                            September 8, 2016

Ages:                           6-13

Time:                            5:30 p.m. check-in (6:00 p.m. start)


National Grandparents Day Trip to Navy Pier - September 11

What better way to spend the afternoon on Sunday, September 11 than at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier?  The registration fee includes a Navy Pier Food Court Voucher* (*pre-determined menu items), Real Pirates of the Inland Seas 75-minute cruise aboard Tall Ship Windy and round trip mini-motorcoach transportation! From epic battles to trickery and treasure, experience the incredible tales of real pirate adventure that happened right here on these magnificent inland seas. Make it a family trip and bring your grandchildren or just enjoy a trip to Downtown Chicago/Lake Michigan!  We will leave time for you to venture around the picturesque Navy Pier, shop, etc.

Departure: The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center–West Parking Lot (10847 W La Porte Rd)

Day/Times: Sunday, September 11, 2016/9:30am-3:15pm apprx

Fee/Program: $50 R ($60 NR) / B16E255 (Click here to register online!)

Registration Deadline: Monday, August 29, 2016


Ace Race - September 11

Each autumn, disc golfers gather at their local courses for one purpose - to throw aces. Players all throw the same model disc - a brand new, never-seen-before Discraft prototype disc that is introduced each year especially for Ace Race. All participants receive a player's pack that includes 2 prototype discs and other goodies. Your entry fee is only $30, and your player package is guaranteed to be twice that value. There will be at least 36 holes, one throw per hole per player. Depending on the prototype disc, holes will generally be 150 to 225 feet. Player with the most overall aces will win a valuable prize package as well. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome! Pre-registration is a must for this tournament. Deadlines will be adhered to in order to have enough player packages for all. Note fee was increased by Discraft. This year one of the goodie giveaways is a dri-fit t-shirt.

LOCATION: The Oaks Disc Golf Course

A16E251: Sunday, September 11, 2016– 11:00 a.m.

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 26, 2016


Disc Golf Course Closed - Sept. 11

The Oaks Disc Golf Course is closed on Sunday, September 11 for the Ace Race. Registration for the Ace Race closes on Sunday, August 28. to register


Halloween Hollow

35th Annual Halloween Hollow

Friday, October 14, 2016 (5:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

Saturday, October 15, 2016 (1:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

Sunday, October 16, 2016 (1:00 pm – 6:00pm)

Location: Main Park, 10925 W La Porte Road, Mokena 

Save the date for this great Fall festival that offers exciting opportunities including carnival rides, Monster Market, Games, Food, Entertainment, Scarecrow Laboratory, Contests And Much More! 

Stockings For Our Troops - Nov. 11

Friday, November 11, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center

Make this holiday season a memorable one for you, your family, and for our troops! We invite you to gather with us at The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center on Veteran’s Day to decorate holiday stockings for our troops overseas. We will supply everything needed to decorate a stocking.

DONATIONS NEEDED: We would appreciate donations of fabric, craft items, and old Christmas cards to be used for this event. Donations can be dropped off at the Administration Center at Main Park. We will also be collecting small items to be used as stocking stuffers. Stockings and donated items are then put together and shipped to the troops by “Operation Care Package”. Suggested stocking stuffers include: Protein bars, nuts, sunflower seeds, trail mix, gum, hard candy, individual drink mixes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, razors, toothpaste, etc. A Letter Writing Station will also be available to anyone who would like to write a personal note to be included in your stocking.


Pictures With Santa - Nov. 13

Santa is making a special appearance at the Park!  A professional photographer will be there to take your child’s picture with the jolly old elf!  Appointments recommended.  Fee of $8 per picture includes professional 5’x7’ picture.  Additional packages are available for purchase.  No personal cameras/camera phones allowed.

Location:  Oaks Recreation Center (10847 W La Porte Rd)

Day/Time: Sunday, November 13, 2016/12:00p.m.-3:00p.m.

Registration Deadline: Call the Park office at 708-390-2401 by noon on Friday, November 11 to reserve appointment. Walk-ins are accepted.


Indoor Flea Market - January 15

Mother & Son Valentine Bowl - February 11

You might be wracking your brain to come up with the perfect gift for your mom, aunt or grandmother for Valentine’s Day but what better way to say 'I love you' then with the most romantic of all sports - bowling. It is a great way for mom and son to be together in a fun environment. Ages 5-10.  Resident Fee of $36 per couple ($40NR); $16 each additional child ($21NR).  Cost includes: unlimited bowling, shoes, pizza, pop, cake and gift.  We can accommodate 6 per lane so if you want to bowl on the same lane, please specify at the time of registration.  Pre-registration required.  No refunds for this event. 

 Location:  Morgan’s Thunder Bowl (18700 South Old LaGrange Road)

Day/Times: Saturday, February 11, 2017/12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017