Early Childhood Education (Preschool) Open House
You and your child are invited to our Early Education Open House to meet our wonderful instructors. Our charming, colorful classroom will make your child feel welcome and ready to learn. Take this opportunity to see why we will give your child(ren) a great preschool experience, and help them get reeady for kindergarten.
Location: Program Center - 10925 La Porte Road at the far south end of Mokena Main Park.
Oaks Member Appreciation Day
Wednesday, February 7 - all day
Your investment in exercise and activity returns many benefits, and we would like to thank you for choosing the Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center. We value you as a member and invite you to join us for health screenings, raffle prizes and free, nutricious snacks as we celebrate you... our members!
Mother & Son Valentine Bowl
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. 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. Ages: 5 yrs. – 10 yrs.
Location: Morgan’s Thunder Bowl (18700 South Old LaGrange Road)
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
C17S256: February 10, 2018
Blue Chip Casino Trip
Join the Mokena Park District for some fun at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana!
Forget every casino you've ever visited and prepare for something entirely different. Blue Chip Casino offers 65,000 square feet of gaming on a single luxurious and spacious level, with 42 table games, eight live poker room tables and more than 1,700 slots. Blue Chip Casino offers the ultimate gaming environment. The trip fee includes round trip motor coach transportation, player card & 4 hours of play, a lunch buffet, and $10.00 in EPLAY to those who get 1,000 points on their player cards.
Departure: Yunker Park (10824 LaPorte Rd.)
CODE: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Depart at 9:30 a.m.
Early Bird Registration: $40R / $48NR
After January 13, 2018: $45R/ $53NR
Registration Deadline: February 2, 2018
Flashlight Egg Hunt
The quest for the Golden Egg begins. Challenge your friends to finding the most treat filled eggs using only a flashlight. The child thats finds the golden egg will receive an Easter basket filled with treats. Please bring your own flashlight and bag to collect eggs. PPlease note that this event may not last the entire hour, so parents are wleocme to remain during the event. Ages 10-14.
Location: Yunker Park
A18S251: Thursday, March 22, 2018: 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Early Bird registration ends February 22, 2018
Hip Hop Hooray! Our huggable, loveable bunny is bound to please children and adults alike. A buffet lunch of pizza, pasta, salad, garlic bread, and soft drinks is sure to make every bunny's whiskers twitch. $15 per person includes lunch, entertainment, face painting and a special gift.
Location: Aurelio's in Frankfort (9901 W. Lincoln Hwy., Frankfort)
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Office Closed - Holiday Hours
The Administration Center will be closed on Friday, March 30 for Good Friday.
Oaks Closed - Holiday Hours
The Oaks Recreation & Fintess Center will be closed on Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Chi-town Showdown 5K
New Race! New course! Show your baseball team pride and wear your favorite north- or south-side team colors!
Location: Start and Finish at Mokena Main Park
A18S254: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Early Bird Registration: $20R / $25NR (guaranteed T-Shirt)
After April 2, 2018: $25R/ $30NR
Kids Dash: $10 (includes t-shirt if registered by April 2, 2018)
Pre-Registration Deadline: May 10, 2018
Race Day Registration: $30
o Course Details: 5K (3.1 mile) USATF-certified course and transponder-timed run & walk through the beautiful streets of Mokena. Split times & markers and water stations will be available on the course. This course is timed by T&H timing utilizing a chip timing system. *See the course map at mokenapark.com
o Kid's Dashes: Registered children 10 and under can participate in a race around the bases at approximately 9:00 a.m. Kid's dash distances and heats will vary by age. All participants will receive a ribbon/prize.
o Pre-Race Festivities: Come early and get warmed up with a pre-race workout. We will also have the presentation of our new "Showdown Scholarship" and the singing of our National Anthem.
o Goodie Bags: Each Participant will receive a goodie bag with a participant ribbon & baseball items including coupons and race bag swag from our sponsors. Details of what will be in each goodie bag will be posted at mokenapark.com.
o Post-race Party & Awards: After the race, race participants are encouraged to stick around and enjoy post-race refreshments, food & awards while visiting with friends, family & fellow runners. The awards ceremony will start after the kid's dashes have completed and will include awards to the Best Overall Male and Female run winners as well as the top three winners in the following age categories: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.
o Safety: For safety reasons, bikes, skates & scooters are NOT allowed on the course. Jogging strollers & Pets are permitted. We ask that you position yourself behind the runners as to not interfere with the start of the race. Walkers will be encouraged to start behind the runners.
o Race Results: Available online at www.mokenapark.com or www.thtiming.com
o Benefactor: A portion of the proceeds benefit the Mokena Park Foundation. This year the Mokena Park District Foundation has created a new scholarship program that will benefit underprivileged children in our community. A portion of the 5K proceeds will be designated to start the all-new Showdown Scholarship. The Showdown Scholarships will go to a child in the community who needs funding to jumpstart their path to athletic success. The scholarship will fund participation in either a park district or one of our community affiliates athletic programs. The scholarship requirements and application can be found online at mokenapark.com/foundation, or stop by our office for information!
Every little girl is a princess, and Dad, here's your chance to treat her like one! A special date for just the two of you with an evening of dancing, games and special memories. The DJ will have you dancing the night away and the dessert bar & gelato station is sure to keep you going all night long. Don't forget your cameras for that picture-perfect Father-Daughter moment (TSS Photography will also be on-site for professional photo op). Taking your beloved princess out to dinner before? Make you Reservation with Annie's Cucina in downtown Mokena for 15% off!
Location: Yunker Farm
A18S253: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Summer Concert - June
Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Yunker Park Bandshell. Band to be announced in the Summer Brochure.
Meet Your Counselor Day
Friday, June 22, 2018 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Avoid the lines the first day of camp, and stop by Main Park between 12:30-1:30 p.m.. Find out what group your child will be in, meet their counselor, and get your camp shirt. Parents must stay with campers.
Movie in the Park - June
Thursday, June 28 at 8:30 p.m. in the Yunker Park Bandshell - Title to ba announced in Summer Brochure.
Summer Concert - July
Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Yunker Park Bandshell. Band to be announced in the Summer Brochure.
Movie in the Park - August
Thursday, August 23 at 8:30 p.m. in the Yunker Park Bandshell - Title to ba announced in Summer Brochure.