Labor Day - September 4 - Hours

The Administration Center will be closed on Monday, September 4.

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

 

Bark 'n Park Dog Park Opening

We have an Opening Date for the Park ‘n Bark Dog Park! Tuesday, September 5!

Just a few reminders when using our Dog Park:...

• 2 dogs per handler at one time

• Pass should be visible

• Please make sure all other gates are closed when opening a gate

• No food or treats – human or canine

• Pick up dog waste IMMEDIATELY

• HAVE A PAW-FECTLY FUN TIME! 

Passes are now on sale at the Administration Center. Please review the registration packet for all necessary information. Passes will NOT be issued without proof of required immunizations, and ID.

 

Woofstock and Pet Parade - New date!

WOOFSTOCK'S BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 9.

We will kick-off the event with the Pet Parade which includes a ¼ mile fun walk along the Main Park wooded trail at 1:30 p.m. – Registration begins at 1:00 p.m.  All animals are welcome for the parade.  Parade prizes will be awarded to the top winners in the following categories:

  • Best Dressed
  • Most Exotic
  • Most      Original
  • Smallest      Pet
  • Largest      Pet

*Costumes are optional!  After the parade, an educational show about reptiles will be provided by Cold Blooded Creatures followed by an afternoon of canine contests for our four-legged friends will begin at apprx. 2:00p.m. Start training your pooch now so they can place in our contests:  Best Trick, Most Obedient, Ultimate Frisbee Catch and Hot Dog Relay! Vendors, raffle, and give-a-ways will be available throughout the afternoon.  For the safety of your dog and others, please be sure the dog’s vaccinations are current.  All dogs must be on a leash.

Location:  Main Park – Picnic Grove, 10925 W La Porte Road, Mokena

Day/Times: Saturday, May 20, 2017 / 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

                Pet Parade Registration: 1:00p.m.-1:30 p.m.

                Woofstock Contest Registration: 1:00p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Free to participate! 

 

Ace Race 2017

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.            Registration Deadline: September 1, 2017

LOCATION: The Oaks Disc Golf Course

Check-in opens at 10:00 a.m., Ace Race kicks off at 11:00 a.m.

B17E251: Sunday, September 17, 2017                       $30

 

Halloween Hollow

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 – 5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

 Activities & Entertainment include:

  • Carnival Rides ($)
    • 3:30-5:00 p.m. Special Needs Families Only – Carnival FREE for these families (must present flyer from LWSRA, School Districts, or Trinity Services)
      • 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. ($25 Windy City Carnival Rides Wristband special)
  • Ghoulish Goodies Food Court ($)
  • Spooky Sponsor Giveaways - FREE!
  • Monster Market Merchants ($)
  • NEW! Stage Entertainment! - FREE!

SATURDAY OCTOBER 14, 2017 1:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Activities & Entertainment include:

  • Carnival Rides ($)
    • 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. & 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. ($25 Windy City Carnival Rides Wristband special)
  • Ghoulish Goodies Food Court ($)
  • Spooky Sponsor Giveaways- FREE!
  • Monster Market Merchants ($)
  • Gremlin Grove (1:00 – 5:00 p.m. only!) - FREE
    • o Ghost Town Games
    • o Hayrides
    • o Pony Rides
    • o Tricky Tractors
    • o Bounce House
    • o Horseback Rides
    • o Pumpkin Patch (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
    • o Corn Maze
      • Main Stage Contests-FREE!  (see contest descriptions below)
        • o Mummy Wrap (1:00 p.m.)
        • o Pumpkin Pie Eating (3:00 p.m.)
          • o Costume Contests (2:00 p.m.)
          • o Pumpkin Painting Contest (4:00 p.m.)
  • NEW! Main Stage Entertainment-FREE!

New this year we will have a Saturday evening band & beer tent available! Beer tent is 21+ and fees apply!

The stage schedule is TBA- please check online at mokenapark.com to see the schedule!

FREE Home Depot Pumpkin Patch & Painting

Visit the Frankfort Home Depot to pick out your pumpkin and paint it!  Available on Saturday, October 14 ONLY from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. or while supplies last. Bring your painted pumpkins or gourds to the Main Stage to compete for great prizes!  All ages can participate.  Check-in near Main Stage and display before 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14.

Volunteers Needed - Interested in volunteering at the event? Volunteers are always needed and appreciated! Please contact 708-390-2404!

Sponsorship and Vendor Information - Interested in participating as a sponsor or vendor at the event?  Additional information is available online at mokenapark.com or by contacting 708-390-2416. Thank you for your interest!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017 1:00 – 5:00 P.M.

Activities & Entertainment include:

  • Carnival Rides ($)
    • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. ($25 Windy City Carnival Rides Wristband special, $15 Pee Wee Wristband)
    • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. ($15 Pee Wee Wristband good for unlimited rides on the train, slide & carousel)
  • Ghoulish Goodies Food Court ($)
  • Spooky Sponsor Giveaways- FREE!
  • Monster Market Merchants ($)
  • Gremlin Grove- FREE
    • o Ghost Town Games
    • o Hayrides
    • o Pony Rides
    • o Tricky Tractors
    • o Bounce House
    • o Horseback Rides
    • o Scarecrow Lab ($)
    • o Corn Maze
      • Main Stage Contests-FREE! (see contest descriptions below)
        • o House of Frights! (1:00 p.m.)
        • o NEW! Trunk-R-Treat (3:00 p.m.)
        • o NEW! Mutt Strut (4:00 p.m.)

Scarecrow Laboratory 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (or while supplies last)

This eerie experiment will result in the creation of a life-size scarecrow.  Hundreds of scarecrows will emerge from the lab by the completion of the event.  We supply the straw and clothes.  Limit one per family. DONATIONS NEEDED! Drop off those unwanted shirts, pants, ties, belts, hats, etc. at the Administration Center for our Scarecrow Laboratory M-F between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. no later than Monday, October 6, 2017!

NEW! Trunk-R-Treat

Decorate the trunk of your vehicle for Halloween and allow children a fun & safe way to go trick or treating! All cars must have candy available for kids to trick or treat at your trunk. No handmade or opened candy/snacks are allowed. Prizes will be awarded for scariest, funniest, most creative & best overall cars decorated! It is FREE to register your car for this event, you must pre-register in person, by mail or email to info@mokenapark.com.. Applications can be found online at mokenapark.com!

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017 *Registration Opens August 28

NEW Mutt Strut

Bring your furry friends out for this new canine costume contest! Dress your pet up in their favorite Halloween costume and bring them by the Main Stage to strut their stuff for prizes & ribbons on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.! It is FREE to register your canine for this event! You must pre-register in person, by mail or email to info@mokenapark.com. Contestant forms can be found online at mokenapark.com!

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017 *Registration Opens August 28

 

Stockings For Our Troops

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.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. *Note new times!

The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center

 

Pictures With Santa

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

Time: Sunday, November 19, 2017: 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Registration: Call the Administration Center at 708-390-2401 to make an appointment! Registration Begins on August 28, 2017.

 

Thanksgiving Hours

Thursday, November 23:

Administration Center - CLOSED

Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center - 5:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Friday, November 24

Administration Center - CLOSED

 

Breakfast With Santa

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Enjoy your breakfast with the Jolly Old Elf at Aurelio’s Restaurant, 9901 W Lincoln Hwy., Frankfort.  Other special guests are sure to bring a smile to parents and kids alike.  $13 admission per person includes plated breakfast*, entertainment and a special gift. Children under one are admitted free (does not include breakfast, treats or gift) and all children must be accompanied by an adult.  Registration will NOT be accepted at the restaurant-no exceptions.  Groups limited to a maximum of eight (8).  No refunds.  This one fills up fast! 

Location: Aurelio’s Restaurant (9901 W Lincoln Hwy., Frankfort)

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

 

Christmas Hours

Sunday, December 24:

Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center - 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Monday, December 25:

Administration Center - CLOSED

Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center - CLOSED

Tuesday, December 26:

Administration Center - CLOSED

 

New Year's Hours

Sunday, December 31:

Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center - 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Monday, January 1, 2018:

Administration Center - CLOSED

Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center - CLOSED

Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

Administration Center - CLOSED