For pick up games, use the full size basketball courts at Main, Buske, Grasmere, Green Meadows, Hecht, Heritage, Marley Creek and Prairie Ridge park sites. Also available is one-half court located at Tinley Gardens Park.
The Oaks Disc Golf Course
Located at 10847 LaPorte Road, behind The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center. This nationally acclaimed PDGA,35-acre Disc Golf course offers 27 holes under the majestic oak trees and open fields to play this fun and challenging sport for all ages and ability levels. Dogs are not permitted on course. Fines up to $1,000. Ordinance 733.The Oaks Disc Golf Course is open from dawn to dusk. Free player registration required. Registration cards available at The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center. Two forms of identification required.
The Park ‘n Bark Dog Park will open Tuesday, September 5, and be open year-round from dawn to dusk. Portions of the dog park may be closed periodically for maintenance. An annual pass is required for admittance. Dogs must be at least 6 months of age, and have the following immunizations: Rabies, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, and Distemper. Proof of current vaccinations will be required. To obtain a pass, visit the Administration Center during regular business hours. There are small dog and large dog sections, dogs over 30 pounds cannot be in the small dog section. For a complete list of rules, and to obtain a registration packet, visit our website at www.mokenapark.com and look for the Dog Park page under “Parks and Facilities”
Picnic reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning March 1 for the current year. Inquire at the Park Office, 708-390-2401.
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) 2017 Pickleball Participant Report, pickleball currently has 2.815 million players in the US – an increase of 12.3% over last year. The Mokena Community Park District currently has courts striped for Pickleball usage at Fox Ridge Park and Prairie Ridge Park. There is also designated time for Pickleball at the Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center on Friday and Sunday mornings. Outdoor Courts close for the winter and will re-open (weather permitting) on or around April 1. Dedicated pickleball courts are in development at Hecht Park and are scheduled for completion in Spring 2020.
The dual use (tennis and pickleball) courts at Fox Ridge Park are designated for open pickleball play on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. On Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4:00-8:00 p.m., the courts will be designated for open tennis play. All other times are available for either sport on a first-come, first-served basis.
One of the challenges of pickleball is that the sound of the ball hitting the paddle is louder than tennis, and since the courts are smaller, more individuals are able to play in the same area as tennis. As a result, sounds produced can be quite loud if all courts are utilized at the same time. As an effort to reduce the noise produced and respect the neighbors in the areas where pickleball is played, we request that you take the recommendations of Sun City in Arizona into consideration when selecting your pickleball paddle. Click on the link below to view the list of extensive list of recommended paddles (green) versus banned paddles (red), and utilize this list to help guide you in making a decision to purchase equipment that produces less noise. https://www.pickleballportal.com/gear/paddles/best-quiet-pickleball-paddles/
Playground structures are located at Acorn Park, Boulder Ridge North, Brookside Meadows, Buske, Fox Ridge, Grasmere, Green Meadows, Hecht, Heritage, Main, Manchester Cove, Marley Creek, McGovney, Riivendell, Prairie Ridge, Timbers Point, Tinley Gardens, and Willowview parks. Mother's benches also provided.
Roller Hockey Rinks
If you enjoy the fast action of roller hockey, then we have just the place for you. Grab your skates and drop by Buske or Grasmere Parks, for an exciting pick-up game of roller hockey. Goals and nets are provided.
Sand Volleyball Courts
Three lighted, regulation size, sand volleyball courts are open for play at Main Park, except for during league play. One full-size court is also available at Prairie Ridge Park during daylight hours. Courts are currently closed for the season.
The Yunker Farm Splash Pad has closed for the 2019 season. Weather permitting, the Splash Pad will open for the 2020 season on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Hours, fees, etc. will be announced in the Winter brochure.
Splash Pad party rentals for the 2020 season will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis beginning March 1, 2020 at both the Administration Center and The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center. Pricing, hours, and availability will be in our Winter brochure.
Four outdoor courts with lighting are available for your enjoyment at Main Park. Outdoor courts are also available at Buske, Fox Ridge, and Prairie Ridge Parks. One 60" court and four 36" youth courts are available at Grasmere Park for the younger set. Courts close for the winter and will re-open in April. (wether permitting)
A one half-mile, wooded trail is available for your enjoyment at Main Park. A one-half mile walking path is available at Green Meadows Park. Buske, Fox Ridge, Grasmere, Hecht, and Marley Creek park sites all have walking paths for your health and exercise.
Mokena Park's extreme outdoor facility is located at Grasmere Park. Quarter pipes, combo half pipe, bauer box, pyramid, slider, and a launch ramp are sure to bring some fun and adventure into your life. Skatepark closes in the winter and re-opens around April.