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Breakfast with Santa at Hartman Recreation Center

Get into the holiday spirit at the Hartman Center! Enjoy snacks, crafts, games and a visit with Santa. Pictures with Santa will be available for a small fee.

Saturday December 17, 9am-12pm at Hartman Recreation Center


Easter Egg Hunts

Grab your Easter baskets and head out to Nowell Park Baseball Field or Heggie Soccer Field for the Great Egg Hunt!

The parks will be divided by the following age groups: 4 years & under; 5 - 7 years; 8 - 10 years; 11 - 12 years

Saturday, April 8, Nowell Park Baseball Field: 10 am; Heggie Soccer Field: 1 pm


Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate the environment! Come join us for wildflower hikes, pulling invasive plants, playing games and making crafts out of recycled materials, and visiting earth-wise vendors with great information. The stewardship portion is a good opportunity for community service hours for high school, scout groups, and church groups. Learn why it is important to preserve habitats and good to recycle. Let's learn how to help Mother Earth!

Saturday, April 22 at Pilcher Park Nature Center, 12-3pm


Touch a Truck

Especially for preschoolers! Is your preschooler fascinated with trucks and large equipment? Then Touch a Truck is the perfect event for you and your child! Your children can climb, sit, and play on a variety of trucks. There will be indoor and outdoor activities especially geared for preschoolers.

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Concerts in the Park

Enjoy this free concert series held over the summer, featuring different cover bands each month. Typically runs from May - September, held at Preservation Park.

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Will Country Book Reuse and Recycling Event

Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This free event is sponsored by the Will County Land Use Department and will be held at the Nature Center. Visit willcountygreen.com and/or willcountylanduse.com or call 815-727-8834 for more information.

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Movies in the Park

Enjoy this free series featuring a find shown each month, typically June - August at various Joliet Park District parks & facilities.

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Nowell Park Back to School Festival

Spend an afternoon at Nowell park playing games and enjoying the outdoors with your family and friends. Lunch will be served starting at noon and give-aways will be going on throughout the day!

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Joliet Airport Festival

Plane rides, children's activities, airplanes on display. Car show hosted by Coachmen Car Club. Admission is free. There will be a pancake breakfast for an additional fee.

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