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Author: Laura Finch

Board Vacancy Filled

The Oswegoland Park District welcomed Holly Wiggins to the Park Board of Commissioners on Thursday, February 15. Holly has been a resident of Oswego for six years, along with her husband and two daughters. They participate in many Oswegoland Park District programs and events and are proud to live in a town where the Park… Read More

Community Investment Program Highlights for 2024

The District's 2024 Community Investment Program aims to enhance community well-being and recreational spaces by revitalizing existing facilities and introducing new amenities across our extensive network of parks and trails. With amenities spanning parks, facilities, and trails within our 38-square-mile service area, we are committed to fostering a vibrant and inclusive community, enriching lives, and… Read More

Father’s Day Weekend Plans @ PrairieFest!

PrairieFest 2024 PrairieFest, Kendall Country’s largest festival, is back Thursday, June 13-Sunday, June 16, 2024. Presented by the Oswegoland Park District, the fest kicks off summer with a community celebration over Father’s Day weekend. Free concerts from national, regional, and local bands, along with entertaining, family-friendly performances are the highlight of the weekend, and this… Read More

Winter Ways to Play

SNOW. PLAY. FUN. REPEAT. Bundle up and embrace the weather as you enjoy some of these fantastic outdoor activities! Build a Snowman or Snow Fort “Do you want to build a snowman?” Head out to one of our 66 parks and share your snowman or fort making skills with the community! Be sure to take… Read More

Winter Weather Notifications

Winter Weather is Coming! Stay in the Know, Before You Go. In inclement weather, the determination to close Oswegoland Park District facilities or cancel classes may occur, and notification will be posted in the following ways: RainoutLine Facility closings and program cancellations are posted to RainoutLine. Text messages and email alerts will be sent to… Read More

Commissioner Retirement and Board Vacancy

At the Special Board Meeting on Thursday, December 7, the Park Board of Commissioners accepted a letter of resignation from Commissioner Dave Krahn, who will be moving out of the Oswegoland Park District community. Initially appointed to the Board in 2014, Commissioner Krahn ran for election in 2015 and served on the Board until his… Read More

Embracing Sportsmanship at the Oswegoland Park District

At the Oswegoland Park District, we believe that sports are not just about winning games but about fostering an environment where participants can grow, have fun, make friends, and be part of a team. Central to this philosophy is the concept of sportsmanship—a deep understanding of and commitment to fair play, ethical behavior, integrity, and… Read More

Launching Our New Strategic Plan!

This year, we partnered with the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies to shape our future with an updated Strategic Plan. This process began with gathering input through a community-wide survey, a demographic trend analysis, and focus groups with community stakeholders and staff. Park District leadership then met with the consultants during a strategic… Read More

Leadership Transition Announcement

Rich Zielke to Retire After 30 Years in the Field of Parks & Recreation After 17 years with the Oswegoland Park District and 30 years within the parks and recreation field, Rich Zielke will retire from the Oswegoland Park District on December 29, 2023. Under Rich’s guidance, the District successfully secured over $3.5 million in… Read More

Browse Winter Programs

Winter Ways to Play! We have a wonderful lineup of Winter Programs for participants of all ages. You can view all of our Winter Programs right here on our website. Or visit a program page to see what we are offering in your favorite program area! Once you find a program you like, click on… Read More

Remebering Our Veterans Special Exhibit

The Little White School Museum Presents Remembering Our Veterans Whether they were soldiers, sailors, nurses, or volunteers, since the Civil War, hundreds of Oswego residents participated in wartime efforts. This November, discover the history of Oswego’s fighting men and women through a unique display of military photographs and memorabilia. Thursday, November 9 - Sunday, November… Read More

Improving Your Places to Play – Briarcliff Woods

We're Making Plans to Improve Your Places to Play! Construction is planned for the spring of 2024 to install a 20-space parking lot at Briarcliff Woods Park in Montgomery. The goal of the project is to alleviate the street parking issues off of Briarcliff Rd. The parking lot will be located north of the pickleball… Read More

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