We're bringing the party to YOUR park! Join us for hot dogs and chips as we celebrate the much-awaited Grand Opening of Andover Park.
Did you know northern Illinois is home to “The World’s Shortest Railroad”? Built in 1914, the Illinois Midland Railway connected two small towns barely two miles apart: Newark and Millington. Originally planned to a 120-mile railroad across northern Illinois, financial issues resulted in just 1.962 miles of rickety track being built. That didn’t stop the […]
Lend a Hand! We’re supporting the Illinois Department of Natural Resources with a restoration workday at Yorkville Prairie, located adjacent to Saw Wee Kee Park,from 9am-12pm every third Saturday of the month. Bring your work gloves and meet our Natural Resources Supervisor at the entrance to Saw Wee Kee Park at 9am. Loppers and handsaws […]
Get the whole family together for a fun and explorative class including gentle yoga, partner poses, games, music, and meditation. A great way to teach your children the importance of the mind/body connection! Every two children must be registered with at least one adult. Only adults need to register. Please bring a yoga mat to […]
Fall means Oswego Brew at the Bridge in Hudson Crossing Park. The best Illinois breweries are showcased on a beautiful day in the park. Home Brew hobbyists offer their latest delicious experiments, great food vendors tempt your tummy, and the riverfront park is filled with great music. Spend the afternoon with your family, friends, and […]
Enjoy a rejuvenating morning stretch in a serene garden setting in the heart of downtown Oswego. If inclement weather occurs, class will be held inside at the Little White School Museum. Please bring a mat to class. Register here!
Established in 2007, the Pantry Garden is made up of 50 raised vegetable beds, ten herb beds, four apple trees, one fig tree, raspberry bushes, and several barrel planters. The program takes an unused, marginal piece of urban land and turns it into a rich, sustainable land use opportunity that benefits local residents and the […]
We’ve seen the barns in towns, so now it’s time to venture out into the real farm land. Join members of the Oswegoland Heritage Association as we visit three area family farms with deep roots in the Oswego community. Learn how generations have cultivated the land and made it their home. This is a bus […]
Shop local with plenty of choices to buy fresh produce, meats, eggs, artisan cheeses, specialty foods like baked goods & honey, and handmade items in our outdoor, open-air market. See the 2022 vendors here.
Do you “Sprechen sie Deutsch”? Did you know that German settlers developed a lot of Oswego? Hop on the bus for our first Heritage Tour and learn about some of our town’s most prominent German settlers. We will discuss their careers, real estate empires, community service and their lasting imprint on our town. This bus/walking […]