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Bridging Awareness

Many groups, foundations, and organizations have adopted ribbons as symbols of support or awareness. Join the Park District’s DEI and Wellness Committees to Bridge Awareness for causes that are important to you by displaying a ribbon on the Hudson Crossing Park Bridge. Visit the Oswegoland Park District booth at the County Market on Main Street,… Read More

Urban and Community Forestry Grant – Tree Inventory

You may see crews in yellow vests and hardhats looking closely at the trees in our parks through the end of June. What are they doing? We received an Urban and Community Forestry Grant through the Chicago Region Trees Initiative and The Morton Arboretum to complete a digital inventory of our park trees' species, size,… Read More

2022 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report We have something to report! We invite you to review our 2022 Annual Report. This report provides a small glimpse into the vast scope of the work of the Oswegoland Park District. You’ll find highlights of the District’s activities, accomplishments, and finances throughout the past year. Various summaries and charts have been… Read More

Summer Starts with PrairieFest!

PrairieFest 2023 Once again, Summer Starts at PrairieFest this June, with the largest festival in Kendall County occurring the four days of Father’s Day weekend, Thursday, June 15-Sunday, June 18. Free concerts and performances have always been a highlight of the weekend, so there has been excitement at the reveal of this year’s entertainment lineup.… Read More

Fox River Trail Bike Rest Area Grant

The Oswegoland Park District has been awarded a Kendall County TAP Grant to develop a Fox River Trail Bike Rest Area at Boulder Point. The scope of work includes the installation of a pedestrian crosswalk, bike rest stop, and native landscaping. The pedestrian crosswalk with pushbutton flashing signals will help trail users safely cross Route… Read More

Browse Summer Programs

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

The Benefits of Dandelions

Spring is here, leaves are sprouting on the trees, daffodils are blooming, and dandelions will soon be popping up in our parks. Every spring, our Parks Team receives calls asking, "Why doesn’t the Park District control dandelions?" There are two main reasons why we let them grow: First, our Environmental Policy focuses on protecting air,… Read More

Trail Maintenance Project

We're Improving YOUR Places to Play! A trail maintenance project is set to begin Monday, April 17. The re-paving project includes parts of the Fox River Trail, Grove Road Trail, and Prairie Point Greenway Trail. We expect construction to occur intermittently over the next two weeks, so the trails will be ready for you to… Read More

Watch for our Community Survey!

We are updating our Strategic Plan and need YOUR help! A random sampling of residents will receive a Community Survey. Watch for an email invite and share your feedback. The Strategic Plan will direct the future of our parks, programs, and facilities to best meet the needs of the Oswegoland community. Northern Illinois Center for… Read More

Stay Cool This Summer

Hot Summer days are on the horizon, so make your plans now for the sunny days ahead.  Whether it’s swim lessons, swim team, or swimming at our two great aquatic centers, take advantage of all the offerings from the Oswegoland Park District. Open starting June 3 for the Civic Center Aquatic Park and June 10… Read More

You’re Invited! Strategic Plan Focus Group

The Oswegoland Park District is developing a strategic plan to direct the future of the parks and recreation of our community. We’re working with Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies to assist us with the process. Your input helps shape our future. We are looking for interested residents to participate in a Focus Group… Read More

District Receives OSLAD Grant

Today, Governor Pritzker announced that the Oswegoland Park District has been awarded a $600,000 Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) Grant by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to develop Farmington Lakes Park. The 71-acre natural area park is located east of Douglas Drive in Oswego. The park features the 31.8-acre Douglas Lake,… Read More

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