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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

Halloween Fitness Events

Get ready for a Halloween celebration like no other! On Sunday, October 29, we're bringing you not one but three electrifying fitness events that will light up your night. Join us for the Halloween POUND Glow Party, Halloween Glow Zumba, and Halloween Glow POUND. It's a fantastic fusion of fitness, music, costumes, and glowing fun… Read More

National Coaches Day

Happy National Coaches Day! Celebrated every year on October 6, National Coaches Day is a time to honor and appreciate the coaches who make many of our recreational programs possible. Coaches are Mentors and Role Models, teaching valuable life lessons like perseverance, leadership, and teamwork, which extend beyond sports. Coaches are Inclusivity Champions, ensuring that… Read More

NEW! SuzanJohn Playground

Improving YOUR Place to Play! The playground renovation at SuzanJohn Park is COMPLETE! We've installed new benches, picnic tables, trash cans & bike racks, as well as a new playground with ADA Accessible features including a Harness Swing, Spinner, Sand Digger & Transfer Station. SuzanJohn Park is located at 29 Hampton Road in Boulder Hill.… Read More

Browse Fall Programs

Fall Fun for EVERYONE! We have loads of fantastic Fall Programs for participants of all ages. You can view all of our Fall 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

Day in the Park: An Inclusive Day of Play

The District’s DEI Committee could not imagine a better way to celebrate Disability Pride Month this July than by being a part of Fox Valley Special Recreation Association’s (FVSRA) 25th Annual Day in the Park: An Inclusive Day of Play on Wednesday, July 19 at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles. Disability Pride Month celebrates disabled… Read More

Fox Bend Renovated Greens Are OPEN!

The Fox Bend Golf Course greens renovation project is complete. The new greens on Holes 2, 7, and 12 opened for play on Thursday, June 29. The Renovation Project began in Fall of 2022. Greg Martin, of Greg Martin Design, was the golf course architect chosen to complete the renovation design, and Hollembeak Construction was the contractor responsible for… Read More

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