The Joliet Park District celebrates 97 years in 2019! With 78 community parks, 15 award winning facilities and over 1650 acres, the mission of the Joliet Park District is to provide quality recreational programming and events that promote healthy, active lifestyles to enhance the quality of life for our entire community.

Joliet Park District operated facilities stretch throughout Joliet, and include three golf courses (Inwood, Wedgewood and Woodruff), Splash Station waterpark, Bird Haven Greenhouse, ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium, Joliet Regional Airport, Inwood Athletic Club, Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center, Barber and Oberwortmann Horticultural Center, Hartman Recreation Center, Harlow Lockwood Softball Fields, and the brand new Nowell Park Recreation Center.

The Nowell Park Recreation Center opened in fall 2018.  This amazing facility features a 10,000 square foot fitness center, indoor walking track, multi-purpose rooms, and basketball/volleyball/pickleball courts.

The Joliet Park District is also proud to host the Taste of Joliet, a three-day festival featuring 20+ food vendors, carnival, kids zone and live music.  With crowds over 55,000 and past headliners like Sammy Hagar, Hunter Hayes, REO Speedwagon, STYX, Little Big Town, Zendaya, Brett Eldredge and Billy Currington, the Taste of Joliet is the highlight of the summer in Joliet.  For more information on the Taste of Joliet, visit

The Joliet Park District hosts a number of free community events throughout the year:  Airport Fest, Movies in the Park, Donate Your Weight, Concerts in the Park, Nowell Park Back to School Fest, and Easter Egg Hunts are just a few.

For more information on the Joliet Park District’s lineup of facilities, programs and events, visit, follow the Joliet Park District on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or call (815)741.7275.