Joliet is truly fortunate to be afforded ample opportunities for healthy, active lifestyles through the offerings of the Joliet Park District. The Joliet Park District’s long list of facilities, programming and activities for residents of all ages has made it an invaluable resource in the community.
On these pages are a detailed listing of the facilities operated by the Joliet Park District. To learn more about these facilities, as well as the Park District’s multitude of programs, visit www.jolietpark.org.
The Joliet Park District owns and operates three beautiful golf courses. Each plays host to a number of tournaments and special events. Additional amenities found through the courses include lighted driving ranges, large practice greens and concession facilities.
Inwood Golf Club is located at 3200 W. Jefferson St. in the heart of Joliet. To find out more about Inwood Golf Club, visit www.inwoodgc.com.
Wedgewood Golf Club is located at the corner of Route 59 and Caton Farm Road, on the west side of Joliet. For more information about Wedgewood Golf Club, visit www.wedgewoodgc.com.
Woodruff Golf Club is the oldest of the three Joliet Park District courses – located at 621 N. Gougar Rd. on the east side of Joliet. To learn more about Woodruff Golf Club, visit www.woodruffgc.com.
HARTMAN RECREATION CENTER
Located next to Sator Sanchez Memorial Park, Hartman Recreation Center is equipped with a full-size gymnasium, weight room, multi-purpose room and a year-round listing of programs, activities and special events.
INWOOD ICE ARENA
Open to the public all year, the Inwood Ice Arena offers hockey, figure skating, learn-to-skate programs and a variety of special events.
INWOOD SPORTS COMPLEX
The Inwood Sports Complex houses the Harlow Lockwood Softball Fields – totaling six lighted softball fields, six soccer fields and playground equipment. The outdoor sports facility is utilized by the U.S. Slow-Pitch Softball Association, as well as by high school and intercollegiate sports teams.
JOLIET MEMORIAL STADIUM
This landmark Joliet facility was recently renovated with state-of-the-art Mondo playing surface and eight-lane running track. Joliet Memorial Stadium is home to Joliet Raiders Youth Football Organization, Joliet Catholic Academy High School Football, University of St. Francis Football and the Joliet Junior College Football teams. Special events like the Taste of Joliet and the Annual July 4th Celebration take place at the Joliet Memorial Stadium each year.
Hundreds of opportunities for recreation are available through the Multi-Purpose Center, a popular facility that offers two indoor gymnasiums, a multi-purpose room, a number of program rooms and a wealth of programs like the Joliet Park District’s Special Recreation division, geared toward the area’s special needs residents.
Spanning 20 acres on Joliet’s east side, Nowell Park offers plenty of outdoor leisure opportunities ranging from ball fields and tennis courts to picnic sites, playground equipment and an abundance of open space.
BARBER AND OBERWORTMANN HORTICULTURAL CENTER
A multi-purpose room, Resource Center, covered deck and a number of programs and events can be accessed within this 12,000-square-foot facility. The Horticultural Center is the perfect place to host your wedding or private event.
BIRD HAVEN GREENHOUSE AND CONSERVATORY
The Bird Haven Greenhouse and Conservatory is situated adjacent to the Barber and Oberwortmann Horticultural Center. Bird Haven Greenhouse spans three acres within Pilcher Park. The facility was developed in the early 1900s and features Tropical and Desert Houses and a showroom ideal for vibrant floral shows, like the annual Poinsettia Show. A variety of programs and special events can be found here year-round.
More than 640 acres comprise Pilcher Park, the perfect spot for outdoor recreation and educational endeavors. Playground equipment, picnic areas, trails for hiking, biking and cross-country, and three excellent educational facilities comprise this treasured site.
PILCHER PARK NATURE CENTER
Learn about Joliet’s local flora and fauna through the Pilcher Park Nature Center, which offers an array of educational programs and events for youth and adults.
PRESENCE SAINT JOSEPH INWOOD ATHLETIC CLUB
Located adjacent to the Multi-Purpose Center, the 65,000-square-foot Inwood Athletic Club is the perfect place to start your healthy lifestyle. The Inwood Athletic Club features an eight-lane indoor pool, a 10,000-square-foot fitness floor, an indoor walk/run track, two group exercise rooms, smoothie bar, nursery and public steam room. For more information on the Presence Saint Joseph Inwood Athletic Club, visit www.inwoodathleticclub.com.
Splash Station celebrates its 15-year anniversary in 2016! With more than 750,000 visitors served, Splash Station has been a great addition to the Joliet Park District. Attractions found at Splash Station include a 250,000-gallon, zero-depth pool, a 200-foot racing slide, two body slides, two tube slides, an 850-foot lazy river and a sand-filled play area. For more information about Splash Station, visit www.jolietsplashstation.com.