From summer baseball to town festivals, from water sports to local clubs and civic groups, a wealth of fun and enriching activities can be enjoyed in Momence all year long.
For the outdoor enthusiast, the Kankakee River beckons boaters, skiers, tubers, swimmers, canoers and fishermen during the warmer months. The thirty-acre Island Park located on Mill Street, maintained by Momence Park District, features playground areas, a band shell with free Thursday evening band concerts June thru August, picnic and barbecue areas, a new handicap accessible fishing pavilion and plenty of wide open grassy areas to relax and enjoy nature. Bird watchers may see herons, bald eagles, red headed wood peckers, and a wide variety of other species.
Sports- and fitness-minded residents also have a
multitude of local options. Golfers can tee off at
Momence’s own 18-hole South Shore Golf Course,
as well as nearby Shamrock Golf Course, Minnie
Monesse, Aspen Ridge and others. Bowlers can
participate in leagues as well as open bowling at
Red Cedar Lanes.
Sensei Steve’s and Sharkey’s Karate studios train
young people in martial arts. The Momence Youth
Sports Association organizes summer t-ball, baseball,
and softball leagues while maintaining the various
fields in town where these sports take place. The
Momence Youth Football League runs the football,
cheerleading, and basketball programs for the
youngsters in our community. When kids or adults
are looking for a family friendly environment to
hang out in, they visit New Trail Outfitters Youth
Center where they can play all sorts or games or
just share quality time together.
Civic and service organizations include the
Momence Chamber of Commerce, Gladiolus
Festival Association, 4-H, Lion’s Club, VFW Post &
Auxiliary, American Legion Post & Auxiliary, Main
Street Momence, Momence Antique Car Club,
Friends of the Park, Momence Jayettes, Knights of
Columbus, Momence Honor Guard, Girls Scouts
and Boy Scouts.