Welcome to the Morton Grove Park District
The Morton Grove Park District has been providing memorable experiences in parks and recreation since its inception in 1951. Located 10 miles northwest of Chicago, the District serves an active and engaging community of 23,000. As a separate municipal governing agency, the District is responsible for providing parks, facilities and recreational programs for the community.
The organization is led by five (5) elected park commissioners, 24 full time staff and nearly 200 seasonal and part time employees. The district owns and maintains ten facilities including two outdoor pools, a museum, four field houses, a 50,000 square foot community center and 14 parks totaling over 70 acres. The District is a member of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) and the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD). The District also contracts with the Maine Niles Association of Special Recreation to provide for recreational services to individuals with Special Needs.
Park Board Message
A big thank you to all those who came out for our first annual Oktoberfest. This new event, which took place in Prairie View Park, enabled the park district to bring together residents of all ages for a weekend of entertainment, food and dancing. We appreciate the positive feedback and suggestions received as we plan for the second annual Oktoberfest.
Whether you participate in activities indoors or outdoors, we hope you find something in the Activity Guide to meet your needs. Staff has planned traditional winter programming along with several new additions. Some of the popular winter programs include: TGIF Family Night, Polar Express Storytime Train and Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Soiree.
In addition to the traditional favorites, we are happy to present several new programs. These include: A Seasonal Showcase of Cultures (to celebrate the diversity of our community) as well as a Home Outdoor Decor Contest, Family Gingerbread House making, Polarpalooza, teen trips and several new programs for our adults 55 and older.
Finally, plans are underway to renovate National Park Field House. Staff is working to make this a premier rental facility within the park district. Some of the improvements include a new HVAC system, windows, ADA accessibility as well as increased capacity for programming and rentals. We are hopeful that renovations will begin late winter or early spring.
As always, if you see something that interests you, please sign up using our new ActiveNet registration software. Whether participating as a family or with friends, take time to enjoy one another during the upcoming holidays.
Stay warm, healthy and safe this winter,