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
During the past year the Morton Grove Park District experienced extraordinary growth and change, thanks largely to our continued commitment to teamwork, and to our policy of placing the value of our community above all else. We’ve successfully reached key milestones; received a Moody’s rating of Aa3 which strengthens our position in the community and financial district.
The upcoming year will be exciting as we look forward to our new Oriole Park Aquatic Center. The Aquatic Center will serve our growing needs now and many generations to come. We’ve set increasingly ambitious goals for ourselves, but with our new Executive Director, Tracey Anderson we have the vision and know-how to achieve them. We plan to continue responding to community needs and expand our Park District programs and services in order to engage a wider community base. Our new pool, programs, including more adult and senior programs, neighborhood festivals and year round recreational activities truly enhance the quality of life for the people of Morton Grove – 365 days a year.
We couldn’t be more excited about the coming year. I praise our employees and I would also like to extend my thanks to the many sponsors and intergovernmental partners for their support. We have a fantastic array of Village events and programs for our residents. I think you will be impressed
with our winter brochure. Enjoy!