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
Our park district is fortunate to be part of such a great community. We have the opportunity to work with the village, schools, civic organizations and local businesses to provide recreation services.
Our first ever “Cold Brews and Snowshoes” event was a huge success, and I would like to extend my thanks to all our employees, sponsors and snowshoers! Participants had a chance to explore 160 acres of gorgeous winter terrain in the Linne Woods Forest Preserve, as well as taste a fantastic array of craft beers. A portion of the events proceeds went to support the charitable Morton Grove Foundation.
With summer fast approaching, I want to remind everyone to take advantage of early bird prices on pool passes. The Oriole Park Aquatic Center is still new so please bring your family and friends to this bright spot in Morton Grove, it truly is a wonderful place to spend the day. This summer will feature “Pool Senior Brunches” in the Palm Room and “Flick and Float” for the teens, plus we can’t forget what summer is all about, ice cream. Come and enjoy our “Ice Cream Social”!
We also hope you will spend some of your summer hours at our Harrer Park and Pool. We have a great line-up for our Tuesday night “Concerts in the Park” and Friday night “Movies in the Park”. We also have “Hot Dog Day” on the Harrer Park summer schedule.
We look forward to hosting many baseball and soccer games this summer. Our parks and fields are well maintained and sought after by many teams and clubs.
For the first time the Park District is happy to provide discounted 6 Flags Great America tickets at the PVCC registration counter.
I hope to see everyone at the Fourth of July celebration. The fun begins on Thursday, July 2nd, with rides, games, food, free stage entertainment and spectacular fireworks on the fourth.
President, Board of Park Commissioners