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
By the time you read this, we hope that you have had the opportunity to experience our newest facility, Oriole Park Aquatic Center. The Morton Grove Park District Board of Commissioners anxiously awaits the unveiling of the brand new, state-of-the-art facility scheduled for an official grand opening on June 7th.
Designed with the community in mind, the $6.5 million project has many new, exciting features to accommodate a variety of activities. The park district’s Tiger Shark swim club competes as part of the Northern Illinois Swim Conference and will call the new facility home. Swimmers age six and up, will hold practices in the 8-lane lap pool complete with starting blocks and timing pads. The aquatic center will also play host to an assortment of exercise programs including “Aquacize” to “Aqua-Arthritis,” along with group and private swim lessons. Amenities include a water slide, basketball hoop, spray guns and lily pad water walkway, as well as a separate current channel and zero-depth kiddie pool; there is truly something for everyone.
The board and staff continue to work together to achieve the highest level of programming and facility opportunities for our residents. Later this summer, the Park District is replacing the 20 year registration system with a new and efficient program from Active Network. This will allow our community and guest to experience an easier online registration. In addition, the Club Fitness will undergo a renovation. This renovation will include a re-design, equipment upgrade and relocation of a Kids Center.
While we have many new programs taking place, a new two-day special event “Oktoberfest” which will take place at Prairie View on Friday September, 26-Saturday September 27th. Watch your Fall Brochure for more details.
We couldn’t be more excited about the coming year and I think you will be fascinated with our fall brochure. As always we hope to see you often!