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.
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We hope that by the time you receive your Fall Activity Guide you’ll have had the opportunity to visit our new Oriole Park Aquatic Center and taken a dip in its pool. If you haven’t, there is still time to check out the beautiful facility and participate in other summer activities. We have a couple of movies in the park scheduled along with several summer camp opportunities before the school year begins.
As the summer winds down, the District is implementing a new registration software program that will facilitate a smoother and easier registration process for our guests and families. You have an opportunity to win a $500 gift card just by creating your household. More information can be found on our website and Facebook.
We are also excited to announce a couple of renovations. The first renovation scheduled is our Fitness Center and Child Care area. The facility will have several new pieces of equipment installed, new flooring and resurfaced track. The equipment will have audio capabilities whether you prefer music or watching TV. In addition, parents will have the ability to leave their children in a supervised environment while they work out in our facility. The grand re-opening of the Fitness Center is scheduled for September 20. The second renovation will be National Park Fieldhouse. This facility is scheduled for renovation later this year. Updates and progress on this project will be posted on our website (www.mortongroveparks.com) and Facebook.
More exciting news, the Park District is hosting its first annual Oktoberfest on September 26 and 27. We have planned a two day event that will offer activities, entertainment and food for all ages. Both evenings include live music along with an adult beer garden. Children can enjoy a petting zoo, hay rides and other kids’ activities or even participate in the 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk Saturday morning, followed by a pancake breakfast. More details about Oktoberfest can be found at www.mortoberfest.com and pages 7 & 8 of your fall activity guide.
As always, we strive to offer numerous programs and events to meet the variety of interests in our community. Please peruse your fall activity guide and take note of the wide variety of programs we offer. Whether you are participating for the first time in one of our programs, trying something new or a regular visitor, we hope to see you often.