About 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.

Mission Statement

The Morton Grove Park District is committed to enrich the quality of community life and promote recreational activities through creative programming for people of all ages and abilities, while protecting open space and natural resources for future generations.

President’s Message

Morton Grove Residents,

We made it through another winter and summer is right around the corner. We hope you took advantage of all our winter activities and events that we had to offer.

With the change of season, the Board of Park Commissioners has also seen changes. Dan Staackmann, who gave this District countless hours, dedication, and leadership resigned from the Board. On behalf of the entire Board of Park Commissioners and staff of the Morton Grove Park District, we wish him the very best in all his future endeavors. Dan’s sense of humor, insight, and vision will be missed.

I am pleased to welcome Dorothy Coletta, who was raised here in Morton Grove, to the Board. Dorothy brings over 20 years of experience working with not-for-profit boards and public service to the District.

Do you have a young girl or boy who loves the outdoors who are looking for something fun to do in the summer? Within this guide, you will find a full assortment of programs and activities for the summer, including camps, concerts in the park, movies in the park, and it wouldn’t be summer without our ice cream socials. Be sure to check out our website and register early. I hope you and your family find the time to spend together enjoying everything the parks have to offer.

Our dedicated staff is always looking for your feedback. Whether you attend an open house, board meeting, send a letter or email, or by simply speaking to any of our staff; we always want to hear from you! Your comments and suggestions are important and are welcomed.

Stay informed by visiting our website, www.mortongroveparks.com, for updates on events, programs, and weather conditions.
As we look forward to another great summer, please enjoy yourselves, have fun, and stay safe.

Mark Manno
Park Board President