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

It is hard to believe fall will be here soon. But as with every season, the recreation department is working hard planning new programs and events for residents of all ages. Please take some time to look through this brochure for opportunities for you and your family.

This summer the Board has approved a systems analysis of Harrer Pool. This analysis will determine the remaining life of mechanical, electrical and plumbing of the pool. The report results will be presented at our July 19th Board meeting.
To assist the Board and staff on determining resident’s desires for Harrer Park and the pool, we have commissioned a community-wide interest survey. This survey will ask for resident’s opinions on the current swimming pool and future desires for the site. The Board is committed to listening and strongly taking the community input into any decision regarding Harrer Park and the pool.

On September 13 at 6:30 pm, the Park District will be holding a Community Input Meeting at Pioneer Park. Pioneer Park’s playground is scheduled for replacement, and the Park District will be presenting concepts for resident’s consideration.
Come on out and bring a friend or neighbor. Light refreshments will be served.

On behalf of the entire Board of Park Commissioners, thank you for your support and continued use of our programs and services. Please remember, Board meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Prairie View Community Center.

We hope to see you soon,


Mark Manno
Park Board President