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

Dear Residents of Morton Grove,

It has been a busy winter for the Morton Grove Park District. The Board of Park Commissioners has been working with staff on the challenges of the 2016-17 budget. We have been focusing on controlling expenses and increasing revenues in the most responsible ways to minimize the impacts on our residents.Additionally, we will be preparing for the development of a short and long term Strategic Plan. This plan will be completed in early 2017 and will guide the Park District for the next five to ten years. Our goal is to continue to bring quality recreational programs and services that will be inviting and rewarding to our residents at the most reasonable price possible.I hope everyone who lives in Morton Grove will take advantage of the opportunities our Park District has to offer this summer and to remember to “Take Time for Fun.”As always, if you have concerns, suggestions or comments regarding the Park District and its programs, services and facilities, the Park Board wants to hear from you.Please feel free to contact us at:Morton Grove Park District.

ATTN: Park Board
6834 Dempster Street
Morton Grove, Illinois 60053



Dan Staackman
Park Board President