MORTON GROVE PARK DISTRICT IS CLOSED BEGINNING MARCH 14 

 
Effective at 3:00 pm on  March 14, all Morton Grove Park District programs will be canceled, and all facilities including the Prairie View Community Center, Club Fitness, Oriole Palm Room, Austin Fieldhouse, Mansfield Fieldhouse, National Fieldhouse, and Oketo Fieldhouse will be closed through April 30. We will continuously re-evaluate the situation and inform the community of any updates or changes to the decisions made.
 

Please note while our parks and trails will remain open, we ask that residents refrain from using playgrounds, sports fields, and courts to practice social distancing. As stated by Governor Pritzker, we are asking residents to use their best judgment in following the “shelter in place” order. We appreciate your understanding and assistance in adhering to social distancing. For the latest information, go to https://www2.illinois.gov/.

Further updates on Park District cancellations, closures, and program changes will also be posted on our social media channels.

Please be safe, be smart, and stay healthy.

 

 

NOTICE

March 30, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE – Pritzker Extends Stay-At-Home Order Through April 30.

As a reminder: As of March 26, 2020, the Morton Grove Park District’s COVID-19 guidelines, in addition to the closure of all playgrounds, will now include the closure of all basketball courts and tennis courts to discourage large group gatherings. At this time, parks do remain open for walking or jogging as long as people refrain from gathering in groups and maintain the 6-foot social distancing guideline issued by the CDC.

While we want our residents to enjoy Morton Grove Parks, we request that you do so to comply with the social distancing guidelines so the District will not need to expand closures..

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE – As of March 26, 2020, the Morton Grove Park District’s COVID-19 guidelines, in addition to the closure of all playgrounds, will now include the closure of all basketball courts and tennis courts to discourage large group gatherings. At this time, parks do remain open for walking or jogging as long as people refrain from gathering in groups and maintain the 6-foot social distancing guideline issued by the CDC.

While we want our residents to enjoy Morton Grove Parks, we request that you do so to comply with the social distancing guidelines so the District will not need to expand closures..

March 20, 2020

Following Governor Pritzker’s statewide “shelter in place” order announced March 20th, the Morton Grove Park District has extended Park District cancellations and closures through April 7th or until Governor Pritzker has lifted the order.

Please note while our parks and trails will remain open, we ask that residents refrain from using playgrounds, sports fields, and courts to practice social distancing.

As stated by Governor Pritzker, we are asking residents to use their best judgment in following the “shelter in place” order. We appreciate your understanding and assistance in adhering to social distancing. For the latest information, go to https://www2.illinois.gov/.

For additional information and recommendations concerning the COVID-19, go to:

March 19, 2020

For the latest information, go to:
https://www2.illinois.gov/

For additional information and recommendations concerning the COVID-19, go to:

March 16, 2020

Morton Grove Park District Participants and Families,

As you are aware, the Morton Grove Park District has suspended all programs and rentals and closed all facilities to the public until Monday, March 30, except for the Prairie View Community Center and Fieldhouses on Tuesday, March 17, which will be open only as a polling place.

Full-time staff will be available during this time via phone and email. We are working on plans for rescheduling programs and rentals, if possible. Information on potential credits or refunds will be forthcoming.

The Morton Grove Park District fully appreciates its community responsibility as we work to determine when and how to proceed. 

Monitoring and adjusting to COVID-19 is an evolving crisis where information can change rapidly. To stay informed with the latest updates and news, check our website or our Facebook page.

For more information and recommendations concerning the COVID-19, go to:

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Jeffrey Wait, Executive Director
6834 Dempster Street, Morton Grove, IL 60053
847-965-0383
jwait@mgparks.com

Date: March 13, 2020

Morton Grove Park District

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As we monitor the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) daily and follow the recommendations of the Cook County Health Department, the safety of our patrons, participants, and staff is our top priority. Due to the increased uncertainty, it is in the best interest of the community to not have large gatherings or programs at the Fieldhouses, Club Fitness, Oriole Palm Room, Prairie View Community Center, or any other Morton Grove Park District facilities.

As you know, this is a rapidly changing situation, and we are continuously assessing best practices for keeping our patrons, staff, and families safe.

First and foremost, there are NO reported cases of the Coronavirus currently at our district.

However, out of an abundance of caution, and following the school district closings, beginning, March 14, 2020, all Morton Grove Park District programs will be canceled, and all facilities including the Prairie View Community Center, Oketo Fieldhouse, Mansfield Fieldhouse, Austin Fieldhouse, and National Fieldhouse will be closed for the next two weeks. Please note: Prairie View Community Center, Austin Fieldhouse, Mansfield Fieldhouse, National Fieldhouse, and Oketo Fieldhouse will be open on March 17 for voting only.

We plan to re-open the facilities on Monday, March 30. We will continuously re-evaluate the situation and inform the community of any updates or changes to the decisions made.

We recognize the seriousness of the potential spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in our community. Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases by following the Center for Disease Control’s tips by staying home if sick; avoiding close contact with people who are sick; covering coughs and sneezes; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; and washing hands with soap and water. For more information and recommendations, go to:

To stay informed with the latest updates and news, check our website or our Facebook page.

 

March 14 through April 7

Prairie View Community Center
Austin Fieldhouse
Mansfield Fieldhouse
National Fieldhouse
Oketo Fieldhouse

While our parks and trails will remain open, we ask that residents refrain from using playgrounds, sports fields and courts in order to practice social distancing. As stated by Governor Pritzker, we are asking residents to use their best judgement in following the “stay at home” order. We appreciate your understanding and assistance in adhering to social distancing.

We will continuously re-evaluate the situation and inform the community of any updates or changes to the decisions made.

 

 

Upcoming Canceled Events

Tuesday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Bingo
Tuesday, March 17 – Clover Hunt
Thursday, March 19 – Adult Trivia Night
Friday, March 27 – Mother/Son Sport Night
Thursday, April 2 – Senior Outing
Saturday, April 4 – Princess Tea Party
Saturday, April 4 – Doggie Egg Hunt
Wednesday, April 8 – Bunny Trail
Thursday, April 9 – Adult Flashlight Egg Hunt
Friday, April 10 – Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt
Friday, April 10 – Bunny Brunch
Tuesday, April 14 – Ultimate Frisbee Clinic
Monday, April 20 – Spring Bingo
Wednesday, April 22 – Senior Outing
Friday, April 24 – Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, April 25 – Wellness Fair