Transparency Portal

The Morton Grove Park District is committed to open government.

This portal is a centralized source of frequently requested information, including District budgets, contact information, and park board actions. The Morton Grove Park District will work to continually improve this portal so residents can feel confident about the stewardship of their tax dollars.

Master Plan

An ADA Audit was performed for the Park District in 2022. The results of this audit are available for review in the Administrative Offices located at Prairie View Community Center, 6834 Dempster Street. Office Hours are M-F, 9am – 5pm.

February 2022
At the 2022 February Park Board Meeting, the Board of Commissioner approved the Park District’s Comprehensive Master Plan and that the Executive Director retained a consultant to help the Board and staff establish, through use of the report, a set of strategic initiatives which give the staff direction, improve accountability and let the community know what they can expect from their Park District.

Click here to read or download the Comprehensive Master Plan.

ADA Notice

People with and without disabilities are encouraged and invited to register for all Park District programs of interest. The Park District is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and all other applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination. If you or a family member has a disability and are interested in participating in or attending Park District programs or activities, the Park District will make reasonable accommodations to facilitate that opportunity, such as providing auxiliary communication aids and services, revising policies and practices, removing barriers, selecting available alternate activity sites or taking other appropriate action.

To assist Park District staff in making appropriate accommodations, we urge you to contact us reasonably in advance of program participation and discuss the necessary accommodation with our ADA Officer, Jeff Wait at 847-965-0383 or jwait@mgparks.com.

The ADA Officer will work closely with the Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation’s (M-NASR) Inclusion Manager to provide for your individual needs. Families of individuals with disabilities should contact M-NASR (847) 966-5522 to discuss the individual’s participation in the program of choice. The Relay System number is (800) 526-0844.

An ADA Audit was performed for the Park District in June of 2013. The results of this audit are available for review in the park district administrative offices located at Prairie View Community Center; 6834 Dempster Street, Morton Grove, IL 60053 during administration business hours.

Click here to download the ADA Transitions Plan

FOIA

Illinois Freedom of Information Act 5ILC 140/1 et seq. (FOIA) is intended to guarantee citizens access to all government records in whatever form they are maintained while protecting legitimate governmental interests and the privacy of individual citizens.

Direct Requests by mail, email or personal delivery to:
Jeffrey Wait, CPRP, Executive Director and FOIA Luisa Gonzalez, Freedom of Information Officer
6834 Dempster Street
Morton Grove, IL 60053
Phone: 847-965-1200
E-mail: jwait@mgparks.com and lgonzalez@mgparks.com

Required Information for a Request
(Must be in writing, however, a form is not needed)

  • Requestor’s full name, address, daytime phone number and e-mail address if you would like the response sent electronically.
  • A detailed description of the records being sought, and whether the request is for on-location inspection, copies or another format.
  • A statement letting us know if the request is for a commercial purpose (will the information requested be used, in any form, for sale, resale, or solicitation or advertisement for sales or services)

Timeline to Respond to Request
The Morton Grove Park District has five business days after the receipt of a written request to respond except for commercial requests when the District has 21 business days to respond. Day one of the time limit starts the first business day after the request is received.

The District may request an extension of time to respond for reasons provided in Section 3 (5ILC 140/3 (e)) of the act. The extension is for no more than 5 additional business days.

Responses

  • Grant the request
  • Deny the request
  • Grant in part and deny in part
  • Notice that the request is unduly burdensome
  • Request additional time to respond and provide a reason for the delay
  • When a request is denied in part or whole, the requester may appeal the decision. Appeals should be made within 60 days in writing to the Office of the Attorney General.

Inspection or Pickup of Information
Conducted during normal business hours of the Park District Administrative Office 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fees
No fee will be charged for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal-sized copies requested by a requester except when a fee is otherwise fixed by statutes. Fees will be charged for postage at cost, additional b/w copies will be $.15 per copy, oversized materials and recording materials will be at cost. The District can not charge for any administrative costs.

Request to waive the fees must be made in writing and must state how the primary purpose of the requested information is to access and disseminate information regarding the health, safety, and welfare of the legal rights of the public; and it is not for the principal purpose of personal or commercial benefits.

Additional Information
Available upon request are a list of documents that the Morton Grove Park District will provide immediately to a requester and a list of categories of records under the District’s control.

MGPD Board Meetings  Click here to be redirected to the page.

Decennial Committee Meetings Click here to be redirected to the page.

 

Financial Assistance for Programs

The Morton Grove Park District offers a financial assistance program for qualifying families who reside in Morton Grove. Applications require detailed information and supporting documentation and are available here or at Prairie View Community Center. The Assistance granted will be determined on an individual basis according to need and availability. Families awarded assistance must show good faith and honor all provisions of their agreement with the Park District. For more information on the Financial Assistance Program, contact Lauren Ishii at 847-965-1200 or lishii@mgparks.com

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