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 Morton Grove community.

The organization is led by five elected park commissioners, 24 full-time staff and nearly 200 seasonal and part-time employees. The district owns and maintains 10 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 and the Illinois Association of Park Districts. The district also contracts with the Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation to provide for recreational services to individuals with special needs.

The Morton Grove Park District is committed to enriching 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.

Morton Grove Park District Events

A free egg hunt at Prairie View Park for ages 3-10. Bring your camera for a special guest appearance from the Easter Bunny. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bunny Brunch – Celebrate Easter and immediately after the brunch, enjoy the egg hunt with family and friends. Join us for brunch, crafts and picture with the bunny.


Sizzle Into Summer
Kick off the summer season at this annual family fun event on the third Saturday in June with an evening of entertainment, inflatable fun  and live music. Food and drink are available for purchase.

Free Summer Concert Series
Enjoy free concerts in Harrer Park on Tuesdays beginning in June for six summer concerts from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concert will move to the Park View School Gymnasium. Food and drink are available for purchase.


Annual Race to the Taste 5K Run & Walk
Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to participate in the annual fall race on the first Saturday in October. All participants will receive a race T-shirt and post-race refreshments.

Halloween Family Fest
Join us for an afternoon of family fun in October. Children enjoy crafts, carnival games, inflatable fun, pumpkins to decorate, costume contests, hayrides and more.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event will take place rain or shine.


Holly Days
This tree-lighting and holiday festival in early December brings the community together for an annual holiday tradition. Families enjoy free activities and crafts, dog sled demo, ice sculptor demo, holiday tractor rides, entertainment, live reindeer and a visit from Santa. Visit the Winter Morton Grove Farmers Market in the Civic Center and tour of the historic Haupt-Yehl House Museum decorated for the holiday. Food and drink are available for purchase.

This event is presented by the Morton Grove Park District, the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce, the Morton Grove Days Commission, the Morton Grove Library, the Village of Morton Grove and Morton Grove Historical Society.

Tree sales at Harrer Park from Nov. 24 to Dec. 22. Buy a tree and support the event.

Cold Brews
A craft and premium beer tasting event held the third Saturday in February. Attendees can try new and local beers. Features live musical entertainment.

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