2022-23 Winter Activity Guide

2017/2018 Morton Grove Park District Winter Spring Activity Guide

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Greeting everyone, As we look back on the year, we have many things to be thankful for here in Morton Grove. Coming out of the pandemic, residents' need for recreation is even more important than ever. Getting outdoors and spending time with family, friends, and neighbors is of the highest priority. Social interaction is one of the most important components of many activities and is a central motivator for participation. Our Recreation Department keeps this and many other factors in mind when designing and implementing programs and services for residents. The Resident's participation isn't limited to programs and services. When the district is planning for the replacement of a playground, for example, we actively solicit resident input. We gather opinions, suggestions, and concerns residents have about the plan and make changes to address them. The park district doesn't have all the answers, nor does it know with certainty how a park is used by its neighbors. Asking the residents is the best way to avoid disrupting how a park is used and the expense to correct it. The Board of Park Commissioners appreciates your active involvement in town hall meetings, in-person or virtually. I know the winter can be a diffi cult time to participate in activities and events. Cold temperatures and icy surfaces prevent continuing summer and fall activities into the winter months. For indoor activities, Club Fitness offers treadmills, step masters, ellipticals, weight machines, and free weights to meet the need of any fi tness level. If you enjoy the cold and want to continue to be outside, the district plows the paths in most of our parks. Lastly, the Board of Park Commissioners' monthly meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month and are held at the Prairie View Community Center. The meetings begin at 6:30 pm and allow residents to comment on agenda and non-agenda items. The Board loves to hear directly from residents and often engages in meaningful dialog with residents to understand their concerns better. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a New Year. Steve Schmidt President BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ELECTED BY THE PUBLIC AND RESPONSIBLE FOR SETTING POLICY A five-member Board of Commissioners governs the Morton Grove Park District. The Board serves without compensation for a six-year term and is directly responsible to the electorate. Professional staff, led by the Executive Director, handles day-to-day operations. The Morton Grove Board of Park Commissioners welcomes citizens at all their meetings. All meetings are held at the Prairie View Community Center, 6834 Dempster Street, Morton Grove, IL. Individuals needing special assistance should call one (1) week in advance (847) 965-1200 so that arrangements can be made. Park District Board Meeting third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm This schedule is subject to change. For more information, call (847) 965-1200 or visit the website at DISCOVER OUR DIGITAL COMMUNITY E-NEWSLETTER All the information you need about programs, events, and District News delivered directly to your inbox. WEBSITE Click on the website to register for classes, learn about new programs, view project updates, browse the Activity Guide, and so much more. FACEBOOK Find us on Facebook to stay informed about special events, and programs, to view photos, and to connect with your Morton Grove community. INSTAGRAM Receive immediate news, alerts, reminders, and updates when you follow us on mortongroveparkdistrict/ MISSION STATEMENT > Morton Grove Park District Is committed to complementing our community's quality of life, economic capacity, health and wellness through recreational opportunities while protecting natural resources. register at | 2022-2023 Winter Activity Guide 3 PRESIDENT'S LETTER Steven Schmidt President Paul Minx Vice President Mazhar Khan Treasurer Keith White Commissioner John Pietron Commissioner

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