2024 Summer Activity Guide

Morton Grove Park District Activity Guide

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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 tongroveparkdistrict/ ____________________ 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. PALMA LANE PARK OKETO PARK Register at | 2024 Summer Activity Guide 3 Sincerely, Paul Minx, President, Board of Park Commissioners Paul Minx President A fi ve-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. A 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 Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. This schedule is subject to change. For more information, call (847) 965-1200 or visit the website at PRESIDENT'S LETTER MORTON GROVE BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS ELECTED BY THE PUBLIC AND RESPONSIBLE FOR SETTING POLICY Mazhar Khan Vice President John Pietron Treasurer Steven Schmidt Commissioner John Liston Commissioner Morton Grove Residents, It is early-February, but it is more like late-March. Punxsutawney Phil predicts spring is just around the corner. Even though summer is still months away, the staff at the park district has been working diligently in planning and organizing programs and events for the summer. The Board and staff of the park district is excited to announce we have received an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grant from the State of Illinois for the renovations at Palma Lane Park. This grant program provides up to 50% funding assistance to rehabilitate public outdoor recreation areas. Last year, staff conducted several community engagements with neighbors of the park to determine what they wanted to see for the park. The just over $700,000 in renovations, see below, include a loop walking path, new playground, ADA improvements, ballfi eld improvements, a shelter, nature play area, and a pollinator garden. The District will also begin construction of Oketo Park's renovations this spring. This project is also part of an OSLAD grant from 2022. The investment of $796,000 will enable the district to make the following improvements, to the park; ballfi eld improvements, tree walk, new playground, resurfacing the basketball court, nature play area, shelter, and pollinator garden. We love to hear from our residents about their thoughts, concerns, or wishes. We are here to serve and will listen to anyone who would like to express themselves. We hold our monthly meeting on the third Wednesdays of the month. All meetings are open to the public and attendees are given opportunities to speak to the board and staff . If you prefer, you can send an email to the whole board via We hope to hear from you, and we'll see you in the park.

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