815-772-7657

Parks & Recreation

200 W. Main Street Morrison, IL 61270

(815) 535-1105

parksandrec@morrisonil.org

Katie Selburg, Parks and Recreation Coordinator

Parks & Recreational Facilities

Mission Statement: The Morrison Parks & Recreation Department builds community through the delivery of exceptional parks, open spaces, trails, programs, and services.

The Morrison Parks and Recreation Department hosts various youth and adult programming throughout the year.

Fall – Youth Soccer & Flag Football

Winter – Youth Basketball & Wrestling, Table Tennis League, Coed Adult Volleyball

Summer – Youth T-Ball, High School Softball League, Summer Youth Rec Programming Activities

Registration and payment for all Morrison Rec Sports is conducted through Quickscores (www.quickscores.com/morrisonsports) or in-person at Morrison City Hall.

FIELD RESERVATION INFORMATION

Ballfields at the Morrison Sports Complex are available to be reserved for a multi-field tournament or single-field event.  If your organization is interested, please review and complete the following reservation form:

2021 Morrison Sports Complex Field Reservation Form

In order to secure a date(s), the reserving organization must return this form along with a $50 deposit and proof of insurance to Morrison City Hall, Attn: Parks and Recreation.  Further explanation and details can be found in the use agreement.

Morrison Parks & Locations

Morrison Sports Complex - 315 Bishop Road

The Morrison Sports Complex is one of the premier multi-field facilities in Northwest Illinois. Beautifully maintained fields and professional organization. Located on the east edge of town at Route 30 and Bishop Road. The 35 acre park features four fast-pitch softball/little league diamonds, one baseball diamond, and a junior tackle/football field. Also featured are picnic shelters and walking paths.  Walking path distance is 1/2 along the outer perimeter paths.

Kelly Park – 300 E. High Street

This 3.4 acre park features a professionally designed 9-hole Frisbee golf course, a 1/4 mile walking path, playground, and picnic shelter. It is located next to Grove Hill Cemetery, just off of East High Street. Tennis/pickleball courts are also located in Kelly Park, just follow the path from the parking lot toward the water tower!

French Creek Park – 650 Portland Avenue

Plenty of open space to run and play, French Creek Park is the ideal place for flying a kite, flinging a Frisbee, or stretching out in the grass and watching the sky.  A beautiful 0.85 mile walking path extends around the perimeter of the park, as well as along the banks of the French Creek.  This park also boasts a playground, picnic area, large parking lot and is home to the Morrison Community Garden.

Waterworks Park – 503 W. Winfield Street

Located on the south side of Morrison, near the County Fairgrounds, this park is 12.4 acres and offers a baseball diamond, playground, picnic shelter, lots of open green space, and parking lots.  There are also two tennis courts available in Waterworks Park, located just up the hill from the baseball diamond.  There is also a 1/4 mile walking path along the lower portion of the park.

Veteran’s Park and Memorial – 150 E. High Street

Located near Kelly Park and Grove Hill Cemetery, this is a tranquil spot to consider the sacrifices made by Morrison area veterans.  A small parking area is adjacent to the park, for easy access to the paved walking paths between memorials, along with benches and a shelter near by.

Kiwanis Park – 700 N. Genesee Street

Located on the north side of town, this park has playground equipment, a picnic area, and many beautiful shade trees. It is also the home of the annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt.

Robert A. Millikan Park – 223 W. Main Street

Nestled between buildings along Main Street, this pocket park is the perfect spot to have lunch on a beautiful day.  Named for Morrison’s own Robert A. Millikan, winner of the 1923 Nobel Prize in Physics, this park is a quaint spot to sit and watch downtown’s bustling activity.

PICNIC SHELTERS

The City of Morrison has several picnic shelters in many of its parks. No reservations are accepted for the picnic shelters. The public is free to use them on a first come, first serve basis. Please be aware that picnic tables found in the shelters are often used for large community events.

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

The City of Morrison Parks and Recreation Advisory Board was created to facilitate promotion, growth and development of recreational opportunities. The Board consists of not more than 5, nor less than 3 voting members. All voting members shall live within the City limits. The Board may also have up to three ex-officio members who may be high school or college students interested in park and recreation opportunities or other educational fields as deemed appropriate.

Meeting schedules vary, yet the Board must meet at least 4 times per year.  Please check the calendar or contact City Hall at 815-772-7657 for meeting dates.

 

(3-5 members, staggered terms with 3 ex officio members)

Barb Benson
205 S. Grape St.
(815) 772-7506
2021

 

Trevor Popkin
605 Ash Ave.
(815) 590-3011
2022

Jim Strating
304 Towne St.
(815) 631-5466
2023

Katie Selburg
Parks & Rec Coordinator
(815) 772-7657
Ex-Officio Member