Parks & Rec

The Village of Mt. Morris has over 26 acres of traditional leisure and recreation attractions in our four village parks, indoor facility and Village Square Campus. The park and recreation system is administered by a Park and Recreation Board appointed by the Mayor. Many community and area volunteers, who do everything from planting flowers to building playgrounds, assist the Board in making our beautiful award winning parks (2003 Governors Home Town Award) the best hometown parks in the area.
Visitors and residents can enjoy the tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts. Several soccer fields and ball diamonds are busy with Youth Sport League activities that provide spectator fun. Concessions are available during games. A bang wall provides fun and practice for kids and adults who want to improve their game.
Walk, run, skate or bike along the paved walk paths, stop at the exercise stations or at a shelter or park bench located along the path. Several picnic shelters with fireplaces can be reserved for large or small gatherings.

Dillehay Park

Dillehay_32212The kids will love our state-of-the-art Tot Lot and many playgrounds. Mom and Dad will love the side-by-side playgrounds at Dillehay Park, where fun for all the kids is provided at one location. The park includes soccer fields, baseball fields, a basketball court, and a tennis court. Also featured is an oval walking path that surrounds the park. The park is located at the south end of Ogle Ave & along Stengel Drive.

Mounder Park

Mounder_Fall_2010Mounder Park is the newest addition to our system. Built in 2006 with the help of many volunteers and a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the park has a roller hockey facility and a skate park for skateboarding, in-line skating and biking thrills. A playground, shelter, walking paths, benches, and beautiful landscaping are all available for your enjoyment. The park  features the bronze Mounder statue, a tribute to the former Mt. Morris High School mascot. The statue was completely funded by donations from individuals who had attended Mt. Morris schools, former teachers, and other friends. The park is located next to the Village Hall at 105 W. Lincoln Street.

Zickuhr Park

Zickuhr_Park_32212Our parks also include quiet areas where you can listen to the birds sing and the wind whisper through the trees as you watch the sunset. Zickuhr Park, located on the western side of our village, is a favorite location for watching sunsets and star gazing. Zickuhr Park is also know as one of the very best places to watch the fourth of July firework displays and celebrate our countries independence.

The Coliseum

Village-Parks~~element58The Coliseum is our indoor recreation facility. The gymnasium is the site of basketball, volleyball and other indoor sports in the evenings and on weekends during the winter months. Many other community events are held at the facility. including public meetings, flea markets, sport camps, and festival events. The Coliseum is located on the beautiful Campus Town Square. The historic campus buildings date back to 1839 when the Rock River Seminary was founded.