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Parks & Recreation

City Parks (rentals available)

Chapin Park (small shelter holds 25-30 people)
Goold Park Central
Goold Park West
Lions Park
West Side Park (with the skateboard park)


Other City Parks

Goodwill Park

McKinley Park
Fields of Saratoga Park
Rotary Park

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City Park Rules
You will need to fill out a Resident Form if you live within the city limits and receive a water bill; otherwise, you will fill out a Non-Resident Form.
  • City residents will be charged a $5.00 fee for use of the pavillions. This fee must accompany the application, payable the City of Morris. (Refundable only if disapproved.)
  • Non-residents will be chared a $25.00 fee for use of the pavillions. This fee must accompany the application, payable to the City of Morris. (Refundable only if not approved to rent.)
  • Pavillion reservations are limited to groups of 25 persons or more.
  • One reservation in a 30 day period is allowed by the same person or group.
  • City park hours are 6:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.
  • No alcohol is permitted in any of the City Parks.
  • You must be a resident of the City of Morris to pay the $5.00 fee. If we find that the application is made by you for someone who is a non-resident, your privileges to rent the City Park will be denied in the future.
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State Parks
There are several beautiful state parks in and around the City of Morris. These include:

Gebhard Woods State Park

Goose Lake Prairie State Park
Heidecke Lake
William G. Stratton State Park

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District 101 Recreation Center

Please call the office at (815) 941-5358 for more information.

The Rec Center offers three basketball courts, a swimming pool, circuit training, and a weight room (children must be in at least high school to enter either weight room).

The District 101 Rec Center is located behind the Morris Community High School (door 31).

Rec Center Hours:

August & October
Monday - Friday
5:30 - 7:30am & 6:30 - 9pm

Monday - Friday
5:30 - 7:30am & 6:30 - 9pm
Closed Wednesday - Sunday the week of Corn Fest

November - April
Monday - Friday
5:30-7:30am & 6:30-9:00pm
Sunday & Sunday

Monday - Thursday
5:30-7:30 & 6:30-9:00pm
May Closed one week Wednesday - Sunday for Prom Set-up

5:30-7:30am & 6:00-8:00pm

The Rec Center is CLOSED on Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter, Labor Day, and Memorial Day.

During Football Season the Rec Center is Closed on Friday Evenings of Home Football Games.

Hours are subject to change at anytime.

Baseball / Softball
Morris Athletic Association www.morrisbaseball.org
Morris Soccer Association http://www.msa-soccer.org
Morris-Romeoville Aquatics Swim Team
Contact DJ Anderson at 815-545-1170 or 815-725-8040

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City of Morris Pool

Click to be directed to the Morris pool website: www.morrispool.weebly.com

Click to email the pool manager: morriscitypool@gmail.com

District 101 Recreation Center Pool

An indoor pool is available year-round at the District 101 Recreation Center for public use. Red Cross certified swim lessons are also available year-round. Swim lessons are available for adults, youth and parent-tot. Please call the office at (815) 941-5358 for more information.

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City of Morris 700 N. Division Street Morris, IL 60450 (815) 942-0103