Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

Come visit our beautiful parks, or get involved with the many programs offered by our City Recreation Department. We are known for the scenic path along the historic I&M Canal, where you can hike, bike or relax.


Chapin Park
(small shelter holds 25-30 people, 222 W. Chapin Street)
Goold Park Central
(across from the Morris City Pool, 308 Northern Avenue)
Goold Park West
(across from 1000 Union Street)
Lions Park
(598 Michael Drive)
West Side Park
(with the skateboard park, 2050 Dupont Avenue)


Goodwill Park
(700 Chapin Street)
McKinley Park
(504 McKinley St.)
Fields of Saratoga Park
Rotary Park
(701 Liberty)


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 pavilions. This fee must accompany the application, payable the City of Morris. (Refundable only if disapproved.)

Non-residents will be charged a $25.00 fee for use of the pavilions. This fee must accompany the application, payable to the City of Morris. (Refundable only if not approved to rent.)

Pavilion reservations are limited to groups of 25 persons or more.

Applications will be accepted starting the first Monday of April for renting from May 1st through October 15th. Please stop in Morris City Hall at 700 N. Division Street to fill out the park reservation form. Parks are reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Click here for a Resident Park Reservation Form
Click here for a Non-Resident Park Reservation Form

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.


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


The Rec Center offers three basketball courts, a swimming pool, circuit training, and a weight room.

The District 101 Rec Center is located behind the Morris Community High School (door 31). Please call the office at (815) 941-5358 for more information.


BASEBALL/SOFTBALL – Morris Athletic Association
SOCCER – Morris Soccer Association
FOOTBALL – Warriors


Click to be directed to the Morris pool website:

Click to email the pool manager: