Village of Mt. Morris, Illinois Parks & Recreational Attractions
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The 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 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 also 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.
Our 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.
The Colesium 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 Colesium is located on the beautiful Campus Town Square. The historic campus buildings date back to 1839 when the Rock River Seminary was founded.
The Campus Band Shell is the site of many community events including summer evening band concerts performed continuously over 100 years by the Kable Concert Band. Community organizations sponsor ice cream socials, popcorn and other treats. A new concert series, Friday Nights on the Campus, was started in 2012 and features various bands from around the area. Other events include the Let Freedom Ring Festival in July and Christmas Walk in December.