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NORTHWOOD PARK

This 108-acre park is located off of north Main St. and is the largest park in the district. The park contains over 100 acres of forested areas with 2 1/2 miles of hiking trails available for public use. A posted trail map is located north of the parking lot. The trails will take you past a two acre prairie grass and native wildflower restoration area, an old sawmill foundation, Hirstein Cemetery (which is one of the oldest in the county), and a small natural spring that feeds into Ackerman Creek, which itself flows through the park. The Morton Township maintains the Cemetery and visitors are asked to respect the rights of those who are buried there.

The park has a playground, large shelter (available on a first come- first served) with public restrooms, electricity, and a water fountain. Fires are permitted in designated fire rings only. Wood is available in the wood box north of the shelter. Overnight camping is available by permit only. Permits are available at the Park District Office.

The hilly terrain of the park offers the opportunity for sledding in the winter, as conditions permit. Cross-country skiing is also popular during the winter months. The roadway in the park is closed from mid-October to mid-April and the evening at 11:00 p.m on weekends.

The 18 hole disc golf course is open for public use at no charge during regular park hours. Players use "Frisbee" type playing disc (Not Provided) and is played like regular golf. Chain baskets are used to capture the discs at each hole. The Peoria Frisbee Club will once again sponsor the National Women's Tournament in September along with a Professional Disc Golf Association Super Tour Tournament.

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Morton Park District • 349 W. Birchwood • Morton, IL 61550
Phone: (309) 263-7429 • Fax: (309) 263-7141
Email: mortonpd@mtco.com