Improvements at Morton Park

Improvements at Morton Park

Stabilized shoreline area designated as "Souder Point"

Improvements at Morton Park

Morton Park lies along the west side of Salt Creek in Elk Grove Village. This year Morton Park saw several improvements.

Debris was cleared from the creek bank. Invasive species were removed and replaced with native plants. Streambank stabilization was completed through the use of limestone blocks. A tiered block wall was made using outcropping stone to stabilize the shoreline and protect it from erosion.   The step-like pattern of the stones provides a platform for fishing or simply sitting and enjoying the relaxing view of water and wildlife. Improved access to the creek also provides opportunities for launching canoes or kayaks. The Park District will be adding a cantilever-style shade structure that will offer protection from the sun on the Morton Park side of the creek.  Additional seating will be placed along the streambank to complete the creekside improvements. The stabilized shoreline area will be designated as “Souder Point” in honor of past Park Board Commissioner Ralph Souder, an avid fishing enthusiast.