Mann Park

  • 3035 E. 130th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60633 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Laura Casey
  • Park Phone: (773) 646-0210
Mann Park pool is closed for maintenance. Upon completion, a reopening date will be posted.

Located in the Hegewisch community, Mann Park totals 20 acres and features two gymnasiums, an indoor swimming pool and woodshop. A green feature of our park includes a Harvest Garden. Outside, the park offers seven ball fields, tennis and volleyball courts, playground, and a roller hockey court. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasiums, ball fields, and multi-purpose room.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, woodshop, fitness classes and aquatics. During the summer, youth attend the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Mann Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, and other holiday-themed events.

History

In 1883, Achilles Hegewisch determined to establish an "ideal workingman's community" at the south end of Lake Calumet. He moved his United States Rolling Stock Company to the area, built worker housing, and encouraged other industrialists to do the same. Unfortunately, Hegewisch's death in the 1890s pushed the area into decline. Hoping to better the community's prospects, civic groups in 1907 lobbied the South Park Commission to develop a neighborhood park. The following year, the commission purchased the 20 acres that would become Mann Park. The property was one of four sites the commission acquired at the time to expand its revolutionary system of neighborhood parks, the first ten of which had opened in 1905 (another four had been temporarily delayed). The original ten, with their innovative fieldhouses, were an immediate success. In 1910, the South Park Commission hired the Olmsted Brothers, landscape designers for the previous neighborhood parks, to lay out the four new parks. Although the commission chose not to use these plans, in-house designers developed a new set of plans inspired by them. The plan for Mann Park was virtually identical to those implemented at the three other parks, Grand Crossing, Trumbull, and Tuley Parks. Filling and grading began at once and improvements soon followed, however, the Olmsted-inspired plan was never fully realized at Mann Park. The park's fieldhouse was not completed until 1934, the year the Chicago Park District took over. With its ecclectic style and red tile roof, the Mann Park fieldhouse was very different from the earlier classical buildings at Trumbull and Grand Crossing Parks. Originally known as Hegewisch Park, this park was designated Mann Park in 1922. James R. Mann (1856-1922) served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1897 until his death in 1922. Prior to his election, Mann had served as attorney for the South Park Commission.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Mann Diamonds

Mann Diamonds

Location Notes: 3035 E. 130st St.

Mann Fieldhouse

Mann Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 3035 E. 130st St.

Hours: , ,

Mann Football/Soccer

Mann Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 3035 E. 130st St.

Descriptors: Grass

Mann Gymnasium

Mann Gymnasium

Location Notes: 3035 E. 130st St.

Mann Clubrooms

Mann Clubrooms

Location Notes: 3035 E. 130st St.

Mann Playground

Mann PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Chicago Plays! Renovation, Spring 2016

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Mann Park Pool

Mann Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 3035 E. 130st St.

Hours: , ,

Phone: (773)646-0265

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Stairs, ADA Lift

Mann Pool is closed for maintenance until further notice.

Notice Valid From: 10/11/2016 - 5/31/2017

Mann Tennis Courts

Mann Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 3035 E. 130st St.

Mann Spray Pool

Mann Spray Pool

Location Notes: 3035 E. 130st St.

Mann Woodshop

Mann Woodshop

Location Notes: 3035 E. 130st St.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 12, 2016.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Volleyball League at Mann 168972Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/10/11 23:30From October 11, 2016 to March 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$208.00
Volleyball League at Mann 168973Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upFemale2016/10/12 23:30From October 12, 2016 to March 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$208.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Archery (Special Recreation) at Mann 187352InstructionSports - Archery21 and upCoed2017/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$8.00
Art & ABCs at Mann 171887InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Mann 171904InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts8 and upCoed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$8.00
Basketball - 3 on 3 League at Mann 187320Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$13.00
Basketball - Open at Mann 172090OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
$23.00
Bitty Basketball at Mann 187350InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 20:45From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$0
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Mann 172402InstructionSports - Bowling8 and upCoed2017/01/11 21:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Mann 172608InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help17 and upCoed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$8.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Recreation) at Mann 172637InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help21 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Dodgeball at Mann 172744InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Floor Hockey at Mann 172900InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at Mann 187339InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games21 and upCoed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$8.00
Fun and Games at Mann 172952InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Fun and Games at Mann 187322InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:15From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$0
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mann 187355InstructionAquatics - Lessons8 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$8.00
Little Artists at Mann 189526InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 18:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$0
Low Impact Aerobics at Mann 173688InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$38.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Mann 189520InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
NERF Football at Mann Cancelled189508InstructionSports - FootballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
NERF Soccer at Mann 187348InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$0
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Mann 174125InstructionSports - Weightlifting17 and upCoed2017/01/12 20:00From January 12, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$8.00
Seasonal Sports at Mann 189507InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 19:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Mann Cancelled174357InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Mann 187323InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Mann Cancelled174358InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Mann 187324InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Mann Cancelled172017InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Male2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Mann 174409OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/09 14:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 8:30am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 8:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 8:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 8:30am to Noon
$0
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Mann 174572InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs21 and upCoed2017/01/11 16:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
$8.00
Softball Pitching Clinic at Mann 174577InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 7 but less than 15Female2017/01/14 01:45From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$13.00
Special Olympics Basketball at Mann 187338InstructionSports - Basketball8 and upCoed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Mann 174590InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$8.00
Special Olympics Volleyball at Mann 189524InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 21:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Storytime at Mann 187351InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/01/09 19:15From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Mann 174750InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$35.00
Teen Club (Special Recreation) at Mann 187354InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 12 but less than 19Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Track & Field (Special Recreation) at Mann 175165InstructionSports - Track & Field17 and upCoed2017/01/12 21:00From January 12, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$8.00
Veterans Archery (Special Recreation) at Mann 175314InstructionSports - Archery18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Veterans Weight Training at Mann 189529InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 17:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1pm
$0
Volleyball at Mann 187325InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Female2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Volleyball at Mann 187326InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 16Female2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Volleyball League at Mann 175373Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 12Female2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to April 24, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$84.00
Volleyball League at Mann 175374Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 16Female2017/01/13 21:30From January 13, 2017 to April 21, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm
$84.00
Woodcraft (Special Recreation) at Mann 175412InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking17 and upCoed2017/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
$8.00
Woodcraft at Mann 175438InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$28.00
Woodcraft at Mann 175437InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Zumba (Special Recreation) at Mann 175552InstructionWellness - Fitness8 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$8.00

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Description

Located in the Hegewisch community, Mann Park totals 20 acres and features two gymnasiums, an indoor swimming pool and woodshop. A green feature of our park includes a Harvest Garden. Outside, the park offers seven ball fields, tennis and volleyball courts, playground, and a roller hockey court. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasiums, ball fields, and multi-purpose room.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, woodshop, fitness classes and aquatics. During the summer, youth attend the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Mann Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, and other holiday-themed events.

In 1883, Achilles Hegewisch determined to establish an "ideal workingman's community" at the south end of Lake Calumet. He moved his United States Rolling Stock Company to the area, built worker housing, and encouraged other industrialists to do the same. Unfortunately, Hegewisch's death in the 1890s pushed the area into decline. Hoping to better the community's prospects, civic groups in 1907 lobbied the South Park Commission to develop a neighborhood park. The following year, the commission purchased the 20 acres that would become Mann Park. The property was one of four sites the commission acquired at the time to expand its revolutionary system of neighborhood parks, the first ten of which had opened in 1905 (another four had been temporarily delayed). The original ten, with their innovative fieldhouses, were an immediate success. In 1910, the South Park Commission hired the Olmsted Brothers, landscape designers for the previous neighborhood parks, to lay out the four new parks. Although the commission chose not to use these plans, in-house designers developed a new set of plans inspired by them. The plan for Mann Park was virtually identical to those implemented at the three other parks, Grand Crossing, Trumbull, and Tuley Parks. Filling and grading began at once and improvements soon followed, however, the Olmsted-inspired plan was never fully realized at Mann Park. The park's fieldhouse was not completed until 1934, the year the Chicago Park District took over. With its ecclectic style and red tile roof, the Mann Park fieldhouse was very different from the earlier classical buildings at Trumbull and Grand Crossing Parks. Originally known as Hegewisch Park, this park was designated Mann Park in 1922. James R. Mann (1856-1922) served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1897 until his death in 1922. Prior to his election, Mann had served as attorney for the South Park Commission.
For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.