Mann Park

  • 3035 E. 130th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60633 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • 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.

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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

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 Park Pool Is closed for renovation

Notice Valid From: 3/7/2016 - 9/5/2016

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.

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
12" Slow Pitch Softball League at Mann 142487Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upFemale2016/05/19 00:00From May 18, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
$166.00
16" Softball League at Mann 142513Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2016/05/17 23:30From May 17, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$166.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball Camp at Mann 156222CampsCamps - SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Male2016/06/20 21:30From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$11.00
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Mann 156368CampsCamps - General Interest8 and upCoed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$131.00
Day Camp at Mann 156437CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$252.00
Late Summer Camp at Mann 157017CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$22.00
Senior Citizens Club at Mann 158137OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/06/20 13:30From June 20, 2016 to September 9, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0

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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.