Mann Park

  • 3035 E. 130th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60633 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Laura Casey
  • Park Phone: (773) 646-0210

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

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 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. 

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
Adult Swim at Mann Cancelled164817OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 13:15From September 19, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Monday from 8:15am to 9:45am
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9:45am
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 8:15am to 9:45am
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9:45am
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 8:15am to 9:45am
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Mann Cancelled164903InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Mann Cancelled164900InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Mann Cancelled164897InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Mann Cancelled164898InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 15:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Mann Cancelled164901InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Mann Cancelled164899InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/22 15:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Mann Cancelled164902InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Art & ABCs at Mann 164995InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/20 19:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$0
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Mann 165015InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$7.00
Basketball - 3 on 3 League at Mann 165126Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2016/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$12.00
Basketball - Open at Mann 165190OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2016/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$22.00
Basketball - Open at Mann 183904OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Male2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to December 12, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Basketball Skills at Mann 165382InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/23 20:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Mann 165456InstructionSports - Bowling8 and upCoed2016/09/21 20:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at Mann 184113InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help8 and upCoed2016/09/20 19:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Dodgeball at Mann 165780InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Family Club at Mann 165852OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAnyCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$0
Family Swim at Mann Cancelled165863OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Mann 165986InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 22:00From September 21, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00
Floor Hockey at Mann 185012InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Fun and Games at Mann 166052InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$0
Fun with Food (Special Recreation) at Mann 166068InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help17 and upCoed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$7.00
Homework Time at Mann 166260InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mann 166727InstructionAquatics - Lessons8 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$7.00
Learn to Swim at Mann Cancelled166820InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Mann Cancelled166819InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Mann Cancelled166823InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Mann Cancelled166821InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Mann Cancelled166822InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 17:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Mann 166945InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$37.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Mann Cancelled167244OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Mann 167865InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 17Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Mann 167866InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Mann 167922OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/12 13:30From September 12, 2016 to December 23, 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
$0
Senior Swim at Mann Cancelled167944OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2016/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Soccer at Mann 168045InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 12 but less than 16Male2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Mann 168098InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs17 and upCoed2016/09/23 22:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$7.00
Special Olympics Flag Football at Mann 183906InstructionSports - Football17 and upCoed2016/09/22 20:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Special Olympics Floor Hockey at Mann 183907InstructionSports - Floor Hockey17 and upCoed2016/09/23 20:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Special Olympics Powerlifting at Mann 167485InstructionSports - Weightlifting17 and upCoed2016/09/22 19:00From September 22, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$7.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Mann 168118InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Special Olympics Soccer at Mann 168126InstructionSports - Soccer8 and upCoed2016/09/20 20:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$7.00
TEAM Sports at Mann Cancelled168253InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
TEAM Sports at Mann 186667InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Mann Cancelled168587InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 20:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Mann Cancelled168642InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 16:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Mann Cancelled168643InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 20:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Mann Cancelled168640InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Mann Cancelled168641InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Veterans Archery (Special Recreation) at Mann 184112InstructionSports - Archery18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Veterans Judo (Special Recreation) at Mann 186765InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-Defense18 and upCoed2016/10/04 16:30From October 4, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm
$0
Volleyball at Mann 168945InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 16Female2016/09/21 22:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00
Volleyball at Mann 168942InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Female2016/09/23 22:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00
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
Walking Club (Special Recreation) at Mann 168987InstructionWellness - Walking16 and upCoed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Walking Club at Mann 183905OpenWellness - Walking50 and upCoed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Woodcraft (Special Recreation) at Mann 169060InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking17 and upCoed2016/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
$7.00
Woodcraft at Mann 169085InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$27.00
Woodcraft at Mann 169084InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Youth Swim at Mann Cancelled169192OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Zumba (Special Recreation) at Mann 169199InstructionWellness - Fitness8 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$7.00

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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.