McKiernan Playground Park

  • 10714 S. Sawyer Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60655 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Christina Brazill
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-2883

Located in the Mt Greenwood Park neighborhood, McKiernan Park totals 1.8 acres and features a multi-purpose clubroom. Outside, the park offers two baseball diamonds and a playground.

Park-goers can participate in preschool activities, T-Ball, soccer, Moms, Pops, & Tots, and tumbling. On the cultural side, McKiernan Park offers dance, tap and ballet. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, McKiernan Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family such as holiday-themed events.

History

Between 1940 and 1950, the Mt. Greenwood community's population nearly tripled as industrial growth in the city's southwest side and south suburbs drew workers to the area. The Bureau of Parks and Recreation responded with efforts to create a small park. In 1952, the bureau acquired 1.8 acres, transforming the site into what was originally known as Sawyer Playground. Six years later, the city renamed the park in tribute to David T. McKiernan (1902--1957), who had recently died. McKiernan was in his second term as 19th ward alderman, after having served for sixteen years as an aid to John J. Duffy, the ward's previous alderman. In 1959, the city transferred ownership of McKiernan Park to the Chicago Park District, along with more than 250 other properties. By the early 1960s, the park included a small recreation building, a playfield, playground equipment, a sand box, basketball and volley ball courts, and a spraypool. The park district undertook a major improvement of McKiernan Park's landscape in 1972, and installed a new soft surface playground in 1988.

Parking/Directions

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

McKiernan Baseball

McKiernan Baseball

Location Notes: 10714 S. Sawyer Ave.

McKiernan Garden

McKiernan Garden

Location Notes: 10417 S. Sawyer Ave.

Notes: Community Garden

McKiernan Fieldhouse

McKiernan Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 10714 S. Sawyer Ave.

Hours: ,

McKiernan Playground

McKiernan PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

McKiernan Water Spray Feature

McKiernan Water Spray Feature

Location Notes: 10714 S. Sawyer Ave.

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. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

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 dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
Sports Camp at McKiernan 155622CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 14:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$51.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at McKiernan Playground 162154InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Arts & Crafts at McKiernan Playground 162153InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$22.00
Circuit Training at McKiernan Playground 162561InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$42.00
Dodgeball at McKiernan Playground 162669InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
$22.00
Fun and Games at McKiernan Playground 162906InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$37.00
Fun and Games at McKiernan Playground 162907InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/21 18:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$22.00
Kiddie College at McKiernan Playground 163165InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$156.00
Kiddie College at McKiernan Playground 163166InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$131.00
Pilates at McKiernan Playground 163670InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$42.00
Play School at McKiernan Playground 163701InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/20 16:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 12:45pm
$104.00
Recreational Tumbling at McKiernan Playground 163835InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/23 19:30From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$37.00
Recreational Tumbling at McKiernan Playground 163836InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 20:45From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$37.00
Soccer League at McKiernan Playground 164168Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/06 20:30From September 6, 2016 to October 27, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$42.00
Storytime at McKiernan Playground 164240InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 18:15From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$22.00
Tiny Tot Sports at McKiernan Playground 164381InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/19 18:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$22.00
Winter Break Camp at McKiernan Playground 164674CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 13Coed2016/12/27 16:00From December 27, 2016 to December 30, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$42.00
Winter Break Camp at McKiernan Playground 164675CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 13Coed2017/01/03 16:00From January 3, 2017 to January 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$42.00

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Description

Located in the Mt Greenwood Park neighborhood, McKiernan Park totals 1.8 acres and features a multi-purpose clubroom. Outside, the park offers two baseball diamonds and a playground.

Park-goers can participate in preschool activities, T-Ball, soccer, Moms, Pops, & Tots, and tumbling. On the cultural side, McKiernan Park offers dance, tap and ballet. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, McKiernan Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family such as holiday-themed events.

Between 1940 and 1950, the Mt. Greenwood community's population nearly tripled as industrial growth in the city's southwest side and south suburbs drew workers to the area. The Bureau of Parks and Recreation responded with efforts to create a small park. In 1952, the bureau acquired 1.8 acres, transforming the site into what was originally known as Sawyer Playground. Six years later, the city renamed the park in tribute to David T. McKiernan (1902--1957), who had recently died. McKiernan was in his second term as 19th ward alderman, after having served for sixteen years as an aid to John J. Duffy, the ward's previous alderman. In 1959, the city transferred ownership of McKiernan Park to the Chicago Park District, along with more than 250 other properties. By the early 1960s, the park included a small recreation building, a playfield, playground equipment, a sand box, basketball and volley ball courts, and a spraypool. The park district undertook a major improvement of McKiernan Park's landscape in 1972, and installed a new soft surface playground in 1988.

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