McKiernan Playground Park

  • 10714 S. Sawyer Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60655 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , , ,
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  • 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.

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 Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at McKiernan Playground 187088InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/01/11 20:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$23.00
Fun and Games at McKiernan Playground 170016InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$38.00
Kiddie College at McKiernan Playground 170304InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$159.00
Kiddie College at McKiernan Playground 170305InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$134.00
KidzEnergy at McKiernan Playground 187093InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 20:45From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$23.00
Little Artists at McKiernan Playground 169359InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$23.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at McKiernan 169358InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$23.00
Play School at McKiernan Playground 170763InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/01/10 17:15From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$70.00
Pre Ballet & Creative Movement at McKiernan 187092InstructionGymnastics - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Female2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$23.00
Storytime at McKiernan Playground 171174InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$23.00
Tiny Tot Cheerleading at McKiernan Playground 169718InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 5 but less than 7Female2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$23.00
Tiny Tot Dance at McKiernan Playground 187065InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$23.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at McKiernan Playground 187061InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$23.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at McKiernan Playground 187064InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 20:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$23.00
Yoga/Pilates at McKiernan Playground 170732InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$43.00

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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.