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.

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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
Ballet - Beginner at McKiernan 197835InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 7Female2017/04/06 22:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$24.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at McKiernan 197837InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 5 but less than 8Female2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$24.00
Crazy Crafter's Club at McKiernan 197834InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/05 20:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$24.00
Fun and Games at McKiernan 177019InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/03/27 17:00From March 27, 2017 to May 31, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$39.00
Fun with Food at McKiernan 197836InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Female2017/04/07 19:45From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$24.00
Kiddie College at McKiernan 176484InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/03/27 15:00From March 27, 2017 to May 31, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$164.00
Kiddie College at McKiernan 176485InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$138.00
KidzEnergy at McKiernan Playground 197818InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 18:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$24.00
Little Artists at McKiernan 176096InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$24.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at McKiernan 176095InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$24.00
Play School at McKiernan 176333InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/04/04 16:15From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$72.00
Pre Ballet & Creative Movement at McKiernan 197820InstructionGymnastics - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Female2017/04/06 21:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$24.00
Storytime at McKiernan 176428InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$24.00
Tiny Talkers- Spanish at McKiernan 197833InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 18:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$24.00
Tiny Tot Dance at McKiernan Playground 197814InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 20:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$24.00
Yoga/Pilates at McKiernan 177984InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$44.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Day Camp at McKiernan 194098CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$331.00
Sports Camp at McKiernan 194797CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 14:00From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
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
$54.00

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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.