McKinley Park

  • 2210 W. Pershing Rd.   Chicago, Illinois 60609 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Vito Mastrandrea
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6527

Located in the McKinley Park Community Area, adjacent to Brighton Park and Back of the Yards, McKinley Park totals 69.28 acres and features two gymnasiums, a gymnastics center, a kitchen, an auditorium and meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers a swimming pool, artificial turf soccer field, baseball fields, basketball courts, an athletic field for football or soccer, a seasonal ice skating rink, a playground and interactive water spray feature. The playground was renoavted in Fall 2014 as part of Mayor Emanuel’s Chicago Plays! Program. 

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play seasonal sports or go ice skating in the winter at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, McKinley Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Halloween events and Movies in the Park.

History

In October of 1901, one month after the assassination of William McKinley, 25th President of the United States, the South Park Commission (SPC) officially named a new and still undeveloped park in his honor. Experimental in its location and intent, this park proved to be nationally important. At the time, Chicago's existing parks were far away from the filthy, noisy, overcrowded tenement neighborhoods in the center of the city. Superintendent J. Frank Foster envisioned a new type of park that would provide social services as well as breathing spaces in these areas. To test the idea, in 1901 the park commission began acquiring property near the Union Stockyards. Composed of open prairie and cabbage patches, the site had previously been the Brighton Park Race Track. The experimental McKinley Park originally offered ballfields, lawn tennis, swimming and wadinglagoon, and a lovely classically-designed bathhouse. More than 10,000 people attended the park's dedication on June 13, 1902. The effort was so successful that the following year the South Park Commission began creating a whole system of new neighborhood parks for the south side. Opened to the public in 1905, the first ten were: Sherman, Ogden, Palmer, Bessemer, and Hamilton Parks, and Mark White, Russell, Davis, Armour, and Cornell Squares. These innovative neighborhood parks influenced the development of other parks throughout the United States. McKinley Park received such intensive use, that in 1906, the SPC acquired adjacent property, doubling its acreage. The designers expanded the existing wading pool into a large naturalistic lagoon with several small wooded islands. They also introduced a children’s playground, a music court plaza, open-air gymnasiums, and the following decade, a field house.

Parking/Directions

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

William McKinley Memorial

William McKinley Memorial (1)

Location Notes: East of N. Western Avenue and south of S. Archer Avenue

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

McKinley Baseball

McKinley Baseball

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

McKinley Basketball

McKinley Basketball

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

McKinley Park - Acosta Concessions

McKinley Park - Acosta Concessions

Location: 2210 W. Pershing Road

Hours:

Phone: (872)220-0988

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

McKinley Fieldhouse

McKinley Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Hours: , ,

McKinley Fishing Area

McKinley Fishing Area

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

McKinley Football/Soccer

McKinley Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Descriptors: Grass

McKinley Football/Soccer

McKinley Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Descriptors: Grass

McKinley Artificial Turf

McKinley Artificial Turf

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

McKinley Gymnasium

McKinley Gymnasium

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

McKinley Gymnastic Center

McKinley Gymnastic Center

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

McKinley Ice Rink

McKinley Ice Rink

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Phone: (312)747-5992

Descriptors: Outdoor

McKinley Lagoon

McKinley Lagoon

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Notes: McKinley Park Lagoon

McKinley Clubroom

McKinley Clubroom

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

McKinley Clubroom

McKinley Clubroom

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

McKinley Picnic Grove

McKinley Picnic Grove

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

McKinley Playground

McKinley PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

McKinley Park Pool

McKinley Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Hours:

Phone: (312)747-6527

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

McKinley Tennis

McKinley Tennis

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

McKinley Water Playground

McKinley Water Playground

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Please Note: the registration and program session dates for gymnastics centers vary from the dates listed below.  VIEW REGISTRATION & SESSION DATES FOR GYMNASTICS CENTERS.
 

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

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 save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 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
Arts & Crafts at McKinley 171928InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 21:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$15.00
Badminton at McKinley 171962InstructionSports - BadmintonAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Basketball - Open at McKinley 172091OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$27.00
Basketball at McKinley 172203InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Basketball League at McKinley 172270Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Male2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$149.00
Basketball League at McKinley 172272Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Female2017/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$149.00
Basketball League at McKinley 172269Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 13Female2017/01/14 15:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$149.00
Basketball League at McKinley 172271Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 13Male2017/01/14 19:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$149.00
Bitty Basketball at McKinley 172352InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Boot Camp at McKinley 172394InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$18.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at McKinley 172537InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$18.00
Dodgeball at McKinley 172745InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at McKinley Gymnastics 187809InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 7 but less than 15Female2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to February 27, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$28.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at McKinley Gymnastics 187821InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/07 19:00From January 7, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$45.00
Kiddie College at McKinley 173450InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$63.00
Mighty Fit Kids at McKinley 173708InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$18.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at McKinley 173799InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$18.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 188009InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/10 00:15From January 9, 2017 to February 27, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$26.00
Play School at McKinley 174116InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$38.00
Recreational Tumbling at McKinley 174178InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 21:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$18.00
Recreational Tumbling at McKinley 174177InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$18.00
Recreational Tumbling at McKinley 174179InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$18.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 187829InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/07 19:15From January 7, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$41.00
Soccer at McKinley 174536InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$18.00
Soccer at McKinley 174534InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$18.00
Soccer at McKinley 174535InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$18.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 3 at McKinley Gymnastics 187833InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/01/07 20:00From January 7, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$45.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 187848InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to February 27, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$26.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 187849InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 11Female2017/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2017 to February 27, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$70.00
Volleyball at McKinley 175348InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$18.00
Walking Club at McKinley 175392OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball League at McKinley 178149Team_LeagueSports - SoftballAt least 13 but less than 16Male2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$153.00
16" Softball League at McKinley 178148Team_LeagueSports - SoftballAt least 13 but less than 16Female2017/04/05 20:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$153.00
Arts & Crafts at McKinley 178389InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 20:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$16.00
Badminton at McKinley 178418InstructionSports - BadmintonAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$16.00
Basketball - Open at McKinley 178587OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$28.00
Boot Camp at McKinley 178807InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/06 00:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at McKinley 178940InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$20.00
Dodgeball at McKinley 179134InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 22:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$16.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at McKinley Gymnastics 191921InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 7 but less than 15Female2017/03/07 01:00From March 6, 2017 to April 17, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at McKinley Gymnastics 191929InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/03/07 22:30From March 7, 2017 to April 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at McKinley Gymnastics 191927InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/03/08 22:00From March 8, 2017 to April 19, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at McKinley Gymnastics 191925InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/03/09 01:00From March 8, 2017 to April 19, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at McKinley Gymnastics 191922InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/03/09 22:45From March 9, 2017 to April 20, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at McKinley Gymnastics 191930InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 8 but less than 17Female2017/03/10 01:00From March 9, 2017 to April 20, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at McKinley Gymnastics 191924InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 14Female2017/03/11 00:45From March 10, 2017 to April 28, 2017
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 21, 2017
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at McKinley Gymnastics 191923InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/03/04 17:30From March 4, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$34.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at McKinley Gymnastics 191950InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Male2017/03/04 17:30From March 4, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$34.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at McKinley Gymnastics 191975InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/03/10 00:45From March 9, 2017 to April 20, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at McKinley Gymnastics 191977InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/03/10 22:45From March 10, 2017 to April 28, 2017
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 21, 2017
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at McKinley Gymnastics 191976InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/03/04 19:00From March 4, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$34.00
Kiddie College at McKinley 179803InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$65.00
Mighty Fit Kids at McKinley 180074InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$19.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at McKinley 180159InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$19.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192063InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/03/07 00:15From March 6, 2017 to April 17, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$36.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192058InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/03/08 16:00From March 8, 2017 to April 19, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$36.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192059InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/03/09 00:00From March 8, 2017 to April 19, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$36.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192062InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/03/10 15:45From March 10, 2017 to April 28, 2017
Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 21, 2017
$36.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192060InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/03/04 16:15From March 4, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$31.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192061InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/03/04 16:15From March 4, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$31.00
Play School at McKinley 180629InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$39.00
Recreational Tumbling at McKinley 180669InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 20:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$19.00
Recreational Tumbling at McKinley 180670InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$19.00
Recreational Tumbling at McKinley 180671InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$19.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192110InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/07 21:45From March 7, 2017 to April 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$36.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192109InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/09 22:00From March 9, 2017 to April 20, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$36.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192108InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/04 19:15From March 4, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$31.00
Shooting Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192131InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than Coed2017/03/08 23:00From March 8, 2017 to April 19, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$40.00
Soccer at McKinley 181051InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$19.00
Soccer at McKinley 181052InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$19.00
Soccer at McKinley 181053InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$19.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 3 at McKinley Gymnastics 192154InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/03/08 22:30From March 8, 2017 to April 19, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$40.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 3 at McKinley Gymnastics 192153InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/03/04 20:00From March 4, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$34.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192226InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/06 21:00From March 6, 2017 to April 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192222InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/07 16:30From March 7, 2017 to April 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192220InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/07 23:45From March 7, 2017 to April 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192218InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/08 18:00From March 8, 2017 to April 19, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192225InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/08 20:00From March 8, 2017 to April 19, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192224InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/08 21:45From March 8, 2017 to April 19, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192219InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/09 22:15From March 9, 2017 to April 20, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192223InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/10 00:00From March 9, 2017 to April 20, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192221InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/10 16:45From March 10, 2017 to April 28, 2017
Each Friday from 10:45am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 21, 2017
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192217InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/10 21:45From March 10, 2017 to April 28, 2017
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 21, 2017
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192214InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/03/11 00:00From March 10, 2017 to April 28, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 21, 2017
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192213InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/04 15:15From March 4, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$31.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192215InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/04 15:15From March 4, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$31.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 192267InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 11Female2017/03/02 22:00From March 2, 2017 to April 20, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$81.00
Volleyball - Open at McKinley 181971OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$19.00
Volleyball at McKinley 181990InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$19.00
Volleyball League at McKinley 182008Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 16Male2017/04/06 23:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$153.00
Walking Club at McKinley 182029OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2017/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$0

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Located in the McKinley Park Community Area, adjacent to Brighton Park and Back of the Yards, McKinley Park totals 69.28 acres and features two gymnasiums, a gymnastics center, a kitchen, an auditorium and meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers a swimming pool, artificial turf soccer field, baseball fields, basketball courts, an athletic field for football or soccer, a seasonal ice skating rink, a playground and interactive water spray feature. The playground was renoavted in Fall 2014 as part of Mayor Emanuel’s Chicago Plays! Program. 

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play seasonal sports or go ice skating in the winter at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, McKinley Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Halloween events and Movies in the Park.

In October of 1901, one month after the assassination of William McKinley, 25th President of the United States, the South Park Commission (SPC) officially named a new and still undeveloped park in his honor. Experimental in its location and intent, this park proved to be nationally important. At the time, Chicago's existing parks were far away from the filthy, noisy, overcrowded tenement neighborhoods in the center of the city. Superintendent J. Frank Foster envisioned a new type of park that would provide social services as well as breathing spaces in these areas. To test the idea, in 1901 the park commission began acquiring property near the Union Stockyards. Composed of open prairie and cabbage patches, the site had previously been the Brighton Park Race Track. The experimental McKinley Park originally offered ballfields, lawn tennis, swimming and wadinglagoon, and a lovely classically-designed bathhouse. More than 10,000 people attended the park's dedication on June 13, 1902. The effort was so successful that the following year the South Park Commission began creating a whole system of new neighborhood parks for the south side. Opened to the public in 1905, the first ten were: Sherman, Ogden, Palmer, Bessemer, and Hamilton Parks, and Mark White, Russell, Davis, Armour, and Cornell Squares. These innovative neighborhood parks influenced the development of other parks throughout the United States. McKinley Park received such intensive use, that in 1906, the SPC acquired adjacent property, doubling its acreage. The designers expanded the existing wading pool into a large naturalistic lagoon with several small wooded islands. They also introduced a children’s playground, a music court plaza, open-air gymnasiums, and the following decade, a field house.

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