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.

Spring Programs

Gymnastics Programs:
Gymnastics Session I programs run the week of March 6 through the week of April 17.
Gymnastics Session II programs run the week of May 1 through the week of June 12.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning Tuesday, April 4.  Registration dates for these programs are:
Online registration begins Tuesday, April 18 at 9:00 am.
In-person registration begins Tuesday, April 25, if spots are still available*.

All other 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

Gymnastics Programs:
Gymnastics programs run the week of June 26 through the week of August 7.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning Tuesday, May 30.  Registration dates for these programs are:
Online registration begins Tuesday, June 13 at 9:00 am.
In-person registration begins Saturday, June 17, if spots are still available*.
 
All other 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 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
 
 
*Note:  Since gymnastics centers do 100% online registration, in-person registration is only available if all of the program slots don't fill online before the first day of in-person registration.  Check the program online to see if spots are still available.

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
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 198672InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/05/02 00:00From May 1, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$28.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at McKinley Gymnastics 198678InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2017/05/02 21:30From May 2, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$34.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at McKinley Gymnastics 198677InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/05/03 21:00From May 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$34.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at McKinley Gymnastics 198676InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 17Female2017/05/04 00:00From May 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$34.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at McKinley Gymnastics 198673InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/05/04 21:45From May 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$34.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at McKinley Gymnastics 198679InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 17Female2017/05/05 00:00From May 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$34.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at McKinley Gymnastics 198675InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Female2017/05/05 23:45From May 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$34.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at McKinley Gymnastics 191924InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/03/11 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 198674InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/05/06 16:30From May 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
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 198699InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Male2017/05/06 16:30From May 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$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 198720InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/05/04 23:45From May 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$34.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at McKinley Gymnastics 198722InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/05/05 21:45From May 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$34.00
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
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at McKinley Gymnastics 198721InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/05/06 18:00From May 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$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 198801InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/05/01 23:15From May 1, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$26.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198796InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/05/03 15:00From May 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$31.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198797InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/05/03 23:00From May 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$31.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198800InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/05/05 14:45From May 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$31.00
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
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198798InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/05/06 15:15From May 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11am
$31.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198799InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/05/06 15:15From May 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11am
$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 198844InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/02 20:45From May 2, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$31.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198843InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/04 21:00From May 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$31.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198842InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/06 18:15From May 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$31.00
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 198866InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/05/03 22:00From May 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$34.00
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 198888InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/05/03 21:30From May 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$34.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 3 at McKinley Gymnastics 198887InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/05/06 19:00From May 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
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 198948InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/02 15:30From May 2, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$31.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198946InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/02 22:45From May 2, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$31.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198944InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/03 17:00From May 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$31.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198951InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/03 19:00From May 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$31.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198950InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/03 20:45From May 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$31.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198945InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/04 21:15From May 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$31.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198949InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/04 23:00From May 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$31.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198947InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/05 15:45From May 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10:45am to 11:30am
$31.00
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 198943InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/05 20:45From May 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$31.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198941InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/05/05 23:00From May 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$31.00
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
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198940InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/06 14:15From May 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
$31.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198942InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/06 14:15From May 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
$31.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at McKinley Gymnastics 198990InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 12Female2017/04/27 21:00From April 27, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$64.00
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at McKinley 195320InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
CPD Swim Club at McKinley 195532InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 13:00From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 11am
Each Thursday from 8am to 11am
Each Friday from 8am to 11am
$35.00
Day Camp at McKinley 195657CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$331.00
Early Bird Camp at McKinley 195775CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$105.00
Family Swim at McKinley 195926OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 18:30From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7:15pm
$0
Leadership Camp at McKinley 196401CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Learn to Swim at McKinley 196531InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McKinley 196533InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/25 17:15From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McKinley 196530InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McKinley 196532InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/24 17:15From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$30.00
Open Swim Female at McKinley 196715OpenAquatics - OpenAnyFemale2017/06/19 21:30From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4:15pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:15pm
$0
Play Camp at McKinley 196832CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$132.00
TEAM Sports at McKinley 197175InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 22:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$35.00

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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.