Chicago Park District
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McKinley Park Spray

 
McKinley Park

McKinley Park

 
McKinley Park

McKinley Park

 
McKinley Park

McKinley Park

 

McKinley Park

2210 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago IL 60609

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm, Fieldhouse: M-F 9am - 9pm,

Mon.-Fri. 9am-9pm Sat. 9am-4:30pm, Sun: Closed

Park Supervisor:
Vito Mastrandrea

(312) 747-6527

 
 
 

Description

Located in the McKinley Park Community Area, adjacent to Brighton Park and Back of the Yards, McKinley Park totals [69.28] acres and features 2 gymnasiums, a gymnastics center, a kitchen, auditorium and meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers a swimming pool, artificial turf soccer field, baseball fields, basketball courts, athletic field for football or soccer, seasonal ice skating rink, playground and interactive water spray feature.

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.

APR
19
Easter Egg Hunt at McKinley
Event's details
April 19, 2014

Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2210 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago IL 60609


 
(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
 
APR
19
Easter Egg Hunt at McKinley
Event's details
April 19, 2014

Time:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2210 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago IL 60609


 
(11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
MAY
23
Bike Month at McKinley
Event's details
May 23, 2014

Time:04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
2210 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago IL 60609


 
(04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)
 
 

MCKINLEY PARK AND MCKINLEY PARK GYMNASTICS CENTER

Gymnastic Center - (312) 747-6536

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us!

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 4
Basketball Court - Outdoor 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 1
Concessions McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 1 Food & Beverage 3pm - 9pm, (773) 203-0981
Fieldhouse 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 0
Fishing Areas 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 1
Football / Soccer - Grass 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 1
Football / Soccer - Grass 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 1
Football / Soccer - Turf 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 1
Gymnasiums 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 2
Gymnastics Centers 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 1
Ice Rinks 2210 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago Blackhawks Ice Rink 1 (312) 747-5992; SCHEDULE: F: 1:30-5 pm open skate; 5:15-6:15 pm rat hockey; 6:30-9 pm family skate, Sa: 10-10:45 am stick & puck; 10:45-11:30 am pond hockey; 11:45 am-12:30 pm learn to skate; 1-4 pm, 6-9 pm open skate, Su: 12-6 pm open skate; 6-7:30 pm rat hockey View fees and more info.
Lagoons and Ponds 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 1 McKinley Park Lagoon
Meeting/Event Space 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 2
Meeting/Event Space 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 1
Picnic Groves 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 2
Playgrounds 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 1
Swimming Pools - Outdoor 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 0 Pool Closed for the Season. Accessibility feature: Lift
Tennis Courts 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 10
Water Playgrounds 2210 W. Pershing Rd. 1
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.

Contact: Heather Breems

Contact Title: President

Email: heatherbreems@gmail.com

Meeting Information:  2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00p.m.

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

 

 

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