Meyering Playground Park

  • 7140 S. Martin Luther King Dr.   Chicago, Illinois 60619 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Solomon Smith
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6545

Located at 7140 S. King Drive in the Park Manor community, Meyering Park totals 3.1 acres and features two multi-purpose clubrooms. Outside, the park offers an interactive spray pool, baseball diamonds, two playgrounds, multi-purpose fields, and basketball courts. Many of the spaces, including clubrooms and outdoor field are available for rental.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, kick boxing and other fitness programs. Meyering Park also offers the Afro-Brazilian art Capoeria. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Meyering Park hosts various special events throughout the year for the entire family.

History

The City of Chicago established Meyering Park in 1926 on Board of Education property in the heart of the Greater Grand Crossing community. By 1930, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation had added a small recreational building with open shelters at each end and installed a playfield that could be flooded for ice skating in winter. In 1947 the shelters were enclosed to create an entirely year-round facility. A few years later, the city built a spray pool in the park. The Chicago Park District assumed management of Meyering Park in 1959, redesigning the landscape and remodelling the fieldhouse during the 1960s. In 1990, the Board of Education transferred ownership of the property to the park district, which soon rehabilitated the athletic field, constructed a walking trail, and installed an interactive waterplay area. The park honors William D. Meyering (1893--1976), 8th Ward Alderman from 1923 through 1930. Though parks were often named for standing aldermen in the 1920s, Meyering had also distinguished himself through his military service n World War I, during which he lost his right arm. Cited for his gallantry, Meyering became the first living American to receive the Distinguished Service Cross. The French government awarded him the Croix de Guerre. After resigning as alderman, Meyering was elected to a single term as Cook County Sheriff. Six years later, he was appointed Chief Probation Officer for Cook County, a position he held until his retirement in 1972.

Parking/Directions

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Meyering Diamond

Meyering Diamond

Location Notes: 7140 S. King Drive

Meyering Basketball

Meyering Basketball

Location Notes: 7140 S. King Drive

Meyering Football/Soccer

Meyering Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 7140 S. King Drive

Meyering Clubrooms

Meyering Clubrooms

Location Notes: 7140 S. King Drive

Meyering Playground

Meyering PlaygroundAccessible

Meyering Water Playground

Meyering Water Playground

Location Notes: 7140 S. King Drive

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 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
Conditioning at Meyering Playground 137100InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 65Coed2016/01/04 17:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 12:30pm
$21.00
Conditioning at Meyering Playground 137102InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
$21.00
Conditioning at Meyering Playground 137103InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/07 17:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
$21.00
Conditioning at Meyering Playground 137101InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 12:30pm
$21.00
Cross Training at Meyering Playground 137126InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$21.00
Cross Training at Meyering Playground 137127InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$21.00
Fit & Strong at Meyering Playground 137308InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 65Coed2016/01/04 15:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10:30am
$21.00
Fit & Strong at Meyering Playground 137310InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/06 15:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:30am
$21.00
Fit & Strong at Meyering Playground 137309InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/08 15:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 10:30am
$21.00
Guitar at Meyering Playground 137482InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 12 but less than 65Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$51.00
Kickboxing at Meyering Playground 137792InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$21.00
Kickboxing at Meyering Playground 137793InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$21.00
Kickboxing at Meyering Playground 137791InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$21.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Meyering Playground 138738InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Conditioning at Meyering Playground 143332InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/28 16:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Conditioning at Meyering Playground 143330InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/29 16:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
$22.00
Conditioning at Meyering Playground 143331InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/31 16:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
$22.00
Conditioning at Meyering Playground 143329InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/04/01 16:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 12:30pm
$22.00
Cross Training at Meyering Playground 143357InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$22.00
Cross Training at Meyering Playground 143356InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$22.00
Fit & Strong at Meyering Playground 143541InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/28 14:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$22.00
Fit & Strong at Meyering Playground 143542InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/29 14:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$22.00
Fit & Strong at Meyering Playground 143540InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/30 14:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:30am
$22.00
Fit & Strong at Meyering Playground 143543InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/31 14:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$22.00
Fit & Strong at Meyering Playground 143539InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/04/01 14:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 10:30am
$22.00
Guitar at Meyering Playground 143691InstructionCulture and Arts - Music13 and upCoed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$52.00
Kickboxing at Meyering Playground 143983InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$22.00
Kickboxing at Meyering Playground 143982InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$22.00
Kickboxing at Meyering Playground 143984InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$22.00
Seasonal Sports at Meyering Playground 145020InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0

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Description

Located at 7140 S. King Drive in the Park Manor community, Meyering Park totals 3.1 acres and features two multi-purpose clubrooms. Outside, the park offers an interactive spray pool, baseball diamonds, two playgrounds, multi-purpose fields, and basketball courts. Many of the spaces, including clubrooms and outdoor field are available for rental.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, kick boxing and other fitness programs. Meyering Park also offers the Afro-Brazilian art Capoeria. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Meyering Park hosts various special events throughout the year for the entire family.

The City of Chicago established Meyering Park in 1926 on Board of Education property in the heart of the Greater Grand Crossing community. By 1930, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation had added a small recreational building with open shelters at each end and installed a playfield that could be flooded for ice skating in winter. In 1947 the shelters were enclosed to create an entirely year-round facility. A few years later, the city built a spray pool in the park. The Chicago Park District assumed management of Meyering Park in 1959, redesigning the landscape and remodelling the fieldhouse during the 1960s. In 1990, the Board of Education transferred ownership of the property to the park district, which soon rehabilitated the athletic field, constructed a walking trail, and installed an interactive waterplay area. The park honors William D. Meyering (1893--1976), 8th Ward Alderman from 1923 through 1930. Though parks were often named for standing aldermen in the 1920s, Meyering had also distinguished himself through his military service n World War I, during which he lost his right arm. Cited for his gallantry, Meyering became the first living American to receive the Distinguished Service Cross. The French government awarded him the Croix de Guerre. After resigning as alderman, Meyering was elected to a single term as Cook County Sheriff. Six years later, he was appointed Chief Probation Officer for Cook County, a position he held until his retirement in 1972.

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