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.

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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

Location Notes: 7140 S. King Drive

Meyering Water Playground

Meyering Water Playground

Location Notes: 7140 S. King Drive

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration is on-going while spots are 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
Cardio Capoeira at Meyering 113554InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/10/21 14:00From October 21, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$10.00
Conditioning at Meyering Playground 92617InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to 12:30pm
$20.00
Conditioning at Meyering Playground 92618InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
$20.00
Conditioning at Meyering Playground 92619InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/18 16:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
$20.00
Conditioning at Meyering Playground 92616InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11am to 12:30pm
$20.00
Cross Training at Meyering Playground 92659InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Cross Training at Meyering Playground 92660InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Fit & Strong at Meyering Playground 92824InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/15 14:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 10:30am
$20.00
Fit & Strong at Meyering Playground 92825InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/17 14:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:30am
$20.00
Fit & Strong at Meyering Playground 92823InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9am to 10:30am
$20.00
Flag Football at Meyering Playground 92891InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 19Coed2014/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Guitar at Meyering Playground 112753InstructionCulture and Arts - Music12 and upCoed2014/10/06 21:00From October 6, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Kickboxing at Meyering Playground 93456InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Kickboxing at Meyering Playground 93457InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Kickboxing at Meyering Playground 93455InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Seasonal Sports at Meyering Playground 94397InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 19Coed2014/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Sound Studio at Meyering Playground 112754InstructionCulture and Arts - Music12 and upCoed2014/10/07 21:00From October 7, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0

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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.