Moran Playground Park

  • 5727 S. Racine Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60621 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Mondrakco Butler
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6560

Located in the Englewood community, Moran Park totals 1.77 acres and features a multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers a basketball court, playground, and a spray pool.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports and Inner City Flag Football. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Moran Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including our Back to School Basketball Tournament and holiday-themed events.

History

In 1926, the City of Chicago began creating a small municipal playground in Englewood, a diverse community of wealthy and working-class residents that included one of the city's oldest African-American neighborhoods. The city soon improved the long, rectangular property, planting trees, shrubs, and lawn areas at the extreme ends, and installing a playing field, playground equipment, and a recreation building in the center of the park. The site was named for Terrance F. Moran, alderman of the 16th ward from 1923 to 1937. (At the time, the city regularly named parks for standing aldermen of the wards in which the sites were located.) Moran served as Commissioner of the Department of Steam Boilers, Unfired Pressure Vessels, and Cooling Plants from 1943 until his death in 1958. In 1959, the city turned Moran Park over to the Chicago Park District along with more than 250 other properties. Re-planting the landscape and adding basketball courts, new playground equipment, and a spraypool in the 1960s, the park district made further improvements in the early 1990s.

Parking/Directions

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

Moran Basketball

Moran Basketball

Location Notes: 5727 S. Racine Ave.

Moran Fieldhouse

Moran Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 5727 S. Racine Ave.

Hours: ,

Moran Clubrooms

Moran Clubrooms

Location Notes: 5727 S. Racine Ave.

Moran Playground

Moran PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Moran Spray Pool

Moran Spray Pool

Location Notes: 5727 S. Racine Ave.

Events

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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
Day Camp at Moran Playground 195659CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/06/26 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
$129.00
Harvest Garden at Moran Playground 196076InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/06/28 18:00From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Harvest Garden at Moran Playground 206332InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Moran Playground 207446InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$2.00
Teen Leadership Club at Moran Playground 207994InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$0

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Description

Located in the Englewood community, Moran Park totals 1.77 acres and features a multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers a basketball court, playground, and a spray pool.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports and Inner City Flag Football. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Moran Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including our Back to School Basketball Tournament and holiday-themed events.

In 1926, the City of Chicago began creating a small municipal playground in Englewood, a diverse community of wealthy and working-class residents that included one of the city's oldest African-American neighborhoods. The city soon improved the long, rectangular property, planting trees, shrubs, and lawn areas at the extreme ends, and installing a playing field, playground equipment, and a recreation building in the center of the park. The site was named for Terrance F. Moran, alderman of the 16th ward from 1923 to 1937. (At the time, the city regularly named parks for standing aldermen of the wards in which the sites were located.) Moran served as Commissioner of the Department of Steam Boilers, Unfired Pressure Vessels, and Cooling Plants from 1943 until his death in 1958. In 1959, the city turned Moran Park over to the Chicago Park District along with more than 250 other properties. Re-planting the landscape and adding basketball courts, new playground equipment, and a spraypool in the 1960s, the park district made further improvements in the early 1990s.

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