Moran Playground Park

  • 5727 S. Racine Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60621 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
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  • 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.

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Moran Clubrooms

Moran Clubrooms

Location Notes: 5727 S. Racine Ave.

Moran Playground

Moran Playground

Location Notes: 5727 S. Racine Ave.

Notes: Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013

Moran Spray Pool

Moran Spray Pool

Location Notes: 5727 S. Racine Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
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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
Harvest Garden at Moran Playground 93131InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Free
Inner City Flag Football at Moran Playground 93394InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 13CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
Free
Seasonal Sports at Moran Playground 94400InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$2.00
Step Aerobics at Moran Playground 94698InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoedFrom September 22, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
$4.00
Teen Club at Moran Playground 94855OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
$4.00

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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.