Mt. Greenwood Park

  • 3721 W. 111th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60655 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: John Foran
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6564

Located in the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood, Mt. Greenwood Park totals 24.38 acres and features a gymnasium and multi-purpose rooms. Green features of the park include two gardens. Outside, the park offers a swimming pool, ice rink, a gleaming interactive musical playground, White Sox Baseball Miracle Field (ADA accessible), eleven ball fields, and tennis courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our fields and multi-purpose rooms.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, preschool activities, Therapeutic Recreation, and softball leagues. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth can participate the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include Special Recreation Camp.

In addition to programs, Mt. Greenwood Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including our Pumpkin Patch and other holiday-themed events.

History

Mount Greenwood Park takes its name from the surrounding community. In 1879, George Waite obtained a state charter to develop a large cemetery on a low ridge west of 111th Street. The ridge, covered with oaks, hickory, aspen, and other trees, inspired the moniker Mount Greenwood. As a steady stream of visitors came to the beautiful cemetery, inns, restaurants, and shops soon opened nearby, forming the basis for the new Mount Greenwood community. Incorporated as a village in 1907, Mount Greenwood was annexed to Chicago twenty years later. The neighborhood had few modern services until 1936, when the Federal Works Progress Administration installed sewers and street lights, and paved the streets. With these improvements, Mount Greenwood's population soared, nearly tripling between 1940 and 1950. The booming Mount Greenwood community was among the neighborhoods identified for park development in the Chicago Park District's Ten Year Plan to provide increased recreational opportunities in post-World War II Chicago. In 1946, the Mount Greenwood Civic Council urged the acquisition of vacant Board of Education land along 111th Street. The park district purchased the 24-acre site in 1949, and slowly began improving the property. The park district constructed a fieldhouse in 1966, and added a swimming pool in 1973. The 1990s brought further improvements such as refrigerated ice skating rink provides winter recreation. Several features of Mount Greenwood Park honor noted local citizens. A parking area is dedicated to Frederick G. Abrams, Sr. a Chicago Alderman and Treasurer of the Village of Mount Greenwood from 1918 to 1927. A baseball diamond bears the name Rooney Field, in honor of Rooney Richardson, who took an active role in community affairs. The Chicago Park District and Mount Greenwood Advisory Council worked with elected officials to raise $1.2 million for a fullyaccessible soft surface playground dedicated in 2008. The playground includes interactive art components which were designed by local artists through the Chicago Public Art Group. Community workshops inspired the artworks which range from a series of mosaic obelisks to metal sculptural musical elements.

Parking/Directions

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

Mt. Greenwood Diamonds

Mt. Greenwood Diamonds

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Mt. Greenwood Garden

Mt. Greenwood Garden

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St.

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

Robert Dolehide

Robert Dolehide

Location Notes: Mt. Greenwood, 3721 W. 111th St.

Notes: Food & Beverage, 10:30am -9pm, 773.610.9935

Mt. Greenwood Fieldhouse

Mt. Greenwood Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Hours: ,

Mt. Greenwood Football/Soccer

Mt. Greenwood Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Mt. Greenwood Gymnasium

Mt. Greenwood Gymnasium

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Mt. Greenwood Ice Rink

Mt. Greenwood Ice Rink

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Notes: (312) 747-3690; SCHEDULE: F: 1:30-5 pm open skate; 5:15-6:15 pm rat hockey; 6:30-9 pm family skate, Sa: 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.

Mt. Greenwood Clubroom

Mt. Greenwood Clubroom

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Mt. Greenwood Playground

Mt. Greenwood PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Mt. Greenwood Park Pool

Mt. Greenwood Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Hours:

Phone: (312)747-6564

Mt. Greenwood Tennis Court

Mt. Greenwood Tennis Court

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Mt. Greenwood Spray Pool

Mt. Greenwood Spray Pool

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

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
Arts & Crafts (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 89404InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2014/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 89459InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2014/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$35.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 89458InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2014/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$35.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 89457InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$35.00
Basketball (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 89509InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2014/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Basketball at Mt. Greenwood 89615InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2014/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2014 to January 19, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$45.00
Basketball at Mt. Greenwood 89614InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2014/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2014 to January 23, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$45.00
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 92372Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 11Female2014/08/24 15:00From August 24, 2014 to November 23, 2014
Each Sunday from 10am to 4pm
$50.00
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 89696Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2014/11/11 01:00From November 10, 2014 to April 6, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 10pm
$200.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 89729InstructionSports - BowlingAt least 7 but less than 60Coed2014/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 89827InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 15½ but less than 60Coed2014/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Dodgeball at Mt. Greenwood 89900InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 11Male2014/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$20.00
Drama/Music (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 89919InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 15½ but less than 60Coed2014/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Fitness & Nutrition (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 89951InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 15½ but less than 60Coed2014/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Floor Hockey (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 112027InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 16 but less than 60Coed2014/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$15.00
Floor Hockey at Mt. Greenwood 90058InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2014/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2014 to January 21, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$45.00
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 90126InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$20.00
Golf at Mt. Greenwood 90204InstructionSports - GolfAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2014/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$20.00
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 90223InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2014/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$15.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 91343InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$20.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 90231InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 7Female2014/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$15.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 91344InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/17 16:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$20.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 90230InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 7 but less than 13Female2014/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$20.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 90429InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2014/09/16 23:15From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 6:45pm
$15.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 90430InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2014/09/16 23:55From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:55pm to 7:25pm
$15.00
Moms, Dads & Tots Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 90605InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2014/09/17 15:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$20.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Mt. Greenwood 90669InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2014/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$20.00
Play School at Mt. Greenwood 90905InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$100.00
Play School at Mt. Greenwood 90906InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$100.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 90927InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 16 but less than 60Coed2014/09/15 22:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
$15.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 90936InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 18 but less than 62Coed2014/09/18 15:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$30.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 90938InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles62 and upCoed2014/09/18 15:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 90937InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles62 and upCoed2014/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 90935InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 18 but less than 62Coed2014/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$30.00
Scrap Booking at Mt. Greenwood 91013InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 13Female2014/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$20.00
Seasonal Sports at Mt. Greenwood 91064InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$20.00
Seasonal Sports at Mt. Greenwood 110108InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$20.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 91134InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 18 but less than 62Coed2014/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$30.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 91137InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles62 and upCoed2014/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 110109InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2014/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$20.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 91136InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 18 but less than 62Coed2014/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 91139InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles62 and upCoed2014/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Snowshoeing (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 91276InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2014/11/06 21:30From November 6, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:15pm
$15.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 91265InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2014/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$15.00
Swim Team (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 91347InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 12 but less than 60Coed2014/09/19 00:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$15.00
Team Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 91375InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2014/09/16 22:15From September 16, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$30.00
Team Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 91409InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2014/09/16 21:15From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$20.00
Volleyball at Mt. Greenwood 91693InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2014/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2014 to December 11, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$20.00
Volleyball at Mt. Greenwood 91694InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2014/09/18 21:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$20.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 91715Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upFemale2014/10/02 00:00From October 1, 2014 to April 1, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm
$200.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 91714Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2014/10/03 00:00From October 2, 2014 to April 2, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$200.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 91713Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball35 and upCoed2014/10/04 00:00From October 3, 2014 to April 3, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 10pm
$200.00
Yoga (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 110177InstructionWellness - Yoga8 and upCoed2014/09/15 23:45From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
$0

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Located in the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood, Mt. Greenwood Park totals 24.38 acres and features a gymnasium and multi-purpose rooms. Green features of the park include two gardens. Outside, the park offers a swimming pool, ice rink, a gleaming interactive musical playground, White Sox Baseball Miracle Field (ADA accessible), eleven ball fields, and tennis courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our fields and multi-purpose rooms.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, preschool activities, Therapeutic Recreation, and softball leagues. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth can participate the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include Special Recreation Camp.

In addition to programs, Mt. Greenwood Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including our Pumpkin Patch and other holiday-themed events.

Mount Greenwood Park takes its name from the surrounding community. In 1879, George Waite obtained a state charter to develop a large cemetery on a low ridge west of 111th Street. The ridge, covered with oaks, hickory, aspen, and other trees, inspired the moniker Mount Greenwood. As a steady stream of visitors came to the beautiful cemetery, inns, restaurants, and shops soon opened nearby, forming the basis for the new Mount Greenwood community. Incorporated as a village in 1907, Mount Greenwood was annexed to Chicago twenty years later. The neighborhood had few modern services until 1936, when the Federal Works Progress Administration installed sewers and street lights, and paved the streets. With these improvements, Mount Greenwood's population soared, nearly tripling between 1940 and 1950. The booming Mount Greenwood community was among the neighborhoods identified for park development in the Chicago Park District's Ten Year Plan to provide increased recreational opportunities in post-World War II Chicago. In 1946, the Mount Greenwood Civic Council urged the acquisition of vacant Board of Education land along 111th Street. The park district purchased the 24-acre site in 1949, and slowly began improving the property. The park district constructed a fieldhouse in 1966, and added a swimming pool in 1973. The 1990s brought further improvements such as refrigerated ice skating rink provides winter recreation. Several features of Mount Greenwood Park honor noted local citizens. A parking area is dedicated to Frederick G. Abrams, Sr. a Chicago Alderman and Treasurer of the Village of Mount Greenwood from 1918 to 1927. A baseball diamond bears the name Rooney Field, in honor of Rooney Richardson, who took an active role in community affairs. The Chicago Park District and Mount Greenwood Advisory Council worked with elected officials to raise $1.2 million for a fullyaccessible soft surface playground dedicated in 2008. The playground includes interactive art components which were designed by local artists through the Chicago Public Art Group. Community workshops inspired the artworks which range from a series of mosaic obelisks to metal sculptural musical elements.

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