Mt. Greenwood Park

  • 3721 W. 111th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60655 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
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  • 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.

Playground Art

Playground Art (1)

Location Notes: Playground

Descriptors: Outdoor, Playground Art

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

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

Descriptors: Grass

Mt. Greenwood Gymnasium

Mt. Greenwood Gymnasium

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Mt. Greenwood Ice Rink

Mt. Greenwood Ice Rink

Location: 3721 W. 111th St

Phone: (312)747-3690

Descriptors: Outdoor

Mt. Greenwood Clubroom

Mt. Greenwood Clubroom

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Mt. Greenwood Playground

Mt. Greenwood PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Agricultural High School Pool

Agricultural High School PoolAccessible (1)

Location: 3801 W 111th St.

Hours:

Phone: (773)535-2500

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Stairs, ADA Lift

Mt. Greenwood Park Pool

Mt. Greenwood Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Hours:

Phone: (312)747-6564

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

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

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 register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 11, 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
Basketball at Mt. Greenwood 202433InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to January 15, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$49.00
Basketball at Mt. Greenwood 202432InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2017 to January 19, 2018
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$49.00
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 221287Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 17Male2017/11/23 00:00From November 22, 2017 to April 11, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 10pm
$0
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 221290Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 18Male2017/11/24 00:00From November 23, 2017 to April 12, 2018
Each Thursday from 6pm to 10pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Mt. Greenwood 202929InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to January 17, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$49.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spr at Mt. Greenwood 203240Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to May 30, 2018
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$327.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spr at Mt. Greenwood 203241Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to May 31, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$327.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 204629Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upFemale2017/09/28 00:00From September 27, 2017 to March 28, 2018
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm
$218.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 204628Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/09/29 00:00From September 28, 2017 to March 29, 2018
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$218.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 204627Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball35 and upCoed2017/09/30 00:00From September 29, 2017 to March 30, 2018
Each Friday from 7pm to 10pm
$218.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 208986InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2018/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$19.00
Basketball (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 209075InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2018/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$19.00
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 209236Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 12Male2017/12/10 15:00From December 10, 2017 to March 4, 2018
Each Sunday from 9am to 5pm
$56.00
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 209121Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19Male2018/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2018 to March 28, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$0
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 209120Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 16Male2018/01/12 00:30From January 11, 2018 to March 29, 2018
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$0
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 209235Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 11Male2017/12/16 15:00From December 16, 2017 to March 3, 2018
Each Saturday from 9am to 5pm
$56.00
Basketball Skills at Mt. Greenwood 209267InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2018/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2018 to March 9, 2018
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$24.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 209313InstructionSports - Bowling7 and upCoed2018/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$19.00
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 209402InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help16 and upCoed2018/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$19.00
Crazy Crafter's Club at Mt. Greenwood 209020InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2018/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Dodgeball at Mt. Greenwood 209493InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2018/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$24.00
Drop-in Learn to Skate at Mt. Greenwood 228356PartnershipGroupSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/16 17:45From December 16, 2017 to February 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
$140.00
Fitness & Nutrition (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 209548InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2018/01/10 23:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$0
Fun and Games (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 209633InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games16 and upCoed2018/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$19.00
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 209666InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$24.00
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 209665InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 17:00From January 12, 2018 to March 9, 2018
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$24.00
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 209667InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 19:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$24.00
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 209719InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 40Coed2018/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$19.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 209748InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2018/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2018 to March 6, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$24.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 209749InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2018/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2018 to March 7, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$24.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 228370OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/17 18:00From December 17, 2017 to February 18, 2018
Each Sunday from Noon to 6pm
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 228371OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/20 21:00From December 20, 2017 to February 7, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 228372OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/14 21:00From December 14, 2017 to February 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Thursday, January 4, 2018
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 228373OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/15 19:30From December 15, 2017 to February 16, 2018
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, December 29, 2017
Friday, January 5, 2018
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 228374OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/16 19:00From December 16, 2017 to February 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 1pm to 5pm
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 228474OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/16 23:30From December 16, 2017 to February 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate(Holiday) at Mt. Greenwood 228387OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/25 18:00From December 25, 2017 to December 29, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 7pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 7pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 7pm
Each Friday from Noon to 7pm
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate(Holiday) at Mt. Greenwood 228388OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2018/01/01 18:00From January 1, 2018 to January 5, 2018
Each Monday from Noon to 7pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 7pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 7pm
Each Friday from Noon to 7pm
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate(Holiday) at Mt. Greenwood 228385OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2018/01/15 18:00January 15, 2018
Monday from Noon to 7pm
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate(Holiday) at Mt. Greenwood 228386OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2018/02/19 19:30February 19, 2018
Monday from 1:30pm to 9pm
$0
Kiddie College - Winter at Mt. Greenwood 224401InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$109.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Mt. Greenwood 224475InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$109.00
Leisure Education (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 210069InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help22 and upCoed2018/01/08 17:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 11:30am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 3pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 3pm
$0
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Mt. Greenwood 210165InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/12 16:00From January 12, 2018 to March 9, 2018
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$24.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 210253InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2018/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2018 to March 7, 2018
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$24.00
Pond Hockey at Mt. Greenwood 228389OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/13 00:45From December 12, 2017 to February 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
$7.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 210390InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 16 but less than 50Coed2018/01/08 23:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
$19.00
Pre-Hockey at Mt. Greenwood 228394PartnershipGroupSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/16 16:00From December 16, 2017 to February 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
$70.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 210404InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2018/01/11 16:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$35.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 210406InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2018/01/11 16:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 210405InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2018/01/12 19:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 210403InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2018/01/12 19:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$35.00
Rat Hockey at Mt. Greenwood 228396OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2017/12/18 00:30From December 17, 2017 to February 18, 2018
Each Sunday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$10.00
Rat Hockey at Mt. Greenwood 228395OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2017/12/14 01:30From December 13, 2017 to February 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$10.00
Scrap Booking at Mt. Greenwood 210451InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2018/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$24.00
Seasonal Sports at Mt. Greenwood 210484InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 9Male2018/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$24.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 210573InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2018/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 210571InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2018/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$35.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 210575InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$24.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 210574InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2018/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 210572InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2018/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$35.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 210696InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2018/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$19.00
Special Olympics Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 226148InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2018/01/10 00:15From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$19.00
Special Olympics Snowshoeing at Mt. Greenwood 210724InstructionSports - Special Olympics8 and upCoed2018/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$19.00
Special Olympics Track & Field at Mt. Greenwood 210733InstructionSports - Track & Field16 and upCoed2018/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$19.00
Stick & Puck at Mt. Greenwood 228403OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/13 00:00From December 12, 2017 to February 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$7.00
Storytime & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 209019InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 16:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Swim Team (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 210787InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 12 but less than 60Coed2018/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$19.00
Tap & Ballet at Mt. Greenwood 210812InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2018/01/11 18:30From January 11, 2018 to March 8, 2018
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$24.00
Team Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 210833InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2018/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$35.00
Team Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 210864InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2018/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$24.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Mt. Greenwood 210485InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$24.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Mt. Greenwood 226147InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 20:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$24.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 211022InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$24.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 211023InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$24.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 211109Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 11Female2018/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$111.00
You Build It at Mt. Greenwood 211201InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2018/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$24.00
Zumba (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 211234InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 65Coed2018/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Spring at Mt. Greenwood 224402InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2018 to May 30, 2018
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$109.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Mt. Greenwood 224476InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2018 to June 7, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$109.00

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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.