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 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

Winter Programs

Click on the Winter tab below.  Most activities run the week of January 5 through the week of March 16.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Spring Programs

Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1.
View programs online beginning Monday, February 9.  Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

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 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 95877InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2015/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 95929InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$35.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 95928InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2015 to March 6, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$35.00
Basketball (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 95993InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 60Coed2015/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$15.00
Basketball (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 95992InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2015/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 96222InstructionSports - Bowling7 and upCoed2015/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 96310InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help16 and upCoed2015/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Fitness & Nutrition (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 96495InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2015/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 96620InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2015 to March 6, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$20.00
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 96683InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2015/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$15.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 96960InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2015/01/07 00:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 6:45pm
$15.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 96961InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2015/01/07 00:50From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:50pm to 7:20pm
$15.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Mt. Greenwood 97179InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2015 to March 6, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$20.00
Music/Fitness(Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 97227InstructionCulture and Arts - Music16 and upCoed2015/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 97558InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 16 but less than 60Coed2015/01/05 23:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
$15.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 97571InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$30.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 97573InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2015/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 97572InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2015/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 97570InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$30.00
Scrap Booking at Mt. Greenwood 97645InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 13Female2015/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2015 to March 6, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$20.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 97792InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$30.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 97794InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2015/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 97796InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2015 to March 9, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$20.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 97795InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 97793InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Snowshoeing (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 97841InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2015/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:15pm
$15.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 97908InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2015/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$15.00
Swim Team (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 97968InstructionAquatics - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2015/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$15.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 98312Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 11Female2015/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$100.00
Zumba (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 98427InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 65Coed2015/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
12" Fast Pitch Softball at Mt. Greenwood 102338InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 6 but less than 10Female2015/03/24 20:30From March 24, 2015 to April 21, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
16" Softball League at Mt. Greenwood 102382Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2015/05/10 17:00From May 10, 2015 to August 9, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$204.00
16" Softball League at Mt. Greenwood 102383Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upFemale2015/05/10 20:00From May 10, 2015 to August 9, 2015
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4pm
$204.00
16" Softball League at Mt. Greenwood 102381Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2015/05/11 23:30From May 11, 2015 to August 12, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$204.00
16" Softball League at Mt. Greenwood 102380Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2015/05/12 23:30From May 12, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$204.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 102527InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$36.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 102526InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2015 to May 29, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$36.00
Basketball (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 102620InstructionSports - Basketball16 and upCoed2015/04/02 23:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$16.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 102784InstructionSports - BowlingAt least 7 but less than 65Coed2015/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 102869InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help16 and upCoed2015/04/01 20:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
$16.00
Cubs Care Buddy Baseball at Mt. Greenwood 102882InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/04/22 15:00From April 22, 2015 to May 27, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
$0
Cubs Care Buddy Baseball at Mt. Greenwood 102883InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 12 but less than 21Coed2015/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
$0
Dino Diggers at Mt. Greenwood 102920InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 15:00From April 1, 2015 to April 29, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$11.00
Fitness & Nutrition (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood Cancelled102999InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2015/04/01 20:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 103095InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2015 to May 29, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$21.00
Garden Buddies at Mt. Greenwood 121643InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Golf (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 103144InstructionSports - Golf9 and upCoed2015/04/09 20:30From April 9, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 7, 2015
$16.00
Golf at Mt. Greenwood 103148InstructionSports - GolfAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 103162InstructionGymnastics - Competitive8 and upCoed2015/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 4, 2015
$16.00
Junior Gym & Crafts (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 103250InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2015/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
$16.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 103382InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 16Coed2015/03/31 23:15From March 31, 2015 to May 26, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 6:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
$16.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 103383InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 16Coed2015/03/31 23:50From March 31, 2015 to May 26, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:50pm to 7:20pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
$16.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Mt. Greenwood 103614InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2015 to May 29, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$21.00
Music (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 103633InstructionCulture and Arts - Music16 and upCoed2015/04/01 20:30From April 1, 2015 to May 27, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
$16.00
Play School at Mt. Greenwood 103859InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2015 to May 27, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$102.00
Play School at Mt. Greenwood 103858InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$102.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 103875InstructionSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoed2015/03/30 22:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 4, 2015
$16.00
PRE Open Swim at Mt. Greenwood 129864OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/03/24 23:15From March 24, 2015 to March 26, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 6:45pm
Each Tuesday from 6:50pm to 7:20pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 103884InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2015/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$31.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 103886InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2015/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 103885InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2015/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2015 to May 29, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 103883InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2015/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2015 to May 29, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$31.00
Seasonal Sports at Mt. Greenwood 103996InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Mt. Greenwood 103997InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 18:00From March 31, 2015 to May 26, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$21.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 104096InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$31.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 104095InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2015/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$0
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 104094InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2015/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2015 to May 26, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 104093InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2015/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2015 to May 26, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$31.00
Soccer (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood Cancelled104136InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2015/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$16.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 104234InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2015/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 8, 2015
$16.00
Special Olym Cubs Care Softball at Mt. Greenwood 104238InstructionSports - Softball16 and upCoed2015/04/08 20:30From April 8, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
$16.00
Storytime at Mt. Greenwood 104285InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/05/06 15:00From May 6, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$11.00
Swim Team (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 104295InstructionAquatics - Lessons16 and upCoed2015/04/03 00:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 7, 2015
$16.00
T-Ball at Mt. Greenwood 104315InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$46.00
T-Ball at Mt. Greenwood 104316InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$46.00
Team Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 104358InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2015/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Track & Field (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 104543InstructionSports - Track & Field16 and upCoed2015/04/01 23:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
$16.00
Young Scientist at Mt. Greenwood 104775InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$21.00
Zumba (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 104782InstructionWellness - Fitness8 and upCoed2015/03/30 23:45From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 4, 2015
$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.