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.

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

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, March 6, 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
Kiddie College at Mt. Greenwood 163169InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2016 to May 31, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$312.00
Kiddie College at Mt. Greenwood 163170InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to June 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$312.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 164635Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upFemale2016/10/06 00:00From October 5, 2016 to April 5, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm
$208.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 164634Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/10/07 00:00From October 6, 2016 to April 6, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$208.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 164633Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball35 and upCoed2016/10/08 00:00From October 7, 2016 to April 7, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 10pm
$208.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Teen League at Mt. Greenwood 187286Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19Male2017/01/12 00:30From January 11, 2017 to March 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$0
Basketball - Teen League at Mt. Greenwood 187285Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 16Male2017/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2017 to March 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball League at Mt. Greenwood 177773Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/05/14 17:00From May 14, 2017 to August 13, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$218.00
16" Softball League at Mt. Greenwood 177774Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upFemale2017/05/14 20:00From May 14, 2017 to August 13, 2017
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4pm
$218.00
16" Softball League at Mt. Greenwood 177770Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/05/15 23:30From May 15, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$218.00
16" Softball League at Mt. Greenwood 177769Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/05/16 23:30From May 16, 2017 to August 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$218.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 176064InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/04/06 20:30From April 6, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$39.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 176055InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 15:00From April 7, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$39.00
Basketball (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 177218InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 50Coed2017/04/06 23:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$19.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 177343InstructionSports - BowlingAt least 7 but less than 65Coed2017/04/07 20:30From April 7, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$19.00
Chicago Cubs Buddy Baseball at Mt. Greenwood 179034InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/05/17 15:00From May 17, 2017 to June 21, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
$0
Chicago Cubs Buddy Baseball at Mt. Greenwood 179035InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 12 but less than 21Coed2017/05/18 15:00From May 18, 2017 to June 22, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
$0
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 176969InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 16 but less than 65Coed2017/04/05 20:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$19.00
Dino Diggers at Mt. Greenwood 176393InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 15:00From April 5, 2017 to May 3, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$14.00
Fitness (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 178034InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2017/04/05 20:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$19.00
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 176999InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 16:00From April 7, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$24.00
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 192849InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 18:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$24.00
Fun with Food at Mt. Greenwood 192850InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/05/09 20:30From May 9, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Garden Buddies at Mt. Greenwood 176854InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to May 2, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Golf (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 177464InstructionSports - Golf9 and upCoed2017/04/13 20:30From April 13, 2017 to May 11, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$10.00
Golf at Mt. Greenwood 177460InstructionSports - GolfAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/06 20:30From April 6, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$24.00
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 176551InstructionGymnastics - Competitive8 and upCoed2017/04/03 20:45From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$19.00
Junior Gym & Crafts (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 177018InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 7 but less than 16Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$19.00
Kickball at Mt. Greenwood 192851InstructionSports - KickballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to May 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$24.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 175673InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 16Coed2017/04/04 23:15From April 4, 2017 to May 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 6:45pm
$19.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 175674InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 16Coed2017/04/04 23:50From April 4, 2017 to May 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:50pm to 7:20pm
$19.00
Leisure Education (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 176951InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help22 and upCoed2017/04/03 16:30From April 3, 2017 to June 2, 2017
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 176366InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/07 15:00From April 7, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$24.00
Nutrition (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 192852InstructionWellness - Nutrition16½ and upCoed2017/04/05 22:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Pilates (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 192859InstructionWellness - Fitness8 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:45From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$0
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 177867InstructionSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoed2017/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
$19.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 176291InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/04/06 15:00From April 6, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$34.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 176289InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2017/04/06 15:00From April 6, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 176290InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2017/04/07 18:00From April 7, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 176292InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/04/07 18:00From April 7, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$34.00
Seasonal Sports at Mt. Greenwood 177593InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2017 to May 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$24.00
Seasonal Sports at Mt. Greenwood 177594InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 19:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$24.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 176270InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$34.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 176271InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 176281InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to May 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 176282InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to May 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$34.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 176937InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2017/04/07 23:00From April 7, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$19.00
Sp Olympics Chicago Cubs Softball at Mt. Greenwood 177771InstructionSports - Softball16 and upCoed2017/04/12 20:30From April 12, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$19.00
Special Olympics Soccer at Mt. Greenwood 192854InstructionSports - Soccer8 and upCoed2017/05/18 20:30From May 18, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$9.00
Storytime at Mt. Greenwood 176433InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/10 15:00From May 10, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$13.00
Swim Team (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 175781InstructionAquatics - Lessons16 and upCoed2017/04/07 00:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$19.00
T-Ball at Mt. Greenwood 177129InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$49.00
T-Ball at Mt. Greenwood 177128InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$49.00
Team Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 176530InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/04/06 20:30From April 6, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$24.00
Tot Spot at Mt. Greenwood 192861OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/03 14:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$24.00
Track & Field (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 177810InstructionSports - Track & Field16 and upCoed2017/04/05 23:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$19.00
Young Scientist at Mt. Greenwood 176954InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 18:00From April 6, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$24.00

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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.