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 Notes: 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

Events

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

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 (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 162239InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$17.00
Basketball at Mt. Greenwood 162332InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to January 23, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$47.00
Basketball at Mt. Greenwood 162331InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/23 20:30From September 23, 2016 to January 27, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$47.00
Floor Hockey at Mt. Greenwood 162839InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to January 25, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$47.00
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
Snowshoeing (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 189292InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 45Coed2016/11/03 20:30From November 3, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$0
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
Arts & Crafts (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 169318InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 169366InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$38.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 169365InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$38.00
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
Basketball (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 169423InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$18.00
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 169582Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 12Male2016/12/11 15:00From December 11, 2016 to March 5, 2017
Each Sunday from 9am to 5pm
$53.00
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 169581Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 11Male2016/12/17 15:00From December 17, 2016 to March 4, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 5pm
$53.00
Basketball Skills at Mt. Greenwood 187290InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 23:30From January 13, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$23.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 169663InstructionSports - Bowling7 and upCoed2017/01/13 21:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 169756InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help16 and upCoed2017/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Dodgeball at Mt. Greenwood 169836InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 10Male2017/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$23.00
Drama/Music (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood Cancelled169851InstructionCulture and Arts - Music16 and upCoed2017/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Drop-in Learn to Skate at Mt. Greenwood 169865PartnershipGroupSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/12/03 17:45From December 3, 2016 to February 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, December 10, 2016
$140.00
Family Skate at Mt. Greenwood 169878OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/26 23:30From November 26, 2016 to February 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$10.00
Fun and Games (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 188709InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 16 but less than 60Coed2017/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 170892InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Male2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 170019InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$23.00
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 187280InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 19:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$23.00
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 170080InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 45Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$18.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 170103InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 7Female2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:20pm
$23.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 170104InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 7 but less than 13Female2017/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2017 to March 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 170182OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/27 18:00From November 27, 2016 to February 19, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 6pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 170183OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/30 21:00From November 30, 2016 to February 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 170184OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/12/01 21:00From December 1, 2016 to February 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Thursday, January 5, 2017
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 170185OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/25 19:30From November 25, 2016 to February 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, December 30, 2016
Friday, January 6, 2017
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 170186OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/26 19:00From November 26, 2016 to February 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, December 10, 2016
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate(Holiday) at Mt. Greenwood 170199OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/12/26 18:00From December 26, 2016 to December 30, 2016
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
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate(Holiday) at Mt. Greenwood 170200OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/01/02 18:00From January 2, 2017 to January 6, 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
Except the following dates:
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Thursday, January 5, 2017 from Noon to 5pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate(Holiday) at Mt. Greenwood 170200OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/01/02 18:00From January 2, 2017 to January 6, 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
Except the following dates:
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Thursday, January 5, 2017 from Noon to 5pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate(Holiday) at Mt. Greenwood 170197OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/01/16 18:00January 16, 2017
Monday from Noon to 7pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate(Holiday) at Mt. Greenwood 170198OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/02/20 19:30February 20, 2017
Monday from 1:30pm to 9pm
$4.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 170358InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/01/11 00:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 6:45pm
$18.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 170359InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/01/11 00:50From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:50pm to 7:20pm
$18.00
Leisure Education (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 173653InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help22 and upCoed2017/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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 170537InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$23.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 170626InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/01/11 16:00From January 11, 2017 to March 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$23.00
Pond Hockey at Mt. Greenwood 170781OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/30 00:45From November 29, 2016 to February 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
$7.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 170788InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 16 but less than 60Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
$18.00
Pre-Hockey at Mt. Greenwood 170792PartnershipGroupSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/26 16:00From November 26, 2016 to February 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, December 10, 2016
$70.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 170800InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/01/12 16:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$33.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 170802InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2017/01/12 16:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 170801InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2017/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 170799InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$33.00
Rat Hockey at Mt. Greenwood 170805OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2016/11/28 00:30From November 27, 2016 to February 19, 2017
Each Sunday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$7.00
Rat Hockey at Mt. Greenwood 170804OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2016/12/01 01:30From November 30, 2016 to February 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$7.00
Recreational Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 187282InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 10Male2017/01/10 23:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$23.00
Scrap Booking at Mt. Greenwood 170855InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 13Female2017/01/13 21:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$23.00
Seasonal Sports at Mt. Greenwood 170891InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$23.00
Seasonal Sports at Mt. Greenwood 187279InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$23.00
Seasonal Sports at Mt. Greenwood 170890InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 9Male2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 170981InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 170979InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$33.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 170983InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$23.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 170982InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 170980InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$33.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 171109InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2017/01/14 00:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$18.00
Special Olympics Snowshoeing at Mt. Greenwood 187283InstructionSports - Special Olympics8 and upCoed2017/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Special Olympics Track & Field at Mt. Greenwood 171142InstructionSports - Track & Field16 and upCoed2017/01/12 00:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$18.00
Stick & Puck at Mt. Greenwood 171162OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/30 00:00From November 29, 2016 to February 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$7.00
Swim Team (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 171186InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2017/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$18.00
Tap & Ballet at Mt. Greenwood 171214InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2017/01/12 19:00From January 12, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$23.00
Team Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 171234InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/01/10 22:20From January 10, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:20pm to 5:20pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$33.00
Team Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 171269InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/01/10 22:20From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:20pm to 5:20pm
$23.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 171401InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$23.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 171402InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$23.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 171558Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 11Female2017/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$106.00
You Build It at Mt. Greenwood 171651InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Zumba (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 171677InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 65Coed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$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.