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: 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

Descriptors: Ornamental

Robert Dolehide

Robert Dolehide

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

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

Mt. Greenwood Fieldhouse

Mt. Greenwood Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Hours: ,

Mt. Greenwood Football/Soccer

Mt. Greenwood Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Mt. Greenwood Gymnasium

Mt. Greenwood Gymnasium

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Mt. Greenwood Ice Rink

Mt. Greenwood Ice Rink

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Phone: (312)747-3690

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 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

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
Click on the program name links below to register now.

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
POST Adult Swim at Mt. Greenwood 130875OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 22:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
POST Family Swim at Mt. Greenwood 130880OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 20:30From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 3:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
POST Open Swim at Mt. Greenwood 130884OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 18:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
POST Parent and Tot Swim at Mt. Greenwood 130885OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/08/24 16:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
TEAM Sports at Mt. Greenwood 117713InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/12 22:00From June 12, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 122345InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2015/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 122392InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$36.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 122390InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 15:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$36.00
Basketball (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 122455InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2015/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$16.00
Basketball at Mt. Greenwood 122566InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2015 to January 18, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$46.00
Basketball at Mt. Greenwood 122565InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2015 to January 22, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$46.00
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 122639Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 11Female2015/08/23 15:00From August 23, 2015 to November 22, 2015
Each Sunday from 10am to 4pm
$51.00
Bocce (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 148712InstructionSports - BocceAt least 8 but less than 65Coed2015/09/01 20:30From September 1, 2015 to September 10, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 122701InstructionSports - BowlingAt least 7 but less than 60Coed2015/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 122792InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 15½ but less than 60Coed2015/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 146920InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 22 but less than 60Coed2015/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 3pm
Each Friday from 11am to 3pm
$0
Dodgeball at Mt. Greenwood 122859InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 11Male2015/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Drama/Music (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 122881InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 15½ but less than 60Coed2015/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Fitness & Nutrition (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 122924InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 15½ but less than 60Coed2015/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Floor Hockey (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 123011InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 16 but less than 60Coed2015/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$16.00
Floor Hockey at Mt. Greenwood 123034InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2015 to January 20, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$46.00
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 123111InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 16:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$21.00
Golf at Mt. Greenwood 123157InstructionSports - GolfAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 123169InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2015/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$16.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 123181InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$21.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 123180InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 7Female2015/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$16.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 123182InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$21.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 123179InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 7 but less than 13Female2015/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Kiddie College at Mt. Greenwood 123981InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2015 to May 25, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$306.00
Kiddie College at Mt. Greenwood 123982InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2015 to May 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$306.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 123447InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2015/09/15 23:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 6:45pm
$16.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 123448InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2015/09/15 23:50From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:50pm to 7:20pm
$16.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Mt. Greenwood 123692InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/18 15:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$21.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 123632InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$21.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 123999InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 16 but less than 60Coed2015/09/14 22:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
$16.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 124008InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2015/09/17 15:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$31.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 124010InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2015/09/17 15:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 124009InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2015/09/18 18:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 124007InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2015/09/18 18:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$31.00
Scrap Booking at Mt. Greenwood 124099InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 13Female2015/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Mt. Greenwood 124144InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Mt. Greenwood 124143InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 124237InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2015/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$31.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 124239InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2015/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 124236InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$21.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 124238InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$31.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 124240InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Snowshoeing (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 124278InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2015/11/05 21:30From November 5, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:15pm
$16.00
Soccer (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 124280InstructionSports - Soccer8 and upCoed2015/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2015 to October 15, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:15pm
$16.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 124364InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/09/18 23:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$16.00
Swim Team (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 124423InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 12 but less than 60Coed2015/09/18 00:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$16.00
Team Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 124455InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2015/09/15 22:15From September 15, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$31.00
Team Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 124488InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2015/09/15 21:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$21.00
Volleyball at Mt. Greenwood 124773InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2015/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2015 to December 10, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$21.00
Volleyball at Mt. Greenwood 124774InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$21.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 124796Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upFemale2015/10/01 00:00From September 30, 2015 to March 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm
$204.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 124795Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/10/02 00:00From October 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$204.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 124794Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball35 and upCoed2015/10/03 00:00From October 2, 2015 to April 1, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 10pm
$204.00
Yoga (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 124856InstructionWellness - Yoga8 and upCoed2015/09/14 23:45From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
$0
You Build It at Mt. Greenwood 122391InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2015/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00

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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.