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 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

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

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 dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
Special Olympics Golf at Mt. Greenwood 185556InstructionSports - GolfAt least 12 but less than 55Coed2016/08/18 21:00From August 18, 2016 to September 8, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Softball at Mt. Greenwood 185555InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 16 but less than 55Coed2016/08/15 21:00From August 15, 2016 to August 29, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 162119InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 162161InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$37.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 162160InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 15:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$37.00
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
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 162407Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 11Female2016/08/28 15:00From August 28, 2016 to November 27, 2016
Each Sunday from 10am to 4pm
$52.00
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 184022Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 13Female2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 10pm
$52.00
Bocce (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 162479InstructionSports - BocceAt least 8 but less than 65Coed2016/09/06 20:30From September 6, 2016 to September 15, 2016
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 162492InstructionSports - BowlingAt least 7 but less than 60Coed2016/09/23 20:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 162584InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 15½ but less than 60Coed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 162600InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 22 but less than 60Coed2016/09/19 16:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 11:30am to 3:15pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 3:15pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 3:15pm
$0
Dance (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 184027InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance15½ and upCoed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Dodgeball at Mt. Greenwood 162670InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 11Male2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$22.00
Floor Hockey (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 162818InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 16 but less than 60Coed2016/09/21 23:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$17.00
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
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 184021InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 162909InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 16:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Golf at Mt. Greenwood 162957InstructionSports - GolfAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 162968InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2016/09/19 20:45From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$17.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 162980InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 7Female2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:20pm
$17.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 162979InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 7 but less than 13Female2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
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
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 163231InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2016/09/20 23:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 6:45pm
$17.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 163232InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2016/09/20 23:50From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:50pm to 7:20pm
$17.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Mt. Greenwood 163424InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/23 15:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$22.00
Nutrition (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 184025InstructionWellness - NutritionAt least 15½ but less than 60Coed2016/09/21 22:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 163530InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/21 15:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$22.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 163723InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 16 but less than 60Coed2016/09/19 22:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
$17.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 163801InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/09/22 15:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$32.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 163803InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2016/09/22 15:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 163802InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2016/09/23 18:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 163800InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/09/23 18:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$32.00
Scrap Booking at Mt. Greenwood 163887InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 13Female2016/09/23 20:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 164027InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$32.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 164029InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2016/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 164026InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$22.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 164028InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$32.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 164030InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Snowshoeing (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 164058InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 16 but less than 60Coed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Soccer (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 164060InstructionSports - Soccer8 and upCoed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to October 13, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:15pm
$17.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 164188InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2016/09/23 23:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$17.00
Swim Team (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 164253InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 60Coed2016/09/23 00:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$17.00
Team Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 164289InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/20 22:20From September 20, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:20pm to 6:20pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$32.00
Team Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 164324InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/20 21:20From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:20pm to 5:20pm
$22.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Mt. Greenwood 163928InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$22.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Mt. Greenwood 163927InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 18:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$22.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 162981InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$22.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 162982InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 16:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Volleyball at Mt. Greenwood 164616InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Volleyball at Mt. Greenwood 164617InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 21:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
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
Yoga (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 164708InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2016/09/19 23:45From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
$0
You Build It at Mt. Greenwood 164756InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00

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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.