Chicago Park District
Mt. Greenwood Park Fieldhouse

Mt. Greenwood Park Fieldhouse

 
Mt. Greenwood Park Fieldhouse

Mt. Greenwood Park Fieldhouse

 
Mt. Greenwood Playground

Mt. Greenwood Playground

 

Mt. Greenwood Park

3721 W. 111th St. Chicago IL 60655

Hours: +10AM - 10PM

Fielhouse: M - F 10am - 10pm, Sa - Su 9am - 5pm

Park Supervisor:
John Foran

(312) 747-6564

 
 
 

Description

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.

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Monday, February 24 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Monday, April 7 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18. 

Join us! 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 3721 W. 111th St 4
Community Gardens 3721 W. 111th St. Ornamental 1 Community Garden
Concessions Mt. Greenwood, 3721 W. 111th St. 1 Food & Beverage, 10:30am -9pm, 773.610.9935
Fieldhouse 3721 W. 111th St 0
Football / Soccer - Grass 3721 W. 111th St 1
Gymnasiums 3721 W. 111th St 1
Ice Rinks 3721 W. 111th St Chicago Blackhawks Ice Rink 1 (312) 747-3690; SCHEDULE: F: 1:30-5 pm open skate; 5:15-6:15 pm rat hockey; 6:30-9 pm family skate, Sa: 11:45 am-12:30 pm learn to skate; 1-4 pm, 6-9 pm open skate, Su: 12-6 pm open skate, 6-7:30 pm rat hockey View fees and more info.
Meeting/Event Space 3721 W. 111th St 4
Playgrounds 3721 W. 111th St 0
Swimming Pools - Indoor 0
Swimming Pools - Outdoor 3721 W. 111th St 0 Pool closed for the season. Accessibility feature: Lift
Tennis Courts 3721 W. 111th St 2
Water Spray Features 3721 W. 111th St 1
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.

Contact: Terri Oliver

Contact Title: Treasurer

Phone: (773) 426-0992

Meeting Date/Time: scheduled as needed

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

 

 

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