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 Park Pool

Mt. Greenwood Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Hours:

Phone: (312)747-6564

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

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 133738InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2016/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 133789InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$36.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 133787InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$36.00
Basketball (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 133855InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2016/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$16.00
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 134033Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 12Male2015/12/06 15:00From December 6, 2015 to February 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 9am to 5pm
$51.00
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 134032Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 11Male2015/12/12 15:00From December 12, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 5pm
$51.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 134121InstructionSports - Bowling7 and upCoed2016/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 134211InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help16 and upCoed2016/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Dodgeball at Mt. Greenwood 134303InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 10Male2016/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Drama/Music (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 134367InstructionCulture and Arts - Music16 and upCoed2016/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Drop-in Learn to Skate at Mt. Greenwood 134328PartnershipGroupSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 17:45From November 28, 2015 to February 20, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, February 6, 2016
$130.00
Family Skate at Mt. Greenwood 134346OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 23:30From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$10.00
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 134483InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$21.00
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 134541InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2016/01/04 22:45From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6:10pm
$16.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 134558InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 7Female2016/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$21.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 134559InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 7 but less than 13Female2016/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 134644OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/29 18:00From November 29, 2015 to February 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 6pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 134645OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/02 21:00From December 2, 2015 to February 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Plus the following dates:
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 3pm to 4pm
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 134645OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/02 21:00From December 2, 2015 to February 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Plus the following dates:
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 3pm to 4pm
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 134645OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/02 21:00From December 2, 2015 to February 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Plus the following dates:
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 3pm to 4pm
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 134646OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/03 21:00From December 3, 2015 to February 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Plus the following dates:
Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 134646OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/03 21:00From December 3, 2015 to February 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Plus the following dates:
Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 134647OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/27 19:30From November 27, 2015 to February 26, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, December 25, 2015
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Mt. Greenwood 134648OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 19:00From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 5pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate(Holiday) at Mt. Greenwood 134660OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/02/15 18:00February 15, 2016
Monday from Noon to 5pm
$4.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 134829InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2016/01/06 00:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 6:45pm
$16.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 134830InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2016/01/06 00:50From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:50pm to 7:20pm
$16.00
Leisure Education (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 152653InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help22 and upCoed2016/01/04 17:30From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 11:30am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 2pm
$0
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Mt. Greenwood 135028InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$21.00
Music (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 150186InstructionCulture and Arts - Music16 and upCoed2016/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 135122InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$21.00
Pond Hockey at Mt. Greenwood 135273OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/02 00:45From December 1, 2015 to February 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
$7.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 135282InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 16 but less than 60Coed2016/01/04 23:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
$16.00
Pre-Hockey at Mt. Greenwood 135289PartnershipGroupSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 16:00From November 28, 2015 to February 13, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, February 6, 2016
$70.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 135297InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$31.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 135299InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2016/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 135298InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2016/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 135296InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$31.00
Rat Hockey at Mt. Greenwood 135302OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2015/11/30 00:30From November 29, 2015 to February 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$7.00
Rat Hockey at Mt. Greenwood 135301OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2015/12/03 01:30From December 2, 2015 to February 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$7.00
Scrap Booking at Mt. Greenwood 135365InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 13Female2016/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Mt. Greenwood 135414InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 16:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Mt. Greenwood 150818InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Male2016/01/04 21:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Mt. Greenwood 135413InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 9Male2016/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 135512InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2016/01/04 19:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 135510InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/01/04 19:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$31.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 135514InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 22:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$21.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 135513InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 135511InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$31.00
Snowshoeing (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 135541InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2016/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:15pm
$16.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 135630InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2016/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$16.00
Special Olympics Track & Field at Mt. Greenwood 150184InstructionSports - Track & Field16 and upCoed2016/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$16.00
Stick & Puck at Mt. Greenwood 135667OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/02 00:00From December 1, 2015 to February 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$7.00
Swim Team (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 135689InstructionAquatics - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2016/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$16.00
Tap & Ballet at Mt. Greenwood 135715InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2016/01/07 19:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$21.00
Team Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 135731InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/01/05 23:15From January 5, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$31.00
Team Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 135768InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/01/05 22:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$21.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 135902InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$21.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 135903InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 17:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$21.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 136063Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 11Female2016/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$102.00
You Build It at Mt. Greenwood 150183InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2016/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Zumba (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 136190InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 65Coed2016/01/05 01:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
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.