Munroe Park

  • 2617 W. 105th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60655 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Kevin McSweeney
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6561

Located in the Beverly neighborhood, Munroe Park totals 5.35 acres and features a multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers a multi-purpose field, two baseball diamonds, two playgrounds, sand volleyball/T-ball courts, and a running track.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports. On the cultural side, the park offers adult and children’s theater. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Special camps are offered in the summer as well, and include Theater Camp and Arts and Crafts Camp.

In addition to programs, Munroe Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as our four theater productions (held at Ridge Park) and holiday-themed events.

History

Munroe Park lies in a section of the south side Beverly community that was once part of the Village of Morgan Park. The area's 1914 annexation to Chicago brought new residents, and population continued to climb throughout the Great Depression and World War II years. In 1945, the Morgan Park Manor Improvement Association transferred property straddling the Baltimore & Ohio C.T. Railroad right-of-way to the city. The Bureau of Parks and Recreation began improving the land west of the tracks in 1948, and within two years, the new park had playing fields, playground apparatus, and a small recreation building. Tennis courts were added east of the tracks in 1955. In 1959, the city transferred a portion of the park to the Chicago Park District. The remaining property was transfered two years later. In the late 1980s and 1990s, the park district substantially improved the park with a soft surface playground, a sand volleyball court, a soccer field, and a fitness course.  To meet the changing needs of the community, the Chicago Park District converted the underutilized tennis courts into a junior artificial turf baseball field in 2010.

Initially known as Talman Playground for a nearby street, the property had been renamed Munroe Park by 1955. The derivation of the park's name is unknown.

 

 

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

Munroe Diamond

Munroe Diamond

Location Notes: 2617 W. 105th St. Chicago IL 60655

Munroe Fieldhouse

Munroe Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2617 W. 105th St. Chicago IL 60655

Hours: ,

Munroe Bilecki Field

Munroe Bilecki Field

Location Notes: 2617 W. 105th St. Chicago IL 60655

Descriptors: Grass

Munroe Playground

Munroe PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Munroe Track

Munroe Track

Location Notes: 2617 W. 105th St. Chicago IL 60655

Munroe Volleyball (Sand)

Munroe Volleyball (Sand)

Location Notes: 2617 W. 105th St. Chicago IL 60655

Munroe Spray Pool

Munroe Spray Pool

Location Notes: 2617 W. 105th St. Chicago IL 60655

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. 

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
Children's Theater at Munroe 165590InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2016/09/26 20:30From September 26, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$42.00
Play Production at Munroe 167449InstructionCulture and Arts - Theater16 and upCoed2016/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 10pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Munroe 184908InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$20.00

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Description

Located in the Beverly neighborhood, Munroe Park totals 5.35 acres and features a multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers a multi-purpose field, two baseball diamonds, two playgrounds, sand volleyball/T-ball courts, and a running track.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports. On the cultural side, the park offers adult and children’s theater. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Special camps are offered in the summer as well, and include Theater Camp and Arts and Crafts Camp.

In addition to programs, Munroe Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as our four theater productions (held at Ridge Park) and holiday-themed events.

Munroe Park lies in a section of the south side Beverly community that was once part of the Village of Morgan Park. The area's 1914 annexation to Chicago brought new residents, and population continued to climb throughout the Great Depression and World War II years. In 1945, the Morgan Park Manor Improvement Association transferred property straddling the Baltimore & Ohio C.T. Railroad right-of-way to the city. The Bureau of Parks and Recreation began improving the land west of the tracks in 1948, and within two years, the new park had playing fields, playground apparatus, and a small recreation building. Tennis courts were added east of the tracks in 1955. In 1959, the city transferred a portion of the park to the Chicago Park District. The remaining property was transfered two years later. In the late 1980s and 1990s, the park district substantially improved the park with a soft surface playground, a sand volleyball court, a soccer field, and a fitness course.  To meet the changing needs of the community, the Chicago Park District converted the underutilized tennis courts into a junior artificial turf baseball field in 2010.

Initially known as Talman Playground for a nearby street, the property had been renamed Munroe Park by 1955. The derivation of the park's name is unknown.

 

 

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