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.

 

 

Parking/Directions

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

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, March 6, 2017.

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
Art & ABCs at Munroe 187096InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
$21.00
Children's Theater at Munroe 172561InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
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
$43.00
Fun with Food at Munroe 187112InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 5y 1m Coed2017/01/12 19:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Munroe 187101InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 5y 1m Coed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Munroe 187109InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/12 16:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$16.00
Music and Movement at Munroe 187104InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2017/01/12 17:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:15am to Noon
$21.00
Storytime at Munroe 187095InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2017/01/10 16:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11am
$21.00
Tiny Talkers - Spanish at Munroe 187110InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 5y 1m Coed2017/01/12 18:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
$21.00
Young Scientist at Munroe 187099InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 5y 1m Coed2017/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$21.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
12" Slow Pitch Softball at Munroe 178127InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 7 but less than 10Female2017/05/01 20:30From May 1, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$39.00
Floor Hockey at Munroe 197855InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 21:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$21.00
Fun and Games at Munroe 197857InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 19:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$21.00
Fun with Food at Munroe 197850InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 18:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$21.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Munroe 197851InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 20:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$21.00
Play Production at Munroe 180603InstructionCulture and Arts - Theater18 and upCoed2017/03/07 01:00From March 6, 2017 to May 19, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 10pm
$0
Soccer at Munroe 197854InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$21.00
Storytime & Crafts at Munroe 197852InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 18:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$21.00
Tiny Talkers - Spanish at Munroe 197849InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 19:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$21.00
Track & Field at Munroe 197853InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$21.00

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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.