Munroe Park

  • 2617 W. 105th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60655 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Notes: 6AM - 11PM
  • Park Supervisor: Kevin Ashe
  • 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

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Munroe Diamond

Munroe Diamond

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

Munroe Fieldhouse

Munroe Fieldhouse

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

Munroe Bilecki Field

Munroe Bilecki Field

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

Munroe Playground

Munroe PlaygroundAccessible

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

Munroe Track

Munroe Track

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

Munroe Volleyball (Sand)

Munroe Volleyball (Sand)

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

Munroe Spray Pool

Munroe Spray Pool

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

Summer Programs

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.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

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
Arts & Crafts at Munroe 81937InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 8CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$25.00
Lil' Campers at Munroe 82988CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 8CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$145.00
Lil' Campers at Munroe 82989CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 8CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$145.00
Play Camp at Munroe 83140CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$145.00
Play Camp at Munroe 83141CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$145.00
Theater Camp at Munroe 83557CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 8 but less than 12CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to July 29, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$25.00

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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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 2617 W. 105th St. Chicago IL 60655 2
Fieldhouse 2617 W. 105th St. Chicago IL 60655 0
Football / Soccer 2617 W. 105th St. Chicago IL 60655 1
Playgrounds 2617 W. 105th St. Chicago IL 60655 0
Running Tracks 2617 W. 105th St. Chicago IL 60655 1
Volleyball Courts - Outdoor 2617 W. 105th St. Chicago IL 60655 1
Water Spray Features 2617 W. 105th St. Chicago IL 60655 1

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.