McGuane Park

  • 2901 S. Poplar Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60608 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Kal J. Moy
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6497

Located in the Bridgeport community, McGuane Park totals 20.0 acres and features an indoor swimming pool, two gymnasiums, an assembly hall, a kitchen and meeting rooms.

Outside, the park offers baseball fields, an athletic field for soccer or football, tennis courts, an interactive water feature and a playground. The playground was renovated in Fall 2013 as part of the Chicago Plays! program. McGuane is located across the street from Stearn Quarry, now the Palmisano Park nature area.

Many of the spaces at McGuane Park are available for rental. Park-goers can play baseball, football, soccer or tennis at the facility. McGuane Park also offers a therapeutic recreation program for patrons with special needs. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, including a therapeutic recreation camp.

In addition to programs, McGuane Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park, holiday special activities and other Night Out in the Parks events.

History

First opened to the public in 1905, McGuane Park was originally known as Mark White Square. The site was one of ten revolutionary parks created to provide relief to Chicago's tenement districts. The other nine were Armour, Russell, Davis, and Cornell Squares, and Ogden, Sherman, Palmer, Bessemer, and Hamilton Parks. Offering a variety of valuable recreational, educational, and social services to their surrounding communities, these ten properties soon influenced the development of other parks throughout the nation.

McGuane Park's original name honored Mark White (1837- 1891), revered superintendent of the South Park Commission for twenty years. In 1960, the Chicago Park District renamed the park as a tribute to John F. McGuane (1892-1960), who lived across the street from the park all of his life. A veteran of World War I, McGuane was active in many civic organizations and served as a member of the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners for four years. In 1972, the park's original fieldhouse was demolished and replaced with a new building and swimming pool.

Parking/Directions

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

McGuane Diamond

McGuane Diamond

Location Notes: 2901 S. Poplar Ave. Chicago IL 60608

McGuane Basketball

McGuane Basketball

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McGuane Bocce Ball

McGuane Bocce Ball

Location Notes: 2901 S. Poplar Ave. Chicago IL 60608

McGuane Fieldhouse

McGuane Fieldhouse

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McGuane Fitness Center

McGuane Fitness Center

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McGuane Football/Soccer

McGuane Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 2901 S. Poplar Ave. Chicago IL 60608

McGuane Gymnasium

McGuane Gymnasium

Location Notes: 2901 S. Poplar Ave. Chicago IL 60608

McGuane Horseshoe

McGuane Horseshoe

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McGuane Clubroom

McGuane Clubroom

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McGuane Playground

McGuane PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Fall 2013, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

McGuane Tennis Court

McGuane Tennis Court

Location Notes: 2901 S. Poplar Ave. Chicago IL 60608

McGuane Spray Pool

McGuane Spray Pool

Location Notes: 2901 S. Poplar Ave. Chicago IL 60608

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 204947InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 13:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 204948InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/13 13:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 204950InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 16:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 204946InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/15 13:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 204949InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at McGuane 205005InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at McGuane 205006InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Art & ABCs at McGuane 205038InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 15:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$19.00
Arts & Crafts (Special Rec) at McGuane 221938InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts8 and upCoed2017/09/12 20:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
$11.00
Basketball at McGuane 221943InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$31.00
Basketball at McGuane 205357InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$31.00
Dance (Special Rec) at McGuane 205773InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance21 and upCoed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
$11.00
Family Swim at McGuane 205964OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at McGuane 206138InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games8 and upCoed2017/09/13 20:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
$11.00
Fun and Games at McGuane 221945InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 16:00From September 13, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$19.00
Junior Detectives at McGuane 221946InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$11.00
Lap Swim at McGuane 206506OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/11 14:30From September 11, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Each Sunday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Monday from Noon to 3pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 206625InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/11 16:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 206626InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 206630InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 206631InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 206624InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 206627InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 206628InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 206629InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at McGuane 206860InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$19.00
Open Swim (Special Rec) at McGuane 206964OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Open Swim at McGuane 206973OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Each Sunday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at McGuane 207438InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$19.00
Seasonal Sports Club at McGuane 207524InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Senior Swim at McGuane 207589OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Small Group Personal Training at McGuane 221940InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/10/16 22:30From October 16, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$31.00
Small Group Personal Training at McGuane 221939InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/11 22:30From September 11, 2017 to October 9, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$31.00
Small Group Personal Training at McGuane 221941InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/15 22:30From September 11, 2017 to October 13, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$31.00
Small Group Personal Training at McGuane 221942InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/10/20 22:30From October 20, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$31.00
Special Olympics Bowling at McGuane 207761InstructionSports - Bowling8 and upCoed2017/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6:30pm
$11.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at McGuane 207786InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports21 and upCoed2017/09/12 17:00From September 12, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
$19.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at McGuane 207785InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2017/09/15 20:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$11.00
Stretching at McGuane 207869InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2017/09/11 13:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Super Saturdays (Special Recreation) at McGuane 207871InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games8 and upCoed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 3pm
$11.00
TEAM Sports at McGuane 207946InstructionAquatics - Specialized60 and upCoed2017/09/11 14:00From September 11, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
TEAM Sports at McGuane 207947InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to December 29, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$35.00
Teen Club at McGuane 207993OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at McGuane 208126InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at McGuane 208127InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at McGuane 208125InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at McGuane 208181InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 00:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at McGuane 208256InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$19.00
Volleyball - Open at McGuane 208429OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$13.00
Volleyball at McGuane 208450InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Volleyball League at McGuane 221944Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 11 but less than 15Female2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 9pm
$192.00
Volleyball League at McGuane 208478Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upFemale2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
$192.00
Yoga at McGuane 208670InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/12 00:00From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00
Yoga at McGuane 208671InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00

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Description

Located in the Bridgeport community, McGuane Park totals 20.0 acres and features an indoor swimming pool, two gymnasiums, an assembly hall, a kitchen and meeting rooms.

Outside, the park offers baseball fields, an athletic field for soccer or football, tennis courts, an interactive water feature and a playground. The playground was renovated in Fall 2013 as part of the Chicago Plays! program. McGuane is located across the street from Stearn Quarry, now the Palmisano Park nature area.

Many of the spaces at McGuane Park are available for rental. Park-goers can play baseball, football, soccer or tennis at the facility. McGuane Park also offers a therapeutic recreation program for patrons with special needs. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, including a therapeutic recreation camp.

In addition to programs, McGuane Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park, holiday special activities and other Night Out in the Parks events.

First opened to the public in 1905, McGuane Park was originally known as Mark White Square. The site was one of ten revolutionary parks created to provide relief to Chicago's tenement districts. The other nine were Armour, Russell, Davis, and Cornell Squares, and Ogden, Sherman, Palmer, Bessemer, and Hamilton Parks. Offering a variety of valuable recreational, educational, and social services to their surrounding communities, these ten properties soon influenced the development of other parks throughout the nation.

McGuane Park's original name honored Mark White (1837- 1891), revered superintendent of the South Park Commission for twenty years. In 1960, the Chicago Park District renamed the park as a tribute to John F. McGuane (1892-1960), who lived across the street from the park all of his life. A veteran of World War I, McGuane was active in many civic organizations and served as a member of the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners for four years. In 1972, the park's original fieldhouse was demolished and replaced with a new building and swimming pool.

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