McGuane Park

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

Located in the Bridgeport Community Area, McGuane Park totals [20.0] acres and features an indoor swimming pool, 2 gymnasiums, an assembly hall, a kitchen and meeting rooms. [Outside, the park offers baseball fields, athletic field for soccer or football, tennis courts, interactive water feature and a playground. McGuane is Located across the street from Stearn Quarry, now Palmisano Park, nature area.

Many of these spaces 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 and holiday special activities.

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

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

McGuane Bocce Ball

McGuane Bocce Ball

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

McGuane Fieldhouse

McGuane Fieldhouse

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

Hours: , ,

McGuane Fitness Center

McGuane Fitness Center

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

Notes: M-F 8am-8:30pm, Sat 9am-4:30pm Sign up for a membership

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

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

McGuane Clubroom

McGuane Clubroom

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

McGuane Playground

McGuane Playground

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

Notes: Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013

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

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 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
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 91924InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 91925InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 91923InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
Free
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at McGuane 91985InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at McGuane 91987InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at McGuane 91986InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at McGuane 91984InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Art & ABCs at McGuane 92015InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$15.00
Basketball - Open at McGuane 92210OpenSports - Basketball60 and upMaleFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Free
Basketball League at McGuane 92167Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 16FemaleFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$175.00
Basketball League at McGuane 92169Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 14MaleFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
$175.00
Basketball League at McGuane 92168Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16MaleFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$175.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at McGuane 92458InstructionSports - BowlingAnyCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6:30pm
$7.00
Conditioning at McGuane 92615InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$16.00
Cooking (Special Recreation) at McGuane 92630InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAnyCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
$7.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 93626InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 93627InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 93631InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 93632InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 93625InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 93628InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 93629InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 93630InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$22.00
Leisure Education (Special Recreation) at McGuane 93701InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAnyCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
$7.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at McGuane 111895InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$12.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at McGuane 93864InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$15.00
Seasonal Sports at McGuane 94395InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$15.00
Seasonal Sports at McGuane 94393InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Seasonal Sports at McGuane 94394InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 11CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Seasonal Sports at McGuane 94396InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$15.00
Seasonal Sports Club at McGuane 94658InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Free
Seasonal Sports Club at McGuane 94659InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 11CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Free
Seasonal Sports Club at McGuane 94660InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Free
Social Club (Special Recreation) at McGuane 94610InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs21 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
$7.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at McGuane 94621InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports21 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
$15.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at McGuane 94620InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAnyCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$7.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at McGuane 94622InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAnyCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 3pm
$7.00
Strength and Conditioning at McGuane 94729InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$16.00
Strength and Conditioning at McGuane 94730InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$16.00
Tai Chi at McGuane 94773OpenWellness - Fitness21 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
Free
TEAM Sports at McGuane 94808InstructionAquatics - Specialized60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 28, 2014
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
Free
TEAM Sports at McGuane 94809InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to January 2, 2015
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
$28.00
Teen Club at McGuane 94854OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Free
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at McGuane 95125InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at McGuane 95126InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at McGuane 95124InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at McGuane 95202InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at McGuane 95234InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$15.00
Volleyball - Open at McGuane 95405OpenSports - VolleyballAnyCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$10.00
Yoga at McGuane 95554InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$16.00
Yoga at McGuane 95555InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$16.00

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Description

Located in the Bridgeport Community Area, McGuane Park totals [20.0] acres and features an indoor swimming pool, 2 gymnasiums, an assembly hall, a kitchen and meeting rooms. [Outside, the park offers baseball fields, athletic field for soccer or football, tennis courts, interactive water feature and a playground. McGuane is Located across the street from Stearn Quarry, now Palmisano Park, nature area.

Many of these spaces 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 and holiday special activities.

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.