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: Renovated Fall 2013, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

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

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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 104931InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/30 13:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 104933InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 104932InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/01 13:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 104935InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 16:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 104934InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 00:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 104930InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/03 13:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at McGuane 104982InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Art & ABCs at McGuane 105015InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$13.00
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at McGuane 105035InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts8 and upCoed2015/03/31 20:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
$8.00
Basketball at McGuane 105256InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$26.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at McGuane 105474InstructionSports - Bowling8 and upCoed2015/04/02 20:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6:30pm
$8.00
Conditioning at McGuane 105645InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$17.00
Dodgeball at McGuane 105776InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$16.00
Family Swim at McGuane 105835OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/03/30 17:00From March 30, 2015 to June 7, 2015
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 106533InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games8 and upCoed2015/04/01 20:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
$8.00
Fun and Games at McGuane 105946InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2015/04/01 20:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 106461InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/03/30 16:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 106463InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 106459InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 106460InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 21:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
$28.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 106456InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 106462InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 106457InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 106458InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Leisure Sports & Rec (Special Rec) at McGuane 107548InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports21 and upCoed2015/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
$8.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at McGuane 106612InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 14:30From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$10.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at McGuane 106691InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$16.00
Neighborhood Soccer League at McGuane 131286Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Open Swim (Special Recreation) at McGuane 106783OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Open Swim at McGuane 106855OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/03/30 15:30From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
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
Except the following dates:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
$0
PRE Adult Swim at McGuane 129849OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/03/24 00:00From March 23, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
PRE Family Swim at McGuane 129852OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/03/23 17:00From March 23, 2015 to March 29, 2015
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
PRE Open Swim at McGuane 129855OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/03/23 15:30From March 23, 2015 to March 29, 2015
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 Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
PRE Parent and Tot Swim at McGuane 129860OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/03/24 19:00From March 24, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
PRE Youth Swim at McGuane 129865OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/24 21:00From March 24, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
Seasonal Sports at McGuane 107246InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 16:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$16.00
Seasonal Sports at McGuane 107243InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$16.00
Seasonal Sports at McGuane 107244InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2015/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Seasonal Sports at McGuane 107245InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 22:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$16.00
Seasonal Sports Club at McGuane 107330InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at McGuane 107331InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2015/04/02 21:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at McGuane 107329InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 22:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Senior Swim at McGuane 106863OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
$0
Soccer League at McGuane 107539Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/04/01 22:30From April 1, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 9pm
$51.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at McGuane 107569InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports21 and upCoed2015/03/31 17:00From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
$16.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at McGuane 107570InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2015/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$8.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at McGuane 107568InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 3pm
$8.00
Strength & Conditioning at McGuane 107665InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/30 22:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$17.00
Strength & Conditioning at McGuane 107664InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$17.00
TEAM Sports at McGuane 107785InstructionAquatics - Specialized60 and upCoed2015/03/30 14:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
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
Except the following dates:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
$0
TEAM Sports at McGuane 107786InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 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
Except the following dates:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
$28.00
Teen Club at McGuane 107829OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at McGuane 108006InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/03/31 16:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at McGuane 108007InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/02 16:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at McGuane 108005InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/04 19:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at McGuane 108052InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at McGuane 108115InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 3Coed2015/03/30 17:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$16.00
Yoga at McGuane 108398InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$17.00
Yoga at McGuane 108397InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$17.00

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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.