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

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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

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 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

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

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
Family Swim at McGuane 156716OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 17:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Lap Swim at McGuane 159345OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 14:30From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
Open Swim at McGuane 157349OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/25 15:30From June 25, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 164905InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/19 13:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 164906InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/21 13:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 164908InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 16:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 164904InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/23 13:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 164907InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/23 16:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at McGuane 164963InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at McGuane 164964InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/23 00:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$30.00
Art & ABCs at McGuane 165001InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
$17.00
Basketball at McGuane 165297InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
$28.00
Basketball League at McGuane 165344Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 14Male2016/09/21 22:45From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 7pm
$183.00
Basketball League at McGuane 165343Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Male2016/09/22 23:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$183.00
Dance (Special Rec) at McGuane 164809InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance21 and upCoed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
$9.00
Family Swim at McGuane 165864OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2016 to November 27, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
$0
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at McGuane 166031InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games8 and upCoed2016/09/21 20:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
$9.00
Lap Swim at McGuane 166709OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 18:30From September 19, 2016 to January 8, 2017
Each Sunday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 166825InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 166826InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 166830InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 166831InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 166824InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 166827InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 166828InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 166829InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/24 17:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at McGuane 167051InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$17.00
Music (Special Recreation) at McGuane 165755InstructionCulture and Arts - Music8 and upCoed2016/09/20 20:00From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
$9.00
Open Swim (Special Recreation) at McGuane 167163OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Open Swim at McGuane 167171OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to November 27, 2016
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:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
$0
Seasonal Sports at McGuane 167786InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$17.00
Seasonal Sports at McGuane 167784InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$17.00
Seasonal Sports at McGuane 167785InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Seasonal Sports at McGuane 167787InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 22:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$17.00
Seasonal Sports Club at McGuane 167867InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at McGuane 167868InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2016/09/22 21:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at McGuane 167869InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 22:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Senior Swim at McGuane 167945OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
$0
Special Olympics Bowling at McGuane 168104InstructionSports - Bowling8 and upCoed2016/09/22 20:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6:30pm
$9.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at McGuane 168120InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports21 and upCoed2016/09/20 17:00From September 20, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
$17.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at McGuane 168119InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2016/09/23 20:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
$9.00
Storytime & Crafts Partnership at McGuane 185383InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 11Coed2016/09/24 14:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 11am
$100.00
Strength & Conditioning at McGuane 184695InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/19 22:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$18.00
Strength & Conditioning at McGuane 168174InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/23 22:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
$18.00
Stretching at McGuane 168185InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2016/09/19 13:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
$0
Super Saturdays (Special Recreation) at McGuane 168189InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games8 and upCoed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 3pm
$9.00
TEAM Sports at McGuane 168254InstructionAquatics - Specialized60 and upCoed2016/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
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 168255InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 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
$28.00
Teen Club at McGuane 168298OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at McGuane 168589InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at McGuane 168590InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/22 16:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at McGuane 168588InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/24 19:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at McGuane 168644InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 00:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at McGuane 168717InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
$17.00
Volleyball - Open at McGuane 168923OpenSports - VolleyballAnyCoed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
$12.00
Volleyball at McGuane 184694InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$16.00
Volleyball League at McGuane 168974Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upFemale2016/09/22 00:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$183.00
Yoga at McGuane 169123InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$18.00
Yoga at McGuane 169124InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/24 00:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
$18.00

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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.