McGuane Park

  • 2901 S. Poplar Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60608 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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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

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

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

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.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
16" Softball League at McGuane 195097Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/06/27 00:30From June 26, 2017 to August 30, 2017
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
$525.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 195219InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/19 13:00From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 195217InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/20 23:30From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 195220InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/21 13:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 195216InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/22 23:30From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 195218InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/23 13:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at McGuane 195581CampsCamps - General Interest8 and upCoed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$221.00
Day Camp at McGuane 195656CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$331.00
Early Bird Camp at McGuane 195774CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$107.00
Extended Camp at McGuane 195858CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$107.00
Family Swim at McGuane 195925OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 17:00From June 19, 2017 to September 3, 2017
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
$0
Lap Swim at McGuane 196331OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 14:30From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
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
Learn to Swim at McGuane 196528InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/07/01 15:00From July 1, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 196527InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/07/01 16:00From July 1, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 196529InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/07/01 17:00From July 1, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Open Swim at McGuane 196699OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/24 15:30From June 24, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Each Sunday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at McGuane 196761OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/21 23:30From June 21, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at McGuane 196958InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/06/27 18:00From June 27, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$22.00
Senior Swim at McGuane 196975OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2017/06/20 13:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Sports Camp (Special Recreation) at McGuane 197050CampsCamps - Sports8 and upCoed2017/08/07 15:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$23.00
Sports Conditioning at McGuane 199251InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 20:00From June 26, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$15.00
TEAM Sports at McGuane 197174InstructionAquatics - Specialized60 and upCoed2017/06/19 14:00From June 19, 2017 to September 1, 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 197173InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 22:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$35.00
Teen Camp at McGuane 199249CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/08/07 15:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$20.00
Teen Club at McGuane 199250OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/27 00:00From June 26, 2017 to August 30, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$0
Teen Swim at McGuane 197287OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/26 23:30From June 26, 2017 to August 28, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Yoga at McGuane 197648InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/27 00:00From June 26, 2017 to August 28, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$19.00
Yoga at McGuane 197647InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/07/01 00:00From June 30, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$19.00
Youth Swim at McGuane 197703OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 20:00From June 26, 2017 to September 1, 2017
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
$0

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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.