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

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

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 save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 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
Lap Swim at McGuane 173478OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2017 to April 2, 2017
Each Sunday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Sunday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
TEAM Sports at McGuane 174751InstructionAquatics - Specialized60 and upCoed2017/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 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 174752InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 178260InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/03 13:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 178262InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 178261InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/05 13:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 178264InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/05 16:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 178263InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/07 00:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at McGuane 178259InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/07 13:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at McGuane 178325InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/07 16:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Art & ABCs at McGuane 178361InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$19.00
Basketball at McGuane 178682InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$31.00
Basketball at McGuane 193596InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$31.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at McGuane 178815InstructionSports - Bowling8 and upCoed2017/04/06 20:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6:30pm
$11.00
Cooking (Special Recreation) at McGuane 193599InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help8 and upCoed2017/04/04 20:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
$11.00
Dodgeball League at McGuane 193603Team_LeagueSports - Dodgeball18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 12, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
$188.00
Family Swim at McGuane 179204OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2017 to June 11, 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 179298InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games8 and upCoed2017/04/05 20:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
$11.00
Fun and Games at McGuane 179326InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$19.00
Junior Detectives at McGuane 193602InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 18:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$11.00
Lap Swim at McGuane 179831OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/04/03 14:30From April 3, 2017 to June 18, 2017
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 179951InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 179953InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 179949InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 179950InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 21:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 179946InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 21:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 179952InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/08 15:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 179947InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 16:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at McGuane 179948InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 17:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at McGuane 180158InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2017/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$19.00
Open Swim (Special Recreation) at McGuane 180237OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/05 21:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Open Swim at McGuane 180248OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/03 15:30From April 3, 2017 to June 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 180773InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$19.00
Seasonal Sports Club at McGuane 180858InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/04/07 20:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Senior Swim at McGuane 180928OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to June 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 193597InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2017 to May 1, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$31.00
Small Group Personal Training at McGuane 193598InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/05/08 22:30From May 8, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$31.00
Small Group Personal Training at McGuane 193601InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/05/12 22:30From May 12, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$31.00
Small Group Personal Training at McGuane 193600InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/07 22:30From April 7, 2017 to May 5, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$31.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at McGuane 181128InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports21 and upCoed2017/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 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 181129InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2017/04/07 20:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$11.00
Super Saturdays (Special Rec) at McGuane 181248InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games8 and upCoed2017/04/08 15:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 3pm
$11.00
TEAM Sports at McGuane 181351InstructionAquatics - Specialized60 and upCoed2017/04/03 14:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 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 181352InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 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 181393OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/06 23:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at McGuane 181621InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at McGuane 181622InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/06 16:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at McGuane 181620InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/08 19:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at McGuane 181672InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 00:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at McGuane 181734InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2017/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$18.00
Volleyball at McGuane 181989InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 22:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$17.00
Volleyball League at McGuane 182007Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upFemale2017/04/05 23:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8:45pm
$188.00
Walking Club (Special Recreation) at McGuane 182016InstructionWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2017/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
$11.00
Yoga at McGuane 182123InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00
Yoga at McGuane 182122InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/08 00:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 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.