Located in the McKinley Park Community, Hoyne Park totals 2.38 acres and features a small field house that is currently closed. Outside, the park offers a playground, basketball court, baseball field and athletic field for football or soccer.
Park-goers can play soccer or football at the facility. For permits, contact the Area Manager's office at McKinley Park.
In response to the post-World War II baby boom, the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation began creating dozens of new parks and playgrounds in the late 1940s. Among many sites acquired for park development was a two-and-a-half acre property in the McKinley Park neighborhood that the City of Chicago acquired in 1949. Beginning construction by 1950, the City named the site Hoyne Park for the street on which it is located. The park was transferred to the Chicago Park District in 1957 pursuant to the Chicago Park and City Exchange of Functions Act.
Thomas Hoyne (1817-1883) was a lawyer who served as a judge, U.S. attorney, and U.S. Marshall. Elected mayor of Chicago in May of 1876, Hoyne served for only three months. Due to disputes about the validity of his election, the circuit court removed him from office in July of 1876. He was not re-elected.
2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Out of an abundance of caution Park Advisory Council Meetings will be held virtually for the near future. Please contact the Mc Kinley PAC for details.
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