Hours

Facility Hours
Day Time slot Comment
Sunday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Monday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Fieldhouse Hours
Day Time slot Comment
Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 am-5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am-5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am-5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am-5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am-5:30 pm
Saturday Closed

Description

Located in the Englewood community, Moran Park totals 1.94 acres and features a multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers a basketball court, playground, and a spray pool.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports and Inner City Flag Football. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Moran Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including our Back to School Basketball Tournament and holiday-themed events.

History

In 1926, the City of Chicago began creating a small municipal playground in Englewood, a diverse community of wealthy and working-class residents that included one of the city's oldest African-American neighborhoods. The city soon improved the long, rectangular property, planting trees, shrubs, and lawn areas at the extreme ends, and installing a playing field, playground equipment, and a recreation building in the center of the park. The site was named for Terrance F. Moran, alderman of the 16th ward from 1923 to 1937. (At the time, the city regularly named parks for standing aldermen of the wards in which the sites were located.) Moran served as Commissioner of the Department of Steam Boilers, Unfired Pressure Vessels, and Cooling Plants from 1943 until his death in 1958. In 1959, the city turned Moran Park over to the Chicago Park District along with more than 250 other properties. Re-planting the landscape and adding basketball courts, new playground equipment, and a spraypool in the 1960s, the park district made further improvements in the early 1990s.

Parking Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Advisory Council

Contact: Willie L. Johnson,   President
Phone: (773) 266-8234
Meeting Details:

1st Saturday of the month 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Map & Facilities

Moran Basketball Court - Outdoor

5727 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60621
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Moran Basketball Court - Outdoor

5727 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60621
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Moran Clubrooms

5727 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60621
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Moran Fieldhouse

5727 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60621
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Moran Park Harvest Garden

5727 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60621
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Moran Playground

5727 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60621
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Moran Spray Pool

5727 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60621
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