Mt. Greenwood Park

  • 3721 W. 111th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60655 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
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  • Park Supervisor: John Foran
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6564

Located in the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood, Mt. Greenwood Park totals 24.38 acres and features a gymnasium and multi-purpose rooms. Green features of the park include two gardens. Outside, the park offers a swimming pool, ice rink, a gleaming interactive musical playground, White Sox Baseball Miracle Field (ADA accessible), eleven ball fields, and tennis courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our fields and multi-purpose rooms.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, preschool activities, Therapeutic Recreation, and softball leagues. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth can participate the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include Special Recreation Camp.

In addition to programs, Mt. Greenwood Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including our Pumpkin Patch and other holiday-themed events.

History

Mount Greenwood Park takes its name from the surrounding community. In 1879, George Waite obtained a state charter to develop a large cemetery on a low ridge west of 111th Street. The ridge, covered with oaks, hickory, aspen, and other trees, inspired the moniker Mount Greenwood. As a steady stream of visitors came to the beautiful cemetery, inns, restaurants, and shops soon opened nearby, forming the basis for the new Mount Greenwood community. Incorporated as a village in 1907, Mount Greenwood was annexed to Chicago twenty years later. The neighborhood had few modern services until 1936, when the Federal Works Progress Administration installed sewers and street lights, and paved the streets. With these improvements, Mount Greenwood's population soared, nearly tripling between 1940 and 1950. The booming Mount Greenwood community was among the neighborhoods identified for park development in the Chicago Park District's Ten Year Plan to provide increased recreational opportunities in post-World War II Chicago. In 1946, the Mount Greenwood Civic Council urged the acquisition of vacant Board of Education land along 111th Street. The park district purchased the 24-acre site in 1949, and slowly began improving the property. The park district constructed a fieldhouse in 1966, and added a swimming pool in 1973. The 1990s brought further improvements such as refrigerated ice skating rink provides winter recreation. Several features of Mount Greenwood Park honor noted local citizens. A parking area is dedicated to Frederick G. Abrams, Sr. a Chicago Alderman and Treasurer of the Village of Mount Greenwood from 1918 to 1927. A baseball diamond bears the name Rooney Field, in honor of Rooney Richardson, who took an active role in community affairs. The Chicago Park District and Mount Greenwood Advisory Council worked with elected officials to raise $1.2 million for a fullyaccessible soft surface playground dedicated in 2008. The playground includes interactive art components which were designed by local artists through the Chicago Public Art Group. Community workshops inspired the artworks which range from a series of mosaic obelisks to metal sculptural musical elements.

Parking/Directions

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

Playground Art

Playground Art (1)

Location Notes: Playground

Descriptors: Outdoor, Playground Art

Mt. Greenwood Diamonds

Mt. Greenwood Diamonds

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Mt. Greenwood Garden

Mt. Greenwood Garden

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St.

Notes: Community Garden

Mt. Greenwood Fieldhouse

Mt. Greenwood Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Hours: ,

Mt. Greenwood Football/Soccer

Mt. Greenwood Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Descriptors: Grass

Mt. Greenwood Gymnasium

Mt. Greenwood Gymnasium

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Mt. Greenwood Ice Rink

Mt. Greenwood Ice Rink

Location: 3721 W. 111th St

Phone: (312)747-3690

Descriptors: Outdoor

Mt. Greenwood Clubroom

Mt. Greenwood Clubroom

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Mt. Greenwood Playground

Mt. Greenwood PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Agricultural High School Pool

Agricultural High School PoolAccessible (1)

Location: 3801 W 111th St.

Hours:

Phone: (773)535-2500

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Stairs, ADA Lift

Mt. Greenwood Tennis Court

Mt. Greenwood Tennis Court

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Mt. Greenwood Spray Pool

Mt. Greenwood Spray Pool

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

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 Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, May 1, 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 Mt. Greenwood 177773Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/05/14 17:00From May 14, 2017 to August 13, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$218.00
16" Softball League at Mt. Greenwood 177774Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upFemale2017/05/14 20:00From May 14, 2017 to August 13, 2017
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4pm
$218.00
16" Softball League at Mt. Greenwood 177770Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/05/15 23:30From May 15, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$218.00
16" Softball League at Mt. Greenwood 177769Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/05/16 23:30From May 16, 2017 to August 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$218.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Mt. Greenwood 193809OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 17:00From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 5:30pm to 6pm
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 6pm
$0
Adult Swim at Mt. Greenwood 193809OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 17:00From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 5:30pm to 6pm
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 6pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 193816InstructionAquatics - Fitness16 and upCoed2017/06/21 22:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 194034CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 7 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 14:45From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9:45am to 3:15pm
Each Tuesday from 9:45am to 3:15pm
Each Wednesday from 9:45am to 3:15pm
Each Thursday from 9:45am to 3:15pm
Each Friday from 9:45am to 3:15pm
$278.00
Day Camp at Mt. Greenwood 194103CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:30From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
$377.00
Family Swim at Mt. Greenwood 194237OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 20:30From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Fitness (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 194247InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 16 but less than 67Coed2017/06/21 21:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
$18.00
Learn to Swim at Mt. Greenwood 194482InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Mt. Greenwood 194481InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Lil' Campers (Spec Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 223755CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/07 15:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Open Swim at Mt. Greenwood 194567OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 17:15From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 3:30pm
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 3:30pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Mt. Greenwood 194596OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/19 15:00From June 24, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Mt. Greenwood 194596OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/19 15:00From June 24, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Mt. Greenwood 194596OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/19 15:00From June 24, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Play Camp at Mt. Greenwood 194666CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 11:45am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 9am to 11:45am
$169.00
Play Camp at Mt. Greenwood 194667CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 17:30From June 26, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 3:15pm
$169.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 194687InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2017/06/21 15:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
$23.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 194686InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2017/06/21 15:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
$0
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 194779InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs16 and upCoed2017/06/22 21:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$55.00
Special Olympics Bowling at Mt. Greenwood 194781InstructionSports - Bowling16 and upCoed2017/06/23 20:30From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$55.00
Special Olympics Golf at Mt. Greenwood 197038InstructionSports - GolfAt least 12 but less than 55Coed2017/08/10 21:00From August 10, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Softball at Mt. Greenwood 197043InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 16 but less than 55Coed2017/08/07 21:00From August 7, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Mt. Greenwood 194853InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 22:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$35.00
You Build It at Mt. Greenwood 199046InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/06/30 14:45From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 9:45am to 11am
$20.00

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Located in the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood, Mt. Greenwood Park totals 24.38 acres and features a gymnasium and multi-purpose rooms. Green features of the park include two gardens. Outside, the park offers a swimming pool, ice rink, a gleaming interactive musical playground, White Sox Baseball Miracle Field (ADA accessible), eleven ball fields, and tennis courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our fields and multi-purpose rooms.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, preschool activities, Therapeutic Recreation, and softball leagues. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth can participate the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include Special Recreation Camp.

In addition to programs, Mt. Greenwood Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including our Pumpkin Patch and other holiday-themed events.

Mount Greenwood Park takes its name from the surrounding community. In 1879, George Waite obtained a state charter to develop a large cemetery on a low ridge west of 111th Street. The ridge, covered with oaks, hickory, aspen, and other trees, inspired the moniker Mount Greenwood. As a steady stream of visitors came to the beautiful cemetery, inns, restaurants, and shops soon opened nearby, forming the basis for the new Mount Greenwood community. Incorporated as a village in 1907, Mount Greenwood was annexed to Chicago twenty years later. The neighborhood had few modern services until 1936, when the Federal Works Progress Administration installed sewers and street lights, and paved the streets. With these improvements, Mount Greenwood's population soared, nearly tripling between 1940 and 1950. The booming Mount Greenwood community was among the neighborhoods identified for park development in the Chicago Park District's Ten Year Plan to provide increased recreational opportunities in post-World War II Chicago. In 1946, the Mount Greenwood Civic Council urged the acquisition of vacant Board of Education land along 111th Street. The park district purchased the 24-acre site in 1949, and slowly began improving the property. The park district constructed a fieldhouse in 1966, and added a swimming pool in 1973. The 1990s brought further improvements such as refrigerated ice skating rink provides winter recreation. Several features of Mount Greenwood Park honor noted local citizens. A parking area is dedicated to Frederick G. Abrams, Sr. a Chicago Alderman and Treasurer of the Village of Mount Greenwood from 1918 to 1927. A baseball diamond bears the name Rooney Field, in honor of Rooney Richardson, who took an active role in community affairs. The Chicago Park District and Mount Greenwood Advisory Council worked with elected officials to raise $1.2 million for a fullyaccessible soft surface playground dedicated in 2008. The playground includes interactive art components which were designed by local artists through the Chicago Public Art Group. Community workshops inspired the artworks which range from a series of mosaic obelisks to metal sculptural musical elements.

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