Mt. Greenwood Park

  • 3721 W. 111th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60655 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours: , ,
  • 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 Park Pool

Mt. Greenwood Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Hours:

Phone: (312)747-6564

Descriptors: Outdoor, 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

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 14, 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
Arts & Crafts (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 202230InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 202269InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$39.00
Arts & Crafts at Mt. Greenwood 202268InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$39.00
Basketball (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 202329InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$18.00
Basketball at Mt. Greenwood 202433InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to January 15, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$49.00
Basketball at Mt. Greenwood 202432InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2017 to January 19, 2018
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$49.00
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 202492Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 11Female2017/08/20 15:00From August 20, 2017 to November 19, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to 4pm
$55.00
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 202493Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 13Female2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 10pm
$55.00
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 221287Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 17Male2017/11/23 00:00From November 22, 2017 to April 11, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 10pm
$0
Basketball League at Mt. Greenwood 221290Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 18Male2017/11/24 00:00From November 23, 2017 to April 12, 2018
Each Thursday from 6pm to 10pm
$0
Basketball Skills at Mt. Greenwood 223896InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$23.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 202562InstructionSports - BowlingAt least 7 but less than 66Coed2017/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 202659InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 15½ but less than 66Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 202681InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 22 but less than 60Coed2017/09/11 16:30From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 3pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 3pm
$0
Dance (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 202685InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance15½ and upCoed2017/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Dodgeball at Mt. Greenwood 202757InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 11Male2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$23.00
Floor Hockey (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 202904InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 16 but less than 66Coed2017/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$18.00
Floor Hockey at Mt. Greenwood 202929InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to January 17, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$49.00
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 202996InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 202995InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$23.00
Fun and Games at Mt. Greenwood 221286InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$23.00
Golf at Mt. Greenwood 203035InstructionSports - GolfAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 203051InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 40Coed2017/09/11 20:45From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$18.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 203062InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 7Female2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 203061InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 7 but less than 13Female2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Mt. Greenwood 224400InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$109.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Mt. Greenwood 224474InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$109.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spr at Mt. Greenwood 203240Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to May 30, 2018
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$327.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spr at Mt. Greenwood 203241Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to May 31, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$327.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 203294InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/09/12 23:15From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 6:45pm
$18.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 203295InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/09/12 23:50From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:50pm to 7:20pm
$18.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Mt. Greenwood 203491InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$23.00
Nutrition (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 203540InstructionWellness - NutritionAt least 15½ but less than 66Coed2017/09/13 22:30From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 203570InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/09/13 15:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$23.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 203758InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 16 but less than 60Coed2017/09/11 22:30From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
$18.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 203770InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$34.00
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 203772InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2017/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 203771InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2017/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Quilting at Mt. Greenwood 203769InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$34.00
Recreational Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 225026InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 9Male2017/09/12 22:45From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$23.00
Scrap Booking at Mt. Greenwood 203858InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 13Female2017/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$23.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 203982InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$34.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 203984InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 203981InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$23.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 203983InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$34.00
Sewing at Mt. Greenwood 203985InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Snowshoeing (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 204010InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 16 but less than 60Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Snowshoeing (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 204011InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 45Coed2017/10/26 20:30From October 26, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$0
Soccer (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 204017InstructionSports - Soccer8 and upCoed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to October 5, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:15pm
$18.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 204152InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2017/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$18.00
Swim Team (Special Rec) at Mt. Greenwood 204237InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 60Coed2017/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$18.00
Team Gymnastics at Mt. Greenwood 204269InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$34.00
Team Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 204302InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Mt. Greenwood 204367InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$23.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Mt. Greenwood 204366InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$23.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 204458InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 18:00From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$23.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Mt. Greenwood 204459InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 16:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$23.00
Volleyball at Mt. Greenwood 204604InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$23.00
Volleyball at Mt. Greenwood 204605InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$23.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 204629Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upFemale2017/09/28 00:00From September 27, 2017 to March 28, 2018
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm
$218.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 204628Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/09/29 00:00From September 28, 2017 to March 29, 2018
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$218.00
Volleyball League at Mt. Greenwood 204627Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball35 and upCoed2017/09/30 00:00From September 29, 2017 to March 30, 2018
Each Friday from 7pm to 10pm
$218.00
Yoga (Special Recreation) at Mt. Greenwood 204724InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2017/09/11 23:45From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
$0
You Build It at Mt. Greenwood 204776InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Winter at Mt. Greenwood 224401InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$109.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Mt. Greenwood 224475InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$109.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Spring at Mt. Greenwood 224402InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2018 to May 30, 2018
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$109.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Mt. Greenwood 224476InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2018 to June 7, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$109.00

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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.