Located beside a Chicago Park District Fieldhouse, and adjacent to Chicago Agriculture Science High School, Mount Greenwood Park is home to a therapeutic recreational program for children and adults of all abilities. The park’s play environment was designed to engage visitors with play components that focus on the development of sensory, motor, and social skills. The environment also integrates public art and interactive sculptures. 

Inspired by musical-themed notes, the main walkway spirals out of the ground, culminating with a custom-fabricated, 15-foot interactive, coiled chime tower. The mound provides a variety of unique play experiences, including a hill slide, climbing net, and climbing mounds. 

Local artists from the Chicago Public Art Group worked closely with community residents to design colorful tile mosaic obelisks. The space’s most distinguishing features include various interactive musical pieces created by a sculptor and acoustical designer.​


Mount Greenwood Park
Play Environment

LOCATION
Chicago, Illinois

​CLIENT
Civiltech Engineering

SIZE
1.5 acres

TEAM
Primera Engineers
Milhouse Engineering and Construction
Chicago Public Art Group
EC Purdy and Associates

AWARDS
ILASLA Merit Award, 2009

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Chicago Public Art Group
MOUNT GREENWOOD PLAY ENVIRONMENT (Image c. Chicago Public Art Group)
MOUNT GREENWOOD PLAY ENVIRONMENT (Image c. Chicago Public Art Group)
MOUNT GREENWOOD PLAY ENVIRONMENT
MOUNT GREENWOOD PLAY ENVIRONMENT