McGuane Park Fieldhouse


Chicago, Illinois


Chicago Park District


RADA Architects


  • New elevator structure and elevator constructed of cold formed metal framing and rainscreen panels
  • New outdoor spray feature area
  • Main lobby and rotunda area featured new large round light fixtures over solid surface bench seating
  • New steel canopies at the main lobby entrances with colored canopy glass


McGuane Park, originally known as Mark White Square, was renamed in 1960 after John F. McGuane. The original building was demolished and replaced in 1972 by a new fieldhouse and swimming pool. McGuane Park serves surrounding communities by offering a variety of recreational, educational, and social services.

Sollitt was awarded the McGuane Park Fieldhouse project in 2019. The project consisted of interior and exterior renovations to the existing two-story fieldhouse. Full interior renovations were done on the 1st and 2nd floors, and a new elevator was added to make the building accessible for all. Minor interior finishes were done to the gymnasium and swimming pool areas, and new equipment was also added. In addition, new lighting and MEP systems were installed, including a new rooftop unit for the 2nd floor and switchgear for the building. Exterior sitework included exterior door and curtain wall systems, a new elevator structure, entryway canopies at the main lobby, parking lot underground utilities and resurfacing, a new trash enclosure, replacement of a spray pool recreational feature, concrete walkways, and landscaping.