McCarthy Park

After being acquired in 1969, the park was named for Joe McCarthy, the first chairman of the Village’s Youth Commission. The 9.1 acre McCarthy Park is a favorite spot for picnics and sports events. McCarthy Park is a gem of a park with amenities including an accessible playground, Frank Theriault ball field, as well as a sand volleyball court and bean bag boards.

McCarthy Park, which abuts to Centennial Park, also includes the Tinley Junction Miniature Golf & Batting Cages facility, and Jaycee Grove picnic area. Additionally, the McCarthy Recreation Building, which was opened in 1982, previously housed many of the park district’s programs, including the Tot Time Preschool, until the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center was built, and the Performing Arts Center which seats 120 and is home to Tinley Park Community Theater and the Park District’s Children’s & Teen Theater groups. Both the McCarthy Recreation Building and Performing Arts Center are available for rentals, and also host various program offerings.


Dawn - Dusk

Park District facilities with outdoor lighting may extend hours of use depending on use, need, and season.


Playground, Ball Field (1), Nature Area, Concession Stand, Volleyball

Protect the Parks

The District takes great pride in providing safe, clean outdoor amenities for residents and visitors and our staff works hard to maintain the premises. If you see something unusual happening at a park, please notify us at 708-342-4200 or the Tinley Park Police Department at 708-532-9111. For information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons performing acts of vandalism or destruction within any park, there is a reward up to $500.