Chicago Park District

Break a Sweat, Not the Bank During One Week of Free Admission to Citywide Fitness Centers & Classes

12/5/2012
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Kick off the New Year in great shape by working out for free from Jan. 7-13, 2013, at any of the Chicago Park District’s 70 fitness centers located throughout the city.  New this year, the promotion includes free admission to all fitness classes and lap swim.  All activities are first come, first served based on availability.  Watch a video here.

“We encourage Chicagoans to take advantage of this special incentive,” said Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO Mike Kelly.  “Physical activity is one step toward leading a healthy lifestyle.”

The Chicago Park District’s 70 fitness centers feature state-of-the-art equipment including: computerized treadmills, cross trainers, upright and recumbent bicycles, free weights and benches, cable cross-overs, multi-station weight machines and core-focused weight equipment. 

The Chicago Park District also offers a wide array of fitness classes for a range of ages and abilities, including aquatic aerobics, cycling, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, and strength training, to name a few.  Fitness classes vary per location.  Check the programs tab, or contact your local park for options.

Lap swim is also available at many citywide pools.  Hours and times vary by park.

Memberships are available to Chicago Park District fitness centers.  Patrons must set up an account prior to registering either online or in-person for a monthly, three-month or annual membership.  There is also a gold card membership option that allows patrons to workout at any of the Chicago Park District’s citywide fitness centers.

Membership rates to the Chicago Park District’s fitness centers are affordable and generally range from $30-$60 for three months, a fraction of the cost of commercial gyms.  Accessible equipment for people with disabilities is available at 45 fitness centers.  Hours of operation vary per location.

The Chicago Park District encourages residents to enjoy a week of free membership at any of the following 70 fitness center locations:

1. Ada Park, 11250 S. Ada St., 312.747.6002 (includes accessible equipment)
2. Altgeld Park, 515 S. Washtenaw Ave., 312.746.5001
3. Amundsen Park, 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave., 312.746.5003 (includes accessible equipment)
4. Archer Park, 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave., 773.284.7029 (includes accessible equipment)
5. Armour Square Park, 3309 S. Shields Ave., 312.747.6012 (includes accessible equipment)
6. Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St., 773.287.7658 (includes accessible equipment)
7. Avalon Park, 1215 E. 83rd St., 312.747.2545 (includes accessible equipment)
8. Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway St., 312.742.7502 (includes accessible equipment)
9. Brooks Park, 7100 N. Harlem Ave., 773.631.4401
10. Calumet Park, 9801 S. Ave. G, 312.747.6039
11. Carver Park, 939 E. 132nd St., 312.747.6047
12. Clarendon Park Community Center, 4501 N. Clarendon Ave., 312.742.7512 (includes accessible equipment)
13. Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland Ave., 312.742.7518 (includes accessible equipment)
14. Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Ave., 773.287.7641 (includes accessible equipment)
15. Davis Square Park, 4430 S. Marshfield Ave., 312.747.6107 (includes accessible equipment)
16. Don Nash Community Center, 1833 E. 71st St., 773.256.0904 (includes accessible equipment)
17. Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr., 773.762.2842 (includes accessible equipment)
18. Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina Ave., 773.685.3257
19. Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave., 312.746.5490 (includes accessible equipment)
20. Fernwood Park, 10436 S. Wallace St., 312.747.6132
21. Fosco Park, 1312 S. Racine Ave., 312.746.5086
22. Foster Park, 1440 W. 84th St., 312.747.6135
23. Fuller Park, 331 W. 45th, 312.747.6144 (includes accessible equipment)
24. Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St., 312.747.6147 (includes accessible equipment)
25. Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave., 312.746.5092 (includes accessible equipment)
26. Gill Park, 825 W. Sheridan, 312.742.7802 (includes accessible equipment)
27. Grand Crossing Park, 7655 S. Ingleside Ave., 312.747.6158
28. Haas Park, 2402 N. Washtenaw Ave., 312.742.7552 (includes accessible equipment)
29. Hamlin Park, 3035 N. Hoyne Ave., 312.742.7785
30. Harris Recreational Center, 6200 S. Drexel Boulevard, 312.747.2706
31. Harrison Park, 1824 W. Wood, 312.746.5491 (includes accessible equipment)
32. Hayes Park, 2936 W. 85th St., 312.747.6177 (includes accessible equipment)
33. Hiawatha Park, 8029 W. Forest Preserve Drive, 312.746.5559 (includes accessible equipment)
34. Homan Square Park, 3559 W. Arlington St., 312.746.6650 (includes accessible equipment)
35. Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Sacramento Ave., 312.742.7549 (includes accessible equipment)
36. Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield Ave., 773.478.3538 (includes accessible equipment)
37. Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave., 773.256.0903 (includes accessible equipment)
38. Jesse Owens Park, 2032 E. 88th St., 312.747.6709 (includes accessible equipment)
39. Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave., 312.742.7547
40. Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., 312.747.7138 (includes accessible equipment)
41. LaFollette Park, 1333 N. Laramie Ave., 773.287.0541
42. Lake Shore Park, 808 N. Lake Shore Drive, 312.742.7891 (includes accessible equipment)
43. Lindblom Park, 6054 S. Damen Ave., 312.747.6443
44. Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Drive, 312.742.7522 (includes accessible equipment)
45. McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N. California Ave., 773.478.2609 (includes accessible equipment)
46. McGuane Park, 2901 S. Poplar Ave., 312.747.6497
47. Mozart Park, 2036 N. Avers St., 312.742.7535
48. Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave., 773.631.4893 (includes accessible equipment)
49. Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine Ave., 312.747.6572
50. Palmer Park, 201 E. 111th St., 312.747.6576 (includes accessible equipment)
51. Peterson Park, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd., 312.742.7584
52. Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St., 312.747.6608 (includes accessible equipment)
53. Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers Ave., 773.262.5835
54. Rainbow Beach & Park, 3111 E. 77th St., 773.745.1479 (includes accessible equipment)
55. Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Drive, 312.747.6639 (includes accessible equipment)
56. Russell Square Park, 3045 E. 83rd St., 312.747.6651
57. Rutherford Sayre Park, 6871 W. Belden Ave., 312.746.5368 (includes accessible equipment)
58. Scottsdale Park, 4637 W. 83rd St., 773.284.1826
59. Shabbona Park, 6935 W. Addison St., 773.685.6205
60. Sherman Park, 1301 W. 52nd St., 312.747.6672 (includes accessible equipment)
61. Sherwood Park, 5701 S. Sheilds Ave., 773.256.0926
62. Taylor Park in Bronzeville, 39 W. 47th St., 312.747.6728 (includes accessible equipment)
63. Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 647 W. Root St., 312.747.6729 (includes accessible equipment)
64. Trumbull Park, 2400 E. 105th St., 312.747.6759
65. Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., 312.746.5494 (includes accessible equipment)
66. Valley Forge Park, 7001 W. 59th St., 773.229.0812 (includes accessible equipment)
67. Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Drive, 773.256.1248 (includes accessible equipment)
68. Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., 312.742.7511 (includes accessible equipment)
69. West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St., 773.284.2803 (includes accessible equipment)
70. Willye B. White Park, 1610 W. Howard St., 773.262.5051

 

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