The Chicago Park District boxing gyms are located at 20 parks across the city. These gyms offer youth and adults the opportunity to take lessons or train for competitions such as Golden Gloves and Boxing Shows.
The Chicago Park District’s youth boxing program has produced a number of professionals including Olympians Michael Bennett, David Diaz, Nate Jones and Leroy Murphy and former champion Montell Griffin.
Our boxing program features:
Instructors licensed by the U.S. Amateur Boxing Federation
Group and individual coaching
Fitness training and sparring experience
Local and citywide tournaments
Top notch boxing centers and equipment
What are the benefits of boxing? This challenging and fun sport builds muscle tone and strength endurance, cardiovascular fitness and self-confidence. It's an aerobic exercise that is enjoyable and rewarding.
How do I sign-up? Register online or visit the park boxing center nearest your (see list below). Most youth boxing programs are for ages 8 and older. Instruction is available for both first-time and experienced boxers.
Gloves, head gear and training equipment are provided. Personal items such as gym shorts, athletic shoes, and mouthpiece are the responsibility of each boxer.