Bogan Park

  • 3939 W. 79th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60652 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Nancy Carrig
  • Phone: (773) 284-6456

Located in the Ashburn Community, Bogan Park totals 13.41 acres and features two gymnasiums and a multi-purpose club room. Outside, the parks offers a baseball diamond, three softball diamonds, playground, basketball and tennis courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasiums,multi-purpose clubroom and fields.

Park-goers can participate in Park Kids, seasonal sports including track & field and flag football. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Bogan Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family.

History

Bogan Park and neighboring Bogan High School honor William J. Bogan (1870-1936), Superintendent of the Chicago Public Schools from 1928 until his death in 1936. Born on Mackinac Island, Michigan, in 1870, Bogan began his career in the Chicago school system in 1893, teaching at Washington Elementary School until he was named principal there in 1900. Between 1905 and 1924 he served as principal at Lane Technical High School, and then was promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Schools, overseeing high schools and night schools. Bogan became Head Superintendent in 1928. A leading authority on vocational education, Bogan placed special emphasis on educating non-college-bound students - those he termed "the forgotten 90 percent." The Chicago Park District began planning Bogan Park in 1954, in the face of a dramatic southwest-side building boom. Actual improvements did not begin until 1959 because several property owners were reluctant to sell, and some buildings needed to be removed from the site before work could begin. A small recreation building with three club rooms, an artcraft shop, and a music room was constructed in 1961. The park district now operates the 13-acre park, together with nearly 6 acres of adjacent school land, jointly with the Board of Education.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Bogan Baseball

Bogan Baseball

Location: 3939 W. 79th St.

Bogan Basketball

Bogan Basketball

Location: 3939 W. 79th St.

Bogan Fieldhouse Junior

Bogan Fieldhouse Junior

Location: 3939 W. 79th St.

Bogan Football/Soccer

Bogan Football/Soccer

Location: 3939 W. 79th St.

Bogan Gymnasium

Bogan Gymnasium

Location: 3939 W. 79th St.

Bogan Clubroom

Bogan Clubroom

Location: 3939 W. 79th St.

Bogan Playground

Bogan Playground

Location: 3939 W. 79th St.

Bogan Tennis Court

Bogan Tennis Court

Location: 3939 W. 79th St.

Bogan Volleyball

Bogan Volleyball

Location: 3939 W. 79th St.

Summer
Online registration for our park began Monday, April 7. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, April 14, 2014.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Day Camp at Bogan 80942CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$115.00
Flag Football at Bogan 86005InstructionSports - FootballAnyCoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 20, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
$5.00
Learn to Swim at Bogan 81267InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Bogan 81268InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Open Swim at Bogan 86904OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 23, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Free
Open Swim at Bogan 86906OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 23, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Free
TEAM Sports at Bogan 81620InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
$28.00

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Located in the Ashburn Community, Bogan Park totals 13.41 acres and features two gymnasiums and a multi-purpose club room. Outside, the parks offers a baseball diamond, three softball diamonds, playground, basketball and tennis courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasiums,multi-purpose clubroom and fields.

Park-goers can participate in Park Kids, seasonal sports including track & field and flag football. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Bogan Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 3939 W. 79th St. 4
Basketball Court - Outdoor 3939 W. 79th St. 2
Fieldhouse 3939 W. 79th St. 0
Football / Soccer 3939 W. 79th St. 1
Gymnasiums 3939 W. 79th St. 2
Meeting/Event Space 3939 W. 79th St. 1
Playgrounds 3939 W. 79th St. 1
Swimming Pools 3939 W. 79th St. 0
Tennis Courts 3939 W. 79th St. 3
Volleyball Courts - Outdoor 3939 W. 79th St. 1
Bogan Park and neighboring Bogan High School honor William J. Bogan (1870-1936), Superintendent of the Chicago Public Schools from 1928 until his death in 1936. Born on Mackinac Island, Michigan, in 1870, Bogan began his career in the Chicago school system in 1893, teaching at Washington Elementary School until he was named principal there in 1900. Between 1905 and 1924 he served as principal at Lane Technical High School, and then was promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Schools, overseeing high schools and night schools. Bogan became Head Superintendent in 1928. A leading authority on vocational education, Bogan placed special emphasis on educating non-college-bound students - those he termed "the forgotten 90 percent." The Chicago Park District began planning Bogan Park in 1954, in the face of a dramatic southwest-side building boom. Actual improvements did not begin until 1959 because several property owners were reluctant to sell, and some buildings needed to be removed from the site before work could begin. A small recreation building with three club rooms, an artcraft shop, and a music room was constructed in 1961. The park district now operates the 13-acre park, together with nearly 6 acres of adjacent school land, jointly with the Board of Education.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.