Bogan Park

  • 3939 W. 79th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60652 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Notes: Hours for the gymnasium (located at Bogan High School) vary from fieldhouse hours. See the facilities tab below for gym hours.
  • Park Supervisor: Andrew Altiere
  • Park 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 Notes: 3939 W. 79th St.

Bogan Basketball

Bogan Basketball

Location Notes: 3939 W. 79th St.

Bogan Fieldhouse Junior

Bogan Fieldhouse Junior

Location Notes: 3939 W. 79th St.

Hours: ,

Notes: In Bogan High School from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Bogan Football/Soccer

Bogan Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 3939 W. 79th St.

Descriptors: Grass

Bogan Gymnasium

Bogan Gymnasium

Location Notes: 3939 W. 79th St.

Hours: ,

Bogan Clubroom

Bogan Clubroom

Location Notes: 3939 W. 79th St.

Bogan Playground

Bogan PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Bogan Tennis Court

Bogan Tennis Court

Location Notes: 3939 W. 79th St.

Bogan Volleyball

Bogan Volleyball

Location Notes: 3939 W. 79th St.

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, April 11, 2016.

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 154598CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$123.00
Flag Football at Bogan 154826InstructionSports - FootballAnyCoed2016/08/15 21:00From August 15, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
$7.00
Lap Swim at Bogan 154921OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Bogan 154983InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/06 20:30From July 6, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Bogan 154984InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/08 20:30From July 8, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Bogan 155117OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/07/05 20:30From July 5, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Bogan 155660InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/07/05 17:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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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Description

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.

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.