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

Notes: Chicago Plays! Renovation, Summer 2015

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Bogan High School Pool

Bogan High School Pool (1)

Location: 3939 W 79th St.

Location Notes: 3939 W. 79th St.

Hours:

Phone: (773)535-2242

Descriptors: Indoor

Bogan Tennis Court

Bogan Tennis Court

Location Notes: 3939 W. 79th St.

Bogan Volleyball

Bogan Volleyball

Location Notes: 3939 W. 79th St.

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, March 6, 2017.

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
Fun and Games at Bogan 177566InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Homework Time at Bogan 177517InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$9.00
Seasonal Sports at Bogan 197871InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$9.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Bogan 197867InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 21 but less than 40Male2017/04/06 00:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$16.00
Soccer at Bogan 197868InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 00:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$9.00

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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.