Calumet Park

  • 9801 S. Avenue G   Chicago, Illinois 60617 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Demitrice Seaton
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6039

Located in the Eastside community, Calumet Park totals 198.98 acres and features two gymnasiums, fitness center, Lake Shore Model Train exhibit, gymnastic center, sewing and upholstery studios, woodshop, and multi-purpose rooms. Outside, the park offers a beach, boat launch, an artificial soccer turf, picnic groves, playground, softball, football, and soccer fields. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, fields, and multi-purpose rooms.

Calumet Beach offers beach goers a chance to escape the heat by enjoying the cool waters of Lake Michigan during the summer months. Beach season begins the Friday before Memorial weekend and ends on Labor Day. Beach hours during the season are from 11am - 7pm, unless otherwise posted.  Amenities include restrooms and food concessions.  There is an ADA accessible beach walk available.  Distance swimming at the beach is available from the south end of beach (10 yards north of Taylor Pier), and parallel to shore.  

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, gymnastics, sewing, woodshop, and dance. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include Gymnastic Camp and Nature Camp.

In addition to programs, Calumet Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including holiday-themed events.

History

Envisioned in 1903 as part of the South Park Commission's revolutionary neighborhood park system, Calumet Park developed slowly, and was not completed until the 1930s. The commission conceived the innovative parks to provide social services and breathing spaces to overcrowded immigrant neighborhoods. Landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers created plans for 14 new parks, however four were delayed, including Calumet Park. Opened in 1905, the first ten included Russell, Mark White, Davis, Armour, and Cornell Squares, and Bessemer, Ogden, Sherman, Palmer, and Hamilton Parks.

The commissioners acquired 40 acres to develop Calumet Park in 1904, but they decided to delay construction. The area's population began a period of rapid growth as European and Mexican immigrants settled in nearby South Chicago to work in the steel mills and railyards. Recognizing this population trend as well as the site's unique Lake Michigan frontage, the commissioners decided that Calumet Park should be much larger than they had originally planned. Initial temporary improvements allowed people to use the beach and some new playfields. Meanwhile, the commissioners began slowly enlarging the park through additional property acquisition and landfill. The park slowly evolved to nearly 200 acres in size. The South Park Commission constructed a monumental, classically-designed fieldhouse in 1924. After the commission was consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934, additional improvements were made, including substantial work on the park's infrastructure and landscape.

The park's name pays tribute to the Calumet region, which encompasses numerous south side community areas and comprises the basin of the Calumet River. The name Calumet comes from the Norman-French word for pipe, "chamulet." Early French explorers who traded with local Native Americans used the term in reference to their "peace pipes."

Parking/Directions

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

Ark

Ark (1)

Location Notes: Calumet Park Cultural Center

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Bas-Relief Panels

Bas-Relief Panels (1)

Location Notes: Exterior facade of field house

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Calumet Baseball

Calumet Baseball

Location Notes: 9801 S. Avenue G

Calumet Basketball

Calumet Basketball

Location Notes: 9801 S. Avenue G

Calumet Beach

Calumet Beach

Location Notes: 9801 S. Avenue G

Notes: Distance swimming is available from the south end of beach (10 yards north of Taylor Pier), and parallel to shore.

Calumet Park - Lucy

Calumet Park - Lucy

Location: 9801 S. Avenue G

Hours: ,

Phone: (773)531-7710

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

Calumet Park - Morelos Tacos

Calumet Park - Morelos Tacos

Location: 9806 S. Ave. G

Location Notes: at the Beach House

Hours:

Phone: (773) 787-3757

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

Calumet Park - Morelos Tacos

Calumet Park - Morelos Tacos

Location: 9807 S. Ave. G

Hours:

Phone: (773) 787-3757

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

Calumet Park - Ortega Balloons

Calumet Park - Ortega Balloons

Location: 9803 S. Ave. G

Hours:

Phone: (773)240-8396

Descriptors: Retail

Calumet Park - Salgado

Calumet Park - Salgado

Location: 9802 S. Ave. G

Hours: , ,

Phone: (773)754-5097

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

Calumet Park - Tacqueria Los Pilares

Calumet Park - Tacqueria Los Pilares

Location: 9807 S. Ave. G

Hours:

Phone: (773) 988-8876

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

Calumet Fieldhouse

Calumet Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 9801 S. Avenue G

Hours: , ,

Calumet Fishing Area

Calumet Fishing Area

Location Notes: 9801 S. Avenue G

Calumet Fitness Center

Calumet Fitness Center

Hours: , , ,

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Calumet Football/Soccer

Calumet Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 9801 S. Avenue G

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

Calumet Gymnasium

Calumet Gymnasium

Location Notes: 9801 S. Avenue G

Calumet Gymnastic Center

Calumet Gymnastic Center

Location Notes: 9801 S. Avenue G

Calumet Clubroom

Calumet Clubroom

Location Notes: 9801 S. Avenue G

Calumet Picnic Grove

Calumet Picnic Grove

Location Notes: 9801 S. Avenue G

Calumet Playground

Calumet PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Chicago Plays! Renovation, Spring 2015

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Calumet Running Track

Calumet Running Track

Location Notes: 9801 S. Avenue G

Calumet Tennis

Calumet Tennis

Location Notes: 9801 S. Avenue G

Calumet Woodshop

Calumet Woodshop

Location Notes: 9801 S. Avenue G

Events

Spring Programs

Gymnastics Programs:
Gymnastics Session I programs run the week of March 6 through the week of April 17.
Gymnastics Session II programs run the week of May 1 through the week of June 12.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning Tuesday, April 4.  Registration dates for these programs are:
Online registration begins Tuesday, April 18 at 9:00 am.
In-person registration begins Tuesday, April 25, if spots are still available*.

All other 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 register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

Gymnastics Programs:
Gymnastics programs run the week of June 26 through the week of August 7.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning Tuesday, May 30.  Registration dates for these programs are:
Online registration begins Tuesday, June 13 at 9:00 am.
In-person registration begins Saturday, June 17, if spots are still available*.
 
All other programs:
The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:
Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
 
 
*Note:  Since gymnastics centers do 100% online registration, in-person registration is only available if all of the program slots don't fill online before the first day of in-person registration.  Check the program online to see if spots are still available.

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
12" Slow Pitch Softball at Calumet 180735InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 8 but less than 11Female2017/04/08 14:15From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$9.00
12" Slow Pitch Softball at Calumet 193743InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 11 but less than 12Female2017/04/08 15:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$9.00
Alterations at Calumet 178184InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$29.00
Basketball - Open at Calumet 178537OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$34.00
Basketball - Open at Calumet 178538OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/04/06 00:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$34.00
Basketball at Calumet 178650InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 14Male2017/04/08 19:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:15pm
$14.00
Basketball at Calumet 178651InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 16Female2017/04/08 20:15From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Conditioning at Calumet 178986InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/07 18:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$9.00
Floor Hockey at Calumet 181794InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/04/07 21:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$14.00
Floor Hockey at Calumet 181795InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 12 but less than 14Coed2017/04/07 22:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$14.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 198653InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Female2017/05/02 22:00From May 2, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 198654InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Female2017/05/03 20:30From May 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 198655InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Female2017/05/04 21:00From May 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 198657InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Female2017/05/05 20:45From May 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 198652InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 17Female2017/05/05 22:45From May 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$22.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 198656InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Female2017/05/06 18:00From May 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$22.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 191903InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/03/11 19:00From March 11, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$22.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 191944InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Male2017/03/11 16:45From March 11, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$22.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 198693InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Male2017/05/06 15:45From May 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$22.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Calumet Gymnastics 198712InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/05/02 21:00From May 2, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Calumet Gymnastics 198711InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/05/03 21:45From May 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$22.00
Gymnastics Lev. 5 - 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 198733InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 17Female2017/05/05 22:00From May 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Kiddie College at Calumet 179793InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1:30pm
$39.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Calumet 180068InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 19:15From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
$14.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Calumet 180067InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/04/07 20:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$14.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Calumet 180138InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/04/03 18:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$9.00
Music and Movement at Calumet 180175InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$14.00
Music and Movement at Calumet 180176InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/04/04 22:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$14.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 198780InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/05/03 19:15From May 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$19.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 198779InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/05/06 14:45From May 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$19.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 192038InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/03/11 15:45From March 11, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:45am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$19.00
Pickleball at Calumet 180442InstructionSports - Pickleball18 and upCoed2017/04/08 18:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$7.00
Quilting at Calumet 180646InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2017/04/05 14:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$34.00
Quilting at Calumet 180647InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2017/04/08 14:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$19.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 198830InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/03 21:00From May 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$19.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 198829InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/06 14:00From May 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$19.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 192093InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/11 15:00From March 11, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$19.00
Seasonal Sports at Calumet 180732InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Calumet 180734InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Calumet 180733InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2017/04/03 23:45From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 8pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Calumet 180831InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 17Coed2017/04/06 21:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Sewing at Calumet 180931InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 18Female2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$15.00
Sewing at Calumet 180932InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2017/04/06 23:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$16.00
Sewing at Calumet 180934InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2017/04/08 17:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 4pm
$16.00
Shooting Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 198861InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than Male2017/05/04 20:30From May 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Soccer - Open at Calumet 180995OpenSports - Soccer18 and upMale2017/04/08 00:00From April 7, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
$24.00
Soccer at Calumet 181005InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 12 but less than 15Male2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$21.00
Soccer at Calumet 181006InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Male2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$21.00
Soccer at Calumet 181004InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 11Male2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$21.00
Soccer at Calumet 181007InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/05 21:30From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Soccer at Calumet 181010InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 22:30From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$14.00
Soccer at Calumet 181011InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/08 14:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$14.00
Soccer at Calumet 181009InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2017/04/08 15:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$21.00
Soccer at Calumet 181008InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/04/08 16:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$21.00
Teen Club at Calumet 181371OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 15 but less than 18Coed2017/04/08 00:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 198886InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/05/05 21:00From May 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 198885InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/05/06 16:45From May 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$22.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 192151InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/03/11 17:45From March 11, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$22.00
Tumbling Lev. 4 - 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 198890InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/05/04 22:00From May 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 198909InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/02 18:30From May 2, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$19.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 198911InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/02 20:15From May 2, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$19.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 198913InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/02 21:00From May 2, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$19.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 198910InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/04 18:30From May 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$19.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 198912InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/05 22:00From May 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$19.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 198908InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/06 14:00From May 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$19.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 192178InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/11 15:00From March 11, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$19.00
Upholstery at Calumet 181931InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2017/04/07 22:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 5pm
$60.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 198986InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 12Female2017/05/02 22:00From May 2, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$64.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 198996InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2017/05/02 23:00From May 2, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$88.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 4 at Calumet Gymnastics 198999InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2017/05/02 23:00From May 2, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$96.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 199006InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2017/05/02 23:00From May 2, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$120.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Calumet Gymnastics 199016InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 9 but less than 18Female2017/05/02 23:00From May 2, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$80.00
USAG Team Tumbling at Calumet Gymnastics 199019InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/05/03 21:30From May 3, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$64.00
Walking Club at Calumet 182018OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2017/04/06 00:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Woodcraft at Calumet 182059InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$14.00
Woodcraft at Calumet 182058InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/04/11 22:00From April 11, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm
$65.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Alterations at Calumet 195158InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/06/22 18:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$22.00
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Calumet 195311InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2017/07/03 19:00From July 3, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Calumet 195312InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/07/03 19:00From July 3, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Calumet 195346OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/06/21 23:30From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$34.00
Day Camp at Calumet 195599CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 18, 2017
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
$195.00
Early Bird Camp at Calumet 195732CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$63.00
Play Camp at Calumet 196802CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$56.00
Quilting at Calumet 196861InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2017/06/20 14:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3:30pm
$34.00
Quilting at Calumet 196862InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2017/06/24 14:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$18.00
Sewing at Calumet 196977InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2017/06/22 20:30From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$13.00
Sewing at Calumet 196978InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2017/06/22 23:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$13.00
Sewing at Calumet 196979InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2017/06/24 18:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$15.00
Soccer at Calumet 197019InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 11 but less than 13Male2017/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Soccer at Calumet 197021InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 13 but less than 15Male2017/06/20 22:30From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$20.00
Soccer at Calumet 197017InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/06/21 21:00From June 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Soccer at Calumet 197018InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/06/21 22:30From June 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$20.00
Soccer at Calumet 197022InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/24 14:30From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$13.00
Soccer at Calumet 197023InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2017/06/24 15:30From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$13.00
Soccer at Calumet 197020InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/06/24 16:30From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$20.00
Upholstery at Calumet 197572InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2017/06/23 14:30From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm
$44.00
Woodcraft at Calumet 197616InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/06/20 13:00From June 20, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8am to 4pm
Each Friday from 8am to 4pm
$65.00

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Located in the Eastside community, Calumet Park totals 198.98 acres and features two gymnasiums, fitness center, Lake Shore Model Train exhibit, gymnastic center, sewing and upholstery studios, woodshop, and multi-purpose rooms. Outside, the park offers a beach, boat launch, an artificial soccer turf, picnic groves, playground, softball, football, and soccer fields. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, fields, and multi-purpose rooms.

Calumet Beach offers beach goers a chance to escape the heat by enjoying the cool waters of Lake Michigan during the summer months. Beach season begins the Friday before Memorial weekend and ends on Labor Day. Beach hours during the season are from 11am - 7pm, unless otherwise posted.  Amenities include restrooms and food concessions.  There is an ADA accessible beach walk available.  Distance swimming at the beach is available from the south end of beach (10 yards north of Taylor Pier), and parallel to shore.  

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, gymnastics, sewing, woodshop, and dance. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include Gymnastic Camp and Nature Camp.

In addition to programs, Calumet Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including holiday-themed events.

Envisioned in 1903 as part of the South Park Commission's revolutionary neighborhood park system, Calumet Park developed slowly, and was not completed until the 1930s. The commission conceived the innovative parks to provide social services and breathing spaces to overcrowded immigrant neighborhoods. Landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers created plans for 14 new parks, however four were delayed, including Calumet Park. Opened in 1905, the first ten included Russell, Mark White, Davis, Armour, and Cornell Squares, and Bessemer, Ogden, Sherman, Palmer, and Hamilton Parks.

The commissioners acquired 40 acres to develop Calumet Park in 1904, but they decided to delay construction. The area's population began a period of rapid growth as European and Mexican immigrants settled in nearby South Chicago to work in the steel mills and railyards. Recognizing this population trend as well as the site's unique Lake Michigan frontage, the commissioners decided that Calumet Park should be much larger than they had originally planned. Initial temporary improvements allowed people to use the beach and some new playfields. Meanwhile, the commissioners began slowly enlarging the park through additional property acquisition and landfill. The park slowly evolved to nearly 200 acres in size. The South Park Commission constructed a monumental, classically-designed fieldhouse in 1924. After the commission was consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934, additional improvements were made, including substantial work on the park's infrastructure and landscape.

The park's name pays tribute to the Calumet region, which encompasses numerous south side community areas and comprises the basin of the Calumet River. The name Calumet comes from the Norman-French word for pipe, "chamulet." Early French explorers who traded with local Native Americans used the term in reference to their "peace pipes."

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