Calumet Park

  • 9801 S. Avenue G   Chicago, Illinois 60617 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • 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

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

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now. 

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
Alterations at Calumet 164824InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$21.00
Arts & Crafts at Calumet 165019InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$14.00
Arts & Crafts at Calumet 165020InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$14.00
Basketball at Calumet 165263InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 18Male2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$16.00
Basketball at Calumet 165264InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/09/22 00:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$27.00
Conditioning at Calumet 165617InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 00:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$18.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Calumet 165895InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$18.00
Flag Football at Calumet 165927InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/09/24 14:15From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$12.00
Flag Football at Calumet 165925InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/09/24 15:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$12.00
Flag Football at Calumet 165926InstructionSports - FootballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/24 16:45From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$12.00
Floor Hockey at Calumet 165962InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Floor Hockey at Calumet 165963InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2016/09/20 22:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6:45pm
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:45pm
$12.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 182231InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/08/30 22:00From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$29.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 182234InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/08/31 20:30From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$29.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 182235InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/09/01 21:00From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$29.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 182228InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/09/02 22:45From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$29.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 183749InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/09/03 18:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$29.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 182233InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Male2016/09/03 15:45From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$29.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Calumet Gymnastics 183748InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/08/30 21:00From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$29.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Calumet Gymnastics 183744InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/08/31 21:45From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$29.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Calumet Gymnastics 183747InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/09/02 20:45From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$29.00
Gymnastics Lev. 5 - 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 182236InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/09/02 22:00From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$29.00
Kiddie College at Calumet 166661InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1:30pm
$37.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Calumet 166956InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 19:15From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$12.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Calumet 166958InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2016/09/23 22:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$12.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Calumet 167028InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/19 18:30From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$7.00
Music and Movement at Calumet 167073InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 20:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 182238InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/08/31 19:15From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$25.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 182237InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/03 14:45From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$25.00
Pickleball at Calumet 185495InstructionSports - Pickleball18 and upCoed2016/09/24 18:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$5.00
Quilting at Calumet 167623InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2016/09/21 14:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3pm
$32.00
Quilting at Calumet 184106InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2016/09/24 14:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$21.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 183750InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/31 21:00From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$25.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 183751InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6y 3m Male2016/09/01 20:30From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$25.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 182239InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/03 14:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$25.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Calumet 167732InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/20 23:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Calumet 167846InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2016/09/22 21:15From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Calumet 167733InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 21:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Sewing at Calumet 167952InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$12.00
Sewing at Calumet 167948InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 18Female2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$6.00
Sewing at Calumet 167951InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$14.00
Sewing at Calumet 167950InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2016/09/24 17:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 4pm
$14.00
Soccer at Calumet 168011InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 12 but less than 15Male2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$19.00
Soccer at Calumet 168005InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Male2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$19.00
Soccer at Calumet 168006InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 9Male2016/09/21 00:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$19.00
Soccer at Calumet 168012InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/21 21:30From September 21, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$19.00
Soccer at Calumet 168007InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 22:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$19.00
Soccer at Calumet 168008InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 14 but less than 17Coed2016/09/24 00:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
$19.00
Soccer at Calumet 168009InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 14:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$12.00
Soccer at Calumet 168010InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2016/09/24 15:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$12.00
Soccer at Calumet 168013InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/09/24 16:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$12.00
Tap & Ballet at Calumet 184110InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$17.00
Tap & Ballet at Calumet 184111InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$17.00
Teen Club at Calumet 184107OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 00:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Dance at Calumet 168565InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Tiny Tot Dance at Calumet 184108InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 183752InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/09/02 21:00From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$29.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 182240InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/09/03 16:45From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$29.00
Tumbling Lev. 4 - 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 182241InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/09/01 22:00From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$29.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 182243InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/30 18:30From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$25.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 182245InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/30 20:15From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$25.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 182249InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/30 21:00From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$25.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 182244InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/01 18:30From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$25.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 182247InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/02 22:00From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$25.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 182242InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/03 14:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$25.00
Upholstery at Calumet 168884InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2016/09/20 22:30From September 20, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 5pm
$57.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 182250InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 12Female2016/08/30 22:00From August 30, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$86.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 182252InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2016/08/30 23:00From August 30, 2016 to October 22, 2016
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
$107.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 4 at Calumet Gymnastics 182253InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/08/30 23:00From August 30, 2016 to October 22, 2016
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
$129.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 183753InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/08/30 23:00From August 30, 2016 to October 22, 2016
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
$160.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Calumet Gymnastics 182254InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 10 but less than 18Female2016/08/30 23:00From August 30, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$106.00
USAG Team Tumbling at Calumet Gymnastics 182255InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/08/31 21:30From August 31, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$86.00
Volleyball at Calumet 168931InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$12.00
Volleyball at Calumet 168932InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 22:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:45pm
$12.00
Volleyball at Calumet 168933InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/22 00:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$12.00
Woodcraft at Calumet 169061InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Woodcraft at Calumet 169062InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 9am to 4:30pm
$62.00
Yoga/Pilates at Calumet 169152InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$18.00

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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.