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 Cultural Center

Calumet Cultural Center

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

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.

Gymnastics Programs:
Gymnastics programs run the week of June 26 through the week of August 7.  
 
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.  

Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

 

Fall Programs

Gymnastics Programs:
Gymnastics fall session 1 programs run the week of August 28 through the week of October 16.  Click on the program name links below to view programs online & create your wish list.   Registration dates for these programs are:
Online registration begins Tuesday, August 8 at 9 am.
In-person registration begins Saturday, August 12, if spots are still available*.
View fall session 2 dates.
 
All other programs:
Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view programs online & create your wish list.   Registration dates for these programs are:
Online registration begins Tuesday, August 8 at 9 am.
In-person registration begins Saturday, August 12.
 
*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
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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Alterations at Calumet 204850InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/09/12 18:00From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$22.00
Arts & Crafts at Calumet 205061InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Calumet 205062InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$15.00
Basketball at Calumet 205333InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/14 00:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$28.00
Basketball at Calumet 205332InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 15Female2017/09/16 16:30From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$17.00
Boot Camp at Calumet 205995InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$19.00
Floor Hockey at Calumet 206066InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/09/16 14:30From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$13.00
Floor Hockey at Calumet 206067InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2017/09/16 15:45From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:30am
$13.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 222656InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Female2017/08/29 22:00From August 29, 2017 to October 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$31.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 222657InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Female2017/08/30 20:30From August 30, 2017 to October 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$31.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 222658InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Female2017/08/31 21:00From August 31, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$31.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 223570InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Female2017/09/01 20:45From September 1, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$31.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 222655InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/09/01 22:45From September 1, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$31.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 222659InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Female2017/09/02 18:00From September 2, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$31.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 222699InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Male2017/09/02 15:45From September 2, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$31.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Calumet Gymnastics 222717InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/08/29 21:00From August 29, 2017 to October 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$31.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Calumet Gymnastics 222715InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/08/30 22:00From August 30, 2017 to October 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$31.00
Gymnastics Lev. 5 - 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 222741InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/09/01 22:00From September 1, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$31.00
Kiddie College at Calumet 206462InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1:30pm
$39.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Calumet 206764InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 19:15From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$13.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Calumet 206765InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2017/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$13.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Calumet 206840InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/11 18:30From September 11, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$8.00
Music and Movement at Calumet 206890InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 222769InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/02 14:45From September 2, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$26.00
Pickleball at Calumet 207206InstructionSports - Pickleball18 and upCoed2017/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$6.00
Quilting at Calumet 207292InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2017/09/13 14:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3pm
$34.00
Quilting at Calumet 207293InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2017/09/16 14:00From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$22.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 222825InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/30 21:15From August 30, 2017 to October 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$26.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 222824InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/02 14:00From September 2, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$26.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Calumet 223813InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/09/12 21:15From September 12, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Calumet 223814InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 22:30From September 12, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Calumet 223815InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/12 23:45From September 12, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Calumet 207502InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Female2017/09/14 21:15From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Calumet 207503InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Female2017/09/14 22:30From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Calumet 207501InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Female2017/09/14 23:45From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$0
Sewing at Calumet 207595InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 18Female2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$13.00
Sewing at Calumet 207594InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$15.00
Sewing at Calumet 207593InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2017/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2017 to November 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$15.00
Shooting Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 223583InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 7Male2017/08/31 20:30From August 31, 2017 to October 5, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$31.00
Soccer at Calumet 207660InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 12 but less than 15Male2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$20.00
Soccer at Calumet 207654InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Male2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Soccer at Calumet 207655InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 12Male2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Soccer at Calumet 207661InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/13 21:30From September 13, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Soccer at Calumet 207656InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 22:30From September 13, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$20.00
Soccer at Calumet 207657InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 14 but less than 17Coed2017/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
$20.00
Soccer at Calumet 207658InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 14:30From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$13.00
Soccer at Calumet 207659InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2017/09/16 15:30From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$13.00
Soccer at Calumet 207662InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/09/16 16:30From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$13.00
Tap & Ballet at Calumet 207911InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$18.00
Tap & Ballet at Calumet 207912InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$18.00
Teen Club at Calumet 207972OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 00:00From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Dance at Calumet 208094InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Tiny Tot Dance at Calumet 208095InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 222885InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/09/01 21:00From September 1, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$31.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 222884InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/09/02 16:45From September 2, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$31.00
Tumbling Lev. 4 - 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 222889InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/08/31 22:00From August 31, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$31.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 222911InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/29 18:30From August 29, 2017 to October 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$26.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 222913InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/29 20:15From August 29, 2017 to October 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$26.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 222915InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/29 21:00From August 29, 2017 to October 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$26.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 222912InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/31 18:30From August 31, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$26.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 222914InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/01 22:00From September 1, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$26.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 222910InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/02 14:00From September 2, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$26.00
Upholstery at Calumet 208388InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2017/09/12 22:30From September 12, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
$60.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 222997InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Female2017/08/29 22:00From August 29, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$90.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 223007InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2017/08/29 23:00From August 29, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$152.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 4 at Calumet Gymnastics 223011InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/08/29 23:00From August 29, 2017 to October 28, 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
$167.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 223018InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/08/29 23:00From August 29, 2017 to October 28, 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
$190.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Calumet Gymnastics 223028InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 10 but less than 18Female2017/08/29 23:00From August 29, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$152.00
USAG Team Tumbling at Calumet Gymnastics 223031InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/08/30 21:30From August 30, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$100.00
Volleyball at Calumet 208437InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 9Female2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$13.00
Volleyball at Calumet 208438InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 13Female2017/09/13 22:15From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
$13.00
Volleyball at Calumet 208439InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 16Female2017/09/14 00:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$13.00
Woodcraft at Calumet 208596InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Woodcraft at Calumet 208597InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 9am to 4:30pm
$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.