Calumet Park

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

Location Notes: Calumet Park Cultural Center

Bas-Relief Panels

Bas-Relief Panels (1)

Location Notes: Exterior facade of field house

Descriptors: Playground Art

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 - LaChapparitta

Calumet Park - LaChapparitta

Location: 9806 S. Ave. G

Location Notes: At the Beach House

Hours:

Phone: (773)787-3757

Calumet Park - LaChapparitta

Calumet Park - LaChapparitta

Location: 9807 S. Ave. G

Hours:

Phone: (773)787-3757

Calumet Park - Lucy

Calumet Park - Lucy

Location: 9801 S. Avenue G

Hours: ,

Phone: (773)531-7710

Calumet Park - Ortega Balloons

Calumet Park - Ortega Balloons

Location: 9803 S. Ave. G

Hours:

Phone: (773)240-8396

Calumet Park - Salgado

Calumet Park - Salgado

Location: 9802 S. Ave. G

Hours: , ,

Phone: (773)754-5097

Calumet Park - Salgado (Cart)

Calumet Park - Salgado (Cart)

Hours:

Phone: (773)754-5097

Calumet Park - Salgado (Ice Cream Cart)

Calumet Park - Salgado (Ice Cream Cart)

Location: 9805 S. Ave. G

Hours:

Phone: (773)754-5097

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

Calumet Football/Soccer

Calumet Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 9801 S. Avenue G

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

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

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Alterations at Calumet 138253InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$26.00
Arts & Crafts at Calumet 136440InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Arts & Crafts at Calumet 136441InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$13.00
Basketball - Open at Calumet 136571OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/01/04 16:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$31.00
Basketball - Open at Calumet 136572OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$31.00
Basketball at Calumet 136677InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/01/04 22:15From January 4, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$11.00
Basketball at Calumet 136679InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 23:30From January 4, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$11.00
Basketball at Calumet 136678InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/01/05 00:45From January 4, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
$11.00
Conditioning at Calumet 137089InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/05 01:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$17.00
Conditioning at Calumet 151020InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/08 19:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Calumet 137321InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$17.00
Floor Hockey at Calumet 137354InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/08 22:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$11.00
Fun and Games at Calumet 137400InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 21:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$6.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 149350InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$35.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 150871InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$35.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 149351InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/01/06 22:45From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$35.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 150872InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$35.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 149347InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2016 to March 18, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, January 15, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
$28.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 149348InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/01/08 23:45From January 8, 2016 to March 18, 2016
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, January 15, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
$28.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 149352InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Male2016/01/09 16:45From January 9, 2016 to March 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
$28.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 149349InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2016 to March 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
$28.00
Gymnastics Lev. 4 - 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 149353InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2016 to March 18, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, January 15, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
$28.00
Indoor Soccer at Calumet 137697InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 23:30From January 6, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$18.00
Indoor Soccer at Calumet 137699InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$11.00
Kiddie College at Calumet 137815InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1:30pm
$36.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Calumet 138094InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 20:15From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$11.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Calumet 138171InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2016/01/04 19:30From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$6.00
Music and Movement at Calumet 138220InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 149355InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/01/06 20:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$30.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 149354InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/01/09 15:45From January 9, 2016 to March 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:45am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
$24.00
Quilting at Calumet 138525InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2016/01/06 15:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$31.00
Quilting at Calumet 138821InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$16.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 149360InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2016 to March 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
$24.00
Seasonal Sports at Calumet 136538InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/01/05 22:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$11.00
Seasonal Sports at Calumet 136539InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 23:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$11.00
Seasonal Sports at Calumet 136560InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/01/06 00:45From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 8pm
$11.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Calumet 138709InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Sewing at Calumet 138819InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2016/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$5.00
Sewing at Calumet 149951InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles8 and upCoed2016/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$5.00
Sewing at Calumet 149950InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2016/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$5.00
Sewing at Calumet 138823InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/01/07 23:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$13.00
Sewing at Calumet 138822InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2016/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 4pm
$13.00
Soccer - Open at Calumet 138896OpenSports - Soccer18 and upMale2016/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
$21.00
Soccer at Calumet 138903InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 12 but less than 15Male2016/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$18.00
Soccer at Calumet 138908InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Male2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$18.00
Soccer at Calumet 138906InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 9Male2016/01/06 01:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$18.00
Soccer at Calumet 138904InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Soccer at Calumet 138907InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2016/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$11.00
Soccer at Calumet 138905InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$11.00
Tap & Ballet at Calumet 139083InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$16.00
Tap & Ballet at Calumet 139082InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/01/07 23:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$16.00
Teen Club at Calumet 151021OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 15 but less than 18Coed2016/01/05 01:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Dance at Calumet 139326InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 21:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Tiny Tot Dance at Calumet 139325InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 149356InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/01/09 17:45From January 9, 2016 to March 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
$28.00
Tumbling Lev. 4 - 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 149357InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/01/07 23:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$35.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 149362InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 19:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$30.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 149364InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 21:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$30.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 150878InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$30.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 149365InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$30.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 149363InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 19:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$30.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 149367InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Male2016/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2016 to March 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$30.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 149366InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, January 15, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
$24.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 149361InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2016 to March 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
$24.00
Upholstery at Calumet 139584InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2016/01/05 23:30From January 5, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 5pm
$56.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 149372InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 12Female2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$105.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 149373InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 8Female2016/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2016 to March 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, January 15, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
$79.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 149368InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 26, 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
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 12, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
$149.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 4+ at Calumet Gymnastics 149369InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 26, 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
$189.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Calumet Gymnastics 149370InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 10 but less than 18Female2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$141.00
USAG Team Tumbling at Calumet Gymnastics 149371InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2016 to March 26, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
$84.00
Volleyball at Calumet 139625InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$11.00
Volleyball at Calumet 139626InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$11.00
Volleyball at Calumet 139627InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$11.00
Volleyball League at Calumet 139663Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 11 but less than 15Female2016/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 9pm
$100.00
Walking Club at Calumet 139679OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2016/01/04 14:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Woodcraft at Calumet 139722InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$11.00
Woodcraft at Calumet 139723InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 9am to 4:30pm
$61.00
Yoga/Pilates at Calumet 139811InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/01/05 00:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$17.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Alterations at Calumet 144458InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/03/29 18:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$27.00
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Calumet 142812InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Calumet 142813InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/03/28 22:15From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Basketball - Open at Calumet 142881OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/03/28 15:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$32.00
Basketball - Open at Calumet 142882OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$32.00
Basketball at Calumet 153461InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/03/28 19:00From March 28, 2016 to May 29, 2016
Each Sunday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$12.00
Basketball at Calumet 142992InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$17.00
Conditioning at Calumet 143316InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/29 00:30From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$18.00
Conditioning at Calumet 143315InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/04/01 18:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$7.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Calumet 143554InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/28 22:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$18.00
Fun and Games at Calumet 143592InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/03/29 21:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 152940InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/03/29 22:00From March 29, 2016 to May 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$33.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 152943InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2016 to May 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$33.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 152941InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/03/30 21:45From March 30, 2016 to May 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$33.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 152944InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2016 to May 26, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$33.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 152937InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/04/01 20:45From April 1, 2016 to May 27, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 22, 2016
$29.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 152938InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/04/01 22:45From April 1, 2016 to May 27, 2016
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 22, 2016
$29.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 152942InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Male2016/04/02 15:45From April 2, 2016 to May 28, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016
$26.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 152939InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2016 to May 28, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016
$26.00
Gymnastics Lev. 4 - 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 152945InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2016 to May 27, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 22, 2016
$29.00
Kiddie College at Calumet 144005InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 16:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1:30pm
$37.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Calumet 144295InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 19:15From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
$12.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Calumet 144294InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/04/01 20:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$12.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Calumet 144372InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2016/03/28 18:30From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$7.00
Music and Movement at Calumet 144418InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 20:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$12.00
Music and Movement at Calumet 144419InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/03/29 22:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$12.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 152947InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/03/30 19:15From March 30, 2016 to May 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$28.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 152946InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/04/02 14:45From April 2, 2016 to May 28, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:45am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016
$22.00
Pickleball at Calumet 153595InstructionSports - Pickleball18 and upCoed2016/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$5.00
Quilting at Calumet 144893InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/03/30 14:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$32.00
Quilting at Calumet 145174InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/04/02 14:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$17.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 152948InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/02 14:00From April 2, 2016 to May 28, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 9, 2016
$22.00
Seasonal Sports at Calumet 144974InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/03/29 22:15From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports at Calumet 145619InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 23:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$12.00
Seasonal Sports at Calumet 144975InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2016/03/30 00:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports at Calumet 153795InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/03/30 00:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Calumet 145064InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 17Coed2016/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Sewing at Calumet 153794InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2016/03/29 20:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$6.00
Sewing at Calumet 145177InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles8 and upCoed2016/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$6.00
Sewing at Calumet 145175InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2016/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$6.00
Sewing at Calumet 145176InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/03/31 22:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$14.00
Sewing at Calumet 145178InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/04/02 17:30From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 4pm
$14.00
Soccer - Open at Calumet 145249OpenSports - Soccer18 and upMale2016/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2016 to May 27, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
$22.00
Soccer at Calumet 145261InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 12 but less than 15Male2016/03/29 21:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$19.00
Soccer at Calumet 145262InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Male2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$19.00
Soccer at Calumet 145260InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 9Male2016/03/30 00:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$19.00
Soccer at Calumet 145263InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$19.00
Soccer at Calumet 145266InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/03/30 22:30From March 30, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$12.00
Soccer at Calumet 145267InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/04/02 14:30From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$12.00
Soccer at Calumet 145265InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2016/04/02 15:30From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$19.00
Soccer at Calumet 145264InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/04/02 16:30From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$19.00
Teen Club at Calumet 145620OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 15 but less than 18Coed2016/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Track & Field at Calumet 146007InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 12 but less than 16Coed2016/03/28 22:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$12.00
Track & Field at Calumet 146006InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/03/28 20:30From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$12.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 152949InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/04/02 16:45From April 2, 2016 to May 28, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016
$26.00
Tumbling Lev. 4 - 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 152950InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2016 to May 26, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$33.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 152952InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 18:30From March 29, 2016 to May 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$28.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 152954InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 20:15From March 29, 2016 to May 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$28.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 152958InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 21:00From March 29, 2016 to May 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$28.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 152955InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2016 to May 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$28.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 152953InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/31 18:30From March 31, 2016 to May 26, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$28.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 152957InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Male2016/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2016 to May 26, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$28.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 152956InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2016 to May 27, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 22, 2016
$25.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 152951InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/02 14:00From April 2, 2016 to May 28, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016
$22.00
Upholstery at Calumet 146090InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2016/04/01 22:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 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 152959InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 12Female2016/03/29 22:00From March 29, 2016 to May 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$97.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 152960InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 8Female2016/03/29 20:30From March 29, 2016 to May 27, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$72.36
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 152961InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to June 11, 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
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 9, 2016
$134.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 4+ at Calumet Gymnastics 152962InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to June 11, 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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Saturday, April 9, 2016
$160.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Calumet Gymnastics 152963InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 10 but less than 18Female2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to June 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 9, 2016
$120.00
USAG Team Tumbling at Calumet Gymnastics 152964InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2016 to June 11, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$86.00
Walking Club at Calumet 146301OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2016/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Woodcraft at Calumet 146218InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2016/03/29 20:30From March 29, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$12.00
Woodcraft at Calumet 146217InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2016/04/05 22:00From April 5, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm
$62.00
Yoga/Pilates at Calumet 146300InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/03/28 23:15From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 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.