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

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

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.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 186197InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/11/01 22:00From November 1, 2016 to December 13, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$26.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 186198InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/11/02 20:30From November 2, 2016 to December 14, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$26.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 186199InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/11/03 21:00From November 3, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$23.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 186767InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/11/04 20:45From November 4, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
$23.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 186196InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/11/04 22:45From November 4, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
$23.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 186200InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/11/05 18:00From November 5, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, December 10, 2016
$23.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 186242InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Male2016/11/05 15:45From November 5, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, December 10, 2016
$23.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Calumet Gymnastics 186261InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/11/01 21:00From November 1, 2016 to December 13, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$26.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Calumet Gymnastics 186259InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/11/02 21:45From November 2, 2016 to December 14, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$26.00
Gymnastics Lev. 5 - 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 186285InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/11/04 22:00From November 4, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
$23.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 186314InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/11/02 19:15From November 2, 2016 to December 14, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$22.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 186313InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/11/05 14:45From November 5, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:45am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, December 10, 2016
$19.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 186369InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/11/02 21:00From November 2, 2016 to December 14, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 186370InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Male2016/11/03 20:30From November 3, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$19.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 186368InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/11/05 14:00From November 5, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, December 10, 2016
$19.00
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
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 186429InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/11/04 21:00From November 4, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
$23.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 186428InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/11/05 16:45From November 5, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, December 10, 2016
$23.00
Tumbling Lev. 4 - 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 186433InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/11/03 22:00From November 3, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$23.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 186455InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/11/01 18:30From November 1, 2016 to December 13, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$22.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 186457InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/11/01 20:15From November 1, 2016 to December 13, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$22.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 186459InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/11/01 21:00From November 1, 2016 to December 13, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 186456InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/11/03 18:30From November 3, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$19.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 186458InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/11/04 22:00From November 4, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
$19.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 186454InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/11/05 14:00From November 5, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, December 10, 2016
$19.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 186542InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 12Female2016/11/01 22:00From November 1, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$70.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 186552InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2016/10/25 23:00From October 25, 2016 to December 17, 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, November 11, 2016
$113.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 4 at Calumet Gymnastics 186556InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/10/25 23:00From October 25, 2016 to December 17, 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:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$125.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 186563InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/10/25 23:00From October 25, 2016 to December 17, 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
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
$153.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Calumet Gymnastics 186573InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 10 but less than 18Female2016/10/25 23:00From October 25, 2016 to December 17, 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:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$102.00
USAG Team Tumbling at Calumet Gymnastics 186576InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/10/26 21:30From October 26, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$86.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Alterations at Calumet 171717InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$28.00
Arts & Crafts at Calumet 171916InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Calumet 171917InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$15.00
Basketball - Open at Calumet 172041OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$33.00
Basketball - Open at Calumet 172042OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$33.00
Basketball at Calumet 186906InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Male2017/01/09 22:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$13.00
Basketball at Calumet 186907InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 13Male2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$13.00
Basketball at Calumet 186908InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Male2017/01/10 00:45From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$13.00
Basketball at Calumet 172163InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Female2017/01/14 15:15From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$13.00
Basketball at Calumet 172165InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 13Female2017/01/14 16:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$13.00
Basketball at Calumet 172164InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Female2017/01/14 17:45From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$13.00
Conditioning at Calumet 172587InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/13 19:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Calumet 172888InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$13.00
Fun and Games at Calumet 173700InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 20:15From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$13.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 188011InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/03 23:00From January 3, 2017 to February 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 188012InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/04 21:30From January 4, 2017 to February 22, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 188013InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2017 to February 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 188015InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/06 21:45From January 6, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$30.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 188010InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/06 23:45From January 6, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$30.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Calumet Gymnastics 188014InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/07 19:00From January 7, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 188016InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Male2017/01/07 16:45From January 7, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$30.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Calumet Gymnastics 188018InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/03 22:00From January 3, 2017 to February 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Calumet Gymnastics 188017InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/04 22:45From January 4, 2017 to February 22, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$30.00
Gymnastics Lev. 5 - 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 188019InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Indoor Soccer at Calumet 173324InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 23:30From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$20.00
Indoor Soccer at Calumet 173325InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 15:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$13.00
Kiddie College at Calumet 173437InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1:30pm
$38.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Calumet 173778InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/01/09 19:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$8.00
Music and Movement at Calumet 173816InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/13 21:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 188021InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/04 20:15From January 4, 2017 to February 22, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$25.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 188020InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/07 15:45From January 7, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$25.00
Pickleball - Open at Calumet 189859OpenSports - Pickleball18 and upCoed2017/01/14 19:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$6.00
Quilting at Calumet 174140InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2017/01/11 15:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$33.00
Quilting at Calumet 174141InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2017/01/14 15:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$18.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 188023InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2017 to February 22, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$25.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 188024InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Male2017/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2017 to February 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$25.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 188022InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/07 15:00From January 7, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$25.00
Seasonal Sports at Calumet 174238InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/01/10 22:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Calumet 174239InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Calumet 174240InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/01/11 00:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 8pm
$0
Sewing at Calumet 174433InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 18Female2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$13.00
Sewing at Calumet 174432InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$15.00
Sewing at Calumet 174431InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upFemale2017/01/14 19:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$15.00
Soccer - Open at Calumet 174495OpenSports - Soccer18 and upMale2017/01/14 01:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
$23.00
Soccer at Calumet 174503InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 11 but less than 15Male2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$20.00
Soccer at Calumet 174508InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 8Male2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Soccer at Calumet 174506InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 12Male2017/01/11 01:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$20.00
Soccer at Calumet 174504InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Soccer at Calumet 174507InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2017/01/14 16:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$13.00
Soccer at Calumet 174505InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/01/14 17:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$13.00
Tap & Ballet at Calumet 174709InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$18.00
Tap & Ballet at Calumet 174708InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$18.00
Tiny Tot Dance at Calumet 174963InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Tiny Tot Dance at Calumet 174962InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 188026InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 188025InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/01/07 17:45From January 7, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Tumbling Lev. 4 - 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 188027InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2017 to February 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 188029InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/03 19:30From January 3, 2017 to February 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$25.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 188031InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/03 21:15From January 3, 2017 to February 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$25.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 188033InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/03 22:00From January 3, 2017 to February 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$25.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 188030InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/05 19:30From January 5, 2017 to February 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$25.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 188032InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$25.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 188028InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/07 15:00From January 7, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$25.00
Upholstery at Calumet 175281InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
$58.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Calumet Gymnastics 188034InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 12Female2017/01/03 23:00From January 3, 2017 to February 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$86.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 3 at Calumet Gymnastics 188035InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2017/01/04 00:00From January 3, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$118.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 4 at Calumet Gymnastics 188036InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/04 00:00From January 3, 2017 to February 25, 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
$129.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 6 at Calumet Gymnastics 188037InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/04 00:00From January 3, 2017 to February 25, 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
$160.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Calumet Gymnastics 188038InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 10 but less than 18Female2017/01/04 00:00From January 3, 2017 to February 25, 2017
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 188039InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/01/04 22:30From January 4, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$86.00
Veterans Fitness and Nutrition at Calumet 189498InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/13 15:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Veterans Fitness Boot Camp at Calumet 172856InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$0
Volleyball - Open at Calumet 174772OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Volleyball at Calumet 175331InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$13.00
Volleyball at Calumet 175332InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 13Female2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$13.00
Volleyball at Calumet 175333InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 16Female2017/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$13.00
Volleyball League at Calumet 175371Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 11 but less than 15Female2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 9pm
$104.00
Walking Club at Calumet 175385OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2017/01/09 14:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
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 175413InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Woodcraft at Calumet 175414InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 9am to 4:30pm
$63.00

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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.