Chase Park

  • 4701 N. Ashland Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60640 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Katie Fearon-Peon
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7518

Located in the Uptown community, Chase Park attracts a number of youth to its after-school program during the school year and to its outdoor pool in the summer months. Adults participate in men’s, women’s and mixed basketball leagues ranging from competitive to strictly recreational.

Throughout the year, the park offers indoor soccer, volleyball and softball leagues for adults, as well as a step aerobics class. Neighborhood parents gather at the park to participate in Moms, Pops and Tots and play groups for preschoolers. Others get involved as coaches for growing Saturday sports programs such as youth soccer, bitty basketball and t-ball.

Chase Park contains a 1/5-mile, four-lane, rubberized-surface running track, two baseball fields, one football/soccer field, four tennis courts and a large playground area.

Check out the new playground at the park! The 7,481-sq.-foot playground renovation features two sets of swings as well as two distinct play areas with equipment designed specifically for preschool-aged children and another for older children. New rubberized soft surfacing offers wheelchair accessibility and safer play.

History

In 1920, the Lincoln Park Commission converted a deserted semi-professional baseball field into Chase Park. Known as Gunther Park, the ball field was home to the Niesen-Gunther team beginning in 1905. The facility went out of business in 1913, during the construction of Chicago's north side professional baseball field, Wrigley Field. A community member suggested the conversion of the old ball field into a park in 1914, and several years later the Ravenswood Improvement Association and some local officials petitioned for the park. The Lincoln Park Commission finally began land acquisition in 1920. Within the next two years, tennis courts, a playground, an athletic field, a wading pool, and a fieldhouse were constructed in Chase Park. In 1934, the Lincoln Park Commission was consolidated into the Chicago park district. The Park district demolished chas Park's original fieldhouse and replaced it with a new building in 1976.

Chase Park was one of seven neighborhood parks created by the Lincoln Park Commission. Five of them were named in honor of President Abraham Lincoln's cabinet members. Chase Park honors Salmon P. Chase (1803-1873), who served as Lincoln's secretary of the treasury from 1861 to 1864. In late 1864, Lincoln appointed Chase Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Early in his career, Chase became well known as a defender of runaway slaves and leader in the anti-slavery movement. As one of his initial acts as Chief Justice, he appointed John Rock, the nation's first African-American attorney to argue before the Supreme Court.

Parking/Directions

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Common Threads

Common Threads (1)

Location Notes: Field house exterior

Descriptors: Playground Art

Chase Diamond Softball

Chase Diamond Softball

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Descriptors: Softball

Chase Park Community Garden

Chase Park Community Garden

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Edible

Chase Fieldhouse

Chase Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Hours: , ,

Chase Fitness Center

Chase Fitness CenterAccessible

Location Notes:

Hours: ,

Notes: Sign up for a membership

Chase Football/Soccer

Chase Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Chase Gymnasium

Chase Gymnasium

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Chase Auditorium & Clubrooms

Chase Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Notes: Auditorium with Stage

Chase Playground

Chase PlaygroundAccessible

Chase Running Track

Chase Running Track

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Notes: 1/5-mile, four-lane, rubberized-surface

Chase Park Pool

Chase Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (312)742-7518

Chase Tennis Courts

Chase Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

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
Kiddie College at Chase 126681InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2015 to May 27, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$1,000
Kiddie College at Chase 126680InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2015 to May 27, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$600.00
Kiddie College at Chase 126679InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2015 to May 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$400.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Chase 127393Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/08/24 20:00From August 24, 2015 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$429.00
Park Kids (Spec Rec) - Fall Winter Spr at Chase Cancelled127308Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2015/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2015 to June 10, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 7pm
$78.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball League at Chase 136779Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/01/05 00:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$179.00
Basketball League at Chase 136778Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upFemale2016/01/07 00:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 10pm
$179.00
Basketball League at Chase 136780Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 11am
$50.00
Basketball League at Chase 136782Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2016/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$50.00
Basketball League at Chase 136781Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$50.00
Bitty Basketball at Chase 150009InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 20:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
$29.00
Boot Camp Partnership at Chase 136915PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/04 12:15From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 6:15am to 7:15am
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15am to 7:15am
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:15am to 7:15am
$65.00
Circus Arts at Chase 137489InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$60.00
Floor Hockey at Chase 137355InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/06 20:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$29.00
Gymnastics at Chase 137493InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$16.00
Little Artists at Chase 138059InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/08 20:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$29.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Chase 138172InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/05 15:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$51.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Chase 138365InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:00From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$143.00
Seasonal Sports at Chase 138614InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 20:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$45.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Chase 150010InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:45From January 4, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Team Gymnastics at Chase 139098InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$11.00
Teen Leadership Club at Chase 139186InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Tennis Partnership at Chase 139312PartnershipGroupSports - TennisAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$95.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Chase 139448InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/04 20:05From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 2:05pm to 3pm
$29.00
Tot Spot at Chase 139491OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3Coed2016/01/04 15:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$36.00
Tot Spot at Chase 139490OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3Coed2016/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$25.00
Zumba Partnership at Chase 139860PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$55.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball League at Chase 143056Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/03/28 23:30From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$183.00
Basketball League at Chase 143057Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upFemale2016/03/30 23:15From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 9:45pm
$183.00
Basketball League at Chase 142982Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/04/01 23:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Gymnastics at Chase 143697InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$17.00
Kiddie College at Chase 144006InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 15:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$1,020
Little Artists at Chase 144259InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 19:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Chase 144373InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2016/03/29 14:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$52.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Chase 144582InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$143.00
Seasonal Sports at Chase 144976InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt 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
$9.00
Soccer at Chase 145268InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 19:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Team Tumbling at Chase 145612InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2016/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$12.00
Teen Club at Chase 145621OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Chase 145930InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 19:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Tot Center at Chase 145964OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 6Coed2016/03/21 14:00From March 21, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$37.00
Tot Spot at Chase 145968OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3Coed2016/03/28 15:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$37.00
Tot Spot at Chase 145967OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3Coed2016/03/22 15:00From March 22, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$26.00

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Located in the Uptown community, Chase Park attracts a number of youth to its after-school program during the school year and to its outdoor pool in the summer months. Adults participate in men’s, women’s and mixed basketball leagues ranging from competitive to strictly recreational.

Throughout the year, the park offers indoor soccer, volleyball and softball leagues for adults, as well as a step aerobics class. Neighborhood parents gather at the park to participate in Moms, Pops and Tots and play groups for preschoolers. Others get involved as coaches for growing Saturday sports programs such as youth soccer, bitty basketball and t-ball.

Chase Park contains a 1/5-mile, four-lane, rubberized-surface running track, two baseball fields, one football/soccer field, four tennis courts and a large playground area.

Check out the new playground at the park! The 7,481-sq.-foot playground renovation features two sets of swings as well as two distinct play areas with equipment designed specifically for preschool-aged children and another for older children. New rubberized soft surfacing offers wheelchair accessibility and safer play.

In 1920, the Lincoln Park Commission converted a deserted semi-professional baseball field into Chase Park. Known as Gunther Park, the ball field was home to the Niesen-Gunther team beginning in 1905. The facility went out of business in 1913, during the construction of Chicago's north side professional baseball field, Wrigley Field. A community member suggested the conversion of the old ball field into a park in 1914, and several years later the Ravenswood Improvement Association and some local officials petitioned for the park. The Lincoln Park Commission finally began land acquisition in 1920. Within the next two years, tennis courts, a playground, an athletic field, a wading pool, and a fieldhouse were constructed in Chase Park. In 1934, the Lincoln Park Commission was consolidated into the Chicago park district. The Park district demolished chas Park's original fieldhouse and replaced it with a new building in 1976.

Chase Park was one of seven neighborhood parks created by the Lincoln Park Commission. Five of them were named in honor of President Abraham Lincoln's cabinet members. Chase Park honors Salmon P. Chase (1803-1873), who served as Lincoln's secretary of the treasury from 1861 to 1864. In late 1864, Lincoln appointed Chase Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Early in his career, Chase became well known as a defender of runaway slaves and leader in the anti-slavery movement. As one of his initial acts as Chief Justice, he appointed John Rock, the nation's first African-American attorney to argue before the Supreme Court.

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