Chase Park

  • 4701 N. Ashland Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60640 [View Map]
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  • 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

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

Common Threads

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Location Notes: Field house exterior

Descriptors: Outdoor, Mosaic or Ceramic

Chase Diamond Softball

Chase Diamond Softball

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Chase Fieldhouse

Chase Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

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Chase Fitness Center

Chase Fitness CenterAccessible

Location Notes:

Hours: ,

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Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Chase Football/Soccer

Chase Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

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

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Chase Running Track

Chase Running Track

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

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

Chase Tennis Courts

Chase Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Events

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It's for Real at Chase

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Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Adult Swim at Chase 155917OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 22:15From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Chase 155964InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 154540CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/27 15:00From June 27, 2016 to August 5, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$1,200
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 154541CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/27 15:00From June 27, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$215.00
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 154547CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to July 8, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$175.00
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 154543CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/07/11 15:00From July 11, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$175.00
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 154544CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/07/18 15:00From July 18, 2016 to July 22, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$175.00
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 154545CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/07/25 15:00From July 25, 2016 to July 29, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$175.00
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 154546CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/08/01 15:00From August 1, 2016 to August 5, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$175.00
Day Camp at Chase 156387CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$357.00
Early Bird Camp at Chase 156517CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 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
$58.00
Extended Camp at Chase 156607CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 20:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 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
$172.00
Family Swim at Chase 156688OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/24 20:45From June 24, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Sunday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Gymnastics Camp at Chase 156808CampsCamps - SportsAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 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
$27.00
Lap Swim at Chase 156972OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 23:15From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$40.00
Leadership Camp at Chase 157041CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Chase 157101InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/26 17:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 157096InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 21:15From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 157097InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/21 21:15From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 157099InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/22 21:15From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 157098InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/23 21:15From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 157095InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/24 21:15From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 157100InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 17:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Chase 157333OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 19:30From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Chase 157404OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/06/26 16:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$0
Play Camp at Chase 157452CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 17:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 3pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
$235.00
Play Camp at Chase 157451CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/07/06 14:15From July 6, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9:15am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9:15am to 11:30am
$156.00
TEAM Sports at Chase 158304InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/21 22:15From June 21, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$28.00
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Chase 183818Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/12 21:00From July 12, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Chase 183819Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19Coed2016/07/13 21:00From July 13, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
$0

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Description

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.