Chase Park

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

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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.

Hours: , ,

Chase Fitness Center

Chase Fitness CenterAccessible

Location Notes:

Hours: ,

Notes:

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

JUL
20
Top_Gun

Movies in the Parks at Chase

Location: Chase Park, Chicago, IL  60640

CANCELLED
Due to weather


Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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 195108OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 22:15From June 19, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Each Saturday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Chase 195165InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 195510CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/07/03 15:00From July 3, 2017 to August 11, 2017
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
$1,150
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 195514CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/07/17 15:00From July 17, 2017 to July 21, 2017
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 195515CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/07/24 15:00From July 24, 2017 to July 28, 2017
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 195516CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/07/31 15:00From July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
Day Camp at Chase 195601CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$375.00
Early Bird Camp at Chase 195734CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 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
$61.00
Early Bird Leadership Camp at Chase 200126CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 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
Extended Camp at Chase 195823CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 20:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$181.00
Extended Leadership Camp at Chase 200127CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/26 20:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$0
Family Swim at Chase 195902OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/23 20:45From June 23, 2017 to August 27, 2017
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 196011CampsCamps - SportsAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2017/08/28 15:00From August 28, 2017 to September 1, 2017
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
$28.00
Lap Swim at Chase 196319OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/16 23:15From June 16, 2017 to September 4, 2017
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
Late Summer Camp at Chase 200124CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 13:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 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
$50.00
Late Summer Camp at Chase 200125CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/08/14 13:00From August 14, 2017 to August 18, 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
$50.00
Late Summer Camp at Chase 200080CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/08/14 14:00From August 14, 2017 to August 18, 2017
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
$100.00
Late Summer Camp at Chase 200122CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 14:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
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
$100.00
Late Summer Camp at Chase 200123CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 20:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
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
$50.00
Late Summer Camp at Chase 200081CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/08/14 20:00From August 14, 2017 to August 18, 2017
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
$50.00
Leadership Camp at Chase 196382CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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 196449InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/25 17:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 196444InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 21:15From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 196445InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/20 21:15From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 196447InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/21 21:15From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 196446InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/22 21:15From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 196443InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/23 21:15From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 196448InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 17:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Chase 196681OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 19:30From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Chase 196749OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$0
Play Camp at Chase 200079CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/06/26 14:15From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 2:30pm
$175.00
Play Camp at Chase 200077CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 17:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 2:30pm
$175.00
Play Camp at Chase 196803CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/06/27 14:15From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 11:30am
$100.00
Play Camp at Chase 196804CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/27 17:00From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
$100.00
TEAM Sports at Chase 197150InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/20 22:15From June 20, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$35.00
Toddler Camp at Chase 200128CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 4Coed2017/08/07 14:30From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11am
$75.00

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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.