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

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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.

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. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

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 dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
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
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
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 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball League at Chase 165332Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$183.00
Basketball League at Chase 165331Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upFemale2016/09/21 23:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 10pm
$183.00
Dino Diggers at Chase 185346InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6y 1m Coed2016/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
$26.00
Floor Hockey at Chase 165964InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/21 19:00From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Girls in the Game Partnership at Chase 166088PartnershipGroupOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 8 but less than 13Female2016/10/06 20:30From October 6, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Gymnastics at Chase 166115InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Gymnastics at Chase 185244InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 21:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Kiddie College at Chase 166664InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 18, 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
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
From November 28, 2016 to December 16, 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
From January 9, 2017 to April 7, 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
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From April 17, 2017 to June 2, 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
$1,020
Kiddie College at Chase 166664InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 18, 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
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
From November 28, 2016 to December 16, 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
From January 9, 2017 to April 7, 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
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From April 17, 2017 to June 2, 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
$1,020
Kiddie College at Chase 166664InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 18, 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
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
From November 28, 2016 to December 16, 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
From January 9, 2017 to April 7, 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
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From April 17, 2017 to June 2, 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
$1,020
Kiddie College at Chase 166664InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 18, 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
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
From November 28, 2016 to December 16, 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
From January 9, 2017 to April 7, 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
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From April 17, 2017 to June 2, 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
$1,020
Kiddie College at Chase 166663InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
From November 28, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
From January 9, 2017 to April 7, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From April 17, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$612.00
Kiddie College at Chase 166663InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
From November 28, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
From January 9, 2017 to April 7, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From April 17, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$612.00
Kiddie College at Chase 166663InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
From November 28, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
From January 9, 2017 to April 7, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From April 17, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$612.00
Kiddie College at Chase 166663InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
From November 28, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
From January 9, 2017 to April 7, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From April 17, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$612.00
Kiddie College at Chase 166662InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From November 29, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From January 10, 2017 to April 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From April 18, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$408.00
Kiddie College at Chase 166662InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From November 29, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From January 10, 2017 to April 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From April 18, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$408.00
Kiddie College at Chase 166662InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From November 29, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From January 10, 2017 to April 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From April 18, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$408.00
Kiddie College at Chase 166662InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From November 29, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From January 10, 2017 to April 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From April 18, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$408.00
Lacrosse at Chase 185377InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$26.00
Little Artists at Chase 166922InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/23 19:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Chase 167029InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 14:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Chase 167030InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/22 14:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$30.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Chase 168741InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 10m but less than 3Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$26.00
Parent & Tot Sports at Chase 185374InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 1 but less than 4y 1m Coed2016/09/20 16:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Chase 167270InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/08/29 20:00From August 29, 2016 to December 9, 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
$146.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Chase 167340Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/08/29 20:00From August 29, 2016 to June 9, 2017$438.00
Seasonal Sports at Chase 167734InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 19:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Soccer at Chase 185343InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2016/09/24 15:15From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$30.00
Soccer League at Chase 185344Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/09/10 16:45From September 10, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Soccer League at Chase 185345Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/09/10 18:00From September 10, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Storytime & Crafts at Chase 185376InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/09/22 16:15From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:15am to Noon
$30.00
Team Gymnastics at Chase 168236InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/09/21 21:30From September 21, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$12.00
Teen Leadership Club at Chase 168329InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Tot Center at Chase 168736OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationLess than 6Coed2016/08/29 13:00From August 29, 2016 to December 26, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 6pm
Each Friday from 8am to 6pm
$42.00
Tot Spot at Chase 168742OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3Coed2016/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$37.00
Zumba Partnership at Chase 169208PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$60.00

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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.