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: 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 Park Pool

Chase Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (312)742-7518

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Chase Tennis Courts

Chase Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 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
Drop-In Camp at Chase 205925CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/12/25 16:00December 25, 2017
Monday from 10am to 2pm
$11.00
Drop-In Camp at Chase 205926CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/12/26 16:00December 26, 2017
Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
$11.00
Drop-In Camp at Chase 205921CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/12/19 16:00December 19, 2017
Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
$11.00
Drop-In Camp at Chase 205922CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/12/20 16:00December 20, 2017
Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
$11.00
Drop-In Camp at Chase 205927CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/12/27 16:00December 27, 2017
Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
$11.00
Drop-In Camp at Chase 205928CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/12/28 16:00December 28, 2017
Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$11.00
Drop-In Camp at Chase 205923CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/12/21 16:00December 21, 2017
Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$11.00
Drop-In Camp at Chase 205924CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/12/22 16:00December 22, 2017
Friday from 10am to 2pm
$20.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Chase 206463Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to May 24, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$428.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Chase 206465Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to May 25, 2018
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
$1,071
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Chase 206464Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to May 25, 2018
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$643.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Chase 208773Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to June 1, 2018$459.00
Tot Center at Chase 208273OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationLess than 6Coed2017/08/21 13:00From August 21, 2017 to December 18, 2017
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
$44.00
Winter Break Camp at Chase 208545CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/12/26 14:00From December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Monday from 8am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 4pm
Each Friday from 8am to 4pm
$21.00
Winter Break Camp at Chase 208546CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/12/26 22:00From December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$11.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Chase 211452InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 20:00From January 8, 2018 to March 9, 2018
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$66.00
Bitty Basketball at Chase 211912InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/13 15:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$55.00
Bitty Basketball at Chase 211913InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2018/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$55.00
Boot Camp Partnership at Chase 211988PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/08 12:15From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 6:15am to 7:15am
Each Wednesday from 6:15am to 7:15am
Each Friday from 6:15am to 7:15am
$69.00
Boot Camp Partnership at Chase 226991PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$69.00
Circus Arts Partnership at Chase 212157InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2018/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$65.00
FFW Preview - Fitness Center at Chase 228552OpenWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/08 12:00From January 8, 2018 to January 14, 2018
Each Sunday from 9pm to 5am on the next day
Each Monday from 6am to 9:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6am to 9:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6am to 9:30pm
Each Thursday from 6am to 9:30pm
Each Friday from 6am to 9:30pm
Each Saturday from 9pm to 5am on the next day
$0
Fun and Games at Chase 227707InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$33.00
Gym Wheel - Advanced Partnership at Chase 212598PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAnyCoed2018/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$84.00
Gym Wheel - Advanced Partnership at Chase 226992PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2018/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$84.00
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Chase 212601PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2018/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$84.00
Gymnastics at Chase 212607InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2018/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$19.00
Gymnastics at Chase 212608InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2018/01/11 22:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$19.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Chase 224565InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
$357.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Chase 224571InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$214.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Chase 224568InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$142.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Chase 213192InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$33.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Chase 213150InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/11 15:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 9am to 9:45am
$33.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Chase 213149InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9am to 9:45am
$33.00
Park Kids - Winter at Chase 213326InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
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
$153.00
Seasonal Sports at Chase 213571InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/18 20:00From January 18, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$33.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Chase 213669InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Team Gymnastics at Chase 214065InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2018/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$14.00
Teen Leadership Club at Chase 214170InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Tot Center at Chase 226564OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3Coed2018/01/08 14:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
$44.00
Tot Spot at Chase 214410OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 4Coed2018/01/08 15:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$39.00
Tot Spot at Chase 226265OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3Coed2018/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$39.00
Tot Spot at Chase 214409OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3Coed2018/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$26.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Spring at Chase 224566InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2018 to May 25, 2018
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
$357.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Chase 224572InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2018 to May 25, 2018
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$214.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Chase 224569InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2018 to May 24, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$142.00
Park Kids - Spring at Chase 219253InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 19:00From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Each Monday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 6pm
$153.00

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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.