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

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.

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 view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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
Circus Arts Partnership at Chase 205697InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$63.00
Dino Diggers at Chase 205848InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6y 1m Coed2017/09/13 19:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
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
$11.00
Floor Hockey at Chase 206068InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 19:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
Girls in the Game Partnership at Chase 206221PartnershipGroupOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 8 but less than 13Female2017/09/28 20:30From September 28, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Gym Wheel Partnership at Chase 206244InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$63.00
Gym Wheel Partnership at Chase 206245InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$63.00
Gymnastics at Chase 206248InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$16.00
Gymnastics at Chase 206249InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Chase 224564InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 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
$357.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Chase 224570InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$215.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Chase 224567InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$144.00
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
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Chase 206841InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/12 14:00From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$32.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Chase 206842InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/14 14:00From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$32.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Chase 206999InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 10m but less than 3Coed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$27.00
Park Kids - Fall at Chase 207068InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 1, 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
$153.00
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
Seasonal Sports at Chase 207386InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 19:00From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
Soccer League at Chase 207727Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/09 14:00From September 9, 2017 to November 4, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$32.00
Soccer League at Chase 207663Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/09/09 15:15From September 9, 2017 to November 4, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$32.00
Soccer League at Chase 207726Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2017/09/09 16:30From September 9, 2017 to November 4, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$32.00
Storytime & Crafts at Chase 207827InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/09/14 16:15From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:15am to Noon
$32.00
Storytime & Crafts at Chase 206725InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/21 19:00From September 21, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
Team Gymnastics at Chase 207925InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/09/13 21:30From September 13, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$13.00
Teen Leadership Club at Chase 208026InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
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
Tot Spot at Chase 208278OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3Coed2017/09/11 14:00From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$39.00
Winter Break Camp at Chase 208545CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/12/19 14:00From December 19, 2017 to December 29, 2017
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 13Coed2017/12/18 22:00From December 18, 2017 to December 29, 2017
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, December 25, 2017
$11.00
You Build It at Chase 222052InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 19:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
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
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
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.