Chase Park

  • 4701 N. Ashland Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60640 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Katie Fearon-Peon
  • 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.

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Chase Diamond Softball

Chase Diamond Softball

Location: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Descriptors: Softball

Chase Park Community Garden

Chase Park Community Garden

Location: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Edible

Chase Fieldhouse

Chase Fieldhouse

Location: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Chase Fitness Center

Chase Fitness Center

Location: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Notes: M-F, 8am-9pm; Sa/Su, 8am-4pm; ADA accessible equipment Sign up for a membership

Chase Football/Soccer

Chase Football/Soccer

Location: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Chase Gymnasium

Chase Gymnasium

Location: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Chase Auditorium & Clubrooms

Chase Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Notes: Auditorium with Stage

Chase Playground

Chase PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Chase Running Track

Chase Running Track

Location: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

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

Chase Tennis Courts

Chase Tennis Courts

Location: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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
Kiddie College at Chase 66582InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom January 6, 2014 to September 19, 2014
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
$980.00
Kiddie College at Chase 66581InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom January 6, 2014 to September 19, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$588.00
Kiddie College at Chase 66580InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom January 7, 2014 to September 18, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$392.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Lap Swim at Chase 87473OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 9, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Chase 92028InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts16 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Free
Arts & Crafts at Chase 111868InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$10.00
Arts & Crafts at Chase 111869InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 9 but less than 15CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$10.00
Basketball - 5 on 5 at Chase 92165Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upFemaleFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 10pm
$175.00
Basketball League at Chase 92364Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$175.00
Boccia (Special Recreation) at Chase 92443InstructionSports - Bocce18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Free
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Chase 92453InstructionSports - Bowling16 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
Free
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Chase 92629InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 16CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Free
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Chase 92628InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help16 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Free
Creative Drama (Special Recreation) at Chase 111865InstructionCulture and Arts - Theater16 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$5.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Recreation) at Chase 92666InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help16 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Free
Daily Living Skills (Special Recreation) at Chase 92667InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 8 but less than 16CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Free
Flag Football at Chase 111870InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 12FemaleFrom September 16, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
Free
Floor Hockey at Chase 111871InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Girls in the Game at Chase 93035InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 8 but less than 13FemaleFrom September 15, 2014 to November 17, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Free
Golf at Chase 93060InstructionSports - GolfAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Golf at Chase 93063InstructionSports - GolfAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Chase 111636PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$35.00
Gymnastics at Chase 93088InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Handbuilding at Chase 93893InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture16 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Free
Kiddie College at Chase 93480InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to May 29, 2015
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
$980.00
Kiddie College at Chase 93479InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to May 29, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$588.00
Kiddie College at Chase 93478InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to May 28, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$392.00
Little Artists at Chase 111872InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$28.00
Little Artists at Chase 111873InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$28.00
Little Artists at Chase 93715InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Moms, Dads & Tots Gymnastics at Chase 111634InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 1 but less than 3CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$28.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Chase 111897InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Chase 93847InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Chase 94036InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13CoedFrom August 25, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
$140.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Chase 111614Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13CoedFrom August 25, 2014 to June 5, 2015
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
$420.00
Park Kids (Spec Rec) - Fall Session at Chase 94018InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 16CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 7pm
$25.00
Park Kids (Spec Rec) - Fall Winter Spring at Chase 112023Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 16CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 7pm
$420.00
Seasonal Sports at Chase 94343InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Self Defense (Special Recreation) at Chase 94628InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAnyCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Free
Soccer League at Chase 94594Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom August 30, 2014 to November 1, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$60.00
Soccer League at Chase 94596Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7CoedFrom August 30, 2014 to November 1, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$60.00
Soccer League at Chase 111894Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 9CoedFrom August 30, 2014 to November 1, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$60.00
Soccer League at Chase 94595Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom August 30, 2014 to November 1, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$60.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Chase 94606InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 5 but less than 16CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
Free
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Chase 94619InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 16CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
$10.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Chase 94618InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 16CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
Free
Team Gymnastics at Chase 94786InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$10.00
Teen Leadership Club at Chase 94885InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Free
Tot Center at Chase 95253OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationLess than 6CoedFrom August 25, 2014 to December 22, 2014
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
$40.00
Tot Spot at Chase 95261OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$35.00
Tot Spot at Chase 95260OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$24.00
Weaving at Chase 111635InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 12 but less than 16CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$5.00
Zumba Partnership at Chase 95604PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$60.00

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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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 4701 N. Ashland Ave. Softball 2
Community Gardens 4701 N. Ashland Ave. Edible 1 Community Garden
Fieldhouse 4701 N. Ashland Ave. 0
Fitness Centers 4701 N. Ashland Ave. 1 M-F, 8am-9pm; Sa/Su, 8am-4pm; ADA accessible equipment Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer 4701 N. Ashland Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 4701 N. Ashland Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 4701 N. Ashland Ave. 7 Auditorium with Stage
Playgrounds 4701 N. Ashland Ave. 0
Running Tracks 4701 N. Ashland Ave. 1 1/5-mile, four-lane, rubberized-surface
Swimming Pools 4701 N. Ashland Ave. 0
Tennis Courts 4701 N. Ashland Ave. 4

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.