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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Chase Diamond Softball

Chase Diamond Softball

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Descriptors: Softball

Chase Park Community Garden

Chase Park Community Garden

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Edible

Chase Fieldhouse

Chase Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Hours: , ,

Chase Fitness Center

Chase Fitness Center

Location Notes:

Hours: ,

Notes: Sign up for a membership

Chase Football/Soccer

Chase Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

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

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

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

Chase Tennis Courts

Chase Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Winter Programs

Click on the Winter tab below.  Most activities run the week of January 5 through the week of March 16.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Spring Programs

Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1.
View programs online beginning Monday, February 9.  Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

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 93480InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 15:00From 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 6Coed2014/09/15 15:00From 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 6Coed2014/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2014 to May 28, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$392.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Chase 111614Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2014/08/25 20:00From 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 Winter Spring at Chase 112023Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2014/09/15 20:00From 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball League at Chase 99006Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2015 to March 27, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
$100.00
Kiddie College at Chase Cancelled100070InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2015 to September 18, 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 Cancelled100069InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2015 to September 18, 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 Cancelled100068InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2015 to September 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$392.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Acting (Special Recreation) at Chase 104847InstructionCulture and Arts - Theater16 and upCoed2015/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$6.00
Acting (Special Recreation) at Chase 104846InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Chase 105030InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Chase 105031InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts16 and upCoed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Arts & Crafts at Chase 129746InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:45From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$11.00
Baseball Little League at Chase 105192Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2015/04/18 16:30From April 18, 2015 to June 13, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1pm
$75.00
Basketball - Teen League at Chase 105316Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Basketball League at Chase 105391Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/03/30 23:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$179.00
Basketball League at Chase 105392Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upFemale2015/04/01 23:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 9:45pm
$179.00
Boccia (Special Recreation) at Chase 105458InstructionSports - Bocce16 and upCoed2015/03/31 17:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$0
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Chase 105470InstructionSports - BowlingAnyCoed2015/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Ceramics (Special Recreation) at Chase 107189InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture16 and upCoed2015/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
Ceramics (Special Recreation) at Chase 107188InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Chase 105657InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Chase 105658InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help16 and upCoed2015/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at Chase 105688InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help16 and upCoed2015/03/31 20:00From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at Chase 105687InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/03/31 20:00From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Gymnastics at Chase 106006InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$16.00
Judo (Special Recreation) at Chase 106246InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-Defense8 and upCoed2015/04/02 23:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Kiddie College at Chase 106300InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 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
$1,000
Little Artists at Chase 129744InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2015/03/31 16:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$29.00
Little Artists at Chase 129743InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2015/04/03 16:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$29.00
Little Artists at Chase 106551InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 19:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$29.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Chase 106673InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2015/03/31 14:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$51.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Chase 106954InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 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
$143.00
Park Kids (Spec Rec) - Spring Session at Chase 106940InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 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
$26.00
Photography - Digital at Chase 129749InstructionCulture and Arts - PhotographyAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Seasonal Sports at Chase 107200InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 19:15From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
$8.00
Soccer at Chase 108098InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 19:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
$29.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Chase 107543InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs16 and upCoed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
$11.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Chase 107542InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Chase 107560InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Chase 107561InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports16 and upCoed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
$8.00
T-Ball at Chase 107685InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/04/18 14:00From April 18, 2015 to June 13, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$75.00
T-Ball at Chase 107684InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2015/04/18 15:15From April 18, 2015 to June 13, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$75.00
Team Tumbling at Chase 107800InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2015/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$11.00
Teen Club at Chase 107810OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Chase 106628InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 19:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$29.00
Tot Center at Chase 108135OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 6Coed2015/03/23 14:00From March 23, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$36.00
Tot Spot at Chase 108139OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3Coed2015/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$36.00
Tot Spot at Chase 108138OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3Coed2015/03/24 15:00From March 24, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$25.00
Track & Field at Chase 108180InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$6.00
Weaving - Open Studio at Chase 129747OpenCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00

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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.