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.

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

Check with the pool/park for adjusted July 3rd & 4th hours.

Notice Valid From: 7/1/2015 - 7/4/2015

Chase Tennis Courts

Chase Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Events

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 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 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
Adult Swim at Chase 119915OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/13 22:15From June 13, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Chase 117934InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/21 16:00From June 21, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Chase 117933InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Circus Arts at Chase 133555InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/06/29 21:30From June 29, 2015 to August 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$60.00
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 146378CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to July 3, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$175.00
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 146383CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to July 3, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$215.00
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 146379CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/07/06 15:00From July 6, 2015 to July 10, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$175.00
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 146384CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/07/06 15:00From July 6, 2015 to July 10, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$215.00
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 146380CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/07/13 15:00From July 13, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$175.00
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 146385CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/07/13 15:00From July 13, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$215.00
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 146381CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/07/20 15:00From July 20, 2015 to July 24, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$175.00
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 146386CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/07/20 15:00From July 20, 2015 to July 24, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$215.00
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 146387CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/07/27 15:00From July 27, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$215.00
Circus Arts Camp Partnership at Chase 146382CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/07/27 15:00From July 27, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$175.00
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Chase Cancelled118332CampsCamps - General Interest16 and upCoed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$150.00
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Chase Cancelled118333CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$153.00
Day Camp at Chase 118357CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$340.00
Early Bird Camp at Chase 118490CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$57.00
Extended Camp (Special Recreation) at Chase Cancelled118565CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2015/06/29 20:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 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
$77.00
Extended Camp at Chase 118576CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 20:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 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
$169.00
Family Swim at Chase 118691OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/12 20:45From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
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
Gymnastics Camp at Chase 119084CampsCamps - SportsAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2015/08/10 15:00From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 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
$26.00
Lap Swim at Chase 119273OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/12 23:15From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
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
Leadership Camp at Chase 119468CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Chase 119527InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/21 17:00From June 21, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 119522InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/15 21:15From June 15, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 119523InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/16 21:15From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 119525InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/17 21:15From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 119524InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/18 21:15From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 119521InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/19 21:15From June 19, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Chase 119526InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 17:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Chase 119906OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/12 19:30From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
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 120755OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/06/13 18:15From June 13, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Monday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$0
Play Camp at Chase 120830CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 17:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2:45pm
$230.00
Play Camp at Chase 120829CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/06/29 14:15From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9:15am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9:15am to 11:30am
$153.00
POST Adult Swim at Chase 131193OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 22:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
POST Family Swim at Chase 131194OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/28 20:45From August 28, 2015 to September 6, 2015
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
POST Lap Swim at Chase 131199OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 23:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
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
POST Open Swim at Chase 131200OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 19:30From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
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
POST Parent and Tot Swim at Chase 131202OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/08/24 18:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Monday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Chase 131196OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 21:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Chase 121160InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/16 22:15From June 16, 2015 to September 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$28.00

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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.