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 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

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 189705CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/02 16:00January 2, 2017
Monday from 10am to 2pm
$10.00
Drop-In Camp at Chase 189706CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/03 16:00January 3, 2017
Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
$10.00
Drop-In Camp at Chase 189701CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/12/27 16:00December 27, 2016
Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
$10.00
Drop-In Camp at Chase 189702CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/12/28 16:00December 28, 2016
Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
$10.00
Drop-In Camp at Chase 189707CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/04 16:00January 4, 2017
Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
$10.00
Drop-In Camp at Chase 189708CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/05 16:00January 5, 2017
Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$10.00
Drop-In Camp at Chase 189703CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/12/29 16:00December 29, 2016
Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$10.00
Drop-In Camp at Chase 189704CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/12/30 16:00December 30, 2016
Friday from 10am to 2pm
$10.00
Girls in the Game Partnership at Chase 166088PartnershipGroupOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 8 but less than 13Female2016/10/06 20:30From October 6, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Kiddie College at Chase 166664InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 18, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
From November 28, 2016 to December 16, 2016
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
From January 9, 2017 to April 7, 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
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From April 17, 2017 to June 2, 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
$1,020
Kiddie College at Chase 166664InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 18, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
From November 28, 2016 to December 16, 2016
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
From January 9, 2017 to April 7, 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
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From April 17, 2017 to June 2, 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
$1,020
Kiddie College at Chase 166664InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 18, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
From November 28, 2016 to December 16, 2016
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
From January 9, 2017 to April 7, 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
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From April 17, 2017 to June 2, 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
$1,020
Kiddie College at Chase 166664InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 18, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
From November 28, 2016 to December 16, 2016
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
From January 9, 2017 to April 7, 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
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From April 17, 2017 to June 2, 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
$1,020
Kiddie College at Chase 166663InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
From November 28, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
From January 9, 2017 to April 7, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From April 17, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$612.00
Kiddie College at Chase 166663InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
From November 28, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
From January 9, 2017 to April 7, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From April 17, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$612.00
Kiddie College at Chase 166663InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
From November 28, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
From January 9, 2017 to April 7, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From April 17, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$612.00
Kiddie College at Chase 166663InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
From November 28, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
From January 9, 2017 to April 7, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From April 17, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$612.00
Kiddie College at Chase 166662InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From November 29, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From January 10, 2017 to April 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From April 18, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$408.00
Kiddie College at Chase 166662InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From November 29, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From January 10, 2017 to April 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From April 18, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$408.00
Kiddie College at Chase 166662InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From November 29, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From January 10, 2017 to April 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From April 18, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$408.00
Kiddie College at Chase 166662InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From November 29, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From January 10, 2017 to April 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
From April 18, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$408.00
Park Kids - Fall at Chase 167270InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/08/29 20:00From August 29, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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
$146.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Chase 167340Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/08/29 20:00From August 29, 2016 to June 9, 2017$438.00
Tot Center at Chase 168736OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationLess than 6Coed2016/08/29 13:00From August 29, 2016 to December 26, 2016
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
$42.00
Winter Break Camp at Chase 189699CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/12/27 14:00From December 27, 2016 to January 6, 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
$20.00
Winter Break Camp at Chase 189700CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/12/27 22:00From December 27, 2016 to January 6, 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
$10.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Chase 189637InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2017/01/12 17:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
$31.00
Art & ABCs at Chase 189626InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 20:00From January 12, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$31.00
Basketball League at Chase 172257Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$187.00
Basketball League at Chase 172256Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upFemale2017/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm
$187.00
Basketball League at Chase 172259Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$52.00
Bitty Basketball at Chase 172258InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 15:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$52.00
Bitty Basketball at Chase 172260InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$52.00
Boot Camp Partnership at Chase 172397PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/09 12:15From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15am to 7:15am
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15am to 7:15am
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:15am to 7:15am
$66.00
Circus Arts at Chase 172577InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$62.00
Gym Wheel - Advanced Partnership at Chase 189635PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAnyCoed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$80.00
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Chase 189631PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$80.00
Gymnastics at Chase 173026InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$18.00
Gymnastics at Chase 189623InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/12 22:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Little Artists at Chase 173668InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/17 20:00From January 17, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$31.00
Mixed Media Arts at Chase 190797InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Chase 173779InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$53.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Chase 189624InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/12 15:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$53.00
Music and Movement at Chase 172889InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 20:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$31.00
Park Kids - Winter at Chase 173988InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 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
$146.00
Science of Superheroes at Chase 172321InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 20:00From January 13, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$31.00
Seasonal Sports at Chase 174241InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/16 20:00From January 16, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
$47.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Chase 174336InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Team Gymnastics at Chase 174726InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$13.00
Teen Leadership Club at Chase 174822InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Tennis Partnership at Chase 174947PartnershipGroupSports - TennisAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$95.00
Tot Spot at Chase 175135OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3Coed2017/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$38.00
Tot Spot at Chase 175134OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3Coed2017/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$27.00

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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.