Davis Square Park

  • 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60609 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: vacant
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6107

Located in the New City Community area, Davis Square Park totals 8.29 acres. Fondly referred to as the “Back of the Yards” area the park field house features include 2 gymnasiums, an auditorium and a kitchen, a fitness center and Boxing Center. Outside, the park offers, baseball fields, basketball courts, athletic field for football or soccer, an artificial turf athletic field, an outdoor swimming pool, horseshoe area and a playground and interactive water spray feature. Many of these spaces are available for rental for athletic tournaments.

Park-goers can play baseball, basketball and seasonal sports at the facility. Afterschool programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Davis Square Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as holiday events and Movies in the Park.

History

Davis Square was one of ten innovative parks which opened in 1905 to provide social services as well as breathing spaces to Chicago's congested tenement districts. Conceived by South Park Commission superintendent J. Frank Foster, these innovative parks included a new type of building, the fieldhouse, inspired by Chicago's renowned settlement houses. The fieldhouses included classrooms, club and assembly rooms, the earliest branches of the Chicago Public Library, cafeterias, gymnasiums, and locker and public bathing facilities. Renowned architects D.H. Burnham and Co. designed the buildings and Olmsted Brothers landscape architects laid out the whole system of new parks. In addition to Davis Square, the first ten parks included Mark White, Russell, Armour, and Cornell Squares, and Ogden, Sherman, Palmer, Bessemer, and Hamilton Parks. Included in Davis Square's classically-designed fieldhouse is a notable mural entitled Constructive Recreation: the Vital Force in Character Building. Painted by William Edouard Scott, an African-American muralist whose work received critical acclaim, it was originally displayed in another south side park. Davis Square pays tribute to Dr. Nathan Smith Davis (1817- 1904), one of the most significant figures in Chicago's medical history. Dr. Davis served as the chairman of physiology and general pathology for Rush Medical College. He went on to Lind University, forerunner to the medical department of Northwestern University. He was a founder of Mercy Hospital, the Chicago Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Davis was also a prolific writer of medical texts and for many years served as editor of the Northwestern Medical Journal.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Untitled Mural

Untitled Mural (1)

Location Notes: Field house hallway

Descriptors: Indoor, Mural

Davis Square Softball Fields

Davis Square Softball Fields

Location Notes: 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

Davis Square Basketball Courts

Davis Square Basketball Courts

Location Notes: 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

Davis Square Boxing Gym

Davis Square Boxing Gym

Location Notes: 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

Davis Square Fieldhouse

Davis Square Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

Hours: , , ,

Davis Square Fitness Center

Davis Square Fitness CenterAccessible

Hours: ,

Notes: Sign up for a membership

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Davis Square Football/Soccer

Davis Square Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Davis Square Artificial Turf

Davis Square Artificial Turf

Location Notes: 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

Davis Square Soccer

Davis Square Soccer

Location Notes: 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Davis Square Gymnasium

Davis Square Gymnasium

Location Notes: 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

Notes: 1 Large

Davis Square Auditorium & Clubrooms

Davis Square Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location Notes: 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

Davis Square Playground

Davis Square PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Davis Square Park Pool

Davis Square Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

Hours: ,

Phone: (312)745-2308

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Davis Square Spray Pool

Davis Square Spray Pool

Location Notes: 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

Events

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  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, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Davis Square 127397Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/08 20:00From September 8, 2015 to June 17, 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
$90.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball at Davis Square 142494InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2016/04/14 22:00From April 14, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
16" Softball League at Davis Square 142506Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2016/04/29 23:00From April 29, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
$220.00
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Davis Square 153913InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 15Coed2016/04/02 15:15From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11am
$2.00
Arts & Crafts at Davis Square 142720InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 21:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Davis Square 142814InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/04/19 21:00From April 19, 2016 to June 7, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Baseball League at Davis Square 142851Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/04/21 21:00From April 21, 2016 to June 16, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Davis Square 153914InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 19:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$6.00
Boxing at Davis Square 153935InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/03/30 00:45From March 29, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$20.00
Boxing at Davis Square 153916InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 20:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 153921InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 21:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 153922InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/29 22:45From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 153923InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/29 23:45From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 153915InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 153918InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 153919InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/30 22:45From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 153920InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/30 23:45From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 153924InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 153925InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 153926InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/31 22:45From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 153927InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/31 23:45From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 153928InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/04/01 20:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 153929InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 153930InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/04/01 22:45From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 153931InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/04/01 23:45From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 153917InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$10.00
Boxing at Davis Square 153932InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/04/02 16:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$10.00
Boxing at Davis Square 153933InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 153934InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Cross Training at Davis Square 153943InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2016/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$0
Cross Training at Davis Square 153944InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2016/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$0
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at Davis Square 153936InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2016/03/29 18:00From March 29, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$5.00
Fitness (Special Rec) at Davis Square 154291InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/29 15:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$0
Frisbee Football at Davis Square 153945InstructionSports - FootballAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2016/03/29 22:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Frisbee Football at Davis Square 153946InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2016/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at Davis Square 143606InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2016/03/29 19:30From March 29, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$15.00
Fun and Games at Davis Square 143616InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/03/28 16:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$4.00
Fun With Food at Davis Square 143649InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2016 to June 16, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$5.00
Judo (Special Recreation) at Davis Square 143938InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-Defense8 and upCoed2016/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1:30pm
$0
Kickball at Davis Square 153947InstructionSports - KickballAt least 9 but less than 16Coed2016/04/20 21:00From April 20, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Kiddie College at Davis Square 144007InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 17:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$6.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Davis Square 144275InstructionWellness - Aerobics6 and upCoed2016/03/29 16:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$0
Music and Movement at Davis Square 144421InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 19:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$4.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Davis Square 147527InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:00From March 28, 2016 to June 10, 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
$30.00
Play School at Davis Square 144690InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 17:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
$6.00
Seasonal Adaptive Sports at Davis Square 154294InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports13 and upCoed2016/04/02 16:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
Soccer at Davis Square 153938InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 19:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
$3.00
Soccer at Davis Square 154290InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$3.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Davis Square 153939InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs14 and upFemale2016/04/02 18:30From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Davis Square 145376InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2016/04/02 14:30From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$0
Sport Art & Dart at Davis Square 145392InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 20:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$4.00
T-Ball at Davis Square 145503InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/04/23 15:00From April 23, 2016 to June 11, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$7.00
T-Ball at Davis Square 145504InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2016/04/23 16:00From April 23, 2016 to June 11, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$7.00
Teen Club at Davis Square 145625OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Davis Square 145931InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/31 19:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$5.00
Track & Field at Davis Square 146009InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Davis Square 153948OpenSports - VolleyballAt least 11 but less than 17Coed2016/04/20 22:00From April 20, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Walking Club (Special Recreation) at Davis Square 154292InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/30 17:00From March 30, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Weight Training at Davis Square 153941InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2016/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Davis Square 155919OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/25 23:15From June 25, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159713InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/06/21 23:45From June 21, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$20.00
Boxing at Davis Square 159701InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/06/21 19:30From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159694InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/06/21 20:30From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159699InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/21 21:45From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159700InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/21 22:45From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159698InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/06/22 19:30From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159693InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/06/22 20:30From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159696InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/22 21:45From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159697InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/22 22:45From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159705InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/06/23 19:30From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159702InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/06/23 20:30From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159703InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/23 21:45From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159704InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/23 22:45From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159709InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/06/24 19:30From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159706InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/06/24 20:30From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159707InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/24 21:45From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159708InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/24 22:45From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159695InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$15.00
Boxing at Davis Square 159710InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/06/25 17:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$15.00
Boxing at Davis Square 159711InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 18:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Boxing at Davis Square 159712InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/25 19:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Davis Square 156362CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$120.00
Day Camp at Davis Square 156399CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$124.00
Early Bird Camp at Davis Square 156521CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$12.00
Extended Camp at Davis Square 156611CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Family Swim at Davis Square 156691OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 1:45pm
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 12:15pm to 1:45pm
Each Wednesday from 12:15pm to 1:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 12:15pm to 1:45pm
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 1:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Leadership Camp (Deaf & HOH) at Davis Square 159358CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 15 but less than 19Coed2016/07/18 17:00From July 18, 2016 to July 29, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 6pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 6pm
Each Friday from Noon to 6pm
$50.00
Leadership Camp at Davis Square 157044CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$60.00
Learn to Swim at Davis Square 157113InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/26 17:15From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Davis Square 161637InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/21 22:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Davis Square 161638InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/23 22:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Davis Square 157112InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 17:15From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$30.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Davis Square 157283InstructionWellness - Aerobics6 and upCoed2016/06/28 16:30From June 28, 2016 to August 30, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$0
Open Swim at Davis Square 157336OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 18:30From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 1:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:45pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Open Swim at Davis Square 157336OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 18:30From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 1:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:45pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Open Swim at Davis Square 157336OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 18:30From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 1:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:45pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Davis Square 159653OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Davis Square 159653OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Play Camp at Davis Square 157457CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 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
$50.00
Seasonal Adaptive Sports at Davis Square 159715InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2016/08/15 16:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 3pm
Each Friday from 11am to 3pm
$10.00
Soccer League at Davis Square 158196Team_LeagueSports - Soccer18 and upMale2016/05/14 17:00From May 14, 2016 to October 12, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 8pm
$250.00
Soccer League at Davis Square 158194Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/05/22 14:00From May 22, 2016 to October 9, 2016
Each Sunday from 9am to 5pm
$150.00
Soccer League at Davis Square 158195Team_LeagueSports - Soccer16 and upFemale2016/05/14 20:00From May 14, 2016 to October 8, 2016
Each Saturday from 3pm to 6pm
$180.00
Sports Camp (Deaf & HOH) at Davis Square 159357CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/07/18 17:00From July 18, 2016 to July 29, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 6pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 6pm
Each Friday from Noon to 6pm
$50.00
Sports Camp at Davis Square 159716CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/08/15 16:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 3pm
Each Friday from 11am to 3pm
$20.00
TEAM Sports at Davis Square 158307InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 23:15From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Davis Square 159610InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/06/26 16:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Davis Square 159401InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00

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Located in the New City Community area, Davis Square Park totals 8.29 acres. Fondly referred to as the “Back of the Yards” area the park field house features include 2 gymnasiums, an auditorium and a kitchen, a fitness center and Boxing Center. Outside, the park offers, baseball fields, basketball courts, athletic field for football or soccer, an artificial turf athletic field, an outdoor swimming pool, horseshoe area and a playground and interactive water spray feature. Many of these spaces are available for rental for athletic tournaments.

Park-goers can play baseball, basketball and seasonal sports at the facility. Afterschool programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Davis Square Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as holiday events and Movies in the Park.

Davis Square was one of ten innovative parks which opened in 1905 to provide social services as well as breathing spaces to Chicago's congested tenement districts. Conceived by South Park Commission superintendent J. Frank Foster, these innovative parks included a new type of building, the fieldhouse, inspired by Chicago's renowned settlement houses. The fieldhouses included classrooms, club and assembly rooms, the earliest branches of the Chicago Public Library, cafeterias, gymnasiums, and locker and public bathing facilities. Renowned architects D.H. Burnham and Co. designed the buildings and Olmsted Brothers landscape architects laid out the whole system of new parks. In addition to Davis Square, the first ten parks included Mark White, Russell, Armour, and Cornell Squares, and Ogden, Sherman, Palmer, Bessemer, and Hamilton Parks. Included in Davis Square's classically-designed fieldhouse is a notable mural entitled Constructive Recreation: the Vital Force in Character Building. Painted by William Edouard Scott, an African-American muralist whose work received critical acclaim, it was originally displayed in another south side park. Davis Square pays tribute to Dr. Nathan Smith Davis (1817- 1904), one of the most significant figures in Chicago's medical history. Dr. Davis served as the chairman of physiology and general pathology for Rush Medical College. He went on to Lind University, forerunner to the medical department of Northwestern University. He was a founder of Mercy Hospital, the Chicago Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Davis was also a prolific writer of medical texts and for many years served as editor of the Northwestern Medical Journal.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.