Eckhart Park

  • 1330 W. Chicago Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60653 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Melody Mitchell
  • Park Phone: (312) 746-5490
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Located in the West Town Community, Eckhart Park totals 8.12 acres and features an indoor swimming pool, meeting rooms, a fitness center and a boxing center. Outdoors, the park offers baseball diamonds, an athletic field for football and soccer, a playground and a community garden. The playground was renovated in Summer 2014 as part of Mayor Emanuel’s Chicago Plays! Program.

Young park-goers can play seasonal sports at the facility. Youth attend day camp in the summer, as well as year round therapeutic recreation programs. Adults participate in a range of activities, including aquatic classes and seasonal sports. Parents also gather at Eckhart Park with their preschoolers for Moms, Pops and Tots classes and activities.

In addition to programs, Eckhart Park hosts fun special events for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park, concerts, plays and other Night Out in the Parks events. 

History

The West Park Commission created Eckhart Park in 1907 to provide breathing space and social services for one of the overcrowded immigrant neighborhoods the commission served. Two years earlier, a revolutionary system of ten neighborhood parks had opened on the city’s South Side.Designed by the Olmsted Brothers and D.H. Burnham & Co., these innovative parks not only provided landscape amenities, but also public bathing, branches of the Chicago Public Library, classes and vocational training, inexpensive hot meals, health care, and a variety of recreational programs. Eckhart Park was among the first in a system of small West Side parks authorized by state legislation in 1905. The park takes its name from Bernard A. Eckhart (1852-1931), who played a prominent role in the neighborhood parks movement. Eckhart, president of the West Park Commission from 1905 through 1908, hired landscape architect Jens Jensen as General Superintendent for the West Park System. Jensen went on to become known as the Dean of the Prairie style of landscape architecture. In 1907, Jensen began designing Eckhart Park as one of the first three small parks planned by the West Chicago Park Commissioners to provide breathing space and social services for the congested tenement districts within their jurisdiction. Eckhart Park’s 8-acre site presented Jensen with a major challenge. His initial plan of 1907 illustrates that he began with a rigid and formal layout in order to incorporate all of the ambitious program components. He later modified the plan to provide a looser organization of space, with activities integrated throughout. Eckhart Park’s final plan included a playground, open-air gymnasiums, a swimming Pool with a Prairie style bridge separating the deep and shallow ends, and community gardens where children could learn to plant and tend their plots. It also included a handsome brick field house and natatorium designed by William Carbys Zimmerman who then served as the State Architect for Illinois.

Parking/Directions

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

Eckhart Baseball Diamonds

Eckhart Baseball Diamonds

Location Notes: 1330 W. Chicago Ave.

Eckhart Basketball

Eckhart Basketball

Location Notes: 1330 W. Chicago Ave.

Eckhart Boxing Gym

Eckhart Boxing Gym

Location Notes: 1330 W. Chicago Ave.

Eckhart Park - Kim & Carlo's Chicago Style Hot Dog

Eckhart Park - Kim & Carlo's Chicago Style Hot Dog

Location: 1330 W. Chicago Ave

Hours: ,

Phone: (312)969-0462

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

Eckhart Fieldhouse

Eckhart Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 1330 W. Chicago Ave.

Hours: , ,

Eckhart Fitness Center

Eckhart Fitness CenterAccessible

Hours: , ,

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Eckhart Athletic Field

Eckhart Athletic Field

Location Notes: 1330 W. Chicago Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Eckhart Gymnasiums

Eckhart Gymnasiums

Location Notes: 1330 W. Chicago Ave.

Notes: 2 Large

Eckhart Auditorium & Clubrooms

Eckhart Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location Notes: 1330 W. Chicago Ave.

Eckhart Playground

Eckhart PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014- Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Eckhart Spray Pool

Eckhart Spray Pool

Location Notes: 1330 W. Chicago Ave.

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

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 Eckhart 167348Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/13 19:30From September 13, 2016 to June 27, 2017$438.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Eckhart 171723InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/09 15:45From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 9:45am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Eckhart 171722InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/11 15:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Eckhart 171839InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 16:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Eckhart 171840InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 16:45From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$30.00
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Eckhart 171902InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts8 and upCoed2017/01/11 21:00From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Eckhart 172055OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$13.00
Basketball - Open at Eckhart 172056OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/12 00:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$32.00
Basketball at Eckhart 172173InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$13.00
Basketball at Eckhart 187071InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 23:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$13.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Eckhart 172400InstructionSports - Bowling8 and upCoed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 6:30pm
$0
CPD Water Polo Club at Eckhart 172613InstructionAquatics - Specialized13 and upFemale2017/01/10 00:45From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$75.00
CPD Water Polo League at Eckhart 172615Individual_LeagueAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 23:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 8:45pm
$35.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at Eckhart 172634InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2017/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$23.00
Dodgeball at Eckhart 172737InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$13.00
Fitness (Special Recreation) at Eckhart 172850InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1pm
$0
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at Eckhart 172928InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2017/01/10 21:00From January 10, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 11:30am
$53.00
Gymnastics at Eckhart 173028InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 17Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$13.00
Inner City Basketball at Eckhart 189799Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/17 22:00From January 17, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Inner City Basketball at Eckhart 189811Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Kickboxing at Eckhart 173406InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$25.00
Lap Swim at Eckhart 173472OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/09 13:00From January 9, 2017 to April 1, 2017
Each Monday from 7am to 9:30am
Each Monday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9:30am
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 9:30am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 9:30am
Each Thursday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
Each Friday from 7am to 9:30am
Each Friday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Eckhart 173512InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Eckhart 173511InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/10 16:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Eckhart 173513InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Eckhart 173514InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/11 22:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Eckhart 173509InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 18:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Eckhart 173510InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/14 21:45From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
$30.00
Open Swim at Eckhart 173885OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/09 16:45From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Monday from 10:45am to 11:45am
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 4:15pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 10:45am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 4:15pm
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Eckhart 173997InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
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
$146.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Eckhart 174340InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Eckhart 174341InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Eckhart 174569InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Special Olympics Basketball at Eckhart 174578InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 4pm
$12.00
Special Olympics Powerlifting at Eckhart 187072InstructionSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoed2017/01/14 17:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Eckhart 174587InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports18 and upCoed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$12.00
Sports Conditioning at Eckhart Cancelled174606InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 16Female2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$13.00
Sports Conditioning at Eckhart 174605InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$13.00
Strength & Conditioning at Eckhart 174650InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$25.00
Team Gymnastics at Eckhart 174727InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 23:30From January 12, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Eckhart 174738InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$35.00
Teen Leadership Club at Eckhart 174824InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Eckhart 174974InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/10 15:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Eckhart 174975InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/12 15:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Eckhart 174976InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/13 15:45From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Eckhart 174977InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/14 15:15From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Eckhart 175072InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 22:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Eckhart 175071InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 16:15From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Eckhart 175073InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 17:15From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Eckhart 175100InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 12:50pm
$22.00
Volleyball at Eckhart 175335InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$13.00
Yoga at Eckhart 175517InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/12 23:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$25.00
Yoga/Pilates at Eckhart 175516InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/10 23:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$25.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Eckhart 178190InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/03 14:45From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Eckhart 178189InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/05 14:45From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Eckhart 178316InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/06 15:45From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Eckhart 178315InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/07 15:45From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$30.00
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Eckhart 178370InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts8 and upCoed2017/04/07 19:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Eckhart 193656OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/04/05 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$33.00
Basketball - Teen League at Eckhart 178553Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$14.00
Bitty Basketball at Eckhart 198505InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Eckhart 178812InstructionSports - Bowling8 and upCoed2017/04/07 21:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 6:30pm
$0
CPD Water Polo Club at Eckhart 179012InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
$75.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at Eckhart 179039InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2017/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$24.00
Dodgeball at Eckhart 198504InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$14.00
Fitness & Nutrition (Special Rec) at Eckhart 179230InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Eckhart 179273InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2017/04/06 22:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$12.00
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at Eckhart 179297InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2017/04/06 20:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 11:30am
$54.00
Kickboxing at Eckhart 179763InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/07 00:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$25.00
Lap Swim at Eckhart 179825OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/04/03 11:45From April 3, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Each Monday from 6:45am to 9:30am
Each Monday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 6:45am to 9:30am
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:45am to 9:30am
Each Thursday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:45am to 9:30am
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
Each Friday from 6:45am to 9:30am
Each Friday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Eckhart 179879InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Eckhart 179877InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/04 15:45From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Eckhart 179875InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Eckhart 179874InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Eckhart 179878InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 17:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Eckhart 179876InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/08 20:45From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Eckhart 180241OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/03 15:45From April 3, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Monday from 10:45am to 11:45am
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 4:15pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 10:45am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 4:15pm
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$0
Park Kids - Spring at Eckhart 180362InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 19:30From April 3, 2017 to June 27, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$146.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Eckhart 180836InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 22:30From April 5, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Eckhart 180837InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/05 22:30From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Eckhart 181106InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2017/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$13.00
Softball Pitching Clinic at Eckhart 181112InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 8 but less than 16Female2017/04/08 18:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$13.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Eckhart 181123InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports18 and upCoed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$13.00
Special Olympics Swimming at Eckhart 181138InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/08 16:15From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Special Olympics Volleyball at Eckhart 181139InstructionSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/04/04 19:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 4pm
$12.00
Sports Conditioning at Eckhart 181147InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Sports Conditioning at Eckhart 181148InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/04/07 22:30From April 7, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$13.00
Spring Break Camp (Special Rec) at Eckhart 193659CampsCamps - General InterestAnyCoed2017/04/10 15:00From April 10, 2017 to April 14, 2017
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
$25.00
Spring Break Camp at Eckhart 181163CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/10 13:30From April 10, 2017 to April 14, 2017
Each Monday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
$43.00
Strength & Conditioning at Eckhart 181229InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$25.00
TEAM Sports at Eckhart 181341InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$35.00
Teen Leadership Club at Eckhart 181425InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 19:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Eckhart 181604InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/04 14:45From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Eckhart 181606InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/06 14:45From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Eckhart 181605InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/07 14:45From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Eckhart 181603InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/08 14:15From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Eckhart 181704InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 21:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Eckhart 181702InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 21:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Eckhart 181703InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/08 15:15From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Eckhart 193657InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/08 17:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 12:50pm
$23.00
Track & Field at Eckhart 181797InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$13.00
Yoga/Pilates at Eckhart 182155InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/04 22:45From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$25.00
Yoga/Pilates at Eckhart 182156InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/06 22:45From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$25.00

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Located in the West Town Community, Eckhart Park totals 8.12 acres and features an indoor swimming pool, meeting rooms, a fitness center and a boxing center. Outdoors, the park offers baseball diamonds, an athletic field for football and soccer, a playground and a community garden. The playground was renovated in Summer 2014 as part of Mayor Emanuel’s Chicago Plays! Program.

Young park-goers can play seasonal sports at the facility. Youth attend day camp in the summer, as well as year round therapeutic recreation programs. Adults participate in a range of activities, including aquatic classes and seasonal sports. Parents also gather at Eckhart Park with their preschoolers for Moms, Pops and Tots classes and activities.

In addition to programs, Eckhart Park hosts fun special events for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park, concerts, plays and other Night Out in the Parks events. 

The West Park Commission created Eckhart Park in 1907 to provide breathing space and social services for one of the overcrowded immigrant neighborhoods the commission served. Two years earlier, a revolutionary system of ten neighborhood parks had opened on the city’s South Side.Designed by the Olmsted Brothers and D.H. Burnham & Co., these innovative parks not only provided landscape amenities, but also public bathing, branches of the Chicago Public Library, classes and vocational training, inexpensive hot meals, health care, and a variety of recreational programs. Eckhart Park was among the first in a system of small West Side parks authorized by state legislation in 1905. The park takes its name from Bernard A. Eckhart (1852-1931), who played a prominent role in the neighborhood parks movement. Eckhart, president of the West Park Commission from 1905 through 1908, hired landscape architect Jens Jensen as General Superintendent for the West Park System. Jensen went on to become known as the Dean of the Prairie style of landscape architecture. In 1907, Jensen began designing Eckhart Park as one of the first three small parks planned by the West Chicago Park Commissioners to provide breathing space and social services for the congested tenement districts within their jurisdiction. Eckhart Park’s 8-acre site presented Jensen with a major challenge. His initial plan of 1907 illustrates that he began with a rigid and formal layout in order to incorporate all of the ambitious program components. He later modified the plan to provide a looser organization of space, with activities integrated throughout. Eckhart Park’s final plan included a playground, open-air gymnasiums, a swimming Pool with a Prairie style bridge separating the deep and shallow ends, and community gardens where children could learn to plant and tend their plots. It also included a handsome brick field house and natatorium designed by William Carbys Zimmerman who then served as the State Architect for Illinois.

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