Fosco Park

  • 1312 S. Racine Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60608 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Obi Allmon
  • Park Phone: (312) 746-5086

Located in the Near West Community, Fosco Park totals .98 acres and features an indoor Olympic sized zero depth swimming pool, fitness center, meeting rooms and a kitchen. Outdoors the park offers an interactive water spray feature.

Young park-goers can play table games and enjoy Arts & Crafts at the facility. as well as after school programs. In the summer, youth attend day camp. Or participate in one of the fitness partnerships offered at the park.

Adults participate in a range of activities, including swimming programs. Parents gather at Fosco Park with their preschoolers for moms, pops and tots.

In addition to programs, Fosco Park hosts fun special events for the whole family, Halloween, Easter activities and Valentine events.

 

History

The Near West Side, one of Chicago's most fashionable neighborhoods in the mid-nineteenth century, had experienced significant decline by the Depression Era. Soon after the founding of the Chicago Housing Authority in 1937, it began replacing deteriorated buildings in the neighborhood with new multi-unit public housing developments. Built between 1938 and 1961, the area's four large housing complexes, known jointly as ABLA, include: the Jane Addams Houses, Robert H. Brooks Homes and Extension, Loomis Courts, and Grace Abbott Homes. In 1945, the City's Bureau of Parks and Recreation created Fosco Park on Board of Education property to serve the growing population. The two-acre park included a playing field and a small brick recreation building. The city named the park for Peter Fosco (1894--1975), president of the Laborer's International Union of North America and former Cook County Board commissioner.

In 1959, the Chicago Park District assumed management of Fosco Park. The following year, the park district also began leasing an adjoining 1/2-acre housing authority property which included the Robert H. Brooks Homes Community Center. The Board of Education transferred ownership of its two acres to the park district in 1991.

At the turn of the 21st century, Fosco Park and its surrounding neighborhood experienced significant changes. Some of the existing ABLA housing units were rehabilitated, while others were replaced with new low-rise residences. Fosco Park's small brick recreation building and the adjacent community center were razed and a new state-of-the-art facility was erected at 1312 S. Racine. The 80,000-square-foot Community Center opened in summer 2005 and is jointly programmed by the Chicago Park District and Marcy Newberry

Parking/Directions

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

Imagining the Possibilities

Imagining the Possibilities (1)

Location Notes: Exterior gymnasium wall facing children's water play park

Descriptors: Outdoor, Mosaic or Ceramic

Fosco Fieldhouse

Fosco Fieldhouse

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Fosco Fitness Center

Fosco Fitness Center

Hours: , ,

Notes: Sign up for a membership

Fosco Gymnasium

Fosco Gymnasium

Location Notes: 1312 S. Racine Ave.

Fosco Clubrooms

Fosco Clubrooms

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Fosco Playground - E

Fosco Playground - EAccessible

Location: 1344 S. Racine Ave

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Fosco Playground - W

Fosco Playground - WAccessible

Location: 1313 S. Throop St.

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Fosco Pool

Fosco PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 1312 S. Racine Ave.

Hours: , ,

Phone: (312)743-0135

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Lift, Zero Depth Entry/Ramp

3/28/16-6/5/16 Fosco Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 2/23/2016 - 6/6/2016

Fosco Water Playground

Fosco Water Playground

Location Notes: 1312 S. Racine Ave

Events

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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 Fosco 127403Activity_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
$366.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
12" Fast Pitch Softball at Fosco 142483InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 11 but less than 15Female2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Adaptive Fitness (Special Recreation) at Fosco 142531InstructionWellness - FitnessAnyCoed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Adaptive Swimming (Special Recreation) at Fosco 142532InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2016/03/30 00:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Fosco 142558InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/28 23:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 142580InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/28 14:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 142581InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/29 14:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 142583InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/30 14:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 154247InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 142582InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/31 14:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 142579InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/04/01 14:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Basketball - Open at Fosco 142896OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/03/29 18:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$30.00
Basketball at Fosco 153363InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/04/02 16:30From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1pm
$6.00
Basketball League at Fosco 142894Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/03/29 23:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball League at Fosco 153816Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2016/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Fosco 143097InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2016/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$31.00
Cheerleading - Competitive at Fosco 143262InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2016/03/28 20:30From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Cheerleading - Competitive at Fosco 143261InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/03/29 20:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Circuit Training at Fosco 143297InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$11.00
Circuit Training at Fosco 143298InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$11.00
Conditioning at Fosco 153364InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/29 17:15From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Thursday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Fosco 143389InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/03/28 21:30From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Fosco 143391InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:50pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:50pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Fosco 143390InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Family Swim at Fosco 143518OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2016/03/29 00:00From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco Cancelled145660InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/29 00:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 143559InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/30 00:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 143558InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 143560InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Football Camp at Fosco 143605CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Lap Swim at Fosco 144054OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/03/28 12:00From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Monday from 7am to 8am
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8am
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8am
Each Friday from 7am to 8am
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 144124InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 144119InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/29 21:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 144121InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 144120InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 144122InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 144116InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 144118InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 144117InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Line Dance at Fosco 144248InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2016/03/28 16:00From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$0
Open Swim at Fosco 144491OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/03/28 15:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Spring Session at Fosco 144593InstructionOut 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
$122.00
Seasonal Sports at Fosco 144984InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Female2016/03/29 16:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$0
Seasonal Sports at Fosco 144985InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 7:50pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Fosco 145141OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/04/01 16:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Senior Swim at Fosco 145168OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2016/03/28 13:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco Cancelled145203InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/05/02 22:00From May 2, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 145207InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/05/04 01:00From May 3, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 145205InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/05/04 22:00From May 4, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 145209InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/05/06 01:00From May 5, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$26.00
Soccer at Fosco 145279InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/02 14:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$30.00
TEAM Sports at Fosco 145592InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/28 22:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$28.00
Teen Club at Fosco 145628OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/04/01 23:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Fosco 153815InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 11 but less than 17Coed2016/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 145825InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/03/29 15:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 145827InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 145826InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 145828InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/04/01 15:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 145824InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/04/02 16:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 145862InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 19:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 145864InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 19:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 145863InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/31 19:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 145860InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 19:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 145861InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00
Track & Field at Fosco 146012InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/03/29 21:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:45pm
$0
Weightlifting at Fosco 153817InstructionSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoed2016/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$11.00
Yoga at Fosco 146255InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/03/29 14:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$31.00
Yoga at Fosco 146256InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/03/29 16:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$0
Yoga/Pilates at Fosco Cancelled143974InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/28 23:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$11.00
Yoga/Pilates at Fosco 143975InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$11.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 155980InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/20 14:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 155981InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/21 14:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 155983InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/22 14:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 155982InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/23 14:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 155979InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/24 14:00From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Circuit Training at Fosco 156303InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/23 23:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$11.00
Day Camp at Fosco 156409CampsCamps - 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
$252.00
Early Bird Camp at Fosco 156529CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$87.00
Extended Camp at Fosco 156618CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$87.00
Family Swim at Fosco 156697OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4:15pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 159531InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/21 00:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 156747InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 00:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 159532InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/23 00:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 156748InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/17 00:00From June 16, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Fosco 156935InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Lap Swim at Fosco 156977OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/25 14:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 157127InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/21 22:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 157128InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/23 22:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 157126InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 15:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Fosco 157409OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
Senior Swim at Fosco 158141OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2016/06/20 13:00From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 159534InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/07/25 22:00From July 25, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 159533InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/20 22:00From June 20, 2016 to July 18, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 158158InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 01:00From June 21, 2016 to July 19, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 158159InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/07/27 01:00From July 26, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 159536InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/07/27 22:00From July 25, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 159535InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 22:00From June 22, 2016 to July 20, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 158160InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/24 01:00From June 23, 2016 to July 21, 2016
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 158161InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/07/29 01:00From July 28, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$27.00
Sports Camp at Fosco 158222CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 5pm
Each Friday from 10am to 5pm
$82.00
TEAM Sports at Fosco 158312InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/13 22:00From June 13, 2016 to September 12, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$28.00
Teen Fit Box at Fosco 159527InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/21 22:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Fosco 158367InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/21 23:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Fosco 159528InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/23 22:00From June 21, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Fosco 158381Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19Coed2016/07/12 21:30From July 12, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Fosco 158380Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/13 21:30From July 13, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Teen Swim Female at Fosco 158770OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Female2016/06/20 20:00From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$0
Teen Swim Male at Fosco 158778OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Male2016/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Yoga/Pilates at Fosco 159529InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$11.00
Yoga/Pilates at Fosco 159530InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/22 23:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$11.00
Youth Swim at Fosco 158750OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 19:00From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 1, 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
$0
Youth Swim at Fosco 158750OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 19:00From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 1, 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
$0

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Located in the Near West Community, Fosco Park totals .98 acres and features an indoor Olympic sized zero depth swimming pool, fitness center, meeting rooms and a kitchen. Outdoors the park offers an interactive water spray feature.

Young park-goers can play table games and enjoy Arts & Crafts at the facility. as well as after school programs. In the summer, youth attend day camp. Or participate in one of the fitness partnerships offered at the park.

Adults participate in a range of activities, including swimming programs. Parents gather at Fosco Park with their preschoolers for moms, pops and tots.

In addition to programs, Fosco Park hosts fun special events for the whole family, Halloween, Easter activities and Valentine events.

 

The Near West Side, one of Chicago's most fashionable neighborhoods in the mid-nineteenth century, had experienced significant decline by the Depression Era. Soon after the founding of the Chicago Housing Authority in 1937, it began replacing deteriorated buildings in the neighborhood with new multi-unit public housing developments. Built between 1938 and 1961, the area's four large housing complexes, known jointly as ABLA, include: the Jane Addams Houses, Robert H. Brooks Homes and Extension, Loomis Courts, and Grace Abbott Homes. In 1945, the City's Bureau of Parks and Recreation created Fosco Park on Board of Education property to serve the growing population. The two-acre park included a playing field and a small brick recreation building. The city named the park for Peter Fosco (1894--1975), president of the Laborer's International Union of North America and former Cook County Board commissioner.

In 1959, the Chicago Park District assumed management of Fosco Park. The following year, the park district also began leasing an adjoining 1/2-acre housing authority property which included the Robert H. Brooks Homes Community Center. The Board of Education transferred ownership of its two acres to the park district in 1991.

At the turn of the 21st century, Fosco Park and its surrounding neighborhood experienced significant changes. Some of the existing ABLA housing units were rehabilitated, while others were replaced with new low-rise residences. Fosco Park's small brick recreation building and the adjacent community center were razed and a new state-of-the-art facility was erected at 1312 S. Racine. The 80,000-square-foot Community Center opened in summer 2005 and is jointly programmed by the Chicago Park District and Marcy Newberry

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