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

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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

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

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 Water Playground

Fosco Water Playground

Location Notes: 1312 S. Racine Ave

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. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
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
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
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Fosco 156935InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2016 to November 4, 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
From August 20, 2016 to November 5, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 4pm
$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 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 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 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 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adaptive Fitness (Special Recreation) at Fosco 183774InstructionWellness - FitnessAnyCoed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Adaptive Swimming (Special Recreation) at Fosco 183773InstructionAquatics - Lessons13 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Fosco 164830InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 164873InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 164872InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/20 14:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 164871InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/21 14:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 164870InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/22 14:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 164874InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/23 14:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Badminton at Fosco 165069InstructionSports - BadmintonAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 22:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:50pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Fosco 165158OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$4.00
Basketball at Fosco 165273InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/24 16:15From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 12:30pm
$6.00
Basketball League at Fosco 165335Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball League at Fosco 184069Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 23:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Fosco 165409InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 14:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$32.00
Bitty Basketball at Fosco 165408InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Fosco 165554InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Fosco 184071InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 22:00From September 21, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Fosco 165545InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Circuit Training at Fosco 165598InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$11.00
Circuit Training at Fosco 184070InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 18:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$11.00
Circuit Training at Fosco 165599InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$11.00
Cross Country at Fosco 165660InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2016/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:50pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:50pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Fosco 165698InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:50pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:50pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Fosco 165696InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:50pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Fosco 165697InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/27 22:00From September 27, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:50pm
$0
Family Swim at Fosco 165858OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2016 to November 26, 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 4:30pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 165901InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 165902InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 165900InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/22 00:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 165903InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/23 00:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Floor Hockey at Fosco 165970InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:50pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Fosco 165971InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 22:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Kickboxing at Fosco 166608InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$11.00
Lap Swim at Fosco 166703OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 12:00From September 19, 2016 to January 7, 2017
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 166774InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/12/19 22:00From December 19, 2016 to December 23, 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
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 166773InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 166768InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 166767InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 166771InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 166766InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 166772InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 166769InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 166765InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 166770InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 18:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Line Dance at Fosco 166910InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$0
Open Swim at Fosco 167168OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Fosco 167282InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 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
$124.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Fosco 167351Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to June 23, 2017$372.00
Pickleball at Fosco 185194InstructionSports - Pickleball60 and upCoed2016/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Fosco 167644InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/09/26 21:00From September 26, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:50pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:50pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Fosco 167853InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 00:00From September 21, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Fosco 167913OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/23 16:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Senior Swim at Fosco 167941OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2016/09/19 13:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 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 185199InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 01:00From September 20, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 185200InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/10/26 01:00From October 25, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 185198InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/10/26 22:00From October 26, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 185197InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 22:00From September 21, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 185201InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/23 01:00From September 22, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 185202InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/10/28 01:00From October 27, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$27.00
Strength & Conditioning at Fosco 168170InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/20 17:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:50pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:50pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Fosco 168245InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
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 Fit Box at Fosco 168316InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Fosco 168315InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 168577InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 168578InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/21 15:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 168579InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/22 15:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 168580InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/23 15:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 168576InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 168621InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/12/19 20:00From December 19, 2016 to December 23, 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
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 168617InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 19:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 168618InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 19:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 168619InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 19:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 168620InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 19:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 168616InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 17:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00
Volleyball at Fosco 168936InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/26 23:00From September 26, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:50pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Fosco 169032CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/12/26 15:00From December 26, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$84.00
Yoga at Fosco 169104InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/20 14:30From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$32.00
Yoga at Fosco 169105InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/09/20 16:15From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Fosco Cancelled185195InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$11.00

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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.