Fosco Park

  • 1312 S. Racine Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60608 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Obi Allmon
  • Park Phone: (312) 746-5086
Pool maintenance - The Fosco Park Pool will be closed from 11/27/16 - 12/18/16 for scheduled maintenance. 

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 activities at the facility, as well as after school programs. In the summer, youth attend the Park District's popular day camp or participate in one of the fitness partnerships offered at the park.

Adults participate in a range of activities at Fosco Park, including swimming programs. Parents gather at Fosco Park with their preschoolers for Moms, Pops and Tots classes.

In addition to programs, Fosco Park hosts fun special events for the whole family, including Halloween, Easter and Valentine's Day activities as well as Night Out in the Parks 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

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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.

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Phone: (312)743-0135

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

Fosco Park 12/19-1/8/2017 Post Fall Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 11/18/2016 - 1/8/2017

The Fosco Park Pool will be closed from 11/27/16 – 12/18/16 for scheduled maintenance.

Notice Valid From: 11/22/2016 - 12/19/2016

Fosco Water Playground

Fosco Water Playground

Location Notes: 1312 S. Racine Ave

Fall Programs

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

Winter Programs

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

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

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
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
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
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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adaptive Fitness at Fosco 183777InstructionWellness - FitnessAnyCoed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Adaptive Swimming at Fosco 183776InstructionAquatics - Lessons13 and upCoed2017/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Fosco 171724InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 171762InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 171761InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 171760InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/11 15:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 171759InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/12 15:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 171763InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/13 15:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Basketball - Open at Fosco 172057OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$62.00
Basketball - Teen League at Fosco 172155Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2017/01/11 00:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
$0
Basketball - Teen League at Fosco 172154Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 00:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
$0
Basketball at Fosco 172175InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 20:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$7.00
Basketball League at Fosco 172264Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Fosco 172332InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$33.00
Cheerleading - Competitive at Fosco 172521InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Cheerleading - Competitive at Fosco 172522InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Cheerleading - Competitive at Fosco 172523InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Circuit Training at Fosco 189560InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$13.00
Circuit Training at Fosco 189561InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$13.00
Circuit Training at Fosco Cancelled172572InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$13.00
Circuit Training at Fosco 189562InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$13.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Fosco 172658InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Fosco 187493InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Fosco 187494InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Family Swim at Fosco 172820OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 2017
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 4:15pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 172861InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$13.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 172860InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$13.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 172862InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$13.00
Inner City Basketball at Fosco 173356Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Inner City Basketball at Fosco 173357Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Female2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:45pm
$0
Lap Swim at Fosco 173473OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/09 13:00From January 9, 2017 to April 1, 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 173533InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 173532InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 171764InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 173531InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 173536InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 173534InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 173530InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 173535InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 19:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Line Dance at Fosco 173657InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$0
Mighty Fit Kids at Fosco 189563InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Open Swim at Fosco 173887OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Fosco 174000InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$124.00
Pickleball at Fosco 187496InstructionSports - Pickleball60 and upCoed2017/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Pilates at Fosco 189564InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2017 to March 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$13.00
Seasonal Sports at Fosco 174251InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Female2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
Seasonal Sports at Fosco 174252InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 00:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Fosco 174400OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Senior Swim at Fosco 174425OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2017/01/09 14:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
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 174457InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 02:00From January 10, 2017 to February 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 174458InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/02/15 02:00From February 14, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
$30.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 174460InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/02/17 02:00From February 16, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$30.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 174459InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 02:00From January 12, 2017 to February 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$30.00
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Fosco 174484InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Fosco 174483InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Strength & Conditioning at Fosco 174651InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
$0
Team Gymnastics at Fosco 174728InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Team Gymnastics at Fosco 173029InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 9 but less than 16Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Fosco 174741InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 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
$35.00
Teen Club at Fosco 174778OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 00:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Fosco 174809InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Fosco 174810InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 174980InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 174981InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/11 16:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 174982InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/12 16:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 174983InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 174979InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 175017InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 175018InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 20:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 175019InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 20:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 175020InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 20:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 175016InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Fosco 175101InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 15:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$33.00
Volleyball at Fosco 175337InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Volleyball at Fosco 175336InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Weightlifting at Fosco 175404InstructionSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoed2017/01/11 19:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$12.00
Wrestling at Fosco 175445InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 2pm
$0
Yoga at Fosco 175464InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/10 15:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$15.00
Yoga at Fosco 175465InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2017/01/12 17:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$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 activities at the facility, as well as after school programs. In the summer, youth attend the Park District's popular day camp or participate in one of the fitness partnerships offered at the park.

Adults participate in a range of activities at Fosco Park, including swimming programs. Parents gather at Fosco Park with their preschoolers for Moms, Pops and Tots classes.

In addition to programs, Fosco Park hosts fun special events for the whole family, including Halloween, Easter and Valentine's Day activities as well as Night Out in the Parks 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.