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.

Fosco Fieldhouse

Fosco Fieldhouse

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Fosco Fitness Center

Fosco Fitness Center

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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

Fosco PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 1312 S. Racine Ave

Fosco Pool

Fosco PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 1312 S. Racine Ave.

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Phone: (312)743-0135

1/4-3/13 Fosco Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 12/2/2015 - 3/14/2016

Fosco Park Pool will be temporarily closed for maintenance Feb. 10 - 15, 2016

Notice Valid From: 2/8/2016 - 2/16/2016

Fosco Water Playground

Fosco Water Playground

Location Notes: 1312 S. Racine Ave

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 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
Adaptive Fitness (Special Recreation) at Fosco 136216InstructionWellness - Fitness13 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Adaptive Swimming (Special Recreation) at Fosco 136217InstructionAquatics - Lessons13 and upCoed2016/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Fosco 136241InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 136279InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/04 15:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 136278InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/05 15:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 136277InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/06 15:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 150311InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 136276InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/07 15:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 136280InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/08 15:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Basketball - Open at Fosco 150312OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$60.00
Basketball - Teen League at Fosco 136694Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2016/01/06 00:45From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
$0
Basketball - Teen League at Fosco 136579Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2016/01/08 00:45From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
$0
Basketball at Fosco 136695InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/01/09 19:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$6.00
Basketball League at Fosco 136787Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Fosco 136849InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:15am
$31.00
Cheerleading - Competitive at Fosco 150296InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Cheerleading - Competitive at Fosco 137036InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Cheerleading - Competitive at Fosco 150295InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Circuit Training at Fosco 137072InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$11.00
Circuit Training at Fosco 137073InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$11.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Fosco 150315InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Family Swim at Fosco 137286OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/01/05 01:00From January 4, 2016 to March 12, 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 4:15pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 137326InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 137325InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 137327InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Gymnastics at Fosco 150320InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 13 but less than 17Female2016/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Inner City Basketball at Fosco 137731Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Inner City Basketball at Fosco 150313Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Female2016/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Lap Swim at Fosco 137854OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/01/04 13:00From January 4, 2016 to March 26, 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 137922InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 137917InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 137916InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 137915InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 137921InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 137918InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 137914InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 137919InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$28.00
Line Dance at Fosco 150316InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2016/01/04 17:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$0
Open Swim at Fosco 138277OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/01/04 20:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter Session at Fosco 138376InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:00From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 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 150317InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Female2016/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
Seasonal Sports at Fosco 150319InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/07 00:45From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Fosco 138784OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Senior Swim at Fosco 138811OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2016/01/04 14:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 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 138855InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/02/10 02:00From February 9, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 138857InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/02/12 02:00From February 11, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$26.00
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Fosco 138886InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/02/19 22:00From February 19, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Fosco 150314InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/02/19 23:00From February 19, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Strength & Conditioning at Fosco 150318InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/05 18:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
$0
Team Gymnastics at Fosco 137496InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Fosco 139113InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 25, 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 139148OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:15pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Fosco 138850InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Fosco 137782InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Fosco 137783InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 139339InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 139340InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 139341InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 139342InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 139338InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 139378InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 20:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 139379InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 20:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 139380InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 20:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 139381InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 20:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 139377InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Fosco 139452InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$31.00
Volleyball at Fosco 139630InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Volleyball at Fosco 139631InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2016/01/05 00:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$0
Weightlifting at Fosco 150321InstructionSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoed2016/01/06 19:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$10.00
Wrestling at Fosco 139754InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/01/09 17:15From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 1:30pm
$0
Yoga at Fosco 139767InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/01/05 15:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$31.00
Yoga at Fosco 139768InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/01/05 17:15From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
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
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 145660InstructionWellness - 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 145202InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/28 22:00From March 28, 2016 to April 25, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 145203InstructionWellness - 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 145206InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/30 01:00From March 29, 2016 to April 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 145204InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2016 to April 27, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$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
Small Group Personal Training at Fosco 145208InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/04/01 01:00From March 31, 2016 to April 28, 2016
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$26.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Fosco 145237InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2016 to May 13, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Fosco 153362InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2016 to May 13, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
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
Spring Break Camp at Fosco 145409CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/04/18 14:00From April 18, 2016 to April 22, 2016
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
$51.00
Table Tennis at Fosco 145552InstructionSports - Table TennisAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 22:00From March 28, 2016 to April 25, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
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 153814InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/03/29 22:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$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 143974InstructionWellness - 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

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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.