Gage Park

  • 2411 W. 55th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60609 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Leobardo Pulido
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6147

Located in the Gage Park community, Gage Park totals 29.22 acres and features two gymnasiums, an auditorium, fitness center, and multi-purpose clubrooms.A green feature of the park includes a Harvest Garden. Outside, the park offers five ball diamonds, a track, hand ball/ basketball/ and tennis courts, playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our auditorium, gymnasiums, and multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, Special Recreation, American Sign Language, and Senior Club and seasonal sports. During the summer, youth can participate in the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Gage Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as Hispanic Heritage Month and other holiday-themed events.

History

When prominent businessman, attorney, and South Park Commissioner George W. Gage (--1875) died in office in 1875, his fellow board members decided to name a newly-developing park in his honor. In 1873, the commission had begun acquiring land for an elegant green square at the intersection of Western Avenue and what is now known as Garfield Boulevard. This property occupied a prominent location at the turning-point of the South Park Commission's boulevard system. Despite this, little had been done to complete Gage Park by the late 1890s. Frustrated by the park's unfinished condition, surrounding residents repeatedly asked for improvements. Finally, in 1903, the commission added ball fields, tennis courts, a wading pool, and a beautiful sunken garden with a formal reflecting pool and colonnade. In 1918, several small land purchases were made to extend the park's southern boundary. The following year, the commission constructed a swimming pool, separate men's and women's outdoor gymnasiums, and a children's playground in this area. Although in 1905 the South Park Commission had pioneered the development of the nation's earliest fieldhouses, by the 1920s, Gage Park still did not have one. After receiving petitions from residents, the commissioners finally agreed to build a fieldhouse in Gage Park in 1926. The classical structure, designed by in-house architects, was constructed two years later, and jointly dedicated by the South Park Commissioners and the Gage Park Citizens Improvement Club. Within a few years, two murals adorned the building's interior. One of them, located in an office, portrays folkway traditions of local immigrants. The auditorium mural, painted by acclaimed artist Tom Lea in 1931, depicts explorers and pioneers looking westward as a heavenly figure in the clouds points the way.

Parking/Directions

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Gage Diamond Baseball

Gage Diamond Baseball

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Basketball Outdoor Court

Gage Basketball Outdoor Court

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Fieldhouse

Gage Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Hours: , , ,

Gage Fitness Center

Gage Fitness Center

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Notes: M & W, 7-8:30pm;Tu/Th/Fri, 10-8:30pm; Sa, 2:30-8:30pm; Su, Closed. ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership

Gage Football/Soccer

Gage Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Gymnasium

Gage Gymnasium

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Handball

Gage Handball

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Auditorium & Clubroom

Gage Auditorium & Clubroom

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Playground

Gage PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Handball/Raquetball

Gage Handball/Raquetball

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Running Track

Gage Running Track

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Park Pool

Gage Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Hours:

Phone: (773)535-9230

Gage Tennis Courts

Gage Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Spray Pool

Gage Spray Pool

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Winter Programs

Click on the Winter tab below.  Most activities run the week of January 5 through the week of March 16.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Spring Programs

Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1.
View programs online beginning Monday, February 9.  Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

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
Senior Citizens Club at Gage 101351OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2015 to March 27, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts Partnership at Gage 105088PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Basketball at Gage 105343InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upFemale2015/03/31 16:15From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 1pm
$6.00
Basketball at Gage 105342InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball at Gage 105340InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$46.00
Basketball at Gage 105341InstructionSports - Basketball25 and upMale2015/04/04 19:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$21.00
Bitty Basketball at Gage 105433InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$0
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Gage 105471InstructionSports - Bowling8 and upCoed2015/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$6.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at Gage 105689InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help20 and upCoed2015/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$21.00
Dance - Mexican Folkloric Partnership at Gage 105723PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$0
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Art at Gage 129602InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 18 but less than 51Coed2015/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Seasonal Sports at Gage 129603InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 14 but less than 19Coed2015/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
$0
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at Gage 106532InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games8 and upCoed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
$16.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Gage 122105InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2015/04/02 21:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$6.00
Seasonal Sports at Gage 107214InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Social Club (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Gage 129601InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 18 but less than 51Coed2015/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Gage 107563InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
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
$0
Step Aerobics at Gage 107633InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/03/31 15:15From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$6.00
Teen Leadership Club (Deaf&HardofHearing) at Gage 107849InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 14 but less than 19Coed2015/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$6.00
Teen Leadership Club at Gage 107857InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$6.00
Walking Club at Gage 108322OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2015/03/30 16:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Weight Training at Gage 108341InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$6.00

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Description

Located in the Gage Park community, Gage Park totals 29.22 acres and features two gymnasiums, an auditorium, fitness center, and multi-purpose clubrooms.A green feature of the park includes a Harvest Garden. Outside, the park offers five ball diamonds, a track, hand ball/ basketball/ and tennis courts, playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our auditorium, gymnasiums, and multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, Special Recreation, American Sign Language, and Senior Club and seasonal sports. During the summer, youth can participate in the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Gage Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as Hispanic Heritage Month and other holiday-themed events.

When prominent businessman, attorney, and South Park Commissioner George W. Gage (--1875) died in office in 1875, his fellow board members decided to name a newly-developing park in his honor. In 1873, the commission had begun acquiring land for an elegant green square at the intersection of Western Avenue and what is now known as Garfield Boulevard. This property occupied a prominent location at the turning-point of the South Park Commission's boulevard system. Despite this, little had been done to complete Gage Park by the late 1890s. Frustrated by the park's unfinished condition, surrounding residents repeatedly asked for improvements. Finally, in 1903, the commission added ball fields, tennis courts, a wading pool, and a beautiful sunken garden with a formal reflecting pool and colonnade. In 1918, several small land purchases were made to extend the park's southern boundary. The following year, the commission constructed a swimming pool, separate men's and women's outdoor gymnasiums, and a children's playground in this area. Although in 1905 the South Park Commission had pioneered the development of the nation's earliest fieldhouses, by the 1920s, Gage Park still did not have one. After receiving petitions from residents, the commissioners finally agreed to build a fieldhouse in Gage Park in 1926. The classical structure, designed by in-house architects, was constructed two years later, and jointly dedicated by the South Park Commissioners and the Gage Park Citizens Improvement Club. Within a few years, two murals adorned the building's interior. One of them, located in an office, portrays folkway traditions of local immigrants. The auditorium mural, painted by acclaimed artist Tom Lea in 1931, depicts explorers and pioneers looking westward as a heavenly figure in the clouds points the way.

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