Gage Park

  • 2411 W. 55th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60609 [View Map]
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  • 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

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

Old Crafts Room Mural

Old Crafts Room Mural (1)

Location Notes: Field house front office

Descriptors: Indoor, Mural

Pioneers

Pioneers (1)

Location Notes: Field house assembly hall

Descriptors: Indoor, Mural

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 CenterAccessible

Hours: , , ,

Notes:

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

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Gage Football/Soccer

Gage Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Descriptors: Grass

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

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

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

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

Gage Tennis Courts

Gage Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Spray Pool

Gage Spray Pool

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Events

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AfriCaribe at Gage

Location: Gage Park, Chicago, IL  60609

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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
16" Softball at Gage 198360InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Adult Leadership Club (Special Rec) at Gage 193324InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 21 but less than 50Coed2017/04/06 15:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 2pm
$0
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Gage 178371InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 8 but less than 40Coed2017/04/05 22:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$9.00
Arts & Crafts at Gage 198314InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 20:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Gage 198361OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$40.00
Basketball at Gage 178660InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/04/04 16:15From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 1pm
$9.00
Basketball at Gage 178659InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball at Gage 178658InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/04/08 19:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$24.00
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Gage 193318InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2017/04/07 22:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$9.00
Dance - Mexican Folkloric Partnership at Gage 179081PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$0
Drama (Special Recreation) at Gage 179145InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Fitness (Special Recreation) at Gage 193325InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2017/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Fitness (Special Recreation) at Gage 179234InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 40Coed2017/04/06 23:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at Gage 193317InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Fun and Games at Gage 198316InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 21:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Homework Time at Gage 198358InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Gage 179847InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 8 but less than 40Coed2017/04/06 21:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$9.00
Leisure Education (Special Rec) at Gage 193319InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 21 but less than 50Coed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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
$0
Leisure Education (Special Rec) at Gage 198630InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 8 but less than 65Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Gage 180636InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 15 but less than 40Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports (Special Recreation) at Gage 193323InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 15:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Seasonal Sports at Gage 180746InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Gage 198357InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Soccer - Open at Gage 198362OpenSports - Soccer18 and upCoed2017/04/08 21:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 4pm to 6pm
$24.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Gage 181124InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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 181198InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/04/04 15:15From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11am
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$9.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Gage 198315InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Track & Field at Gage 198359InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Volleyball at Gage 198313InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Camp Sign Adventures Deaf & HOH at Gage 199927CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 5y 10m but less than 15Coed2017/07/24 17:00From July 24, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 6pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 6pm
Each Friday from Noon to 6pm
$53.00
Camp Sign for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing at Gage 199926CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5y 10m but less than 15Coed2017/06/26 17:00From June 26, 2017 to July 7, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 6pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 6pm
Each Friday from Noon to 6pm
$53.00
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Gage 195576CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 55Coed2017/06/26 16:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 5pm
Each Friday from 11am to 5pm
$152.00
Day Camp at Gage 195628CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$197.00
Early Bird Camp at Gage 195750CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$83.00
Extended Camp at Gage 195838CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$83.00
Family Swim at Gage 195913OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 23:15From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Sunday from 1:15pm to 6pm
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$0
Leadership Camp (Deaf & HOH) at Gage 199972CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 15 but less than 19Coed2017/06/26 17:00From June 26, 2017 to July 7, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 6pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 6pm
Each Friday from Noon to 6pm
$0
Leadership Camp (Deaf & HOH) at Gage 199973CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 15 but less than 19Coed2017/07/10 17:00From July 10, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 6pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 6pm
Each Friday from Noon to 6pm
$0
Leadership Camp (Deaf & HOH) at Gage 199974CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 15 but less than 19Coed2017/07/24 17:00From July 24, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 6pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 6pm
Each Friday from Noon to 6pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Gage 196490InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Gage 196492InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/25 17:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Gage 196489InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Gage 196491InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 17:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Sports Camp (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Gage 199928CampsCamps - SportsAt least 5y 10m but less than 15Coed2017/07/10 17:00From July 10, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 6pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 6pm
Each Friday from Noon to 6pm
$53.00
Sports Camp (Special Recreation) at Gage 197048CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 30Coed2017/08/07 15:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
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
$12.00
TEAM Sports at Gage 197162InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 22:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$35.00
Youth Swim Female at Gage 197719OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Female2017/06/16 20:15From June 16, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$0
Youth Swim Male at Gage 197724OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Male2017/06/19 21:15From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$0

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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.