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

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: Playground Art

Pioneers

Pioneers (1)

Location Notes: Field house assembly hall

Descriptors: Playground Art

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

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

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

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
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Gage 149888InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 8 but less than 65Coed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$6.00
Basketball - Open at Gage 136585OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2016/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$46.00
Basketball - Open at Gage 136584OpenSports - BasketballAt least 25 but less than 70Male2016/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$21.00
Basketball at Gage 136697InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 21 but less than 60Female2016/01/05 17:15From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 1pm
$6.00
Basketball at Gage 136698InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Male2016/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Gage 136918InstructionSports - BowlingAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2016/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$6.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Recreation) at Gage 151390InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help8 and upCoed2016/01/04 19:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
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 137159PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$0
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Art at Gage 137198InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2016/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$11.00
Drama (Special Recreation) at Gage 149877InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at Gage 149881InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Gage 137874InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 8 but less than 40Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$6.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Gage 149878InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 15 but less than 40Coed2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Gage 138551InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/01/04 21:30From January 4, 2016 to March 10, 2016
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
$0
Rowing Partnership at Gage 138596PartnershipGroupWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Gage 138626InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/01/04 21:30From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
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 - Open at Gage 138897OpenSports - Soccer18 and upMale2016/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 4pm to 6pm
$21.00
Social Club (Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing) at Gage 150563InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Gage 149880InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2016/01/04 21:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
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
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Gage 138980InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2016/01/04 23:30From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Step Aerobics at Gage 139000InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/01/05 16:15From January 5, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$6.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Gage 152711InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 8 but less than 40Coed2016/03/28 22:00From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$7.00
Basketball at Gage 143006InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upFemale2016/03/29 16:15From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 1pm
$7.00
Basketball at Gage 143005InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/03/29 20:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball at Gage 143004InstructionSports - Basketball25 and upMale2016/04/02 19:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$22.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Gage 143149InstructionSports - BowlingAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2016/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$7.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at Gage 143368InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help20 and upCoed2016/03/28 18:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
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
$22.00
Dance - Mexican Folkloric Partnership at Gage 143400PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$0
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Art at Gage 143434InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2016/03/29 20:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$12.00
Drama (Special Recreation) at Gage 152708InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2016/03/29 22:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Fitness (Special Recreation) at Gage 152712InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 40Coed2016/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at Gage 152710InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Gage 144077InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 8 but less than 40Coed2016/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$7.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Gage 152709InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 15 but less than 40Coed2016/03/29 22:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Gage 144987InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
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 145355InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2016/03/29 22:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Gage 152707InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2016/03/28 20:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
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
$6.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Gage 145379InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2016/03/28 23:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Step Aerobics at Gage 145446InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/03/29 15:15From March 29, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$7.00

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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.