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.

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.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration is on-going while spots are available.

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
Art & ABC's (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Gage 111675InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$5.00
Arts & Crafts (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Gage 111673InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 18 but less than 51Coed2014/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$10.00
Basketball - Open at Gage 92270OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2014/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$45.00
Basketball - Open at Gage 92269OpenSports - BasketballAt least 25 but less than 70Coed2014/09/20 19:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$20.00
Basketball at Gage 92268InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 21 but less than 60Female2014/09/16 16:15From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 1pm
$5.00
Bitty Basketball at Gage 92405InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Gage 92455InstructionSports - BowlingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$5.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Recreation) at Gage 92668InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help8 and upCoed2014/09/15 17:30From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$20.00
Fun and Games (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Gage Cancelled111674InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2014/09/17 00:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Indoor Soccer Open at Gage 93348OpenSports - Soccer18 and upMale2014/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 4pm to 6pm
$20.00
Leisure Education (Special Recreation) at Gage 93700InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help8 and upCoed2014/09/15 19:30From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Low Impact Aerobics (Deaf & HardofHearing) at Gage 111672InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 51Coed2014/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga(Deaf &Hard of Hearing) at Gage 111677InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2014/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Gage 110434InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Rowing Partnership at Gage 94318PartnershipGroupWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2014/10/11 22:00From October 11, 2014 to December 13, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Gage 111671InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2014/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$5.00
Seasonal Sports (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Gage 111389InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 14 but less than 20Coed2014/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Gage 94360InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2014/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Gage 94361InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2014/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Gage 94362InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2014/09/15 22:30From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Soccer at Gage 94560InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$20.00
Social Club (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Gage 112120InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2014/09/17 00:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Gage 94616InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/15 22:30From September 15, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Step Aerobics at Gage 94695InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/16 15:15From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$5.00
Teen Club at Gage 94843OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$5.00
Teen Leadership Club(Deaf&HardofHearing) at Gage 94898InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 14 but less than 19Coed2014/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$5.00
Volleyball - Open at Gage 110432OpenSports - Volleyball30 and upCoed2014/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 2pm
$20.00
Walking Club at Gage 95445OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2014/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Weight Training at Gage 95458InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$5.00

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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.