Gage Park

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

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 Tennis Courts

Gage Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Spray Pool

Gage Spray Pool

Location Notes: 2411 W. 55th St.

Events

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 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
Basketball - Open at Gage 118132OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/06/12 23:30From June 12, 2015 to August 28, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$46.00
Basketball - Open at Gage 118131OpenSports - Basketball35 and upMale2015/06/13 19:00From June 13, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$21.00
Camp Sign for Deaf & Hard of Hearing at Gage 118245CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/06/29 17:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$179.00
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Gage 118336CampsCamps - General Interest8 and upCoed2015/06/29 16:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$179.00
Day Camp at Gage 118381CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$179.00
Early Bird Camp at Gage 118506CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$77.00
Extended Camp at Gage 118590CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$77.00
Family Swim at Gage 118751OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/12 23:15From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Sunday from 1:15pm to 2pm
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 2pm
Each Saturday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Gage 119562InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/21 16:00From June 21, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Gage 119564InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/21 17:00From June 21, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Gage 119561InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Gage 119563InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 17:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
POST Family Swim at Gage 131059OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 23:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Sunday from 1:15pm to 2pm
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 2pm
Each Saturday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$0
POST Open Swim at Gage 132212OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 19:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Sunday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Gage 132210OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 16:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
POST Youth Swim Female at Gage 132203OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Female2015/08/24 20:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
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
POST Youth Swim Male at Gage 131060OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Male2015/08/24 21:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 4:15pm to 5pm
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
Each Saturday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$0
Sports Camp (Special Recreation) at Gage 131471CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 30Coed2015/08/10 15:00From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
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
$10.00
Sports Camp at Gage 131425CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 15:00From August 10, 2015 to August 21, 2015
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
$25.00
TEAM Sports at Gage 121170InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/12 22:00From June 12, 2015 to September 7, 2015
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
$28.00
Tennis Camp at Gage 121294CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 9am to 10:30am
$0
Tennis Camp at Gage 121295CampsCamps - SportsAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2015/06/29 15:30From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
$0
Weight Training at Gage 121476InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/23 00:00From June 22, 2015 to August 26, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$6.00
Youth Swim Female at Gage 132202OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Female2015/06/12 20:15From June 12, 2015 to August 21, 2015
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 120070OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Male2015/06/12 21:15From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 4:15pm to 5pm
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
Each Saturday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$0

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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.