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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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

7/5-8/12 Gage Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/2/2016 - 8/13/2016

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

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Gage 156364CampsCamps - General Interest8 and upCoed2016/07/05 16:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$145.00
Day Camp at Gage 156411CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$188.00
Early Bird Camp at Gage 156532CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$79.00
Extended Camp at Gage 156621CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$79.00
Family Swim at Gage 156699OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 23:15From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
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 157138InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/26 16:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Gage 157140InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/26 17:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Gage 157137InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Gage 157139InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 17:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Sports Camp (Special Recreation) at Gage 158208CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 30Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
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
$11.00
TEAM Sports at Gage 158315InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 22:00From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
Youth Swim Female at Gage 158772OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Female2016/06/20 20:15From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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 158780OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Male2016/06/20 21:15From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
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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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.