Gage Park

  • 2411 W. 55th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60609 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Leobardo Pulido
  • 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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Gage Diamond Baseball

Gage Diamond Baseball

Location: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Basketball Outdoor Court

Gage Basketball Outdoor Court

Location: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Fieldhouse

Gage Fieldhouse

Location: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Fitness Center

Gage Fitness Center

Location: 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: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Gymnasium

Gage Gymnasium

Location: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Handball

Gage Handball

Location: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Auditorium & Clubroom

Gage Auditorium & Clubroom

Location: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Playground

Gage PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Handball/Raquetball

Gage Handball/Raquetball

Location: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Running Track

Gage Running Track

Location: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Tennis Courts

Gage Tennis Courts

Location: 2411 W. 55th St.

Gage Spray Pool

Gage Spray Pool

Location: 2411 W. 55th St.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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 82029OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom June 13, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$45.00
Family Swim at Gage 87194OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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
Free
Open Swim at Gage 87203OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13MaleFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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
From June 14, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Each Sunday from 4:15pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 11:45am
Each Saturday from 4:15pm to 6pm
Free
Open Swim at Gage 87202OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13FemaleFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
From June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11:15am to 11:45am
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 11:15am to 11:45am
Free
Weight Training at Gage 83623InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 27, 2014
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
$5.00
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 6CoedFrom 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 51CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$10.00
Basketball - Open at Gage 92270OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMaleFrom 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 70CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$20.00
Basketball - Open at Gage 92269OpenSports - BasketballAt least 25 but less than 70CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$20.00
Basketball (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Gage 92153InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 50FemaleFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8:45pm
$10.00
Basketball at Gage 92268InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 21 but less than 60FemaleFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 1pm
$5.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Recreation) at Gage 92668InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help8 and upCoedFrom 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 upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Free
Indoor Soccer Open at Gage 93348OpenSports - Soccer18 and upMaleFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 4pm to 6pm
$20.00
Indoor Soccer Open at Gage 93348OpenSports - Soccer18 and upMaleFrom 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 upCoedFrom 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 51CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Free
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga(Deaf &Hard of Hearing) at Gage 111677InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Free
Rowing Partnership at Gage 94318PartnershipGroupWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 19CoedFrom 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
Free
Seasonal Sports (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Gage 111671InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom 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 20CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Free
Social Club (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Gage 112120InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Free
Step Aerobics at Gage 94695InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom 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 18CoedFrom 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 19CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$5.00
Volleyball - Open at Gage 110432OpenSports - Volleyball30 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 2pm
$20.00
Walking Club at Gage 95445OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoedFrom 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
Free
Walking Club at Gage 95445OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoedFrom 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
Free
Weight Training at Gage 95458InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom 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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 2411 W. 55th St. 5
Basketball Court - Outdoor 2411 W. 55th St. 1
Fieldhouse 2411 W. 55th St. 0
Fitness Centers 2411 W. 55th St. 1 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
Football / Soccer 2411 W. 55th St. 3
Gymnasiums 2411 W. 55th St. 2
Handball Courts 2411 W. 55th St. 1
Meeting/Event Space 2411 W. 55th St. 9
Playgrounds 2411 W. 55th St. 0
Racquetball Courts 2411 W. 55th St. 2
Running Tracks 2411 W. 55th St. 1
Swimming Pools 2411 W. 55th St. 0
Tennis Courts 2411 W. 55th St. 6
Water Spray Features 2411 W. 55th St. 1
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.