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.

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 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.

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30, for most parks.

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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Archery at Gage 148203InstructionSports - ArcheryAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/24 20:30From September 24, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Gage 125322OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2015/09/18 23:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$46.00
Basketball - Open at Gage 125321OpenSports - Basketball25 and upCoed2015/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$21.00
Basketball (Special Recreation) at Gage 147818InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 40Coed2015/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Basketball at Gage 149050InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/14 21:30From August 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Basketball at Gage 125410InstructionSports - Basketball21 and upFemale2015/09/15 16:15From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 1pm
$6.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Gage 125577InstructionSports - BowlingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$6.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Gage 148204InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2015/09/23 20:30From September 23, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Daily Living Skills (Special Recreation) at Gage 125801InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help8 and upCoed2015/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Art at Gage 147760InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 18 but less than 51Coed2015/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$11.00
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Seasonal Sports at Gage 127644InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 14 but less than 20Coed2015/09/18 23:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
$0
Drama (Special Recreation) at Gage 147816InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at Gage 147814InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2015/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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
$16.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Gage 147815InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 8 but less than 40Coed2015/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$6.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Gage 147817InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 15 but less than 40Coed2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Gage 127576InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2015 to December 3, 2015
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 127632PartnershipGroupWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/10/10 22:00From October 10, 2015 to December 12, 2015
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 at Gage 127672InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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 127673InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2015/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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 127674InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 22:30From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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 - Open at Gage 126549OpenSports - Soccer18 and upMale2015/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 4pm to 6pm
$21.00
Soccer at Gage 127952InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$21.00
Social Club (Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing) at Gage 128010InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 18 but less than 50Coed2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Gage 128029InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 22:30From September 14, 2015 to December 3, 2015
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 128057InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/09/15 15:15From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$6.00
Teen Club (Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing) at Gage 128241InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 14 but less than 19Coed2015/09/18 21:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$6.00
Volleyball - Open at Gage 128744OpenSports - Volleyball30 and upCoed2015/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 2pm
$21.00
Volleyball at Gage 148206InstructionSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/09/22 16:00From September 22, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Walking Club at Gage 128821OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2015/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Weight Training at Gage 128837InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$6.00

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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.