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.

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

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

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at Gage 166029InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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
$7.00
Rowing Partnership at Gage 167714PartnershipGroupWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/10/15 22:00From October 15, 2016 to December 17, 2016
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 167750InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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 167751InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 7, 2016
$0
Seasonal Sports at Gage 167752InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 22:30From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 7, 2016
$0
Soccer - Open at Gage 168000OpenSports - Soccer18 and upMale2016/09/24 21:00From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 4pm to 6pm
$22.00
Special Olympics Practice at Gage 189780InstructionSports - Special Olympics8 and upCoed2016/11/24 21:00From November 24, 2016 to January 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5:30pm
$0
Winter Break Camp (Special Recreation) at Gage 184150CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 8 but less than 20Coed2016/11/28 21:30From November 28, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$8.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Gage 171903InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 8 but less than 65Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$8.00
Arts & Crafts at Gage 189913InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Gage 172177OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$60.00
Basketball - Open at Gage 172063OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2017/01/14 00:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$48.00
Basketball - Open at Gage 172062OpenSports - Basketball25 and upMale2017/01/14 20:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$23.00
Cooking (Special Recreation) at Gage 172401InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$8.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Recreation) at Gage 172636InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help8 and upCoed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
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
$23.00
Dance - Mexican Folkloric Partnership at Gage 172676PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$0
Drama (Special Recreation) at Gage 172755InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Fitness (Special Recreation) at Gage 188109InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at Gage 174570InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2017/01/10 23:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Fun and Games at Gage 189914InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at Gage 173024InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Homework Time at Gage 189915InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$0
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Gage 173493InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 8 but less than 40Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$8.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Gage 174124InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 15 but less than 40Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Gage 174166InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Gage 174255InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Soccer - Open at Gage 174496OpenSports - Soccer18 and upMale2017/01/14 22:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 4pm to 6pm
$23.00
Soccer at Gage 189912InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Gage 174588InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Step Aerobics at Gage 174614InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/01/10 16:15From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$8.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Gage 189916InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Volleyball at Gage 189917InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$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.