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. 

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
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Gage 186681InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$7.00
Basketball - Open at Gage 165163OpenSports - Basketball25 and upCoed2016/09/24 19:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$22.00
Basketball (Special Recreation) at Gage 165125InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 40Coed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Basketball at Gage 165275InstructionSports - Basketball21 and upFemale2016/09/20 16:15From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 1pm
$7.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Gage 165455InstructionSports - BowlingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$7.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Recreation) at Gage 165682InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help22 and upCoed2016/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
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 Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$10.00
Dance (Special Recreation) at Gage 184147InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 80Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$5.00
Drama (Special Recreation) at Gage 165793InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
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
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Gage 166726InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 8 but less than 40Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$3.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Gage 186679InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 15 but less than 40Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Gage 167484InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 18 but less than 40Coed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Gage 167645InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 24, 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
$0
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 Seasonal Sports at Gage 168115InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 56Coed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Gage 184146InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAnyCoed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 8, 2016
$0
Step Aerobics at Gage 168139InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/09/20 15:15From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$7.00
Teen Leadership Club at Gage 184149InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 17Coed2016/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
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 - Open at Gage 168919OpenSports - Volleyball30 and upCoed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$22.00
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

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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.