Located in the East Garfield Park Community, Garfield Park totals 184.72 acres and features the Golden Dome field house. The building features a gymnasium, auditorium, dance studio, fitness center, boxing center, grand ballroom and meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers swimming pool, baseball fields, athletic fields for football or soccer, a fishing lagoon, tennis courts and converted tennis courts for bicycle polo and in-line skating, playgrounds and floral gardens. The park sits adjacent to the Garfield Park Conservatory, a popular destination for special events and the vast array of flower shows.
Many of these spaces are available for rental such as wedding receptions in the grand ball room.
Park-goers can play baseball, basketball or tennis at the facility. On the cultural side, Garfield Park offers many partnerships with groups like the Najwa Dance group and Chicago West Music Center where Suzuki violin in taught to children as young as 3 years of age. Afterschool programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.
In addition to programs, Garfield Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park, Black History festivals and Halloween activities.