Gately Park

  • 744 E. 103rd St.   Chicago, Illinois 60628 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Anita Whiteside
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6155
To reach Gately Stadium, please call 773.535.5624

Located in the Pullman community, Gately Park totals 25.04 acres and features a multi-purpose clubroom. Outside, the park offers a playground, softball/baseball diamonds, basketball courts, and Little League Baseball Stadium.  Many of these spaces are available for rental including our ball fields. This park is adjacent to Gately Stadium, a CPS facility.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, cheerleading, Teen Club, Sports Club. The Park Kids after school programs are offered throughout the school year. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include dance and sports camp.

In addition to programs, Gately Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family.

History

In the years during and after World War II, the population of Gately Park's Pullman neighborhood increased by more than one third. Established in 1947 on former Pullman Car Company land, Gately Park was part of a ten-year Chicago Park District plan to increase recreational opportunities in under-served Chicago neighborhoods. Park improvements began in 1950 and included a grandstand, locker rooms, and an office building. High school football teams from both the Chicago Public Schools and the Catholic League quickly put the new facilities to use. In 1953, the park was named for James H. Gately (1883-1972), a longtime businessman in the nearby Roseland community, and then President of the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners. (Gately himself voted against the name change, which broke with tradition by naming the park for a living person.) Appointed Commissioner in 1945, Gately was elected President of the Board in 1946, serving in that position until 1967. During his long tenure, the park district sold $79 million in park improvement bonds, increased the total number of parks from 135 to 430, and expanded overall park acreage to 6,800 acres. In 1959, Gately oversaw the transfer of more than 250 city-owned parks to the Chicago Park District.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Gately Baseball

Gately Baseball

Location Notes: 744 E. 103rd St.

Gately Basketball

Gately Basketball

Location Notes: 744 E. 103rd St.

Gately Fieldhouse

Gately Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 744 E. 103rd St.

Hours: ,

Gately Football/Soccer

Gately Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 744 E. 103rd St.

Descriptors: Grass

Gately Gymnasium

Gately Gymnasium

Location Notes: 744 E. 103rd St.

Gately Clubrooms

Gately Clubrooms

Location Notes: 744 E. 103rd St.

Gately Playground

Gately PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Gately Volleyball

Gately Volleyball

Location Notes: 744 E. 103rd 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 Monday, December 12, 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
Park Kids - Fall at Gately 167284InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 15Coed2016/09/13 20:30From September 13, 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
$37.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Gately 167353Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 15Coed2016/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2016 to June 16, 2017$111.00
Winter Break Camp at Gately 188664CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 13Coed2016/12/27 15:00From December 27, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Each Friday from 9am to 4pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Gately 172064OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$13.00
Basketball at Gately 172179InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 15Female2017/01/10 23:45From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
$19.00
Basketball at Gately 172180InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/01/13 22:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Gately 174002InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 15Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 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
$37.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Gately 174342InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Teen Club at Gately 174780OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Young Scientist at Gately 175532InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$7.00

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Located in the Pullman community, Gately Park totals 25.04 acres and features a multi-purpose clubroom. Outside, the park offers a playground, softball/baseball diamonds, basketball courts, and Little League Baseball Stadium.  Many of these spaces are available for rental including our ball fields. This park is adjacent to Gately Stadium, a CPS facility.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, cheerleading, Teen Club, Sports Club. The Park Kids after school programs are offered throughout the school year. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include dance and sports camp.

In addition to programs, Gately Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family.

In the years during and after World War II, the population of Gately Park's Pullman neighborhood increased by more than one third. Established in 1947 on former Pullman Car Company land, Gately Park was part of a ten-year Chicago Park District plan to increase recreational opportunities in under-served Chicago neighborhoods. Park improvements began in 1950 and included a grandstand, locker rooms, and an office building. High school football teams from both the Chicago Public Schools and the Catholic League quickly put the new facilities to use. In 1953, the park was named for James H. Gately (1883-1972), a longtime businessman in the nearby Roseland community, and then President of the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners. (Gately himself voted against the name change, which broke with tradition by naming the park for a living person.) Appointed Commissioner in 1945, Gately was elected President of the Board in 1946, serving in that position until 1967. During his long tenure, the park district sold $79 million in park improvement bonds, increased the total number of parks from 135 to 430, and expanded overall park acreage to 6,800 acres. In 1959, Gately oversaw the transfer of more than 250 city-owned parks to the Chicago Park District.
For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.