Gately Park

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

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.

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 22, 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
Basketball Camp at Gately 156219CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/07/06 17:30From July 6, 2016 to August 4, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Basketball Camp at Gately 156220CampsCamps - SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/07/06 20:00From July 6, 2016 to August 4, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
$22.00
Cheerleading Camp at Gately 156299CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/07/06 18:00From July 6, 2016 to August 3, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
$17.00
Day Camp at Gately 156412CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$123.00
Early Bird Camp at Gately 156533CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/07/05 12:30From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 7:30am to 9:45am
Each Tuesday from 7:30am to 9:45am
Each Wednesday from 7:30am to 9:45am
Each Thursday from 7:30am to 9:45am
Each Friday from 7:30am to 9:45am
$22.00
Fun and Games at Gately 156786InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Sports Camp at Gately 158225CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
Teen Camp at Gately 158353CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$119.00

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Description

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.