Lake Shore Park

  • 808 N. Lake Shore Dr.   Chicago, Illinois 60611 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Juan "Dan" Puente
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7891
Track closed for resurfacing. - The track at Lake Shore Park is currently closed for re-surfacing. The finished product will be a tremendous park improvement. Thank you for your patience.

Located in the Near North Community Area also called Streeterville, Lake Shore Park totals [5.79] acres. Amenities include extensive outdoor recreational opportunities in this densely populated community, including tennis courts, a quarter mile soft surface running track, softball diamonds and a playground. Inside it offers a full-size gymnasium, a fitness center and meeting rooms available for rent.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play seasonal sports at the facility. After school 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, Lake Shore Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Movies and concerts.

Can you believe Lake Shore Park sits atop what were originally the sand dunes of Lake Michigan? Today, Lake Shore Park offers extensive outdoor recreational opportunities in this densely populated community, including tennis courts, a quarter mile soft surface running track, softball diamonds and a playground. Inside we offer a full-size gymnasium, a fitness center and meeting rooms available for rent.

History

Lake Shore Park was planned for years before development beganby the Lincoln Park Commission just before 1900. The Lincoln Park Commission was one of three Chicago park boards created by the Illinois state legislature in 1869. Twenty years later, the legislature gave a section of accumulating duneland north of Chicago Avenue to the park commission. The City of Chicago challenged the commission's ownership, but the matter was resolved in the commission's favor in 1895. Shortly thereafter, plans were drawn for what was initially known as Chicago Avenue Park. In 1897, the commission began stabilizing and expanding the site with landfill, a process that would continue for many years. Landscape improvements began in 1900. In 1907, the Lincoln Park Commission agreed to expand the park by improving city land just west of the park. At the time, the Lincoln Park Commission was a leader in a national movement toward neighborhood parks. The commission's efforts included Seward and Stanton parks, developed during the same period. In 1908, the commission officially named the expanded property Lake Shore Playground, in recognition of its location. A shelter house was erected, and outdoor recreational facilities installed. By 1915, the city had reclaimed its land, transferring it to the State of Illinois for an armory. The commission completely redesigned the remaining parkland in the following years. Demolishing the original shelter house, the commission constructed a new brick fieldhouse. The 1916 fieldhouse sat at the east end of the park, facing Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan. A running track, baseball diamond, and tennis courts stretched to the west. The Chicago Park District took control of Lake Shore Park in 1934, when the 22 city park districts were consolidated into a single unified district. In 1963, the park district dismantled the 1916 structure and built yet another fieldhouse on the park's eastern border. The armory to the west was demolished in the 1990s, and Lake Shore Park is now bordered by the stepped terraces of the new Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by Josef Paul Kleihues.

Parking/Directions

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

Lake Shore Softball Diamond

Lake Shore Softball Diamond

Location Notes: 808 N. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago IL 60611

Lake Shore Park

Lake Shore Park

Location Notes: 808 N. Lake Shore Dr.

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

Lake Shore Fieldhouse

Lake Shore Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 808 N. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago IL 60611

Hours: ,

Lake Shore Fitness Center

Lake Shore Fitness Center

Location Notes: 808 N. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago IL 60611

Notes: M-F 8am-10:30pm, Sat & Sun 9am-8:30pm ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership

Lake Shore Gymnasium

Lake Shore Gymnasium

Location Notes: 808 N. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago IL 60611

Lake Shore Clubroom

Lake Shore Clubroom

Location Notes: 808 N. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago IL 60611

Lake Shore Playground

Lake Shore Playground

Location Notes: 808 N. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago IL 60611

Lake Shore Running Track

Lake Shore Running Track

Location Notes: 808 N. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago IL 60611

Lake Shore Tennis Court

Lake Shore Tennis Court

Location Notes: 808 N. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago IL 60611

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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, Winter, Spring at Lake Shore 94129Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/02 20:00From September 2, 2014 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$480.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Lake Shore 105008InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 17:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$51.00
Basketball - Open at Lake Shore 105250OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/04/05 19:30From April 5, 2015 to June 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$51.00
Basketball - Open at Lake Shore 105251OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2015/03/31 17:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1:15pm
$51.00
Basketball - Open at Lake Shore 129775OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Boot Camp at Lake Shore 105464InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/30 22:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$51.00
Boot Camp at Lake Shore 105465InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/02 22:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$51.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Lake Shore 129768InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 8 but less than 13Female2015/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$21.00
Conditioning at Lake Shore 105640InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 17:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$51.00
Conditioning at Lake Shore 129769InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 13:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 8am to 8:45am
$51.00
Fit & Strong at Lake Shore 105852InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/31 15:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$51.00
Fit & Strong at Lake Shore 105853InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/02 15:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$51.00
Kettlebells at Lake Shore 105619InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/31 22:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$51.00
Lacrosse at Lake Shore 129773InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2015/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Little Artists at Lake Shore 105109InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
$51.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Lake Shore 106687InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/01 15:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am
$51.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Lake Shore 106686InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$51.00
Music and Movement at Lake Shore 106625InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 10:45am
$51.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Lake Shore 106982InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 17, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, April 6, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
$163.00
Pilates at Lake Shore 107043InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/30 17:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$51.00
Pilates at Lake Shore 107042InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$51.00
Recreational Tumbling at Lake Shore 107124InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/04/04 14:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$51.00
Seasonal Sports at Lake Shore 107702InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 20:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$51.00
Seasonal Sports at Lake Shore 107241InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$41.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Lake Shore 107467InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/09 21:30From April 9, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
T-Ball at Lake Shore 129772InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2015/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$51.00
T-Ball at Lake Shore 107703InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/04/04 16:15From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:15am to Noon
$51.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Lake Shore 108109InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$51.00
Track & Field at Lake Shore 108201InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Weightlifting at Lake Shore 108343InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/31 17:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
$51.00
Weightlifting at Lake Shore 108344InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$51.00
Yoga/Pilates at Lake Shore 107636InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/04/08 22:30From April 8, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$51.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball at Lake Shore 118170InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/06/14 19:30From June 14, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$51.00
Conditioning at Lake Shore 118290InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/16 13:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8am to 8:45am
$51.00
Conditioning at Lake Shore 118291InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/18 13:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 8am to 8:45am
$51.00
Day Camp at Lake Shore 118399CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 3, 2015
$545.00
Early Bird Camp at Lake Shore 118521CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$92.00
Extended Camp at Lake Shore 118602CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 20:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$184.00
Late Summer Camp at Lake Shore 132437CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/24 13:30From August 24, 2015 to September 4, 2015
Each Monday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
$204.00
Late Summer Camp at Lake Shore 132438CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/24 13:30From August 24, 2015 to August 28, 2015
Each Monday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
$102.00
Leadership Camp at Lake Shore 119478CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/29 13:30From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8:30am to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 8:30am to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 8:30am to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm
$102.00
Sports Camp at Lake Shore 121077CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 13:30From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Monday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
$102.00
Tennis at Lake Shore 121282InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/06/19 21:30From June 19, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 3, 2015
$66.00
Tennis at Lake Shore 121283InstructionSports - Tennis18 and upCoed2015/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$77.00
Tennis at Lake Shore 121284InstructionSports - Tennis18 and upCoed2015/06/20 00:00From June 19, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$77.00
Tennis Camp at Lake Shore 121301CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to July 10, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 3, 2015
$66.00
Tennis Camp at Lake Shore 121302CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/07/13 15:00From July 13, 2015 to July 24, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$66.00
Tennis Camp at Lake Shore 131446CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/07/27 15:00From July 27, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$66.00
Tennis Camp at Lake Shore 121303CampsCamps - SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to July 10, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$41.00
Tennis Camp at Lake Shore 121304CampsCamps - SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/07/13 14:00From July 13, 2015 to July 24, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$41.00
Tennis Camp at Lake Shore 121305CampsCamps - SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/30 14:00From June 30, 2015 to July 23, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$66.00
Toddler Camp at Lake Shore 121419CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/07/07 15:30From July 7, 2015 to July 30, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
$82.00

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Located in the Near North Community Area also called Streeterville, Lake Shore Park totals [5.79] acres. Amenities include extensive outdoor recreational opportunities in this densely populated community, including tennis courts, a quarter mile soft surface running track, softball diamonds and a playground. Inside it offers a full-size gymnasium, a fitness center and meeting rooms available for rent.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play seasonal sports at the facility. After school 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, Lake Shore Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Movies and concerts.

Can you believe Lake Shore Park sits atop what were originally the sand dunes of Lake Michigan? Today, Lake Shore Park offers extensive outdoor recreational opportunities in this densely populated community, including tennis courts, a quarter mile soft surface running track, softball diamonds and a playground. Inside we offer a full-size gymnasium, a fitness center and meeting rooms available for rent.

Lake Shore Park was planned for years before development beganby the Lincoln Park Commission just before 1900. The Lincoln Park Commission was one of three Chicago park boards created by the Illinois state legislature in 1869. Twenty years later, the legislature gave a section of accumulating duneland north of Chicago Avenue to the park commission. The City of Chicago challenged the commission's ownership, but the matter was resolved in the commission's favor in 1895. Shortly thereafter, plans were drawn for what was initially known as Chicago Avenue Park. In 1897, the commission began stabilizing and expanding the site with landfill, a process that would continue for many years. Landscape improvements began in 1900. In 1907, the Lincoln Park Commission agreed to expand the park by improving city land just west of the park. At the time, the Lincoln Park Commission was a leader in a national movement toward neighborhood parks. The commission's efforts included Seward and Stanton parks, developed during the same period. In 1908, the commission officially named the expanded property Lake Shore Playground, in recognition of its location. A shelter house was erected, and outdoor recreational facilities installed. By 1915, the city had reclaimed its land, transferring it to the State of Illinois for an armory. The commission completely redesigned the remaining parkland in the following years. Demolishing the original shelter house, the commission constructed a new brick fieldhouse. The 1916 fieldhouse sat at the east end of the park, facing Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan. A running track, baseball diamond, and tennis courts stretched to the west. The Chicago Park District took control of Lake Shore Park in 1934, when the 22 city park districts were consolidated into a single unified district. In 1963, the park district dismantled the 1916 structure and built yet another fieldhouse on the park's eastern border. The armory to the west was demolished in the 1990s, and Lake Shore Park is now bordered by the stepped terraces of the new Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by Josef Paul Kleihues.

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