Loyola Park

  • 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60626 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Mary Hopkins
  • Phone: (773) 262-8605

Located in the East Rogers Park community (adjacent on the west to Sheridan Road, abutting Loyola University’s property to the south, and Lake Michigan on the east), Loyola Park sits on approximately 21.5 acres of land. The large fieldhouse is equipped with two gymnasiums, woodshop, boxing center and clubrooms for rental. Outside, the park offers a senior baseball and a softball field, a two-hoop basketball court, sand volleyball courts, four tennis courts, a playground, as well as a nearly 2/3-mile walking trail along the beautiful beach and Lake Michigan.  Beach season begins the Friday before Memorial Weekend and goes through Labor Day. 

With a great diversity, and quantity, of programs: there’s something for everyone at Loyola Park! Parents will appreciate the opportunity for their tots / preschoolers to increase their socialization skills in programs such as: Preschool, Tot Spot, MightyFitFamily, Saturday Dribblers, Saturday Kickers, Tiny Tot- and Recreational-Tumbling. Loyola Park is one of the sites for the popular Park Kids after school program for youth; Winter- and Spring-Break Camps are available during days when school is out.

Recreation for youth includes: baseball, basketball, boxing, cheerleading, cross-country, and Go Girl Go, gymnastics, hip hop dance, seasonal sports, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball, and wrestling. Pre-Teens and Teens can make new friendships in their age-appropriate clubs. Other teen programs include: baseball, basketball, boxing, cheerleading, drop-in, flag football, Go Girl Go, hip hop dance, soccer, softball, and volleyball. During the summer, Loyola Park offers various camps, in addition to its popular 6-week affordable day camp for youth: Dance Intensive-, Basketball-, Soccer-, Tennis-, Volleyball-, and Play-Camp.

Loyola Park is also noted for its Special Recreation programs for people with disabilities—including training for Special Olympics, after school Park Kids, summer camp for children and teens.

Adults and/or seniors are not forgotten; they can enjoy low-impact aerobics, conditioning, cross-training, yoga, boxing, and volleyball.Tae Kwon Do is an all-ages class offered through a partnership.

On the cultural side, Loyola Park offers arts & crafts and woodcraft. The park has Art Partnership who bring their talents to the community.  Barrel of Monkey's offers writing and improv workshops for children and Full Effect offers Hip Hop Dance classes.

Loyola Park is the home of artist Lynn Takata’s “Windform”: a 100’ long abstract concrete sculpture, which is meant to represent the movement of the water--and provides areas for patrons to sit and enjoy the lake, as well as slopes for children to climb and play on.

Loyola Park hosts a bounty of annual special events: the autumn Boxing Show and Halloween Party, Black History Month Celebration, Family Valentine Dance, Earth Day Park Clean-up, Easter Egg Hunt, Gym Showcase, and the Father’s Day-weekend Artists of the Wall Festival.

History

Loyola Park was the sole park created by the North Shore Park District, one of 22 independent park boards consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Unlike most of these park boards, the North Shore District, formed in 1900, was at first interested only in enhancing the area through boulevard improvements along Sheridan Road, Pratt Boulevard, and Ashland Avenue. By 1905, however, public pressure had prompted the district to consider park development. The district spent several years mulling its options. Finally, in 1909, at the urging of the Rogers Park Woman's Club, the North Shore District determined to concentrate its resources on purchasing land for a single beachfront park and boating basin known as North Shore Park. Shortly thereafter, noted landscape architect and engineer O.C. Simonds developed plans for a pier at the site, but these were never realized. By 1917, the North Shore District had acquired more than nine acres of lakeshore property. A small fieldhouse, built in 1923, soon provided game and club rooms. Playfields were flooded for ice skating in winter; in 1929, the local American Legion post erected a shelter house for skaters. Several years after the Chicago Park District took over in 1934, local residents asked that North Shore Park be renamed. The park district agreed, and held a contest to choose a new name. Neighborhood residents favored the name Loyola Park, for nearby Loyola University. The Jesuits began to develop this important Rogers Park institution in 1906, when they purchased a 20-acre site between Devon and Loyola Avenues. During the 1930s, the university raised its neighborhood profile substantially by constructing a number of dramatic Art Deco buildings, including the Madonna della Strada Chapel. Around 1950, the Chicago Park District more than doubled the size of Loyola Park and built a new fieldhouse with an adjacent grandstand. Another half-acrewas added1971, bringing the size ofLoyola Park to more than 21.5 acres.

Parking/Directions

Parking is located at Lunt Avenue & Sheridan Road and Touhy Avenue & Shereidan Road (both east of Sheridan Road). Free parking from 7 p.m. until 9 a.m. $1 per hour from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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

Loyola North Diamond

Loyola North Diamond

Location: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola South Diamond

Loyola South Diamond

Location: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola Basketball Court

Loyola Basketball Court

Location: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola Beach

Loyola Beach

Location: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. (Greenleaf Ave. @ Lake Michigan)

Notes: No distance swimming is available, see Leone Beach for info on nearest distance swimming.

Loyola Boxing Gym

Loyola Boxing Gym

Location: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola Hedge Garden

Loyola Hedge Garden

Location: 1200 W. Morse Ave.

Notes: Community Garden - Loyola Hedge Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

Morse Ave. Circles

Morse Ave. Circles

Location: 1200 W. Morse Ave.

Notes: Community Garden - Morse Ave. Circles

Descriptors: Ornamental

Loyola Beach - Heartland Holdings

Loyola Beach - Heartland Holdings

Location: 1230 W. Greenleaf

Notes:

www.heartlandcafe.com

Loyola Dune Habitat

Loyola Dune Habitat

Location: Morse Ave. to Farwell Ave. on Lake Michigan beach

Notes: Dune Restoration Site

Loyola Fieldhouse

Loyola Fieldhouse

Location: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola Fitness

Loyola Fitness

Location: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola Gymnasium

Loyola Gymnasium

Location: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola Auditorium

Loyola Auditorium

Location: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Notes: 150 seating capacity on folding chairs

Loyola Clubroom

Loyola Clubroom

Location: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola Paths

Loyola Paths

Location: Touhy Ave. to Pratt Ave. along lakefront

Loyola Playground

Loyola Playground

Location: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola Tennis Court

Loyola Tennis Court

Location: Farwell Ave. & Lake Michigan

Loyola Beach Volleyball

Loyola Beach Volleyball

Location: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola Woodshop

Loyola Woodshop

Location: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Loyola 83637Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 20CoedFrom July 5, 2014 to September 27, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 10pm
Free
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise (Special Recreation) at Loyola 91855InstructionAquatics - FitnessAnyCoedFrom October 22, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$7.00
Ballet - Beginner at Loyola 110201InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$10.00
Barrel of Monkeys at Loyola 92144InstructionCulture and Arts - Creative WritingAt least 7 but less than 14CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 17, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 13, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Free
Barrel of Monkeys at Loyola 92144InstructionCulture and Arts - Creative WritingAt least 7 but less than 14CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 17, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 13, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Free
Basketball - Open at Loyola 92208OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$20.00
Basketball at Loyola 92299InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to October 7, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
Basketball League at Loyola 92370Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom October 11, 2014 to March 14, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 1pm
From October 11, 2014 to March 14, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 2pm
$50.00
Basketball League at Loyola 92370Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom October 11, 2014 to March 14, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 1pm
From October 11, 2014 to March 14, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 2pm
$50.00
Basketball League at Loyola 112044Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 15CoedFrom October 11, 2014 to March 14, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
From October 11, 2014 to March 14, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$50.00
Basketball League at Loyola 112044Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 15CoedFrom October 11, 2014 to March 14, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
From October 11, 2014 to March 14, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$50.00
Bitty Basketball at Loyola 92415InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 6, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
$20.00
Bocce (Special Recreation) at Loyola 92442InstructionSports - Bocce18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to October 15, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$8.00
Boxing at Loyola 92486InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$41.00
Boxing at Loyola 92487InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Free
Boxing at Loyola 92488InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 19CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Free
Cheerleading - Recreational at Loyola 92571InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 15CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 31, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
$8.00
Conditioning at Loyola 92613InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Free
Conditioning at Loyola 110199InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 20CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to October 16, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Free
Cross Country at Loyola 92650InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 17CoedFrom August 26, 2014 to October 7, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$8.00
Flag Football (Special Recreation) at Loyola 92867InstructionSports - Football18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 31, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
$8.00
Flag Football at Loyola 92889InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 18CoedFrom September 9, 2014 to October 21, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Free
Floor Hockey at Loyola 92939InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 11CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$9.00
Floor Hockey at Loyola 92940InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 11 but less than 16CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$9.00
Inner City Flag Football at Loyola 93393InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13MaleFrom September 13, 2014 to November 1, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 1pm
Free
Inner City Flag Football at Loyola 93392InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13FemaleFrom September 13, 2014 to November 1, 2014
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 3pm
Free
Kiddie College at Loyola 93498InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$30.00
Lacrosse at Loyola 110200InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 9 but less than 15CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
$10.00
Little Artists at Loyola 93716InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$24.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Loyola 93722InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$63.00
Music and Movement at Loyola 93908InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 31, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
$20.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Loyola 94068InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 19, 2014
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
$81.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Loyola 94133Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15CoedFrom 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
$243.00
Park Kids (Spec Rec) - Fall Session at Loyola 94020InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 19CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to October 24, 2014
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
From November 3, 2014 to December 12, 2014
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:
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
$76.00
Park Kids (Spec Rec) Fall Winter Spring at Loyola 94023Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 19CoedFrom September 15, 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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
$228.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Loyola 94230InstructionSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$7.00
Recreational Tumbling at Loyola 94277InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 31, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
$10.00
Recreational Tumbling at Loyola 94278InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 31, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
$8.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Loyola 94655InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 17CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Free
Soccer (Special Recreation) at Loyola 94549InstructionSports - Soccer18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
$8.00
Soccer at Loyola 94574InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 11CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to October 22, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$9.00
Soccer at Loyola 94575InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 11 but less than 16CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to October 22, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$9.00
Soccer at Loyola 94573InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 6, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11am
$20.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Loyola 94609InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$7.00
Tae Kwon Do Partnership at Loyola 94766PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-Defense8 and upCoedFrom October 2, 2014 to October 30, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$60.00
Team Tumbling at Loyola 94827InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom November 5, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$5.00
Teen Club at Loyola 94851OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 18CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Free
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 95229InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
$10.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 95230InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
$10.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 95231InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$10.00
Tot Spot at Loyola 95272OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3m but less than 4CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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:
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
$40.00
Volleyball at Loyola 95398InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 17CoedFrom November 4, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
$9.00
Weaving - Open Studio at Loyola 95455OpenCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11am to 4pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 4pm
$71.00
Weightlifting - Open at Loyola 95459OpenSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
$18.00
Windy City Hoops Basketball at Loyola 95480Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom August 29, 2014 to December 27, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 11pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 11pm
Free
Woodcraft at Loyola 95518InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$60.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 95516InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 6 but less than 10CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$10.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 95517InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 10 but less than 18CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$10.00
Wrestling at Loyola 95531InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
$10.00
Yoga at Loyola 95551InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11am
$63.00

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Located in the East Rogers Park community (adjacent on the west to Sheridan Road, abutting Loyola University’s property to the south, and Lake Michigan on the east), Loyola Park sits on approximately 21.5 acres of land. The large fieldhouse is equipped with two gymnasiums, woodshop, boxing center and clubrooms for rental. Outside, the park offers a senior baseball and a softball field, a two-hoop basketball court, sand volleyball courts, four tennis courts, a playground, as well as a nearly 2/3-mile walking trail along the beautiful beach and Lake Michigan.  Beach season begins the Friday before Memorial Weekend and goes through Labor Day. 

With a great diversity, and quantity, of programs: there’s something for everyone at Loyola Park! Parents will appreciate the opportunity for their tots / preschoolers to increase their socialization skills in programs such as: Preschool, Tot Spot, MightyFitFamily, Saturday Dribblers, Saturday Kickers, Tiny Tot- and Recreational-Tumbling. Loyola Park is one of the sites for the popular Park Kids after school program for youth; Winter- and Spring-Break Camps are available during days when school is out.

Recreation for youth includes: baseball, basketball, boxing, cheerleading, cross-country, and Go Girl Go, gymnastics, hip hop dance, seasonal sports, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball, and wrestling. Pre-Teens and Teens can make new friendships in their age-appropriate clubs. Other teen programs include: baseball, basketball, boxing, cheerleading, drop-in, flag football, Go Girl Go, hip hop dance, soccer, softball, and volleyball. During the summer, Loyola Park offers various camps, in addition to its popular 6-week affordable day camp for youth: Dance Intensive-, Basketball-, Soccer-, Tennis-, Volleyball-, and Play-Camp.

Loyola Park is also noted for its Special Recreation programs for people with disabilities—including training for Special Olympics, after school Park Kids, summer camp for children and teens.

Adults and/or seniors are not forgotten; they can enjoy low-impact aerobics, conditioning, cross-training, yoga, boxing, and volleyball.Tae Kwon Do is an all-ages class offered through a partnership.

On the cultural side, Loyola Park offers arts & crafts and woodcraft. The park has Art Partnership who bring their talents to the community.  Barrel of Monkey's offers writing and improv workshops for children and Full Effect offers Hip Hop Dance classes.

Loyola Park is the home of artist Lynn Takata’s “Windform”: a 100’ long abstract concrete sculpture, which is meant to represent the movement of the water--and provides areas for patrons to sit and enjoy the lake, as well as slopes for children to climb and play on.

Loyola Park hosts a bounty of annual special events: the autumn Boxing Show and Halloween Party, Black History Month Celebration, Family Valentine Dance, Earth Day Park Clean-up, Easter Egg Hunt, Gym Showcase, and the Father’s Day-weekend Artists of the Wall Festival.

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FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 1
Baseball Field 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 1
Basketball Court - Outdoor 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 1
Beach 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. (Greenleaf Ave. @ Lake Michigan) 1 No distance swimming is available, see Leone Beach for info on nearest distance swimming.
Boxing Gym 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 1
Community Gardens 1200 W. Morse Ave. Ornamental 1 Community Garden - Loyola Hedge Garden
Community Gardens 1200 W. Morse Ave. Ornamental 1 Community Garden - Morse Ave. Circles
Concessions Loyola Beach, 1230 W. Greenleaf 0

www.heartlandcafe.com

Dune Habitat Morse Ave. to Farwell Ave. on Lake Michigan beach 1 Dune Restoration Site
Fieldhouse 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 0
Fitness Courses 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 2
Meeting/Event Space 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 2 150 seating capacity on folding chairs
Meeting/Event Space 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 3
Paths and Trails Touhy Ave. to Pratt Ave. along lakefront 1
Playgrounds 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 1
Tennis Courts Farwell Ave. & Lake Michigan 4
Volleyball Courts - Outdoor 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 2
Woodshops 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 1
Loyola Park was the sole park created by the North Shore Park District, one of 22 independent park boards consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Unlike most of these park boards, the North Shore District, formed in 1900, was at first interested only in enhancing the area through boulevard improvements along Sheridan Road, Pratt Boulevard, and Ashland Avenue. By 1905, however, public pressure had prompted the district to consider park development. The district spent several years mulling its options. Finally, in 1909, at the urging of the Rogers Park Woman's Club, the North Shore District determined to concentrate its resources on purchasing land for a single beachfront park and boating basin known as North Shore Park. Shortly thereafter, noted landscape architect and engineer O.C. Simonds developed plans for a pier at the site, but these were never realized. By 1917, the North Shore District had acquired more than nine acres of lakeshore property. A small fieldhouse, built in 1923, soon provided game and club rooms. Playfields were flooded for ice skating in winter; in 1929, the local American Legion post erected a shelter house for skaters. Several years after the Chicago Park District took over in 1934, local residents asked that North Shore Park be renamed. The park district agreed, and held a contest to choose a new name. Neighborhood residents favored the name Loyola Park, for nearby Loyola University. The Jesuits began to develop this important Rogers Park institution in 1906, when they purchased a 20-acre site between Devon and Loyola Avenues. During the 1930s, the university raised its neighborhood profile substantially by constructing a number of dramatic Art Deco buildings, including the Madonna della Strada Chapel. Around 1950, the Chicago Park District more than doubled the size of Loyola Park and built a new fieldhouse with an adjacent grandstand. Another half-acrewas added1971, bringing the size ofLoyola Park to more than 21.5 acres.
Parking is located at Lunt Avenue & Sheridan Road and Touhy Avenue & Shereidan Road (both east of Sheridan Road). Free parking from 7 p.m. until 9 a.m. $1 per hour from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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