Loyola Park

  • 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60626 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Mary Hopkins
  • Park 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

Metered parking is available in two nearby lots.  Get rates and additional information.

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

Loyola North Diamond

Loyola North Diamond

Location Notes: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola South Diamond

Loyola South Diamond

Location Notes: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola Basketball Court

Loyola Basketball Court

Location Notes: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola Beach

Loyola Beach

Location Notes: 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 Notes: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola Hedge Garden

Loyola Hedge Garden

Location Notes: 1200 W. Morse Ave.

Notes: Community Garden - Loyola Hedge Garden

Morse Ave. Circles

Morse Ave. Circles

Location Notes: 1200 W. Morse Ave.

Notes: Community Garden - Morse Ave. Circles

Loyola Beach - Heartland Holdings

Loyola Beach - Heartland Holdings

Location: 1230 W. Greenleaf

Hours:

Phone: (773)465-8005

Notes:

www.heartlandcafe.com

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

Loyola Dune Habitat

Loyola Dune Habitat

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

Notes: Dune Restoration Site

Loyola Fieldhouse

Loyola Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Hours: , ,

Loyola Fitness

Loyola Fitness

Location Notes: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola Gymnasium

Loyola Gymnasium

Location Notes: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola Auditorium

Loyola Auditorium

Location Notes: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Notes: 150 seating capacity on folding chairs

Loyola Clubroom

Loyola Clubroom

Location Notes: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola Paths

Loyola Paths

Location Notes: Touhy Ave. to Pratt Ave. along lakefront

Loyola Playground

Loyola PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Fall 2016, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Loyola Tennis Court

Loyola Tennis Court

Location Notes: Farwell Ave. & Lake Michigan

Loyola Beach Volleyball

Loyola Beach Volleyball

Location Notes: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Loyola Woodshop

Loyola Woodshop

Location Notes: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Events

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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
Baseball Little League at Loyola 178512Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/22 22:30From April 22, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 10pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 3pm
$74.00
Baseball Little League at Loyola 178513Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/23 00:45From April 22, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 9:45pm
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 9:45pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$74.00
T-Ball at Loyola 181270InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/22 14:00From April 22, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 1pm
$54.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Loyola 195319InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/12 21:30From June 12, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball at Loyola 195403InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/06/21 23:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$13.00
Basketball at Loyola 195404InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2017/06/22 00:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$13.00
Basketball Camp at Loyola 195412CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/08/07 18:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$23.00
Boxing at Loyola 195463InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/06/20 00:30From June 19, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$45.00
Boxing at Loyola 195464InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Boxing at Loyola 195465InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/06/20 22:00From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Cheerleading Camp at Loyola 195507CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/08/14 17:00From August 14, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$23.00
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Loyola 195579CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Each Friday from 9am to 4pm
$239.00
Day Camp at Loyola 195650CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$265.00
Early Bird Camp at Loyola 195771CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$44.00
Extended Camp at Loyola 195854CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 20:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$88.00
Inner City Baseball - RBI Jr. at Loyola 196238Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/06/06 21:00From June 6, 2017 to July 20, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8:30pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - RBI Sr. at Loyola 196241Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 16 but less than 19Coed2017/06/09 21:00From June 9, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 8:30pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Loyola 196250Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:30From June 26, 2017 to August 9, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 3pm
$0
Low Impact Aerobics at Loyola 196635InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/06/22 00:30From June 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$68.00
Play Camp at Loyola 196824CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$76.00
Soccer Camp at Loyola 197028CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/08/07 14:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$23.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Loyola 197041InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2017/07/11 22:00From July 11, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$11.00
Sports Camp (Special Recreation) at Loyola 197049CampsCamps - Sports8 and upCoed2017/08/08 22:00From August 8, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$11.00
Teen Camp at Loyola 197204CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/06/27 15:00From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
$130.00
Tumbling Camp at Loyola 197488CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/08/14 14:30From August 14, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$23.00
Volleyball Camp at Loyola 197598CampsCamps - SportsAt least 11 but less than 17Coed2017/08/14 19:30From August 14, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Weaving Open Studio at Loyola 197603OpenCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/06/21 16:00From June 21, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to 4pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 4pm
$77.00
Weightlifting - Open at Loyola 197605OpenWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
$21.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Loyola 197613Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 20Coed2017/06/30 23:00From June 30, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 10pm
$0
Woodcraft at Loyola 197621InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/06/20 22:30From June 20, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$65.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 197622InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/06/24 18:30From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$13.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 197623InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 11 but less than 18Coed2017/06/24 20:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$13.00
Yoga at Loyola 197644InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/24 14:30From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Saturday, August 5, 2017
$39.00

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Description

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.

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.

Metered parking is available in two nearby lots.  Get rates and additional information.

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