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

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.

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. 

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
Adaptive Boccia at Loyola 164802InstructionSports - Bocce18 and upCoed2016/09/20 18:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Arts & Crafts at Loyola 165031InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoed2016/09/22 19:00From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$0
Arts & Crafts at Loyola 165030InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$12.00
Arts & Crafts at Loyola 184604InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 11Coed2016/09/24 17:00From September 24, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$10.00
Arts & Crafts at Loyola 165032InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 11Coed2016/09/24 18:00From September 24, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$7.00
Ballet - Beginner at Loyola 165098InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 8Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$12.00
Barrel of Monkeys Partnership at Loyola 165119PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Creative WritingAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
$0
Basketball - Open at Loyola 165188OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/21 18:00From September 21, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$22.00
Basketball League at Loyola 165340Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/10/08 14:00From October 8, 2016 to March 11, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 11am
$52.00
Basketball League at Loyola 165341Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 15Female2016/10/08 16:00From October 8, 2016 to March 11, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$52.00
Basketball League at Loyola 165342Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Male2016/10/08 16:00From October 8, 2016 to March 11, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$52.00
Basketball League at Loyola 165339Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 15Male2016/10/08 18:00From October 8, 2016 to March 11, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$52.00
Basketball Skills at Loyola 165380InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 16Female2016/09/06 22:30From September 6, 2016 to October 4, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$12.00
Basketball Skills at Loyola 165378InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/07 23:00From September 7, 2016 to October 6, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$12.00
Basketball Skills at Loyola 165379InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2016/09/08 00:00From September 7, 2016 to October 6, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$12.00
Bitty Basketball at Loyola 165418InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/10 14:15From September 10, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
$22.00
Boxing at Loyola 165479InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/09/22 00:30From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$43.00
Boxing at Loyola 165480InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$0
Boxing at Loyola 165481InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$0
Boys Mentoring Program at Loyola 184606InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 13 but less than 19Male2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Loyola 165563InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016
$12.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Loyola 165562InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 16Coed2016/09/23 22:00From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 25, 2016
$10.00
Conditioning at Loyola 165630InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/20 17:00From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$0
Conditioning at Loyola 165629InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 20Coed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to October 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Cross Country at Loyola 165662InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2016/09/01 21:00From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Dance - Ballroom at Loyola 184605InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$26.00
Dance - Jazz at Loyola 165099InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00
Flag Football at Loyola 165940InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 18Coed2016/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Loyola 165984InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$11.00
Floor Hockey at Loyola 165985InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$11.00
Inner City Flag Football at Loyola 166539InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2016/09/17 14:30From September 17, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 1pm
$0
Inner City Flag Football at Loyola 166538InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Female2016/09/17 16:30From September 17, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 4pm
$0
Kiddie College at Loyola 166675InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 17:30From September 19, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
$32.00
Lacrosse at Loyola 166698InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Loyola 166731InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2016/10/27 00:00From October 26, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$9.00
Little Artists at Loyola 166927InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 16:15From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$26.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Loyola 166944InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/09/20 00:30From September 19, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$65.00
Music and Movement at Loyola 167087InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 16:15From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 11:15am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$22.00
Park Kids - Fall at Loyola 167300InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 2016
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, October 10, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$85.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Loyola 167385Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to June 16, 2017$255.00
Park Kids (Spec Rec) - Fall at Loyola 167254InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 19Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
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, October 10, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$80.00
Park Kids (Spec Rec) - Fall Winter Spr at Loyola 167256Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 19Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to June 16, 2017$240.00
Recreational Tumbling at Loyola 167654InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 20:00From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$12.00
Recreational Tumbling at Loyola 167655InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$10.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Loyola 167864InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
$0
Soccer at Loyola 168041InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to October 26, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Soccer at Loyola 168042InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 16Coed2016/09/21 22:00From September 21, 2016 to October 26, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Soccer at Loyola 168040InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/10 15:15From September 10, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11am
$22.00
Soccer League at Loyola 168086Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to October 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
$7.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Loyola 168097InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:30From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$9.00
Special Olympics Bocce at Loyola 168101InstructionSports - Bocce18 and upCoed2016/09/21 23:30From September 21, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$10.00
Special Olympics Flag Football at Loyola 168108InstructionSports - Football18 and upCoed2016/09/23 23:30From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$10.00
Special Olympics Powerlifting at Loyola 168110InstructionSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
$9.00
Special Olympics Soccer at Loyola 168125InstructionSports - Soccer18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$10.00
Tae Kwon Do Partnership at Loyola 168222PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-Defense8 and upCoed2016/10/06 23:00From October 6, 2016 to October 27, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$60.00
Team Tumbling at Loyola 168272InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/10/26 22:00From October 26, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Club at Loyola 168295OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 168713InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11am
$12.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 168714InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 16:15From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 11:45am
$12.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 168715InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2016/09/22 15:30From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$12.00
Tot Spot at Loyola 168753OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3m but less than 4Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to December 2, 2016
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:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$42.00
Volleyball at Loyola 168941InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2016/11/08 22:00From November 8, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Weaving Open Studio at Loyola 169006OpenCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/09/21 16:00From September 21, 2016 to December 3, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to 4pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 4pm
$73.00
Weightlifting - Open at Loyola 169012OpenWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$20.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Loyola 169020Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/09 23:00From September 9, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 10pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Loyola 169042CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/12/27 15:00From December 27, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$27.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 169083InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2016/09/20 22:30From September 20, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 25, 2016
$62.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 169081InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/09/24 18:30From September 24, 2016 to December 3, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$12.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 169082InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 11 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 20:00From September 24, 2016 to December 3, 2016
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$12.00
Wrestling at Loyola 169095InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
$12.00
Yoga at Loyola 169114InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/24 14:30From September 24, 2016 to December 3, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11am
$37.00

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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.

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.

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