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

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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
Adaptive Boccia at Loyola 204828InstructionSports - Bocce18 and upCoed2017/09/12 18:30From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$0
Ballet - Beginner at Loyola 205134InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 8Coed2017/09/14 20:45From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$14.00
Ballet - Intermediate at Loyola 205810InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$14.00
Barrel of Monkeys Partnership at Loyola 205159PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Creative WritingAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2017/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2017 to November 20, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
$0
Barrel of Monkeys Partnership at Loyola 224248PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Creative WritingAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2017/12/04 22:00From December 4, 2017 to February 26, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, December 25, 2017
Monday, January 1, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
$0
Basketball - Open at Loyola 205240OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/13 17:30From September 13, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$24.00
Basketball League at Loyola 205402Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/30 14:00From September 30, 2017 to March 10, 2018
Each Saturday from 9am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Saturday, March 3, 2018
$55.00
Basketball League at Loyola 205403Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 15Female2017/10/07 16:00From October 7, 2017 to March 10, 2018
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
$55.00
Basketball League at Loyola 205404Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Male2017/10/07 16:00From October 7, 2017 to March 10, 2018
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
$55.00
Basketball League at Loyola 205401Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 15Male2017/10/07 18:00From October 7, 2017 to March 10, 2018
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
$55.00
Bitty Basketball at Loyola 205501InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/09 14:15From September 9, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
$24.00
Boxing at Loyola 205562InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/09/12 00:30From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$45.00
Boxing at Loyola 205563InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$0
Boxing at Loyola 205564InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$0
Boys Mentoring Program at Loyola 205579InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 13 but less than 19Male2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Loyola 205658InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 18, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
$14.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Loyola 205657InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 16Coed2017/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, September 22, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$14.00
Conditioning at Loyola 205713InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 17:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$0
Dance - Modern at Loyola 224251InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2017/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$28.00
Floor Hockey at Loyola 206093InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$12.00
Floor Hockey at Loyola 206094InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2017/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$12.00
Inner City Flag Football at Loyola 206368InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2017/09/16 14:30From September 16, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 1pm
$0
Kiddie College at Loyola 206473InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 17:30From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$38.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Loyola 206519InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2017/11/02 00:00From November 1, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$11.00
Little Artists at Loyola 206732InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 16:15From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$27.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Loyola 206751InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/09/14 00:30From September 13, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$68.00
Music and Movement at Loyola 206901InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 16:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 20, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$24.00
Park Kids - Fall at Loyola 207098InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 22, 2017
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
$89.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Loyola 207171Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to June 18, 2018$267.00
Park Kids (Spec Rec) - Fall at Loyola 207053InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 19Coed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
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 23, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$84.00
Park Kids (Spec Rec) - Fall Winter Spr at Loyola 208769Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 19Coed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to June 8, 2018$252.00
Recreational Tumbling at Loyola 207317InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 20:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, September 22, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$14.00
Recreational Tumbling at Loyola 207318InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, September 22, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$12.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Loyola 207521InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
$0
Soccer at Loyola 207689InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/09 15:15From September 9, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11am
$24.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Loyola 207751InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2017/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$11.00
Special Olympics Flag Football at Loyola 207765InstructionSports - Football18 and upCoed2017/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$11.00
Special Olympics Powerlifting at Loyola 207772InstructionSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
$11.00
Special Olympics Soccer at Loyola 207792InstructionSports - Soccer18 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$12.00
Tae Kwon Do Partnership at Loyola 207910PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-Defense8 and upCoed2017/10/05 23:00From October 5, 2017 to October 26, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$60.00
Team Tumbling at Loyola 207965InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/11/01 22:00From November 1, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Club at Loyola 207991OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 18Coed2017/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 208253InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 15:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$14.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 208254InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 16:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$14.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 208255InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2017/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$14.00
Tot Spot at Loyola 208293OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3m but less than 4Coed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
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 9, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$44.00
Volleyball at Loyola 208447InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2017/11/07 22:00From November 7, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Weaving Open Studio at Loyola 208514OpenCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/09/13 16:00From September 13, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to 4pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 4pm
$77.00
Weightlifting - Open at Loyola 208519OpenWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to December 8, 2017
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 23, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$22.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Loyola 208533Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 16, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 10pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Loyola 208569CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/12/26 15:00From December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$28.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 208621InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/09/12 22:30From September 12, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$65.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 208619InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 28, 2017
$14.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 208620InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 11 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 28, 2017
$14.00
Wrestling at Loyola 208633InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$14.00
Yoga at Loyola 208660InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/16 14:30From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11am
$39.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Loyola 213356InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
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, January 15, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
Friday, February 2, 2018
$89.00
Park Kids (Spec Rec) - Winter at Loyola 213311InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 19Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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, January 15, 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
Friday, February 2, 2018
$84.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Loyola 219283InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2018/03/26 20:00From March 26, 2018 to June 19, 2018
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
$89.00
Park Kids (Spec Rec) - Spring at Loyola 219239InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 19Coed2018/04/02 20:00From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
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
$84.00

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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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