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

Descriptors: Ornamental

Morse Ave. Circles

Morse Ave. Circles

Location Notes: 1200 W. Morse Ave.

Notes: Community Garden - Morse Ave. Circles

Descriptors: Ornamental

Loyola Beach - Heartland Holdings

Loyola Beach - Heartland Holdings

Location: 1230 W. Greenleaf

Hours:

Phone: (773)465-8005

Notes:

www.heartlandcafe.com

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 Playground

Location Notes: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

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.

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

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 151310InstructionSports - Bocce18 and upCoed2015/10/18 19:30From October 18, 2015 to February 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball League at Loyola 125481Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/10/10 14:00From October 10, 2015 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 11am
$51.00
Basketball League at Loyola 146981Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Male2015/10/10 16:00From October 10, 2015 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$51.00
Basketball League at Loyola 146980Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 15Female2015/10/10 16:00From October 10, 2015 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$51.00
Basketball League at Loyola 125480Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 15Male2015/10/10 18:00From October 10, 2015 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$51.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Loyola 127440Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/09/08 20:00From September 8, 2015 to June 10, 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
$249.00
Park Kids (Spec Rec) - Fall Winter Spr at Loyola 127309Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 19Coed2015/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2015 to June 10, 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
$234.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Loyola 136459InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Arts & Crafts at Loyola 136458InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoed2016/01/07 20:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Ballet - Beginner at Loyola 136513InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Ballet - Beginner at Loyola 150042InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/01/07 23:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Barrel of Monkeys Partnership at Loyola 136536PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Creative WritingAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2015/12/07 22:00From December 7, 2015 to February 29, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Loyola 136602OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/01/06 18:30From January 6, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$21.00
Bitty Basketball at Loyola 136864InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 15:15From January 9, 2016 to March 5, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
$21.00
Boxing at Loyola 136950InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/01/05 01:30From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$42.00
Boxing at Loyola 136951InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Boxing at Loyola 136952InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 20Coed2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Loyola 150043InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/04 22:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 18, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
$9.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Loyola 137041InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2016/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 12, 2016
$9.00
Conditioning at Loyola 137097InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/05 18:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Dance - Modern at Loyola 150974InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2016/01/06 16:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
$25.00
Gymnastics at Loyola 137501InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 12, 2016
$9.00
Inner City Basketball at Loyola 137739Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2016/02/11 22:00From February 11, 2016 to March 31, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Inner City Basketball at Loyola 137738Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Female2016/02/12 22:00From February 12, 2016 to April 1, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Kiddie College at Loyola 137829InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 18:30From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 18, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
$31.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Loyola 137875InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2016/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$8.00
Little Artists at Loyola 138065InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 17:15From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 11:45am
$25.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Loyola 150045InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/01/05 01:30From January 4, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$64.00
Music and Movement at Loyola 138228InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 17:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 11:15am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 12, 2016
$21.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Loyola 138396InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/01/04 21:00From January 4, 2016 to March 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, January 18, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
$73.00
Park Kids (Spec Rec) - Winter Session at Loyola 138350InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 19Coed2016/01/04 21:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 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
$78.00
Recreational Tumbling at Loyola 138556InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 12, 2016
$11.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Loyola 138732InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
$0
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Loyola 138887InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Loyola 138888InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 16Coed2016/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$10.00
Soccer - 3 on 3 League at Loyola 138956Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/07 01:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$6.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Loyola 138967InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2016/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$8.00
Special Olympics Basketball at Loyola 138973InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 12, 2016
$9.00
Special Olympics Powerlifting at Loyola 138974InstructionSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoed2016/01/05 00:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 18, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
$8.00
Special Olympics Snowshoeing at Loyola 150883InstructionSports - Special Olympics18 and upCoed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 18, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
$8.00
Team Gymnastics at Loyola 139101InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/02/01 23:30From February 1, 2016 to March 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 15, 2016
$0
Teen Club at Loyola 139155OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 18Coed2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 18, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
$0
Teen Leadership Club at Loyola 150973InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/01/06 21:00From January 6, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 139461InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2016/01/05 16:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11am
$11.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 139462InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2016/01/05 17:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 11:45am
$11.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 139463InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2016/01/07 16:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11am
$11.00
Tot Spot at Loyola 139501OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3m but less than 4Coed2016/01/04 16:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 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, January 18, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
$41.00
Volleyball - Open at Loyola 150972OpenSports - Volleyball16 and upCoed2016/01/05 01:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:45pm
$20.00
Volleyball at Loyola 139638InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$10.00
Weaving Open Studio at Loyola 139697OpenCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/01/06 17:00From January 6, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to 4pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 4pm
$72.00
Weightlifting - Open at Loyola 139704OpenSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2016 to March 11, 2016
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
$19.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Loyola 139712Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 21Coed2016/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2016 to March 26, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 10pm
$0
Woodcraft at Loyola 139744InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2016/01/05 23:30From January 5, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$61.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 139742InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/01/09 19:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$11.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 139743InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 11 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$11.00
Wrestling at Loyola 139755InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
$11.00
Yoga at Loyola 139775InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11am
$36.00

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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.

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

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