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.

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.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Barrel of Monkeys Partnership at Loyola 172012PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Creative WritingAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/12/05 22:00From December 5, 2016 to February 27, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
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
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 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
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
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 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adaptive Boccia at Loyola 187646InstructionSports - Bocce18 and upCoed2017/01/17 19:30From January 17, 2017 to March 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Arts & Crafts at Loyola 171925InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoed2017/01/12 20:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Arts & Crafts at Loyola 171926InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Ballet - Beginner Arts Partner at Loyola 171987InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 8Coed2017/01/12 21:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Basketball - Open at Loyola 187641OpenSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/01/16 20:00January 16, 2017
Monday from 2pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Loyola 187643OpenSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/02/20 20:00February 20, 2017
Monday from 2pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Loyola 172087OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/11 18:30From January 11, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$23.00
Basketball - Open at Loyola 187642OpenSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/02/03 20:00February 3, 2017
Friday from 2pm to 6pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Loyola 172349InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 15:15From January 14, 2017 to March 4, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
$23.00
Boxing at Loyola 172446InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/01/10 01:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$44.00
Boxing at Loyola 172447InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Boxing at Loyola 172448InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 20Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Boys Mentoring Program at Loyola 187648InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 13 but less than 18Male2017/01/14 01:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Loyola 172536InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$11.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Loyola 172535InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 3, 2017
$11.00
Conditioning at Loyola 172592InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Dance - Jazz at Loyola 171988InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2017/01/12 22:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$13.00
Dance - Modern Arts Partner at Loyola 172680InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2017/01/12 16:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
$27.00
Gymnastics at Loyola 173036InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 3, 2017
$11.00
Inner City Basketball at Loyola 173363Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2017/02/16 22:00From February 16, 2017 to April 6, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Kiddie College at Loyola 173447InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$33.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Loyola 173494InstructionAquatics - Lessons8 and upCoed2017/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$10.00
Little Artists at Loyola 173672InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 17:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 11:45am
$27.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Loyola 173687InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/01/12 01:30From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$66.00
Music and Movement at Loyola 173829InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/02/10 17:15From February 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to 11:45am
$23.00
Park Kids - Winter at Loyola 174018InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 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
$86.00
Park Kids (Spec Rec) - Winter at Loyola 173975InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 19Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
$82.00
Park Kids at Loyola 187645InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 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, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
$86.00
Recreational Tumbling at Loyola 174172InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 21:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 3, 2017
$13.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Loyola 174356InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
$0
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Loyola 174486InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Loyola 174487InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00
Soccer - 3 on 3 League at Loyola 174494Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 01:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$8.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Loyola 174571InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$10.00
Special Olympics Basketball at Loyola 174579InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$11.00
Special Olympics Gymnastics at Loyola 187649InstructionGymnastics - Recreational8 and upCoed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 3, 2017
$0
Special Olympics Powerlifting at Loyola 174585InstructionSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$10.00
Special Olympics Snowshoeing at Loyola 174596InstructionSports - Special Olympics8 and upCoed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$10.00
Tae Kwon Do Partnership at Loyola 174707PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-Defense8 and upCoed2017/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2017 to January 26, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$60.00
Team Gymnastics at Loyola 174730InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/01/30 23:30From January 30, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Teen Club at Loyola 174789OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 175109InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2017/02/07 16:30From February 7, 2017 to March 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11am
$13.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 175110InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2017/02/07 17:15From February 7, 2017 to March 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 11:45am
$13.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 175111InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2017/02/09 16:30From February 9, 2017 to March 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11am
$13.00
Tot Spot at Loyola 175151OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3m but less than 4Coed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$43.00
Volleyball - Open at Loyola 175321OpenSports - Volleyball16 and upCoed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$22.00
Volleyball at Loyola 175344InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Weaving Open Studio at Loyola 175397OpenCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to 4pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 4pm
$74.00
Weightlifting - Open at Loyola 175402OpenSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 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
$21.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Loyola 175410Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 21Coed2017/01/14 00:00From January 13, 2017 to March 25, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 10pm
$0
Woodcraft at Loyola 175436InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/01/10 23:30From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$63.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 175434InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/01/14 19:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$13.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 175435InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 11 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 21:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$13.00
Wrestling at Loyola 175450InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/01/12 00:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$13.00
Yoga at Loyola 175474InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/14 15:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11am
$38.00

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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.