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

Parking is located at Lunt Avenue & Sheridan Road and Touhy Avenue & Shereidan Road (both east of Sheridan Road). Free parking from 7 p.m. until 9 a.m. $1 per hour from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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.

Events

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Boxing Show at Loyola

Location: Loyola Park, Chicago, IL  IL

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball Little League at Loyola 105193Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/04/18 22:30From April 18, 2015 to August 8, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 10pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 3pm
$71.00
Baseball Little League at Loyola 105194Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/04/19 00:45From April 18, 2015 to August 8, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 9:45pm
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 9:45pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$71.00
T-Ball at Loyola 107704InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/04/18 14:00From April 18, 2015 to August 8, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 1pm
$51.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Loyola 118084InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/15 21:30From June 15, 2015 to August 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball at Loyola 118171InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/06/17 23:00From June 17, 2015 to August 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$11.00
Basketball at Loyola 118172InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 18Coed2015/06/18 00:00From June 17, 2015 to August 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$11.00
Basketball Camp at Loyola 118182CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/08/10 18:00From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$21.00
Boxing at Loyola 118227InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2015/06/16 00:30From June 15, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$42.00
Boxing at Loyola 118228InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/06/16 21:00From June 16, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Boxing at Loyola 118229InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/06/16 22:00From June 16, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Cheerleading Camp at Loyola 118272CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2015/08/17 17:00From August 17, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$21.00
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Loyola 118338CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Each Friday from 9am to 4pm
$224.00
Day Camp at Loyola 118402CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$240.00
Early Bird Camp at Loyola 118525CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$41.00
Extended Camp at Loyola 118606CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 20:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$82.00
Inner City Baseball - RBI Jr. at Loyola 119171Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/16 19:00From June 16, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 6:30pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - RBI Sr. at Loyola 119180Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 16 but less than 19Coed2015/06/19 20:00From June 19, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 3pm to 7pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Loyola 119189Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/06/15 15:30From June 15, 2015 to August 5, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 3pm
$0
Low Impact Aerobics at Loyola 119706InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/06/17 00:30From June 16, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$64.00
Play Camp at Loyola 120851CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$71.00
Soccer Camp at Loyola 121036CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 14:00From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$21.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Loyola 121051InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2015/07/07 22:00From July 7, 2015 to August 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$9.00
Sports Camp (Special Recreation) at Loyola 121057CampsCamps - Sports8 and upCoed2015/08/11 22:00From August 11, 2015 to August 27, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$9.00
Teen Camp at Loyola 121207CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/30 15:00From June 30, 2015 to August 6, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
$122.00
Tumbling Camp at Loyola 121430CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2015/08/17 14:30From August 17, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$21.00
Volleyball Camp at Loyola 121467CampsCamps - SportsAt least 11 but less than 17Coed2015/08/17 19:30From August 17, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Weaving Open Studio at Loyola 121475OpenCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2015/06/17 16:00From June 17, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to 4pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 4pm
$72.00
Weightlifting - Open at Loyola 121477OpenWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/15 23:00From June 15, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
$19.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Loyola 121493Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 20Coed2015/06/12 23:00From June 12, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 10pm
$0
Woodcraft at Loyola 121506InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2015/06/16 22:30From June 16, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$61.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 131956InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/06/20 18:30From June 16, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$11.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 131957InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 11 but less than 18Coed2015/06/20 20:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$11.00
Yoga at Loyola 121523InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/06/20 14:30From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
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.
Parking is located at Lunt Avenue & Sheridan Road and Touhy Avenue & Shereidan Road (both east of Sheridan Road). Free parking from 7 p.m. until 9 a.m. $1 per hour from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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