Chicago Park District
Teens: play ball for free on Friday & Saturday nights as part of the Windy City Hoops program.

Teens: play ball for free on Friday & Saturday nights as part of the Windy City Hoops program.

 
Daddy and his daughters smile for the camera at Loyola Parks Valentine Day Dance.

Daddy and his girls smile for the camera.

 
Kids enjoying a day at the park.
 
Loyola Park Athletes at Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Soldier Field

Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Soldier Field

 
Welcome to Loyola Park!

Welcome to Loyola Park!

 
Loyola Park Fieldhouse

Loyola Park Fieldhouse

 
Take a walk along the path at Loyola Park.

Take a walk along the path at Loyola Park.

 
Sky Basketball Clinic at Loyola Park
 
Loyola Park Girls Basketball at Sky Clinic
 
Sky Basketball Clinic at Loyola
 

Loyola Park

1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. Chicago IL 60626

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm, Fieldhouse: M-F 9am-9:30pm, Sa &

Su 9am-5pm

Park Supervisor:
Mary Hopkins

(773) 262-8605

 
 
 

Description

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.

 

  

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us!

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 1
Baseball Field 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 1
Basketball Court - Outdoor 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 1
Beach 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. (Greenleaf Ave. @ Lake Michigan) 1 No distance swimming is available, see Leone Beach for info on nearest distance swimming.
Boxing Gym 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 1
Community Gardens 1200 W. Morse Ave. Ornamental 1 Community Garden - Loyola Hedge Garden
Community Gardens 1200 W. Morse Ave. Ornamental 1 Community Garden - Morse Ave. Circles
Concessions Loyola Beach, 1230 W. Greenleaf 1 Food & Beverage, 10am - 8pm, 773.465.8005
Concessions 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 1
Dune Habitat Morse Ave. to Farwell Ave. on Lake Michigan beach 1 Dune Restoration Site
Fieldhouse 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 0
Fitness Courses 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 2
Meeting/Event Space 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 2 150 seating capacity on folding chairs
Meeting/Event Space 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 3
Paths and Trails Touhy Ave. to Pratt Ave. along lakefront 1
Playgrounds 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 1
Tennis Courts Farwell Ave. & Lake Michigan 4
Volleyball Courts- Outdoor 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 2
Woodshops 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. 1
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.

 

 

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