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.

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30, for most parks.

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
Arts & Crafts at Loyola 146971InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoed2015/09/17 19:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Arts & Crafts at Loyola 146970InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Arts & Crafts at Loyola 147845InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2015/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2015 to October 25, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$6.00
Ballet - Beginner at Loyola 146982InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/16 22:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Ballet - Beginner at Loyola 125235InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 19:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 26, 2015
$11.00
Barrel of Monkeys Partnership at Loyola 125261PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Creative WritingAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2015/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2015 to November 23, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 12, 2015
$0
Basketball - Open at Loyola 125336OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/09/16 17:30From September 16, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$21.00
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
Basketball Skills at Loyola 146979InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 16Female2015/08/31 23:00From August 31, 2015 to October 5, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$11.00
Basketball Skills at Loyola 125433InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/01 23:00From September 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$11.00
Basketball Skills at Loyola 146978InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2015/09/02 00:00From September 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$11.00
Bitty Basketball at Loyola 125533InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/05 14:15From September 5, 2015 to October 24, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
$21.00
Boxing at Loyola 125610InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2015/09/17 00:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$42.00
Boxing at Loyola 125611InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Boxing at Loyola 125612InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Loyola 147843InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 12, 2015
$11.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Loyola 125698InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2015/09/18 22:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$9.00
Conditioning at Loyola 125749InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Conditioning at Loyola 125748InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 20Coed2015/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2015 to October 15, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Cross Country at Loyola 125786InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2015/08/27 21:00From August 27, 2015 to October 8, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$9.00
Flag Football at Loyola 126050InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 18Coed2015/09/08 21:00From September 8, 2015 to October 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Loyola 126100InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2015/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Floor Hockey at Loyola 126101InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2015/09/17 22:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$10.00
Inner City Flag Football at Loyola 126575InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2015/09/12 14:30From September 12, 2015 to October 24, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 1pm
$0
Inner City Flag Football at Loyola 126574InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Female2015/09/12 16:30From September 12, 2015 to October 24, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 3pm
$0
Kiddie College at Loyola 126699InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/09/14 17:30From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$31.00
Lacrosse at Loyola 126727InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Learn to Swim (Special Recreation) at Loyola 124942InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2015/10/22 00:00From October 21, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
$8.00
Little Artists at Loyola 126947InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 16:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 11:45am
$25.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Loyola 126955InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/09/16 00:30From September 15, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$64.00
Music and Movement at Loyola 127164InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 16:15From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 11:15am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 30, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
$21.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Loyola 127353InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/09/08 20:00From September 8, 2015 to December 18, 2015
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
$83.00
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 Session at Loyola 127306InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 19Coed2015/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2015 to December 11, 2015
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
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
Park Voyagers at Loyola 146973InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/09/29 21:00From September 29, 2015 to October 29, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Park Voyagers at Loyola 146974InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/09/29 22:00From September 29, 2015 to October 29, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Recreational Tumbling at Loyola 127583InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 20:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$11.00
Recreational Tumbling at Loyola 127584InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$9.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Loyola 127792InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
$0
Soccer at Loyola 127964InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2015 to October 21, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Soccer at Loyola 127965InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2015/09/16 22:00From September 16, 2015 to October 21, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$10.00
Soccer at Loyola 127963InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/05 15:15From September 5, 2015 to October 24, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11am
$21.00
Soccer League at Loyola 147844Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2015 to October 22, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$6.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Loyola 128017InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2015/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$8.00
Special Olympics Bocce at Loyola 125561InstructionSports - Bocce18 and upCoed2015/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2015 to October 14, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$9.00
Special Olympics Flag Football at Loyola 126025InstructionSports - Football18 and upCoed2015/09/18 23:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 27, 2015
$9.00
Special Olympics Powerlifting at Loyola 127539InstructionSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoed2015/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 12, 2015
$8.00
Special Olympics Soccer at Loyola 127934InstructionSports - Soccer18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$9.00
Tae Kwon Do Partnership at Loyola 128130PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-Defense8 and upCoed2015/10/01 23:00From October 1, 2015 to October 29, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$60.00
Team Tumbling at Loyola 128178InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/11/04 23:00From November 4, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Club at Loyola 128198OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 18Coed2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 128577InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2015/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11am
$11.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 128578InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2015/09/15 16:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 11:45am
$11.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Loyola 128579InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 4Coed2015/09/17 15:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11am
$11.00
Tot Spot at Loyola 128623OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3m but less than 4Coed2015/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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
$41.00
Volleyball at Loyola 128773InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2015/11/03 22:00From November 3, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Weaving Open Studio at Loyola 128833OpenCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2015/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to 4pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 4pm
$72.00
Weightlifting - Open at Loyola 128840OpenWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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 128850Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/28 23:00From August 28, 2015 to December 26, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 10pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Loyola 139718CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/12/21 15:00From December 21, 2015 to December 30, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
$26.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 128903InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2015/09/15 22:30From September 15, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$61.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 128901InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/19 18:30From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$11.00
Woodcraft at Loyola 128902InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 10 but less than 18Coed2015/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$11.00
Wrestling at Loyola 128914InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
$11.00
Yoga at Loyola 128962InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 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.

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

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