Margate Park Fieldhouse

  • 4921 N. Marine Drive   Chicago, Illinois 60640 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Jennifer Runge
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7522

Located in the Lincoln Park community (east of Sheridan Road, and midway between Foster and Lawrence Avenues), Margate Park fieldhouse sits within the grounds of Lincoln Park. The fieldhouse is equipped with a gymnasium, a fitness center, a kitchen, and several clubrooms available for rental. Outside, the park features a dog-friendly area, community garden, and ADA accessible soft-surface playground with colorful mosaics decorating the area.

Parents will appreciate the opportunity for their tots / preschoolers to increase their socialization and coordination skills in programs such as: Moms Pops & Tots Interaction, Badminton, Play Group, Bitty Basketball, Baby & Me Yoga, Art & ABCs, Kickball, Recreational Tumbling, Fun & Games, Soccer, Tot Spot—and, in the summer: Day Camp and Play Camp. Margate Park is one of the sites for the popular Park Kids after school program for youth; Winter and Spring-Break Camps, as well as school-holiday special events, are available during days when school is temporarily closed. Recreation for youth includes: baseball, basketball, floor hockey, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball—and, in the summer: day camp and sports camp. Teens can make new friendships in Teen Club, as well as basketball, floor hockey, soccer, and volleyball. Adults / seniors can enjoy the fitness center, conditioning, yoga, zumba, walking club, and volleyball.

Annual special events include the Halloween “drive in” movies, Roller Skate with Santa, and an outdoor Movie in the Park.

History

Lincoln Park began as a small public cemetery on the northernmost boundary of Chicago where victims of cholera and small pox were buried in shallow lakeside graves. Aware of the public health threat, citizens began demanding the cemetery's conversion to parkland in the 1850s. In 1860, the city reserved a 60-acre unused section, naming it Lake Park. Shortly after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (1809-65), 16th President of the United States, the park was renamed in his honor. The city allocated $10,000 for improvements, and nurseryman Swain Nelson created and implemented the park's first plan. An early donation of mute swans marked the beginnings of the Lincoln Park Zoo. Citizens argued for the removal of the remaining burial ground. This contributed to a larger parks movement, and in 1869, the state legislature created three park districts: the South, West, and Lincoln Park Commissions, each responsible for the parks and boulevards in its region. Under the direction of the Lincoln Park Commission, bodies were exhumed and relocated to other cemeteries, and the park was expanded south to North Avenue and north to Diversey Parkway. Severe winter storms in 1885 resulted in the construction of a breakwater system which included the first of many landfill projects extending Lincoln Park's boundaries. The independent park commissions were consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934, and Lincoln Park was expanded north to Foster Avenue. A final expansion in the 1950s brought the park to its current size of 1,208 acres. Throughout Lincoln Park's history, renowned artists, landscape designers, and architects contributed to its development. These included sculptor Augustus-Saint Gaudens, landscape designers Ossian Cole Simonds and Alfred Caldwell, and architects Joseph Lyman Silsbee and Dwight H. Perkins.

Parking/Directions

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

Margate Diamond - T-Ball

Margate Diamond - T-Ball

Location Notes: 4921 N. Marine Drive

Descriptors: T-Ball

Margate Park Community Garden

Margate Park Community Garden

Location Notes: 4921 N. Marine Dr.

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

 Puptown

Puptown

Location Notes: 4900 N Marine Drive

Notes: .38 acres, located at Lawrence and Sheridan. Doggie drinking fountain.

Margate Fieldhouse

Margate Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4921 N. Marine Drive

Hours: , ,

Margate Fitness Center

Margate Fitness Center

Hours: , ,

Notes: Sign up for a membership

Margate Gymnasium

Margate Gymnasium

Location Notes: 4921 N. Marine Drive

Margate Clubrooms

Margate Clubrooms

Location Notes: 4921 N Marine Drive

Margate Picnic Groves

Margate Picnic Groves

Location Notes: 4921 N. Marine Drive

Bill Hersh Playground

Bill Hersh Playground

Location Notes: 4921 N. Marine Drive

Events

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
Art & ABCs at Margate 118030InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/06/16 21:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Art & ABCs at Margate 121407InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/06/18 21:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Ballet - Beginner at Margate 118052InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/18 22:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$21.00
Day Camp at Margate 118405CampsCamps - 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
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 3, 2015
$301.00
Early Bird Camp at Margate 118527CampsCamps - 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
$49.00
Extended Camp at Margate 118608CampsCamps - 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
$98.00
Extended Sport Camp at Margate 118642CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 20:00From August 10, 2015 to August 21, 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
$37.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Margate 119010InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/17 01:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
$21.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Margate 119009InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/19 01:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$21.00
Leadership Camp at Margate 119480CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 21, 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
$26.00
Mighty Munchkins at Margate 119735InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/16 23:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$21.00
Music and Movement at Margate 119740InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/18 23:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$21.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Margate 119731InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/06/16 22:15From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
$21.00
Pilates at Margate 120818InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/17 00:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$16.00
Pilates at Margate 120819InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/19 00:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$16.00
Play Camp at Margate 120854CampsCamps - 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
$128.00
Sports Camp at Margate 121078CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 14:00From August 10, 2015 to August 21, 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
$108.00
Under Illinois Skies at Margate 121440InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 10 but less than 14Female2015/07/27 15:00From July 27, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:59pm
Each Thursday from 12:01am to 11:59pm
Each Friday from 12:01am to 2pm
$26.00
Under Illinois Skies at Margate 121441InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 10 but less than 14Male2015/07/27 15:00From July 27, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:59pm
Each Thursday from 12:01am to 11:59pm
Each Friday from 12:01am to 2pm
$26.00
Urban Campers at Margate 121445InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 9 but less than 13Male2015/07/20 15:00From July 20, 2015 to July 24, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:59pm
Each Friday from 12:01am to 10am
$26.00
Urban Campers at Margate 121446InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 9 but less than 13Female2015/07/20 15:00From July 20, 2015 to July 24, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:59pm
Each Friday from 12:01am to 10am
$26.00
Yoga Partnership at Margate 121550PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/06/08 23:30From June 8, 2015 to September 9, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Zumba Partnership at Margate 132003PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/18 23:00From June 18, 2015 to September 10, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$5.00

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Description

Located in the Lincoln Park community (east of Sheridan Road, and midway between Foster and Lawrence Avenues), Margate Park fieldhouse sits within the grounds of Lincoln Park. The fieldhouse is equipped with a gymnasium, a fitness center, a kitchen, and several clubrooms available for rental. Outside, the park features a dog-friendly area, community garden, and ADA accessible soft-surface playground with colorful mosaics decorating the area.

Parents will appreciate the opportunity for their tots / preschoolers to increase their socialization and coordination skills in programs such as: Moms Pops & Tots Interaction, Badminton, Play Group, Bitty Basketball, Baby & Me Yoga, Art & ABCs, Kickball, Recreational Tumbling, Fun & Games, Soccer, Tot Spot—and, in the summer: Day Camp and Play Camp. Margate Park is one of the sites for the popular Park Kids after school program for youth; Winter and Spring-Break Camps, as well as school-holiday special events, are available during days when school is temporarily closed. Recreation for youth includes: baseball, basketball, floor hockey, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball—and, in the summer: day camp and sports camp. Teens can make new friendships in Teen Club, as well as basketball, floor hockey, soccer, and volleyball. Adults / seniors can enjoy the fitness center, conditioning, yoga, zumba, walking club, and volleyball.

Annual special events include the Halloween “drive in” movies, Roller Skate with Santa, and an outdoor Movie in the Park.

Lincoln Park began as a small public cemetery on the northernmost boundary of Chicago where victims of cholera and small pox were buried in shallow lakeside graves. Aware of the public health threat, citizens began demanding the cemetery's conversion to parkland in the 1850s. In 1860, the city reserved a 60-acre unused section, naming it Lake Park. Shortly after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (1809-65), 16th President of the United States, the park was renamed in his honor. The city allocated $10,000 for improvements, and nurseryman Swain Nelson created and implemented the park's first plan. An early donation of mute swans marked the beginnings of the Lincoln Park Zoo. Citizens argued for the removal of the remaining burial ground. This contributed to a larger parks movement, and in 1869, the state legislature created three park districts: the South, West, and Lincoln Park Commissions, each responsible for the parks and boulevards in its region. Under the direction of the Lincoln Park Commission, bodies were exhumed and relocated to other cemeteries, and the park was expanded south to North Avenue and north to Diversey Parkway. Severe winter storms in 1885 resulted in the construction of a breakwater system which included the first of many landfill projects extending Lincoln Park's boundaries. The independent park commissions were consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934, and Lincoln Park was expanded north to Foster Avenue. A final expansion in the 1950s brought the park to its current size of 1,208 acres. Throughout Lincoln Park's history, renowned artists, landscape designers, and architects contributed to its development. These included sculptor Augustus-Saint Gaudens, landscape designers Ossian Cole Simonds and Alfred Caldwell, and architects Joseph Lyman Silsbee and Dwight H. Perkins.

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