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

Metered parking is available in the lot on site.  Get rates and additional information.

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

Margate Diamond - T-Ball

Margate Diamond - T-Ball

Location Notes: 4921 N. Marine Drive

 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

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Margate Fitness Center

Margate Fitness CenterAccessible

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Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

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

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

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 dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
Ballet - Beginner at Margate 156087InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/06/23 22:15From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$22.00
Extended Sport Camp at Margate 156674CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 20:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
$38.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Margate 156754InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/24 01:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$22.00
Leadership Camp at Margate 157056CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 5pm
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
Line Dance Partnership at Margate 158787PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2016/06/14 23:30From June 14, 2016 to September 13, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Pilates at Margate 157441InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/24 00:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$17.00
Sports Camp at Margate 158234CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 14:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
$110.00
Yoga Partnership at Margate 158725PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/13 23:30From June 13, 2016 to September 14, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$5.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Margate 165000InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:30am
$22.00
Art & ABCs at Margate 164999InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/21 22:45From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
$22.00
Art & ABCs at Margate 164998InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/29 16:00From September 29, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:30am
$22.00
Ballet - Beginner at Margate 165102InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 22:30From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
$22.00
Ballet - Beginner at Margate 165103InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 17:30From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
$22.00
Basketball - Open at Margate 165583OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 28, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Margate 166929OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 28, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$0
Basketball - Open at Margate 168716OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 28, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$10.00
Basketball at Margate 165295InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
$12.00
Basketball at Margate 165296InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 21:45From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
$12.00
Bitty Basketball at Margate 165419InstructionSports - BasketballAt least but less than 5Coed2016/09/19 16:45From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
$22.00
Bitty Basketball at Margate 165420InstructionSports - BasketballAt least but less than 5Coed2016/09/20 16:45From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
$22.00
Conditioning at Margate 165632InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$0
Drop-In Camp at Margate 165833CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/10/10 14:00October 10, 2016
Monday from 9am to 6pm
$17.00
Drop-In Camp at Margate 165834CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/11/11 15:00November 11, 2016
Friday from 9am to 6pm
$17.00
Floor Hockey at Margate 165988InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$12.00
Floor Hockey at Margate 165989InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 21:45From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$12.00
Fun and Games at Margate 166054InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least but less than 2y 7m Coed2016/09/23 14:30From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 28, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$22.00
Kiddie College at Margate 166634InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
$55.00
Line Dance Partnership at Margate 168195InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to December 27, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Line Dance Partnership at Margate 185487InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to December 13, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Mighty Munchkins at Margate 166978InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/23 17:45From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 28, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$22.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Margate 167002InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2016/09/20 14:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10am
$14.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Margate 167003InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2016/09/22 14:15From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10am
$14.00
Music and Movement at Margate 184616InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2016/09/19 17:45From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 12:45pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
$22.00
NERF Soccer at Margate 167138InstructionSports - SoccerAt least but less than 5Coed2016/09/22 16:45From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$22.00
NERF Soccer at Margate 167137InstructionSports - SoccerAt least but less than 5Coed2016/09/23 16:45From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 28, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$22.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Margate 167213InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/19 22:45From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
$22.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Margate 167212InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/21 16:45From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:45am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
$22.00
Park Kids - Fall at Margate 167302InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 19:30From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$119.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Margate 167386Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 19:30From September 6, 2016 to June 20, 2017$357.00
Pilates at Margate 167444InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 15:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11am
$17.00
Pilates at Margate 167445InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/22 15:15From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$17.00
Soccer at Margate 168047InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
$12.00
Soccer at Margate 168048InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:45From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
$12.00
Teen Leadership Club - Fall at Margate 168336InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/06 19:30From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$12.00
Teen Leadership Club - Fall Winter Spr at Margate 185408Activity_PackageSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/06 19:30From September 6, 2016 to June 20, 2017$36.00
Tot Spot at Margate 168754OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$37.00
Volleyball League - 3 on 3 at Margate 168963Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upFemale2016/09/30 00:15From September 29, 2016 to February 2, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 9:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 27, 2016
$260.00
Winter Break Camp at Margate 169043CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/12/27 15:00From December 27, 2016 to December 30, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 6pm
Each Friday from 9am to 6pm
$63.00
Winter Break Camp at Margate 169044CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/03 15:00From January 3, 2017 to January 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 6pm
Each Friday from 9am to 6pm
$63.00
Yoga at Margate 169121InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/09/20 16:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Margate 169122InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/09/22 16:15From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga Partnership at Margate 169149PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/05 23:30From September 5, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$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.

Metered parking is available in the lot on site.  Get rates and additional information.

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