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

 

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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Margate 125869InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
$21.00
Art & ABCs at Margate 125120InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/16 21:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
$21.00
Art & ABCs at Margate 125118InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/18 17:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 23, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
$21.00
Ballet - Beginner at Margate 125237InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 20:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 12, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
$21.00
Ballet - Beginner at Margate 125238InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 23:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
$21.00
Ballet - Beginner at Margate 127165InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 15:45From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 10:45am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 23, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
$21.00
Basketball at Margate 125437InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
$11.00
Basketball at Margate 125438InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/16 21:45From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
$11.00
Bitty Basketball at Margate 125534InstructionSports - BasketballAt least but less than 5Coed2015/09/14 16:45From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 19, 2015
$21.00
Bitty Basketball at Margate 125536InstructionSports - BasketballAt least but less than 5Coed2015/09/15 16:45From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
$21.00
Chess at Margate 127166OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
$0
Chess at Margate 125535OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2015/09/17 19:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
$21.00
Conditioning at Margate 125750InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 12, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
$0
Drop-In Camp at Margate 125930CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/10/12 14:00October 12, 2015
Monday from 9am to 6pm
$16.00
Drop-In Camp at Margate 125931CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/11/11 15:00November 11, 2015
Wednesday from 9am to 6pm
$16.00
Floor Hockey at Margate 126104InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 22, 2015
$11.00
Floor Hockey at Margate 126105InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 21:45From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 22, 2015
$11.00
Fun and Games at Margate 126168InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least but less than 2y 7m Coed2015/09/18 15:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 23, 2015
$21.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Margate 126660InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 12, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
$61.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Margate 126667Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2015 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am
$183.00
Little Artists at Margate 125119InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 17:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 12, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
$21.00
Little Artists at Margate 147502InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 21:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 22, 2015
$21.00
Mighty Munchkins at Margate 127054InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 22:45From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
$21.00
Mighty Munchkins at Margate 127002InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 21:15From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 23, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Margate 127022InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2015/09/15 14:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10am
$13.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Margate 127023InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2015/09/17 14:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10am
$13.00
NERF Soccer at Margate 127222InstructionSports - SoccerAt least but less than 5Coed2015/09/17 16:45From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
$21.00
NERF Soccer at Margate 127221InstructionSports - SoccerAt least but less than 5Coed2015/09/18 16:45From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 23, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
$21.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Margate 128580InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/14 22:45From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 12, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
$21.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Margate 127086InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/17 20:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
$21.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Margate 127355InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/08 19:30From September 8, 2015 to December 18, 2015
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
$117.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Margate 127441Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/08 19:30From September 8, 2015 to June 10, 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
$351.00
Pilates at Margate 127498InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 15:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11am
$16.00
Pilates at Margate 127499InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/17 15:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$16.00
Recreational Tumbling at Margate 128083InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Recreational Tumbling at Margate 128084InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 10 but less than 16Coed2015/09/15 21:45From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
$21.00
Soccer at Margate 128778InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 12, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
$11.00
Soccer at Margate 128779InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 21:45From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 12, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
$11.00
Soccer at Margate 127967InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 16:45From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
$21.00
T-Ball at Margate 127524InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 19:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 12, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
$21.00
T-Ball at Margate 147500InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 19:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
$21.00
Teen Club at Margate 128201OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/09/17 22:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Teen Leadership Club at Margate 128232InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/09/08 19:30From September 8, 2015 to June 10, 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
$36.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Margate 128581InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 20:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
$21.00
Tot Spot at Margate 128624OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
$36.00
Volleyball League - 3 on 3 at Margate 128735Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upFemale2015/09/25 00:00From September 24, 2015 to January 28, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9:45pm
$255.00
Winter Break Camp at Margate 148040CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/12/21 15:00From December 21, 2015 to December 23, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 6pm
$46.00
Winter Break Camp at Margate 148041CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/12/28 15:00From December 28, 2015 to December 30, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 6pm
$46.00
Yoga at Margate 128963InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/09/15 16:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Margate 128964InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/09/17 16:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga Partnership at Margate 128988PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/08/17 23:30From August 17, 2015 to December 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Zumba Partnership at Margate 147499PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2015/08/20 23:00From August 20, 2015 to December 17, 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.