Margate Park Fieldhouse

  • 4921 N. Marine Drive   Chicago, Illinois 60640 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Jennifer Runge
  • 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: 4921 N. Marine Drive

Descriptors: T-Ball

Margate Park Community Garden

Margate Park Community Garden

Location: 4921 N. Marine Dr.

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

 Puptown

Puptown

Location: 4900 N Marine Drive

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

Margate Fieldhouse

Margate Fieldhouse

Location: 4921 N. Marine Drive

Margate Fitness Center

Margate Fitness Center

Location: 4921 N. Marine Drive

Notes: M-F, 9-9pm; Sa, 9-4:30pm; Su, 10-3:30 pm Sign up for a membership ADA accessible equipment

Margate Gymnasium

Margate Gymnasium

Location: 4921 N. Marine Drive

Margate Clubrooms

Margate Clubrooms

Location: 4921 N Marine Drive

Margate Picnic Groves

Margate Picnic Groves

Location: 4921 N. Marine Drive

Bill Hersh Playground

Bill Hersh Playground

Location: 4921 N. Marine Drive

Summer Programs

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.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

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 81927InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4y 1m CoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$20.00
Ballet - Beginner at Margate 81926InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$20.00
Beach Workouts - Fitness Boot Camp at Margate 89028InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoedFrom August 9, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$20.00
Beach Workouts - Yoga at Margate 89042InstructionWellness - Yoga16 and upCoedFrom August 9, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$20.00
Day Camp at Margate 82274CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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 4, 2014
$295.00
Early Bird Camp at Margate 82387CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$48.00
Extended Camp at Margate 82462CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$96.00
Extended Sport Camp at Margate 82495CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
$36.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Margate 87165InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
$20.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Margate 86933InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$20.00
Leadership Camp at Margate 83417CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$25.00
Moms, Dads & Tots Gymnastics at Margate 83024InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3CoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$20.00
Moms, Dads and Tots Gymnastics at Margate 86341InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3CoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$20.00
Music and Movement at Margate 83026InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$20.00
Pilates at Margate 87166InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$15.00
Pilates at Margate 87167InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$15.00
Pilates at Margate Cancelled86931InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$15.00
Play Camp at Margate 83134CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 4, 2014
$125.00
Sports Camp at Margate 83295CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
$106.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Margate 83563InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$20.00
Under Illinois Skies at Margate 83599InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 10 but less than 14FemaleFrom July 14, 2014 to July 17, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 11:59pm
Each Wednesday from 12:01am to 11:59pm
Each Thursday from 12:01am to 1pm
$25.00
Under Illinois Skies at Margate 83600InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 10 but less than 14MaleFrom July 14, 2014 to July 17, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 11:59pm
Each Wednesday from 12:01am to 11:59pm
Each Thursday from 12:01am to 1pm
$25.00
Yoga Partnership at Margate 83672PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom June 9, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$120.00

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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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 4921 N. Marine Drive T-Ball 1
Community Gardens 4921 N. Marine Dr. Ornamental 1 Community Garden
Dog Friendly Areas 4900 N Marine Drive 1 .38 acres, located at Lawrence and Sheridan. Doggie drinking fountain.
Fieldhouse 4921 N. Marine Drive 0
Fitness Centers 4921 N. Marine Drive 1 M-F, 9-9pm; Sa, 9-4:30pm; Su, 10-3:30 pm Sign up for a membership ADA accessible equipment
Gymnasiums 4921 N. Marine Drive 1
Meeting/Event Space 4921 N Marine Drive 2
Picnic Groves 4921 N. Marine Drive 2
Playgrounds 4921 N. Marine Drive 1
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.