Margate Park Fieldhouse

  • 4921 N. Marine Drive   Chicago, Illinois 60640 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • 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

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 is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
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
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
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
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 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Margate 171889InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/10 23:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
$23.00
Art & ABCs at Margate 171890InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:30am
$23.00
Art & ABCs at Margate 171891InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/14 22:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Basketball - Open at Margate 187600OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
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:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$0
Basketball - Open at Margate 187601OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
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:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$31.00
Basketball - Open at Margate 174176OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 00:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$11.00
Basketball Skills at Margate 187598InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/14 15:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$23.00
Basketball Skills at Margate 187599InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 16:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$23.00
Basketball Skills at Margate 187597InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/01/14 17:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$11.00
Bitty Basketball at Margate 172351InstructionSports - BasketballAt least but less than 5Coed2017/01/10 17:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
$23.00
Bitty Basketball at Margate 172350InstructionSports - BasketballAt least but less than 5Coed2017/01/13 23:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$23.00
Conditioning at Margate 172593InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Drop-In Camp at Margate 172788CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/16 15:00January 16, 2017
Monday from 9am to 6pm
$12.00
Drop-In Camp at Margate 172787CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/02/20 15:00February 20, 2017
Monday from 9am to 6pm
$12.00
Floor Hockey League at Margate 172919Individual_LeagueSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$23.00
Floor Hockey League at Margate 172918Individual_LeagueSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Fun and Games at Margate 172954InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least but less than 2y 7m Coed2017/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 11:30am
$23.00
Fun and Games at Margate 174531InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 19:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$23.00
Line Dance Partnership at Margate 173661PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Mighty Munchkins at Margate 173751InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 15:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10am
$23.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Margate 173750InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 15:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10am
$23.00
Music and Movement at Margate 173831InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/01/11 18:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 1:15pm
$23.00
NERF Soccer at Margate 173867InstructionSports - SoccerAt least but less than 5Coed2017/01/11 17:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
$23.00
NERF Soccer at Margate 173868InstructionSports - SoccerAt least but less than 5Coed2017/01/13 17:45From January 13, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
$23.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Margate 173936InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/11 23:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
$23.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Margate 173935InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/12 17:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:45am to 12:15pm
$23.00
Park Kids - Winter at Margate 174020InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 2017
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 Voyagers at Margate 187603InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/02/21 21:45From February 21, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Park Voyagers at Margate 187602InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/02/21 22:45From February 21, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
Pilates at Margate 174086InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 16:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11am
$30.00
Pilates at Margate 174087InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 16:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$30.00
Soccer at Margate 174532InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$23.00
Soccer at Margate 174533InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Teen Club at Margate 174791OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Teen Leadership Club - Winter at Margate 174833InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
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
Tiny Tot Sports at Margate 173720InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 18:45From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$23.00
Tot Spot at Margate 175112OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/01/09 15:45From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 9:45am to 11:15am
Each Wednesday from 9:45am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$38.00
Tot Spot at Margate 175153OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/01/10 15:45From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:45am to 11:15am
Each Thursday from 9:45am to 11:15am
$38.00
Volleyball at Margate 175346InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$23.00
Volleyball at Margate 175347InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Volleyball League - 3 on 3 at Margate 175369Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upFemale2017/02/10 01:15From February 9, 2017 to May 18, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 9:45pm
$265.00
Yoga at Margate 175482InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2017/01/10 17:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Margate 175483InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2017/01/12 17:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga Partnership at Margate 175511PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 22, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Zumba Partnership at Margate 174175PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2017 to March 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$5.00

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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.