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

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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 195263InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$24.00
Art & ABCs at Margate 195264InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/06/22 21:30From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$24.00
Basketball Camp Partnership at Margate 200209PartnershipGroupCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 15:15From June 24, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 1:15pm
$200.00
Boot Camp at Margate 195961InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:30From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$31.00
Boot Camp at Margate 195960InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/23 00:45From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$31.00
Day Camp at Margate 195655CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$332.00
Early Bird Camp at Margate 195773CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$53.00
Extended Camp at Margate 195857CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 20:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$105.00
Extended Sport Camp at Margate 195890CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 20:00From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
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
$40.00
Leadership Camp at Margate 196399CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$28.00
Line Dance Partnership at Margate 196630PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2017/06/20 23:30From June 20, 2017 to September 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Mighty Munchkins at Margate 201361InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/06/19 22:45From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
$24.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Margate 201362InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/06/22 22:45From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
$24.00
Pilates at Margate 196788InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/20 00:45From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 7:45pm to 8:30pm
$31.00
Pilates at Margate 196789InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/22 23:30From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$31.00
Play Camp at Margate 196831CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$138.00
Sports Camp at Margate 197075CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 14:00From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
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
$116.00
Toddler Camp at Margate 195288CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/06/27 15:00From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$48.00
Under Illinois Skies at Margate 197564InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 10 but less than 14Female2017/07/24 15:00From July 24, 2017 to July 28, 2017
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 Noon
$28.00
Under Illinois Skies at Margate 197565InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 10 but less than 14Male2017/07/24 15:00From July 24, 2017 to July 28, 2017
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 Noon
$28.00
Urban Campers at Margate 197573InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 9 but less than 13Male2017/07/17 15:00From July 17, 2017 to July 21, 2017
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
$28.00
Urban Campers at Margate 197574InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 9 but less than 13Female2017/07/17 15:00From July 17, 2017 to July 21, 2017
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
$28.00
Yoga Partnership at Margate 201363PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/22 00:00From June 21, 2017 to September 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$5.00
Zumba Partnership at Margate 197667PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/05/25 23:30From May 25, 2017 to September 21, 2017
Each Thursday 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.