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

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. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  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
Art & ABCs at Margate 156060InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/06/21 20:45From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Art & ABCs at Margate 156061InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/06/23 20:45From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
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
Day Camp at Margate 156438CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 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
$316.00
Early Bird Camp at Margate 156553CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$50.00
Extended Camp at Margate 156641CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 20:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 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
$100.00
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 156755InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 01:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
$22.00
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
Mighty Munchkins at Margate 157295InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/06/21 22:45From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$22.00
Music and Movement at Margate 157314InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2016/06/23 21:30From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$22.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Margate 157402InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/06/21 22:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$22.00
Pilates at Margate 157440InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 00:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$17.00
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
Play Camp at Margate 157477CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/06 14:00From July 6, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$131.00
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
Under Illinois Skies at Margate 158622InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 10 but less than 14Female2016/08/01 15:00From August 1, 2016 to August 5, 2016
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
$27.00
Under Illinois Skies at Margate 158623InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 10 but less than 14Male2016/08/01 15:00From August 1, 2016 to August 5, 2016
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
$27.00
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

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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.