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

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

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 save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 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
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 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Margate 178359InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/04 22:45From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
$24.00
Art & ABCs at Margate 178358InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/05 16:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
$24.00
Art & ABCs at Margate 178360InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/15 21:00From April 15, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, May 27, 2017
$24.00
Ballet - Beginner at Margate 178447InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 22:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, April 10, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
$24.00
Ballet - Beginner at Margate 178448InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 22:15From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, April 13, 2017
$24.00
Baseball at Margate 178495InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
$24.00
Baseball at Margate 193215InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:45From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
$24.00
Basketball - Open at Margate 193218OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/04/03 19:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 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, April 10, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
$32.00
Basketball - Open at Margate 193219OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/04/03 19:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 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, April 10, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
$0
Basketball - Open at Margate 193216OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$5.00
Basketball - Open at Margate 178586OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/07 23:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 14, 2017
$12.00
Basketball Skills at Margate 180087InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/15 14:30From April 15, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, May 27, 2017
$24.00
Basketball Skills at Margate 180667InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/15 15:30From April 15, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, May 27, 2017
$24.00
Basketball Skills at Margate 180668InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/08 16:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, May 27, 2017
$12.00
Bitty Basketball at Margate 178781InstructionSports - BasketballAt least but less than 5Coed2017/04/04 16:45From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
$24.00
Bitty Basketball at Margate 178780InstructionSports - BasketballAt least but less than 5Coed2017/04/07 22:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 14, 2017
$24.00
Conditioning at Margate 178995InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
$0
Fun and Games at Margate 179325InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least but less than 2y 7m Coed2017/04/07 14:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 14, 2017
$24.00
Fun and Games at Margate 180040InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/15 18:30From April 15, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, May 27, 2017
$24.00
Line Dance Partnership at Margate 180022PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 13, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Mighty Munchkins at Margate 180086InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/04/03 15:45From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 10:45am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Monday, April 10, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
$24.00
Mighty Munchkins at Margate 180114InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/04/06 14:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10am
$24.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Margate 180113InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 14:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10am
$24.00
Music and Movement at Margate 180192InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/04/03 16:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, April 10, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
$24.00
Music and Movement at Margate 181048InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/04/05 17:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
$24.00
NERF Soccer at Margate 180224InstructionSports - SoccerAt least but less than 5Coed2017/04/06 16:45From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, April 13, 2017
$24.00
NERF Soccer at Margate 180225InstructionSports - SoccerAt least but less than 5Coed2017/04/07 16:45From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 14, 2017
$24.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Margate 180298InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/05 15:45From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:45am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
$24.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Margate 180297InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/05 22:45From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
$24.00
Parent & Tot Sports at Margate 178449InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least but less than 5Coed2017/04/05 14:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
$24.00
Parent & Tot Sports at Margate 180039InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least but less than 5Coed2017/04/07 15:45From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10:45am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 14, 2017
$24.00
Park Kids - Spring at Margate 180386InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/03/27 19:30From March 27, 2017 to June 2, 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
Pickleball at Margate 178956OpenSports - Pickleball55 and upCoed2017/04/07 18:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 14, 2017
$0
Pilates at Margate 180459InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 15:15From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11am
$31.00
Pilates at Margate 180460InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/06 15:15From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$31.00
Soccer at Margate 181049InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/05 21:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
$24.00
Soccer at Margate 181050InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:45From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
$24.00
Spring Break Camp at Margate 181173CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/04/10 14:00From April 10, 2017 to April 14, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 6pm
Each Friday from 9am to 6pm
$60.00
Teen Club at Margate 181392OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/06 23:00From April 6, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, April 13, 2017
$0
Teen Leadership Club - Spring at Margate 181433InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/03/27 19:30From March 27, 2017 to June 20, 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
Tot Spot at Margate 181777OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/04/04 14:45From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:45am to 11:15am
Each Thursday from 9:45am to 11:15am
$36.00
Track & Field at Margate 181808InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/06 21:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, April 13, 2017
$24.00
Track & Field at Margate 181809InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 21:45From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, April 13, 2017
$24.00
Yoga at Margate 182120InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2017/04/04 16:15From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Margate 199207InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/04 17:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$31.00
Yoga at Margate 182121InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2017/04/06 16:15From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga Partnership at Margate Cancelled182149PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/03/27 23:30From March 27, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Zumba Partnership at Margate 193220PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$5.00
Zumba Partnership at Margate 198080PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/03/17 15:30From March 17, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$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.