Chicago Park District
McFetridge Sports Center within California Park

McFetridge Sports Center within California Park

 
Indoor Tennis Courts

Indoor Tennis Courts

 
McFetridge Sports Center - Fitness Center

Fitness Center

 
Wheelchair Baseball Field at McFetridge Sports Center

Wheelchair Baseball Field

 
Indoor Ice Rink at McFetridge Sports Center

Indoor Ice Rink

 

McFetridge Sports Center

3843 N California Ave Chicago, IL 60618

Hours: Park: 6am - 12am

Fieldhouse:M - F 6:00am - 1:00am, Sa - Su 6am - 12am

Park Supervisor:

(773) 478-2609

 
 
 

Description

For all things McFetridge Sports Center [MSC] we invite you to check out our website.

MSC is owned by the Chicago Park District and managed by SMG. 

As part of the $5.4 million renovations to the facility, the skating rink was completely replaced and upgrades to the tennis court lighting and HVAC energy management.

Housing the Chicago Park District's only indoor ice rink and indoor tennis courts, McFetridge Sports Center (MSC) offers a unique sports experience for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Full of activity 18 hours a day, seven days a week, MSC welcomes more than 2,000 patrons each week for its year-round competitive and recreational ice skating, hockey and tennis programs, as well as special events. MSC is located on California Avenue between Addison Street and Irving Park Road, just west of the Chicago River.

Youth Programs at McFetridge Sports Center (MSC) are extremely popular with kids from the Chicago land area. We invite you to join the fun and check us out! Features at McFetridge Sports Center within California Park include: a fitness center overlooking ice rink, Illinois' first wheelchair baseball field, NHL-size ice arena with seating for 1,200 spectators, six tournament-quality indoor tennis courts, 50-yard outdoor pool, four outdoor tennis courts, and four outdoor basketball courts. Other indoor amenities include a tennis pro shop, ice skating rental, as well as locker rooms and showers. The sports center is fully accessible to people of all physical abilities, and the adjacent parking lot affords ample parking.

 

MAY
2
Ice Enchanted: Annual Ice Showcase at MSC
Event's details
May 02, 2014

Time:07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
3843 N California Ave Chicago, IL 60618


Skaters will glide across the ice showcasing their talents!
 
(07:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
 
MAY
3
Ice Enchanted: Annual Ice Showcase at MSC
Event's details
May 03, 2014

Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
3843 N California Ave Chicago, IL 60618


 
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
 
MAY
4
Ice Enchanted: Annual Ice Showcase at MSC
Event's details
May 04, 2014

Time:02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
3843 N California Ave Chicago, IL 60618


 
(02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
 
 

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  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.

Join us!

 

 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 3843 N. California Ave. Softball 1 Wheelchair Field
Fieldhouse 3843 N. California Ave. 0
Fitness Centers 3843 N. California Ave. 1 M-F, 7-10pm; Sa-Su, 7-5pm ADA accessible equipment Sign up for a membership
Ice Rinks 3843 N. California Ave. 1 Indoor Rink. 773.478.2609. Admission fees: children ages 12 & under, $4; teens and adults, $5; seniors $2 skate rental: $3 OPEN SKATE SCHEDULE: Monday: 12-1:30 p.m. adults Tuesday: 12-1:30 p.m. adults; 3:30-4:45 p.m. all ages Wednesday-Thursday: 12-1:30 p.m. adults Friday: 12-1:30 p.m. adults; 3:30-5 p.m. all ages; 9:15-10:45 p.m. teens & adults Saturday: 4:40 – 6:10 p.m. all ages Sunday: 4:30 – 6 p.m. all ages
Meeting/Event Space 3843 N. California Ave. 2
Tennis Courts 3843 N. California Ave. 12 6 Indoor Courts, 4 Outdoor Courts

California Park, which takes its name from adjacent California Avenue, is one of six parks created by the River Park District. Established in 1917, the district was one of 22 independent park systems consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Northwest Chicago residents formed the River Park District to provide recreational opportunities along the North Branch of the Chicago River and the North Shore Channel and to prevent commercial encroachments there. Soon after its formation, the park district began to purchase more than 13 acres south of Irving Park Road, between California Avenue and the North Shore Channel. Although land acquisition dragged on until 1931, development began in 1920, when Leesely Brothers prepared a landscape plan. Improvements were confined largely to plantings until 1927, when the River Park District began construction of an outdoor swimming pool that was, for a time, Illinois's largest. An athletic field, baseball diamonds, and playgrounds followed in 1928, as did a small brick fieldhouse designed by Chicago architect Clarence Hatzfeld.

In the 1970s, the Chicago Park District demolished the original fieldhouse and erected a new changing facility in its place. The park district also constructed an impressive new indoor sports complex, the first of its kind for the park district. The structure contains a year-round ice rink for figure skating and hockey, as well as six tennis courts. This facility was officially designated the McFetridge Sports Complex in 1974 for William L. McFetridge, who served as park district president in 1968, and as vice-president for the preceding 22 years.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Contact Name:  Jodi Thyen

Contact Title:  President

Email:  jthyen@juno.com

Meeting Information:  1st Thursday of the month at 7:00p.m.

 

 

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