Moore Park

  • 5085 W. Adams St.   Chicago, Illinois 60644 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Lathrese Williams
  • Park Phone: (773) 287-0561

Located in the Austin Community Area, Moore Park totals [3.20] acres and features a small field house with a game room. Outside, the park offers baseball fields, basketball courts, a soft-surface playground and interactive water spray feature junior soccer field, soft surface playground and a inter- active water feature.

Park-goers can play baseball, basketball and table games at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Moore Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as holiday events.

History

The west side Austin community, developed by Henry W. Austin and annexed to Chicago in 1899, grew dramatically during the first decades of the 20th century. In 1926, the city purchased three acres of land along West Adams Street, intending to build a school. Two years later, however, the city turned the site over to the Bureau of Parks and Recreation, which established a tree-lined park there in 1929. The new park was well-equipped with an oval wading pool, playground equipment, a small recreational building, and a playfield that was flooded in winter for ice skating. In 1947, the bureau enclosed the open wings of the recreational structure, creating a year-round facility. The Chicago Park District began managing this Board of Education-owned property in 1959. The park district assumed ownership of Moore Park in 1990, and installed a new soft surface playground shortly thereafter. Moore Park honors Austin resident Maurice T. Moore (1857-1928). An Irish immigrant, Moore joined the Chicago Police Department in October, 1887, serving for 40 years until his resignation in 1927. After 1901, he was acting captain at various west side police stations. Throughout his career, Moore displayed a keen interest in local children and felt it important that they have a safe place to play. Moore lived just a few blocks from the park, at 5538 West Quincy Street.

Parking/Directions

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

Moore Diamond Baseball

Moore Diamond Baseball

Location Notes: 5085 W. Adams St.

Moore Basketball

Moore Basketball

Location Notes: 5085 W. Adams St.

Moore Fieldhouse

Moore Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 5085 W. Adams St.

Hours: ,

Moore Clubrooms

Moore Clubrooms

Location Notes: 5085 W. Adams St.

Moore Playground

Moore PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Moore Spray Pool

Moore Spray Pool

Location Notes: 5085 W. Adams St.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 11, 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 at Moore 203628InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 19:00From August 29, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 6pm
$7.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Moore 203648Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 19:00From August 29, 2017 to June 8, 2018$21.00
Teen Club at Moore 204323OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Moore 208573CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/12/18 16:00From December 18, 2017 to December 29, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, December 25, 2017
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
2-Ball Basketball at Moore 226139InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2018/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Moore 209104OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball at Moore 209170InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2018/01/13 18:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Basketball Skills at Moore 209265InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Basketball Skills at Moore 226140InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball Skills at Moore 209264InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2018/01/13 15:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Baton & Pom Pom at Moore 226141InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2018/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Moore 209293InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Moore 209427InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Dodgeball at Moore 227053InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2018/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Double Dutch at Moore 209505InstructionSports - Double DutchAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Fun and Games at Moore 209663InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2018/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$0
Hip Hop Aerobics at Moore 209774InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2018/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Moore 210292InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 20:00From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Each Monday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 6pm
$6.00
Seasonal Sports at Moore 210483InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2018/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Soccer at Moore 210647InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2018/01/10 21:00From January 10, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Sports Conditioning at Moore 227052InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2018/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Table Tennis at Moore 226143InstructionSports - Table TennisAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2018/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Club at Moore 210883OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2018/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Urban Moves at Moore 226142InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2018/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Moore 211079OpenSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2018/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Volleyball at Moore 211095InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2018 to March 9, 2018
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Walking Club at Moore 211115OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2018/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Moore 216106InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 19:00From April 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
Each Monday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 6pm
$6.00

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Description

Located in the Austin Community Area, Moore Park totals [3.20] acres and features a small field house with a game room. Outside, the park offers baseball fields, basketball courts, a soft-surface playground and interactive water spray feature junior soccer field, soft surface playground and a inter- active water feature.

Park-goers can play baseball, basketball and table games at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Moore Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as holiday events.

The west side Austin community, developed by Henry W. Austin and annexed to Chicago in 1899, grew dramatically during the first decades of the 20th century. In 1926, the city purchased three acres of land along West Adams Street, intending to build a school. Two years later, however, the city turned the site over to the Bureau of Parks and Recreation, which established a tree-lined park there in 1929. The new park was well-equipped with an oval wading pool, playground equipment, a small recreational building, and a playfield that was flooded in winter for ice skating. In 1947, the bureau enclosed the open wings of the recreational structure, creating a year-round facility. The Chicago Park District began managing this Board of Education-owned property in 1959. The park district assumed ownership of Moore Park in 1990, and installed a new soft surface playground shortly thereafter. Moore Park honors Austin resident Maurice T. Moore (1857-1928). An Irish immigrant, Moore joined the Chicago Police Department in October, 1887, serving for 40 years until his resignation in 1927. After 1901, he was acting captain at various west side police stations. Throughout his career, Moore displayed a keen interest in local children and felt it important that they have a safe place to play. Moore lived just a few blocks from the park, at 5538 West Quincy Street.

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