Moore Park

  • 5085 W. Adams St.   Chicago, Illinois 60644 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Lathrese Williams
  • 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: 5085 W. Adams St.

Moore Basketball

Moore Basketball

Location: 5085 W. Adams St.

Moore Fieldhouse

Moore Fieldhouse

Location: 5085 W. Adams St.

Moore Clubrooms

Moore Clubrooms

Location: 5085 W. Adams St.

Moore Playground

Moore Playground

Location: 5085 W. Adams St.

Moore Spray Pool

Moore Spray Pool

Location: 5085 W. Adams St.

Summer
Online registration for our park began Monday, April 7. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, April 14, 2014.

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
Day Camp at Moore 80990CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$115.00
Inner City Baseball - RBI Jr. at Moore 81189Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 11MaleFrom June 9, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 5pm
Free
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Moore 81201Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom May 26, 2014 to August 6, 2014
Each Monday from Noon to 4pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 4pm
Free
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Moore Cancelled81672Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free

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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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 5085 W. Adams St. 1
Basketball Court - Outdoor 5085 W. Adams St. 1
Fieldhouse 5085 W. Adams St. 0
Meeting/Event Space 5085 W. Adams St. 2
Playgrounds 5085 W. Adams St. 1
Water Spray Features 5085 W. Adams St. 1
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.