Moore Park

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

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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 Playground

Location Notes: 5085 W. Adams St.

Moore Spray Pool

Moore Spray Pool

Location Notes: 5085 W. Adams St.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
Click on the program name links below to register now.

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
Basketball - Open at Moore 147190OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$10.00
Basketball - Open at Moore 147192OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$5.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Moore 147188InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Drop-in at Moore 147184InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 19:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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
$5.00
Seasonal Sports at Moore 147186InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Moore 147187OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs55 and upCoed2015/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Teen Club at Moore 147189OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Tiny Tot Sports at Moore 147185InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2015/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
$0
Volleyball - Open at Moore 147191OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0

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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.