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 Playground

Location Notes: 5085 W. Adams St.

Moore Spray Pool

Moore Spray Pool

Location Notes: 5085 W. Adams St.

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, February 29, 2016.

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 150272OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/01/04 18:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Moore 150263OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$10.00
Basketball - Open at Moore 150264OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$5.00
Basketball at Moore 150273InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 17Coed2016/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Basketball Skills at Moore 150275InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Bitty Basketball at Moore 150276InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Moore 150265InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Drop-in at Moore 150266InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/01/04 20:00From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 2016
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
Hip Hop Aerobics at Moore 150277InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/01/05 18:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Moore 150267InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Club at Moore 150268OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Tiny Tot Sports at Moore 150269InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2016/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
$0
Volleyball - Open at Moore 150270OpenSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball League at Moore 154222Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2016/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Moore 154211OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/03/28 17:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Moore 154209OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/03/28 23:00From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$10.00
Basketball - Open at Moore 154210OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$5.00
Basketball at Moore 154212InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 17Coed2016/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Basketball Skills at Moore 154213InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/04/02 14:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Bitty Basketball at Moore 154214InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Moore 154215InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/03/28 23:00From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Fun and Games at Moore 154221InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2016/03/29 15:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
$0
Hip Hop Aerobics at Moore 154217InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/03/29 17:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Park Kids - Spring Session at Moore 154216InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/03/28 19:00From March 28, 2016 to June 10, 2016
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 154218InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 22:00From March 28, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Club at Moore 154219OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Moore 154220OpenSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
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.