Ogden Park

  • 6500 S. Racine Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60636 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: David Bailey
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6572

Located in the Englewood community, Ogden Park totals 60.54 acres and features a gymnasium, fitness center, boxing gym, dance studio, and a multi-purpose room. Green features of the park include a Nature Garden. Outside, the park offers three playgrounds, a carousel, walking track, swimming pool, baseball diamonds, basketball/tennis courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, fields, and multi-purpose clubroom.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, Junior Bears Football, dance, boxing, wrestling, track & field. During the summer, youth can participate in the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Ogden Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including our Englewood Back to School Parade and other holiday-themed events.

History

Named for William B. Ogden (1805-1877), Chicago's first mayor, Ogden Park opened to the public in 1905. The site was one of ten revolutionary parks created to provide relief to Chicago's overcrowded tenement districts. The other nine were Sherman, Palmer, and Hamilton Parks and Armour, Russell, Davis, Cornell, and Mark White Squares. (Mark White Square is now known as McGuane Park.) Offering a variety of valuable recreational, educational, and social services to their surrounding communities, these ten properties soon influenced the development of other parks throughout the nation. Nationally renowned landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers and architects Daniel H. Burnham and Co. created a unique design for each park. Ogden, however, shared traits with Sherman Park in terms of both size and design. Each site was 60 acres in size. Additionally, each had a beautiful landscape with a meandering waterway near a meadow of ballfields. Ogden Park's waterway was drained and filled in 1940. The classically-designed fieldhouse underwent a major remodeling in 1972. In 1998, the Chicago Park District created a major regional playground in Ogden Park. One of the city's most exciting places for children, the Ogden Park playground includes assembly and stage areas, play equipment, an interactive water feature, and a canopied carousel.

Parking/Directions

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

Untitled Mosaic

Untitled Mosaic (1)

Location Notes: Field house entryway

Descriptors: Indoor, Mosaic or Ceramic

Untitled Mural

Untitled Mural (1)

Location Notes: Field house multi-purpose room

Descriptors: Indoor, Mural

Ogden Diamond

Ogden Diamond

Location Notes: 6500 S. Racine Ave.

Ogden Basketball

Ogden Basketball

Location Notes: 6500 S. Racine Ave.

Ogden Boxing Gym

Ogden Boxing Gym

Location Notes: 6500 S. Racine Ave.

Ogden Fieldhouse

Ogden Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 6500 S. Racine Ave.

Hours: ,

Ogden Fitness Center

Ogden Fitness Center

Hours: , ,

Notes:

M-F, 10-8:45pm; Sa, 9-4:45pm;

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Ogden Football/Soccer

Ogden Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 6500 S. Racine Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Ogden Gymnasium

Ogden Gymnasium

Location Notes: 6500 S. Racine Ave.

Ogden Clubrooms

Ogden Clubrooms

Location Notes: 6500 S. Racine Ave.

Ogden Playground - E

Ogden Playground - EAccessible

Location: 6600 S. Racine Ave.

Notes: Chicago Plays! Renovation, Spring 2016

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Ogden Playground - N

Ogden Playground - NAccessible

Location: 1300 W. 64th St.

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Ogden Running Track

Ogden Running Track

Location Notes: 6500 S. Racine Ave.

Ogden Park Pool

Ogden Park Pool (1)

Location Notes: 6500 S. Racine Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (312)745-3451

Descriptors: Outdoor

Ogden Tennis Court

Ogden Tennis Court

Location Notes: 6500 S. Racine Ave.

Ogden Volleyball

Ogden Volleyball

Location Notes: 6500 S. Racine Ave.

Ogden Water Play Area

Ogden Water Play Area

Location Notes: 6500 S. Racine Ave.

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 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
Basketball - Open at Ogden 178591OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/04/09 14:00From April 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017
Each Sunday from 9am to 3pm
$40.00
Basketball - Open at Ogden 178589OpenSports - Basketball25 and upCoed2017/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2:30pm
$120.00
Basketball - Open at Ogden 178588OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:45From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 9pm
$80.00
Basketball - Open at Ogden 178590OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/12 23:00From April 12, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$36.00
Boxing at Ogden 178858InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/04/03 17:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$29.00
Boxing at Ogden 178859InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Boxing at Ogden 178860InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Ogden 178941InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Low Impact Aerobics at Ogden 180055InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:15From April 3, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$18.00
Senior Citizens Club at Ogden 180908OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/04/05 16:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Strength & Conditioning at Ogden 181235InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$5.00
Teen Club at Ogden 181395OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/06 22:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$6.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Ogden 181599InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Track & Field at Ogden 181810InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0

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Description

Located in the Englewood community, Ogden Park totals 60.54 acres and features a gymnasium, fitness center, boxing gym, dance studio, and a multi-purpose room. Green features of the park include a Nature Garden. Outside, the park offers three playgrounds, a carousel, walking track, swimming pool, baseball diamonds, basketball/tennis courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, fields, and multi-purpose clubroom.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, Junior Bears Football, dance, boxing, wrestling, track & field. During the summer, youth can participate in the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Ogden Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including our Englewood Back to School Parade and other holiday-themed events.

Named for William B. Ogden (1805-1877), Chicago's first mayor, Ogden Park opened to the public in 1905. The site was one of ten revolutionary parks created to provide relief to Chicago's overcrowded tenement districts. The other nine were Sherman, Palmer, and Hamilton Parks and Armour, Russell, Davis, Cornell, and Mark White Squares. (Mark White Square is now known as McGuane Park.) Offering a variety of valuable recreational, educational, and social services to their surrounding communities, these ten properties soon influenced the development of other parks throughout the nation. Nationally renowned landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers and architects Daniel H. Burnham and Co. created a unique design for each park. Ogden, however, shared traits with Sherman Park in terms of both size and design. Each site was 60 acres in size. Additionally, each had a beautiful landscape with a meandering waterway near a meadow of ballfields. Ogden Park's waterway was drained and filled in 1940. The classically-designed fieldhouse underwent a major remodeling in 1972. In 1998, the Chicago Park District created a major regional playground in Ogden Park. One of the city's most exciting places for children, the Ogden Park playground includes assembly and stage areas, play equipment, an interactive water feature, and a canopied carousel.

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