Chicago Park District
Teens: play ball for free on Friday & Saturday nights as part of the Windy City Hoops program.

Teens: play ball for free on Friday & Saturday nights as part of the Windy City Hoops program.

 
Ogden Park Fieldhouse

Ogden Park Fieldhouse

 
Ogden Park Playground

Ogden Park Playground

 
Ogden Park Water Park

Ogden Park Water Park

 
Ogden Park Playground2

Ogden Park Playground2

 
Ogden Park Boxing Facility

Ogden Park Boxing Facility

 
Ogden Park Gym

Ogden Park Gym

 
Ogden Park Fitness Center

Ogden Park Fitness Center

 
Ogden Park Fitness Center

Ogden Park Fitness Center

 
Ogden Park Field

Ogden Park Field

 
Ogden Park Field 2

Ogden Park Field 2

 
Ogden Park Pool

Ogden Park Pool

 
Ogden Park Clubroom

Ogden Park Clubroom

 
Ogden Park Clubroom

Ogden Park Clubroom

 
Ogden Park Fieldhouse

Ogden Park Fieldhouse

 

Ogden Park

6500 S. Racine Ave. Chicago IL 60636

Hours: Park: 6am - 11pm, Fieldhouse: M-F 10am-9pm

Sat: 9am-5pm Sun: 9am-2:30pm

Park Supervisor:
David Bailey

(312) 747-6572

 
 
 

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.

 

  

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us!

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 6500 S. Racine Ave. 8
Basketball Court - Outdoor 6500 S. Racine Ave. 2
Boxing Gym 6500 S. Racine Ave. 1
Fieldhouse 6500 S. Racine Ave. 1
Fitness Centers 6500 S. Racine Ave. 1 M-F, 10-8:45pm; Sa, 9-4:45pm; Su, Closed Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer - Grass 6500 S. Racine Ave. 5
Gymnasiums 6500 S. Racine Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 6500 S. Racine Ave. 5
Playgrounds 6500 S. Racine Ave. 3
Running Tracks 6500 S. Racine Ave. 1
Swimming Pools - Outdoor 6500 S. Racine Ave. 0 Pool Closed for the Season. Accessibility feature: Lift.
Tennis Courts 6500 S. Racine Ave. 4
Volleyball Courts- Outdoor 6500 S. Racine Ave. 1
Water Playgrounds 6500 S. Racine Ave. 1
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.

Contact: Nicole Vaughn

Contact Title: President

Phone: (773) 439-9988

Email: ezell12005@hotmail.com

Meeting Date/Time: 3rd Thursday of the moth at 6:30 p.m.

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

 

 

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