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.

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.

Events

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Peace Parks at Ogden

Location: Ogden Park, Chicago, IL  IL

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Adult Swim at Ogden 155932OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/21 22:00From June 21, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Boxing at Ogden 156266InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/06/13 17:00From June 13, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 3pm
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$27.00
Boxing at Ogden 156265InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2016/06/13 20:00From June 13, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5:30pm
$0
Day Camp at Ogden 156447CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$107.00
Early Bird Camp at Ogden 156560CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$32.00
Extended Camp at Ogden 156647CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 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
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$32.00
Family Swim at Ogden 156721OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Ogden 156939InstructionSports - FootballAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/06/13 21:00From June 13, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 7:30pm
Each Monday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to Noon
$0
Learn to Swim at Ogden 157186InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/26 17:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ogden 157185InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 17:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Ogden 157285InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/06/13 23:15From June 13, 2016 to August 18, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$16.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Ogden 157418OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
TEAM Sports at Ogden 158329InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:15pm
$28.00
Teen Swim Female at Ogden 158432OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Female2016/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Teen Swim Male at Ogden 158439OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Male2016/06/20 22:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Youth Swim at Ogden 159095OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Youth Swim at Ogden 159095OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Youth Swim Female at Ogden 158774OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/06/20 19:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Youth Swim Male at Ogden 158782OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Male2016/06/20 20:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$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.