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.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

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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.