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 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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 Ogden 172093OpenSports - BasketballAt least 19 but less than 50Coed2017/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2:30pm
$130.00
Boxing at Ogden 172451InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 4pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 4pm
Each Friday from Noon to 4pm
$28.00
Boxing at Ogden 172449InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Boxing at Ogden 172450InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Ogden 172663InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Ogden 172664InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Female2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Inner City Basketball at Ogden 173366Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 12Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Low Impact Aerobics at Ogden 173689InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:15From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$17.00
Seasonal Sports at Ogden 186802InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Ogden 186801InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Ogden 174410OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/11 18:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1:30pm
$0
Table Games at Ogden 174685OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Teen Club at Ogden 174794OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$5.00
Wrestling at Ogden 175451InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Wrestling at Ogden 175452InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0

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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.