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.

Events

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Location: Ogden Park, Chicago, IL  60636

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 register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Ogden 195124OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/13 22:00From June 13, 2017 to August 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Boxing at Ogden 195467InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/06/19 17:00From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
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
$28.00
Boxing at Ogden 195466InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 20:00From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
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 195664CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$112.00
Early Bird Camp at Ogden 195780CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$34.00
Extended Camp at Ogden 195863CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$34.00
Family Swim at Ogden 195928OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/12 23:00From June 12, 2017 to August 20, 2017
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 196285InstructionSports - FootballAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2017/06/05 21:00From June 5, 2017 to August 11, 2017
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 196540InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/25 17:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ogden 196539InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 17:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Ogden 196636InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:15From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 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
$17.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Ogden 196762OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/17 16:00From June 17, 2017 to August 20, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
TEAM Sports at Ogden 197177InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
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
$35.00
Teen Swim Female at Ogden 197294OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Female2017/06/12 21:00From June 12, 2017 to August 20, 2017
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 197302OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Male2017/06/12 22:00From June 12, 2017 to August 20, 2017
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 197705OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 16:00From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
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 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
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 197705OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 16:00From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
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 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
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 197720OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/06/12 19:00From June 12, 2017 to August 20, 2017
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 197725OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Male2017/06/12 20:00From June 12, 2017 to August 20, 2017
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.