Chicago Park District
Palmer Park Field House

Palmer Park Field House

 
Palmer Park Pool

Palmer Park Pool

 
Palmer Park Fitness Center

Palmer Park Fitness Center

 
Palmer Park Pool

Palmer Park Pool

 
Palmer Park

Palmer Park

 
Palmer Park Gym

Palmer Park Gym

 
Palmer Park Field

Palmer Park Field

 
Palmer Park Tennis Court

Palmer Park Tennis Court

 
Palmer Park Youth Wellness Center

Palmer Park Youth Wellness Center

 
Palmer Park Playground

Palmer Park Playground

 

Palmer Park

201 E 111th St Chicago, IL 60628

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm

M-F 8am - 8pm, Sa 10am - 4pm, Su Closed

Park Supervisor:
Dennis Gonzalez

(312) 747-6577

 
 
 

Description

Located in the Roseland community, Palmer Park totals 40.48 acres and features a fitness center, youth wellness center, gymnasium and multi-purpose clubrooms. Outside, the park offers an aquatic center, soccer field, baseball/softball diamonds, basketball /tennis courts, and playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, and multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, cheerleading, tumbling & gymnastics, arts & crafts.On the cultural side, Palmer Park offers Youth & Teen Dance. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth attend the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty Camps are offered in the summer as well, and include Teen Arts Camp

In addition to programs, Palmer Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as 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 201 E. 111th St. 1
Basketball Court - Outdoor 201 E. 111th St. 1
Cultural Centers 201 E. 111th 1
Fieldhouse 0
Fitness Centers 201 E. 111th St. 1 M-F, 8-7:30pm; Sa, 10-3:30pm; Su, Closed. ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer - Grass 201 E. 111th St. 1
Gymnasiums 201 E. 111th St. 1
Meeting/Event Space 201 E. 111th St. 1
Swimming Pools - Outdoor 201 E. 111th St. 0 Pool Closed for the Season. Accessibility feature: Lift.
Tennis Courts 201 E. 111th St. 1
Water Spray Features 201 E. 111th St. 1
Wellness Centers 201 E. 111th St. 1
Palmer Park was named for Potter Palmer (1826-1902), one of Chicago's most successful merchants. Palmer opened a dry goods store in 1852, which became known for remarkable customer service practices. Several years later, he sold the business to Marshall Field and Levi Z. Leiter. In the late 1860s, Palmer began buying property on State Street. Although Lake Street was then the city's commercial center, Palmer successfully shifted this activity to State Street, developing it as the city's major retail thoroughfare. Palmer was a member of the South Park Commission and vice-president and director of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. The South Park Commission created Palmer Park in 1904 as part of its innovative neighborhood park system. Conceived by superintendent J. Frank Foster, this system was based on a new type of park providing social services as well as breathing spaces to the city's congested tenement districts. The Olmsted Brothers landscape architects and D.H. Burnham and Co. architects designed the first ten neighborhood parks, which all opened in 1905. In addition to Palmer Park, these were Ogden, Sherman, Bessemer, and Hamilton Parks, and Mark White, Russell, Davis, Armour, Cornell Squares. Palmer Park became part of the Chicago Park District in 1934, when the city's 22 independent park commissions were consolidated into a new unified system. Later that year, park district art director James Edward McBurney created three murals for Palmer Park as a Works Progress Administration project funded by the federal government. The three are: "Native Americans," "explorers," and "Dutch settlers." McBurney painted other notable Chicago murals at Wentworth School, Tilden High School, and Woodlawn National Bank.

Contact: Michelle Nelson

Contact Title: Secretary

Phone: (312) 996-3261

Email: nelson0766nic@yahoo.com

Meeting Date/Time: 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

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

 

 

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