Peterson Park Gymnastics Center

  • 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.   Chicago, Illinois 60611 [View Map]
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  • Park Phone: (312) 742-0490

The Peterson Park Gymnastic Center is located within North Park Village, just off of Peterson and Pulaski Avenues.The state-of-the-art gymnastics center, offers quality instruction for beginners to advanced competitors year-round.

History

Peterson Park honors Pehr Samuel Peterson (1830-1903), a pioneering nurseryman and prominent member of Chicago’s early Swedish community. Arriving in the United States in 1850, Peterson established a nursery on 500 acres of land near Pulaski Avenue and Peterson Street. Trees from the Peterson Nursery soon shaded many Chicago parks and boulevards, including Jackson Park, which was made lush and green for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Peterson was active in Swedish-American civic and religious groups. In fact, the King of Sweden knighted him for his accomplishments.

During the early 20th century, Tuberculosis became a significant health threat as a result of sanitation problems and Chicago’s rapid population growth.  Local officials responded by establishing a sanitarium at the outskirts of the city where patients could live and receive treatment in a country-like setting.  After the passage of the State and City Sanitarium Acts of 1909, a 160-acre plot of previous nursery land and some adjacent farmland at Bryn Mawr and Pulaski avenues was selected as the site for the sanitarium.  The Sanitarium’s Board of Directors hired landscape architect Ossian Cole Simonds (1855 – 1931) and architects Clark & Otis to plan the original facility.  When it first opened in 1915, the facility had 650 beds. Over the years, the sanitarium grew to serve 1,500 patients. It functioned as a city within a city with dormitories, children’s cottages, medical and research facilities, a maternity hospital, community gardens, a children’s school, dining halls, a chapel.  To provide a building for theatrical performances, large meetings, and gatherings, the Auditorium building was constructed in the early 1920s.  Architect Jarvis Hunt (1863 – 1941) designed the Classically-inspired red brick building. 

The Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium closed in the mid-1970s, and the Chicago Park District converted the old theater into the Peterson Park Gymnastics Center in the early 1990s.  Nearby, the old research laboratory was transformed into the Peterson Park Field House, and the old medical dispensary building became the North Park Village Nature Center.  Other Park District improvements included playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts, and athletic fields.  The gymnastics center has offered year round gymnastic classes for over twenty years.

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Peterson Gymnastic Center

Peterson Gymnastic Center

Location Notes: 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

Spring Programs

Gymnastics Session I programs run the week of March 6 through the week of April 17.
Gymnastics Session II programs run the week of May 1 through the week of June 12.  

Summer Programs

Gymnastics programs run the week of June 26 through the week of August 7.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning Tuesday, May 30.  Registration dates for these programs are:
Online registration begins Tuesday, June 13 at 9:00 am.
In-person registration begins Saturday, June 17, if spots are still available*.
 
*Note:  Since gymnastics centers do 100% online registration, in-person registration is only available if all of the program slots don't fill online before the first day of in-person registration.  Check the program online to see if spots are still available.
 

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
Gymnastics Camp 3 at Peterson Gymnastics 199793CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/07/24 14:00From July 24, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
$86.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199817InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/07/01 14:00From July 1, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$32.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199833InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 18:00From June 26, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$32.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199834InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 20:00From June 26, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$32.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199835InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/27 18:00From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$27.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199836InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/28 18:00From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$32.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199837InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/28 20:00From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$32.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199838InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/29 18:00From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$32.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199839InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/30 18:00From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$32.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199840InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/07/01 15:00From July 1, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$32.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199841InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/07/01 16:15From July 1, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:15am to Noon
$32.00
Shooting Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199845InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/27 20:00From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$30.00
Shooting Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199846InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/30 20:00From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$35.00
Super Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199849InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 7Female2017/06/27 19:00From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$42.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199880InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 18:00From June 26, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$32.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199881InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 19:00From June 26, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$32.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199882InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/27 18:00From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$27.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 202036InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/27 19:00From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$27.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199883InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/28 18:00From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$32.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199884InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/28 19:00From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$32.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199885InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/29 18:00From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$32.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199886InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/29 19:00From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$32.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199887InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/29 20:00From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$32.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199888InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/30 18:00From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$32.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199889InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/30 19:00From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$32.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199890InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/07/01 14:00From July 1, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$32.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199891InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/07/01 15:00From July 1, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$32.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199892InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/07/01 16:15From July 1, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:15am to Noon
$32.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199900InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 7Female2017/06/26 17:30From June 26, 2017 to August 11, 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
$94.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 199901InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 14Female2017/06/26 18:00From June 26, 2017 to August 9, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
$79.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Peterson Gymnastics 201724InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 8Male2017/06/27 17:00From June 27, 2017 to August 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$94.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Peterson Gym 199902InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 12Female2017/06/26 17:00From June 26, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 3pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$148.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 4 at Peterson Gymnastics 199907InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 12Male2017/06/26 17:00From June 26, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
$118.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 5 at Peterson Gymnastics 199910InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 7 but less than 13Male2017/06/26 17:00From June 26, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 3pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$148.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 6 at Peterson Gymnastics 199911InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2017/06/26 20:30From June 26, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$197.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 6+ at Peterson Gym 199912InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 18Male2017/06/26 12:30From June 26, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 7:30am to 11:30am
Each Tuesday from 7:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 7:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 7:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 7:30am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$188.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel G at Peterson Gym 201726InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 18Female2017/06/27 12:30From June 27, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 7:30am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 7:30am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$118.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel S at Peterson Gym 202035InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 18Female2017/06/27 17:00From June 27, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$118.00

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The Peterson Park Gymnastic Center is located within North Park Village, just off of Peterson and Pulaski Avenues.The state-of-the-art gymnastics center, offers quality instruction for beginners to advanced competitors year-round.

Peterson Park honors Pehr Samuel Peterson (1830-1903), a pioneering nurseryman and prominent member of Chicago’s early Swedish community. Arriving in the United States in 1850, Peterson established a nursery on 500 acres of land near Pulaski Avenue and Peterson Street. Trees from the Peterson Nursery soon shaded many Chicago parks and boulevards, including Jackson Park, which was made lush and green for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Peterson was active in Swedish-American civic and religious groups. In fact, the King of Sweden knighted him for his accomplishments.

During the early 20th century, Tuberculosis became a significant health threat as a result of sanitation problems and Chicago’s rapid population growth.  Local officials responded by establishing a sanitarium at the outskirts of the city where patients could live and receive treatment in a country-like setting.  After the passage of the State and City Sanitarium Acts of 1909, a 160-acre plot of previous nursery land and some adjacent farmland at Bryn Mawr and Pulaski avenues was selected as the site for the sanitarium.  The Sanitarium’s Board of Directors hired landscape architect Ossian Cole Simonds (1855 – 1931) and architects Clark & Otis to plan the original facility.  When it first opened in 1915, the facility had 650 beds. Over the years, the sanitarium grew to serve 1,500 patients. It functioned as a city within a city with dormitories, children’s cottages, medical and research facilities, a maternity hospital, community gardens, a children’s school, dining halls, a chapel.  To provide a building for theatrical performances, large meetings, and gatherings, the Auditorium building was constructed in the early 1920s.  Architect Jarvis Hunt (1863 – 1941) designed the Classically-inspired red brick building. 

The Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium closed in the mid-1970s, and the Chicago Park District converted the old theater into the Peterson Park Gymnastics Center in the early 1990s.  Nearby, the old research laboratory was transformed into the Peterson Park Field House, and the old medical dispensary building became the North Park Village Nature Center.  Other Park District improvements included playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts, and athletic fields.  The gymnastics center has offered year round gymnastic classes for over twenty years.

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