Ping Tom Memorial Park

  • 1700 S. Wentworth Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60616 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Brandon Cotton
  • Park Phone: (312) 225-3121

Ping Tom Memorial Park's 12-acre site was originally a Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad yard located along the edge of the South Branch of the Chicago River in the Armour Square Community. In 1998, the Chicago Park District began transforming the old rail-yard into a beautiful rolling green space, taking full advantage of the impressive river views. Today, Ping Tom Memorial Park holds a children's playground, community gathering areas and Chinese landscape design elements.

In June of 2013, the Chicago Park District opened a new boat house in Ping Tom Park. The boat house offers kayak rentals during the summer season and a public dock that is available for use by non-motorized boats during park hours.  Restrooms are also available to the public when the boathouse vendor is operating.  For details on hours of operation, please visit www.urbankayaks.com.

In 2002, the District acquired 4.98 acres from the RR (Burlington Northern / Santa Fe) north of 18th Street and west of Wentworth. Following community planning meetings it was determined that a new field house and athletic ball field would be constructed on the new acreage. In 2004 the athletic field was completed.

In October, 2013, the Ping Tom Memorial Park fieldhouse was completed and opened to the public. The fieldhouse offers the community, a multi-purpose gymnasium, 9ft. deep zero depth entry indoor swimming pool, two meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, men's women and family locker rooms, second story outdoor patio with skyline views, green rooftop, elevator and full service kitchen. In 2015, the fieldhouse was named in honor of the late Advisory Council President Leonard Louie.

History

The Chicago Park District acquired the site for Ping Tom Memorial Park in 1991. For years, its surrounding Chinatown community had suffered a total lack of open space and recreational facilities. The only nearby parks, Hardin Square and Stanford Park, had been demolished 30 years earlier to make way for the Dan Ryan Expressway. Two full generations of children in Chinatown grew up without access to a neighborhood park or any recreational area. Ping Tom Memorial Park's 12-acre site was originally a Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad yard located along the edge of the South Branch of the Chicago River. In 1998, the Chicago Park District began transforming the old rail-yard into a beautiful rolling green space, taking full advantage of impressive river views. The park has a children's playground, community gathering areas, and Chinese landscape design elements. The park was named in honor of the leading force behind its creation, Chinatown's most noted civic leader, Ping Tom (1935-1995). A lifelong resident of Chinatown, Ping Tom formed the Chinese American Development Corporation in 1984. The private real estate firm transformed a 32-acre rail yard site into Chinatown Square, a $100 million dollar residential and commercial expansion of Chinatown. Active in numerous prominent civic and cultural institutions, Ping Tom was also an advisor to U.S. senators, Illinois governors, and Chicago mayors. In 2002, the Chicago Park District acquired 5 additional acres on the northeast side of the park. Landscape improvements to the expanded area of Ping Tom Memorial Park will soon follow.

Parking/Directions

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

Stone Talk

Stone Talk (1)

Location Notes: SE Field House lawn

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Ping Tom Diamond

Ping Tom Diamond

Notes: Youth only

Descriptors: Junior, Grass, Has Player Seating

Ping Tom Boathouse

Ping Tom Boathouse

Location Notes: Enter at 300 W. 19th Street

Notes:

Has river access. Water taxi stop April - October.  Kayak rental: Urban Kayaks

Descriptors: Has Restroom

Ping Tom Park - Urban Kayaks

Ping Tom Park - Urban Kayaks

Location: 300 W. 19th St.

Hours: ,

Phone: (312)965-2113

Notes: www.urbankayaks.com

Descriptors: Water Recreation

Leonard M. Louie Fieldhouse

Leonard M. Louie FieldhouseAccessible

Hours: , ,

Notes: Has family locker room

Descriptors: Has Air Conditioning, Has Locker Room, Has Showers, Has Wi-fi

Ping Tom Fitness Center

Ping Tom Fitness CenterAccessible

Hours: , ,

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Ping Tom Gymnasium

Ping Tom GymnasiumAccessible

Notes: Scoreboard available upon request. Volleyball nets available upon request. Court is marked for badminton, volleyball & basketball. Room can be used as one large gym or two smaller gyms (total of six rims).

Ping Tom Community Rooms

Ping Tom Community Rooms

Notes: Two community rooms separate with a capacity of 50 each, combined have a capacity of 80. Sink included in one.

Ping Tom Playground

Ping Tom PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Events

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Soundwalks at Ping Tom

Location: Ping Tom Memorial Park, Chicago, IL  60616

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Dance to China at Ping Tom

Location: Ping Tom Memorial Park, Chicago, IL  60616

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
Adult Swim at Ping Tom 178174OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ping Tom 178265InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/03 14:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ping Tom 178268InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/04 14:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ping Tom 178266InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/05 14:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ping Tom 178269InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/06 14:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ping Tom 178267InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/07 14:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Ping Tom 178326InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Ping Tom 178327InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/05 23:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Badminton League at Ping Tom 178420Individual_LeagueSports - Badminton21 and upCoed2017/04/05 23:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$35.00
Barre Sculpt at Ping Tom 198140InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 16:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$28.00
Barre Sculpt at Ping Tom 198141InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/06 13:30From April 6, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Thursday from 8:30am to 9:15am
$25.00
Baseball at Ping Tom 178496InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$34.00
Basketball - Family at Ping Tom 178595OpenSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 13Coed2017/04/09 16:00From April 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Family at Ping Tom 178517OpenSports - Basketball3 and upCoed2017/04/08 18:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 198145OpenSports - Basketball25 and upMale2017/04/09 14:00From April 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017
Each Sunday from 9am to 11am
$26.00
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 178597OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/09 19:00From April 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017
Each Sunday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 178598OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$44.00
Basketball at Ping Tom 178685InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/04/04 22:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$65.00
Bitty Basketball at Ping Tom 178791InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
$65.00
Bitty Basketball at Ping Tom 178788InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/08 14:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$65.00
Bitty Basketball at Ping Tom 178787InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/08 15:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$65.00
Bitty Basketball at Ping Tom 178789InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/04/08 16:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$65.00
Boot Camp at Ping Tom 179257InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/06 14:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$20.00
Family Swim at Ping Tom 179205OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$0
Kiddie College at Ping Tom 193616InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, April 10, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
$184.00
Lap Swim at Ping Tom 179832OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/04/03 14:00From April 3, 2017 to June 18, 2017
Each Sunday from 9am to 10am
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 179965InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/09 18:00From April 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 179960InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 179954InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 179955InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 179963InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 179956InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 179957InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 21:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 179964InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/06 23:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 199052InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/07 15:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 179958InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/07 21:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 179962InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 17:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 179959InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 18:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Ping Tom 193614InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
$52.00
Open Swim at Ping Tom 180249OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/03 19:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Saturday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
$0
Pilates at Ping Tom 180462InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 13:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 9:15am
$20.00
Pilates at Ping Tom 180461InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/06 16:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$20.00
POUND at Ping Tom 198146InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 14:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$25.00
Seasonal Sports at Ping Tom 193617InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 16Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Ping Tom 198143OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs55 and upCoed2017/04/03 13:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Ping Tom 180984InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$65.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Ping Tom 180986InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$65.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Ping Tom 180983InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$64.00
Table Tennis - Open at Ping Tom 181297OpenSports - Table Tennis60 and upCoed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, April 10, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
$0
Table Tennis League at Ping Tom 181310Individual_LeagueSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, April 10, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
$34.00
T-Ball at Ping Tom 178790InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/04/08 17:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$65.00
TEAM Sports at Ping Tom 181353InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$35.00
Teen Club at Ping Tom 199968OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/06 00:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
$0
Tiny Tot Sports at Ping Tom 193611InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
$65.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ping Tom 181625InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/09 15:00From April 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ping Tom 181623InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/05 15:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ping Tom 181676InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/09 16:00From April 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ping Tom 181673InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ping Tom 181674InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 15:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ping Tom 193557InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 23:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ping Tom 181675InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/08 15:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ping Tom 181677InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/08 16:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Ping Tom 181705InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/09 19:00From April 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017
Each Sunday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Ping Tom 193608InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 18:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$65.00
Track & Field at Ping Tom 181811InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2017/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$24.00
Volleyball - Open at Ping Tom 181975OpenSports - VolleyballAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2017/04/07 22:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$44.00
Volleyball - Open at Ping Tom 181974OpenSports - Volleyball21 and upCoed2017/04/07 23:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$64.00
Volleyball at Ping Tom 181991InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/04/07 21:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$44.00
Yoga at Ping Tom 182128InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/04 12:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30am to 8:15am
$20.00
Yoga at Ping Tom 198142InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$20.00
Yoga at Ping Tom 182127InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/06 12:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:30am to 8:15am
$20.00
Yoga at Ping Tom 182129InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/06 15:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$20.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Ping Tom 195126OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/24 20:15From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 1, 2017
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ping Tom 199287InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/19 14:00From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ping Tom 195225InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/20 14:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ping Tom 199288InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/21 14:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ping Tom 195226InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/22 14:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ping Tom 199289InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/23 14:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Friday, June 30, 2017
$0
Badminton - Open at Ping Tom Cancelled195285OpenSports - Badminton18 and upCoed2017/06/21 23:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$23.00
Badminton - Open at Ping Tom 200178OpenSports - Badminton18 and upCoed2017/06/21 23:30From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$35.00
Barre Sculpt at Ping Tom 199316InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/22 13:30From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 8:30am to 9:15am
$25.00
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 200177OpenSports - Basketball25 and upMale2017/06/25 14:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 9am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Sunday, July 2, 2017
$26.00
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 195367OpenSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 12Coed2017/06/25 17:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Sunday, July 2, 2017
$0
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 195371OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:30From June 19, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$43.00
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 195365OpenSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/06/20 23:30From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 195370OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 1, 2017
$21.00
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 195369OpenSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 12Coed2017/06/24 18:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 1, 2017
$0
Basketball at Ping Tom 200179InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/25 19:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 2pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Sunday, July 2, 2017
$0
Boot Camp at Ping Tom 195964InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/22 14:30From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$20.00
CPD Swim Club at Ping Tom 195533InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 22:00From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, June 30, 2017
$35.00
Day Camp at Ping Tom 195669CampsCamps - 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
$405.00
Early Bird Camp at Ping Tom 195783CampsCamps - 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
$109.00
Extended Camp at Ping Tom 195867CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$109.00
Family Swim at Ping Tom 199313OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/25 19:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 2pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Sunday, July 2, 2017
$0
Lap Swim at Ping Tom 196332OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 20:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Sunday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Friday, June 30, 2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017
$40.00
Late Summer Camp at Ping Tom 196360CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/08/07 14:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Each Friday from 9am to 4pm
$109.00
Late Summer Camp at Ping Tom 196361CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/08/14 14:00From August 14, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Each Friday from 9am to 4pm
$109.00
Leadership Camp at Ping Tom 196403CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$100.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 196543InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 20:00From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 196544InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/20 20:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 196545InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/21 20:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 196546InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/22 20:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 196547InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/23 20:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, June 30, 2017
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 196548InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 1, 2017
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 196549InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/06/24 17:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 1, 2017
$30.00
Open Swim at Ping Tom 196702OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/17 18:00From June 17, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Ping Tom 196764OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/17 15:00From June 17, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 1, 2017
$0
Pilates at Ping Tom 196791InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/20 13:30From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 9:15am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$20.00
POUND at Ping Tom 199315InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/20 14:30From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$25.00
TEAM Sports at Ping Tom 197179InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 21:00From June 19, 2017 to September 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
Except the following dates:
Friday, June 30, 2017
$35.00
Volleyball - Open at Ping Tom 197594OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/06/23 23:30From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$64.00
Yoga at Ping Tom 197651InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/20 12:30From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30am to 8:15am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$20.00
Yoga at Ping Tom 197652InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/22 12:30From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:30am to 8:15am
$20.00

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Ping Tom Memorial Park's 12-acre site was originally a Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad yard located along the edge of the South Branch of the Chicago River in the Armour Square Community. In 1998, the Chicago Park District began transforming the old rail-yard into a beautiful rolling green space, taking full advantage of the impressive river views. Today, Ping Tom Memorial Park holds a children's playground, community gathering areas and Chinese landscape design elements.

In June of 2013, the Chicago Park District opened a new boat house in Ping Tom Park. The boat house offers kayak rentals during the summer season and a public dock that is available for use by non-motorized boats during park hours.  Restrooms are also available to the public when the boathouse vendor is operating.  For details on hours of operation, please visit www.urbankayaks.com.

In 2002, the District acquired 4.98 acres from the RR (Burlington Northern / Santa Fe) north of 18th Street and west of Wentworth. Following community planning meetings it was determined that a new field house and athletic ball field would be constructed on the new acreage. In 2004 the athletic field was completed.

In October, 2013, the Ping Tom Memorial Park fieldhouse was completed and opened to the public. The fieldhouse offers the community, a multi-purpose gymnasium, 9ft. deep zero depth entry indoor swimming pool, two meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, men's women and family locker rooms, second story outdoor patio with skyline views, green rooftop, elevator and full service kitchen. In 2015, the fieldhouse was named in honor of the late Advisory Council President Leonard Louie.

The Chicago Park District acquired the site for Ping Tom Memorial Park in 1991. For years, its surrounding Chinatown community had suffered a total lack of open space and recreational facilities. The only nearby parks, Hardin Square and Stanford Park, had been demolished 30 years earlier to make way for the Dan Ryan Expressway. Two full generations of children in Chinatown grew up without access to a neighborhood park or any recreational area. Ping Tom Memorial Park's 12-acre site was originally a Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad yard located along the edge of the South Branch of the Chicago River. In 1998, the Chicago Park District began transforming the old rail-yard into a beautiful rolling green space, taking full advantage of impressive river views. The park has a children's playground, community gathering areas, and Chinese landscape design elements. The park was named in honor of the leading force behind its creation, Chinatown's most noted civic leader, Ping Tom (1935-1995). A lifelong resident of Chinatown, Ping Tom formed the Chinese American Development Corporation in 1984. The private real estate firm transformed a 32-acre rail yard site into Chinatown Square, a $100 million dollar residential and commercial expansion of Chinatown. Active in numerous prominent civic and cultural institutions, Ping Tom was also an advisor to U.S. senators, Illinois governors, and Chicago mayors. In 2002, the Chicago Park District acquired 5 additional acres on the northeast side of the park. Landscape improvements to the expanded area of Ping Tom Memorial Park will soon follow.

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