Portage Park

  • 4100 N. Long Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60641 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Notes: Park: 6am - 11pm
  • Park Supervisor: Deb Groh
  • Phone: (773) 685-7235

Portage Park is located in the Portage Park community.  Portage Park warmly welcomes patrons with a decorative gateway entrance at the corner of Irving Park Road and Central Avenue and an expanse of lush landscaping. Many Chicago residents choose Portage Park for their wedding ceremonies and special outdoor occasions because of its natural, scenic beauty. The 36.5-acre park is much more than a pretty picture—it’s the site for hundreds of valuable sports, early childhood recreation and cultural programs, as well as fantastic family special events.

Portage Park offers something for every kind of play—six tennis courts, a new soft-surface ADA accessible playground, a slab for in-line skating, a new dog friends area, a bike path, a nature walk, five baseball fields, two combination football/soccer fields and two fieldhouses, one housing a gymnasium and the other a cultural arts building.

In the heat of summer, Portage Park is the place to keep cool. Its Olympic-size pool features a large deck for sunning, misting sprays, an interactive water play area with slide and diving boards. The park also contains a smaller heated pool.

For youth, programming includes an exemplary after-school program, woodcraft, recreational tumbling and gymnastics, floor and roller hockey, music, and a wide range of sports each season. Adults can get involved with a walking or senior club, stay fit with an aerobics or conditioning class, or explore their creative side with lessons in piano, concert band, or woodworking.

In 2003, a 6,500-square-foot senior center was created in coordination with the City of Chicago Department of Aging.

In 2011 a 3,000 square-foot dog friendly area was developed at the north west corner of the park.

History

Portage Park was created in 1913 by the Old Portage Park District, an independent park board formed by local citizens to enhance property values and improve their northwest side neighborhood. The name of the new park district, and that of its first and largest park, makes reference to several nearby routes used by Native Americans and fur traders to portage their canoes between the DesPlaines and Chicago Rivers. The American Park Builders Company prepared the original plan for Portage Park and completed initial construction between 1913 and 1917. The park design included a naturalistic swimming lagoon, which opened to the public in July, 1916. By the 1920s, the new park was thriving. Noted architect Clarence Hatzfeld designed a handsome prairie-style fieldhouse in 1922, followed by an attractive brick gymnasium in 1928. Portage Park quickly became the center of the community, providing athletics and team sports, cultural and club activities, festivities and special events. In 1934, the city's 22 independent park commissions were consolidated into the Chicago Park District, and the new agency soon secured federal funds through the Works Progress Administration. WPA improvements at Portage Park included additional plantings, whimsical stonework fountains and gateways, and a comfort station. WPA workers also removed the original swimming lagoon and constructed a kidney-shaped concrete pool. In 1959, the park district replaced the concrete pool with an Olympic-sized pool in preparation for hosting the Pan American Games. In 1972, Portage Park hosted the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, where Gold Medalist Mark Spitz set new world's records. In 1998, the swimming pools and plaza area were rehabilitated and an interactive water play area was created for children. The 1922 fieldhouse is now being used as a cultural center, offering art crafts, drama, music, and senior citizens programs.

Parking/Directions

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

Portage Baseball

Portage Baseball

Location: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Portage Boxing Gym

Portage Boxing Gym

Location: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Portage Park - Mila's

Portage Park - Mila's

Location: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Portage Dog Friendly Area

Portage Dog Friendly Area

Location: 4100 N. Long

Notes: .09 acres, located south of Berteau and west of service yard. Doggie drinking fountain.

Portage Fieldhouse

Portage Fieldhouse

Location: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Notes: Fieldhouse & Cultural Building

Portage Football/Soccer Fields

Portage Football/Soccer Fields

Location: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Portage Gymnasium

Portage Gymnasium

Location: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Portage Clubrooms

Portage Clubrooms

Location: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Notes: Clubrooms

Portage Playground

Portage PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Portage Roller Hockey Rink

Portage Roller Hockey Rink

Location: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Portage Tennis Courts

Portage Tennis Courts

Location: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Portage Interactive Water Play Area

Portage Interactive Water Play Area

Location: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Notes: Located within outdoor pool area.

Portage Woodcraft Room

Portage Woodcraft Room

Location: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Portage 80750InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 25, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Portage 108492InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Portage 80766InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Portage 108493InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Portage 80767InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Portage 80772InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 25, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Portage 80771InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Basketball - Open at Portage 80828OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 4, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
$25.00
Basketball - Open at Portage 80829OpenSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
$15.00
Basketball - Open at Portage 80830OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom June 18, 2014 to August 6, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$25.00
Basketball at Portage 86307InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$15.00
Boxing at Portage 108472InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Free
Boxing at Portage 108471InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Free
Boxing at Portage 108474InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Free
Boxing at Portage 108476InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Free
Boxing at Portage 108475InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Free
Boxing at Portage 108473InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Free
Boxing at Portage 108477InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00
Boxing at Portage 108478InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
CPD Swim Club at Portage 87339InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7:15pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 7:15pm to 9pm
$75.00
CPD Water Polo Club at Portage 87341InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upFemaleFrom June 16, 2014 to August 20, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 9pm
$75.00
CPD Water Polo Club at Portage 80913InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upMaleFrom June 17, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 9pm
$75.00
Day Camp at Portage 81000CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$333.00
Dodgeball at Portage 81027InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom June 20, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
$15.00
Extended Camp at Portage 81096CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6:30pm
$100.00
Family Swim at Portage 87294OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 11:15am to 1pm
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 1pm
Free
Floor Hockey at Portage 81128InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 7, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$15.00
Lap Swim at Portage 87410OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Sunday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 7am to 9am
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 7am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 9am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 7am to 9am
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Saturday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Free
Lap Swim at Portage 87410OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Sunday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 7am to 9am
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 7am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 9am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 7am to 9am
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Saturday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$40.00
Leadership Camp at Portage 81649CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$125.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 81339InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 25, 2014
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 81340InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 81342InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 81338InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage Indoor Park 110045InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 25, 2014
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage Indoor Park 110050InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 25, 2014
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage Indoor Park 110055InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 25, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage Indoor Park 110042InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage Indoor Park 110047InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage Indoor Park 110051InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage Indoor Park 110043InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage Indoor Park 110048InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage Indoor Park 110052InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage Indoor Park 110044InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage Indoor Park 110049InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage Indoor Park 110053InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage Indoor Park 110046InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage Indoor Park 110054InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage Indoor Park 110056InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Open Swim at Portage 87292OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Sunday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 10am to 11:15am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:15am
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:15am
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:15am
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 11:15am
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Free
Open Swim at Portage Indoor Park 110057OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Free
Open Swim at Portage Indoor Park 110058OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Free
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Portage 86947InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$15.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Portage 86308InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom June 20, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$15.00
TEAM Sports at Portage 81635InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot II at Portage Indoor Park 110030InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 25, 2014
Each Monday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$28.00
Tiny Tot II at Portage Indoor Park 110035InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 25, 2014
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot II at Portage Indoor Park 110040InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 25, 2014
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot II at Portage Indoor Park 110027InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$28.00
Tiny Tot II at Portage Indoor Park 110032InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot II at Portage Indoor Park 110037InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot II at Portage Indoor Park 110028InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$28.00
Tiny Tot II at Portage Indoor Park 110033InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot II at Portage Indoor Park 110038InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot II at Portage Indoor Park 110029InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$28.00
Tiny Tot II at Portage Indoor Park 110034InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot II at Portage Indoor Park 110039InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot II at Portage Indoor Park 110031InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$28.00
Tiny Tot II at Portage Indoor Park 110036InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot II at Portage Indoor Park 110041InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$28.00
Woodcraft at Portage 81789InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:45pm
$14.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Portage 89364InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Portage 89366InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Portage 89365InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Free
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Portage 89379InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Portage 89381InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Free
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Portage 89380InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Portage 89378InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Free
Art & ABCs at Portage 110559InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$20.00
Arts & Crafts at Portage 89466InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$15.00
Band - Beginner at Portage 89501InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAnyCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$28.00
Basketball - Open at Portage 89634OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 9:15pm
$25.00
Basketball - Open at Portage 110562OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 8:45pm
Free
Basketball at Portage 89636InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$15.00
Basketball at Portage 89635InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Basketball at Portage 89639OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$25.00
Bitty Basketball at Portage 89719InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 7CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$30.00
Dodgeball at Portage 89905InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Drawing & Painting at Portage 89923InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$28.00
Family Swim at Portage 111423OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Sunday from 1:45pm to 3:30pm
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 3:30pm
Free
Floor Hockey at Portage 90070InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$15.00
Floor Hockey at Portage 90069InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Fun and Games at Portage 110560InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$12.00
Fun and Games at Portage 110561InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$12.00
Guitar at Portage 90207InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8pm
$28.00
Guitar at Portage 90212InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$28.00
Kiddie College - Fall Session at Portage 110576InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9am to 11:30am
$90.00
Kiddie College at Portage 110573InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$60.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 90512InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 21, 2014 to December 7, 2014
Each Sunday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 90513InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 21, 2014 to December 7, 2014
Each Sunday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 90509InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 90511InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 90510InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 90505InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 90506InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 90507InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 90508InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$22.00
Mom, Pop, Tot Fitness Boot Camp at Portage 110571InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 1 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$10.00
Mom, Pop, Tot Fitness Boot Camp at Portage 110572InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 1 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$10.00
Moms, Dads & Tots Gymnastics at Portage 110568InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$15.00
Moms, Dads & Tots Gymnastics at Portage 110569InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 4CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$15.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Portage 110570InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 9:30am
Each Thursday from 8:30am to 9:30am
$35.00
Open Swim at Portage 111414OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to January 4, 2015
Each Sunday from 1:45pm to 3:30pm
Each Sunday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Monday from 7am to 9am
Each Monday from 12:45pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 9am
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 7am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 7am to 9am
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 3:30pm
Free
Open Swim at Portage 111420OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Free
Painting at Portage 90783InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$15.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Portage 90821InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 25, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
$200.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Portage 90848InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$28.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Portage 90850InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$28.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Portage 90852InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$28.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Portage 90849InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$28.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Portage 110558InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 13 but less than 19CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$28.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Portage 90853InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8pm
$28.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Portage 90851InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$28.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Portage 90858InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:30pm
$28.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Portage 90859InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:30pm
$28.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Portage 90860InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:30pm
$28.00
Recorder at Portage 90942InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:30pm
$28.00
Seasonal Sports at Portage 111482InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 12CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$5.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Portage 91244InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Portage 110565InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Soccer at Portage 110563InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 2 but less than 4CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Soccer at Portage 110564InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
$15.00
TEAM Sports at Portage 91395InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 7pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Portage 91470InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Portage 91471InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Portage 91469InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Portage 91502InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Portage 91503InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Portage 91505InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Portage 91504InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Portage 91510InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 21, 2014 to December 7, 2014
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Portage 91508InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Portage 91509InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Portage 91507InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Portage 110566InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$15.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Portage 110567InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$15.00
Tot Spot at Portage 91579OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$15.00
Volleyball - 6 on 6 at Portage 91671InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$15.00
Woodcraft at Portage 91759InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
$14.00
Woodcraft at Portage 91757InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Woodcraft at Portage 91755InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 14CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$28.00
Woodcraft at Portage 91756InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$28.00
Woodcraft at Portage 91758InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
$28.00

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Portage Park is located in the Portage Park community.  Portage Park warmly welcomes patrons with a decorative gateway entrance at the corner of Irving Park Road and Central Avenue and an expanse of lush landscaping. Many Chicago residents choose Portage Park for their wedding ceremonies and special outdoor occasions because of its natural, scenic beauty. The 36.5-acre park is much more than a pretty picture—it’s the site for hundreds of valuable sports, early childhood recreation and cultural programs, as well as fantastic family special events.

Portage Park offers something for every kind of play—six tennis courts, a new soft-surface ADA accessible playground, a slab for in-line skating, a new dog friends area, a bike path, a nature walk, five baseball fields, two combination football/soccer fields and two fieldhouses, one housing a gymnasium and the other a cultural arts building.

In the heat of summer, Portage Park is the place to keep cool. Its Olympic-size pool features a large deck for sunning, misting sprays, an interactive water play area with slide and diving boards. The park also contains a smaller heated pool.

For youth, programming includes an exemplary after-school program, woodcraft, recreational tumbling and gymnastics, floor and roller hockey, music, and a wide range of sports each season. Adults can get involved with a walking or senior club, stay fit with an aerobics or conditioning class, or explore their creative side with lessons in piano, concert band, or woodworking.

In 2003, a 6,500-square-foot senior center was created in coordination with the City of Chicago Department of Aging.

In 2011 a 3,000 square-foot dog friendly area was developed at the north west corner of the park.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 4100 N. Long Ave. 5
Boxing Gym 4100 N. Long Ave. 1
Concessions Portage Park, 4100 N. Long 0
Dog Friendly Areas 4100 N. Long 1 .09 acres, located south of Berteau and west of service yard. Doggie drinking fountain.
Fieldhouse 4100 N. Long Ave. 0 Fieldhouse & Cultural Building
Football / Soccer 4100 N. Long Ave. 2
Gymnasiums 4100 N. Long Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 4100 N. Long Ave. 2 Clubrooms
Playgrounds 4100 N. Long Ave. 0
Roller Hockey Rinks 4100 N. Long Ave. 1
Swimming Pools 4100 N. Long Ave. 0
Swimming Pools 4100 N. Long Ave. 0
Tennis Courts 4100 N. Long Ave. 6
Water Playgrounds 4100 N. Long Ave. 1 Located within outdoor pool area.
Woodshops 4100 N. Long Ave. 1
Portage Park was created in 1913 by the Old Portage Park District, an independent park board formed by local citizens to enhance property values and improve their northwest side neighborhood. The name of the new park district, and that of its first and largest park, makes reference to several nearby routes used by Native Americans and fur traders to portage their canoes between the DesPlaines and Chicago Rivers. The American Park Builders Company prepared the original plan for Portage Park and completed initial construction between 1913 and 1917. The park design included a naturalistic swimming lagoon, which opened to the public in July, 1916. By the 1920s, the new park was thriving. Noted architect Clarence Hatzfeld designed a handsome prairie-style fieldhouse in 1922, followed by an attractive brick gymnasium in 1928. Portage Park quickly became the center of the community, providing athletics and team sports, cultural and club activities, festivities and special events. In 1934, the city's 22 independent park commissions were consolidated into the Chicago Park District, and the new agency soon secured federal funds through the Works Progress Administration. WPA improvements at Portage Park included additional plantings, whimsical stonework fountains and gateways, and a comfort station. WPA workers also removed the original swimming lagoon and constructed a kidney-shaped concrete pool. In 1959, the park district replaced the concrete pool with an Olympic-sized pool in preparation for hosting the Pan American Games. In 1972, Portage Park hosted the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, where Gold Medalist Mark Spitz set new world's records. In 1998, the swimming pools and plaza area were rehabilitated and an interactive water play area was created for children. The 1922 fieldhouse is now being used as a cultural center, offering art crafts, drama, music, and senior citizens programs.

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