Portage Park

  • 4100 N. Long Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60641 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Tom Versen
  • Park 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.

The park features a boxing center where boxing programs are offered for ages 8 and older. The Chicago Park District’s boxing program has produced a number of professionals including Olympians Michael Bennett, David Diaz, Nate Jones and Leroy Murphy and former champion Montell Griffin. The Chicago Park District operates 20 citywide boxing centers.

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.

Canoes

Canoes (1)

Location Notes: Playground

Descriptors: Outdoor, Playground Art

The Nature of the Place

The Nature of the Place (1)

Location Notes: Senior Center community room, hallway, computer room, and activity room

Descriptors: Indoor, Mosaic or Ceramic

Portage Baseball

Portage Baseball

Location Notes: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Portage Boxing Gym

Portage Boxing Gym

Location Notes: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Portage Dog Friendly Area

Portage Dog Friendly Area

Location Notes: 4100 N. Long

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

Portage Fieldhouse

Portage Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Hours: ,

Notes: Fieldhouse & Cultural Building

Portage Football/Soccer Fields

Portage Football/Soccer Fields

Location Notes: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Portage Gymnasium

Portage Gymnasium

Location Notes: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Portage Clubrooms

Portage Clubrooms

Location Notes: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Notes: Clubrooms

Portage Playground

Portage PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Portage Roller Hockey Rink

Portage Roller Hockey Rink

Location Notes: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Portage Park Indoor Pool

Portage Park Indoor PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Hours: ,

Phone: (773)685-7189

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Stairs, ADA Lift

closed for the season | please enjoy our outdoor pool!

Notice Valid From: 6/16/2017 - 9/16/2017

Portage Tennis Courts

Portage Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Portage Interactive Water Play Area

Portage Interactive Water Play Area

Location Notes: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Notes: Located within outdoor pool area.

Portage Woodcraft Room

Portage Woodcraft Room

Location Notes: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Events

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Portage 193817InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/19 14:00From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Portage 193818InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/23 14:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Portage 193838InstructionAquatics - 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 Portage 193839InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/22 14:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Portage 193843InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/21 14:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Portage 193906OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:30From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$28.00
Basketball at Portage 193930InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/13 23:30From June 13, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Boxing at Portage 193979InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/06/12 20:30From June 12, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$16.00
Boxing at Portage 193981InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/06/12 21:30From June 12, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$16.00
Boxing at Portage 193983InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/12 22:30From June 12, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$16.00
Boxing at Portage 193985InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/06/12 23:30From June 12, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$16.00
CPD Swim Club at Portage 194013InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/20 00:15From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
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
$35.00
CPD Swim Club at Portage 194012InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/20 12:30From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 7:30am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 7:30am to 10:30am
$35.00
CPD Water Polo Club at Portage 194014InstructionAquatics - Specialized14 and upMale2017/06/20 22:00From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 9pm
$75.00
Family Swim at Portage 194239OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 16:15From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
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
$0
Lap Swim at Portage 194359OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 14:30From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Sunday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Sunday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Monday from 7am to 10am
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 10am
Each Friday from 7am to 10am
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Saturday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 194498InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 17:30From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 194499InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/20 17:30From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 194500InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/21 17:30From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 194501InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/22 17:30From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 194497InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/23 17:30From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Portage 194570OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 18:45From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Sunday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 4:15pm
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 4:15pm
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 3pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Portage 194856InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 17:30From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$35.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Portage 202149OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/11 14:00From September 11, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Each Sunday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from 8am to 10:15am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Portage 202182InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 14:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Portage 202184InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/13 19:45From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Portage 202183InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/14 14:15From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Portage 202200InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Portage 202202InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/13 14:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Portage 202201InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Portage 202199InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/15 14:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Ballet - Beginner at Portage 202225InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$23.00
Band at Portage 202324InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$32.00
Basketball - Open at Portage 202362OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$28.00
Basketball - Open at Portage 202361OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Portage 202545InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2017/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$34.00
Boxing at Portage 202574InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$16.00
Boxing at Portage 202576InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$16.00
Boxing at Portage 202578InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$16.00
Boxing at Portage 202580InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/09/12 00:00From September 11, 2017 to November 6, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$16.00
Boxing at Portage 202575InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$16.00
Boxing at Portage 202577InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$16.00
Boxing at Portage 202579InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$16.00
Boxing at Portage 202581InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$16.00
Dodgeball at Portage 224037InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$15.00
Drawing & Painting at Portage 202784InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/09/13 18:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$32.00
Family Swim at Portage 202824OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 3:30pm
$0
Flag Football at Portage 224042InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 12, 2017 to October 23, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$15.00
Flag Football at Portage 224043InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$15.00
Floor Hockey at Portage 224044InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/11/03 21:00From October 30, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$15.00
Fun and Games at Portage 224033InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$20.00
Guitar at Portage 203048InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 00:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$32.00
Guitar at Portage 203049InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$32.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Portage 203203InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$65.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Portage 208753Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to June 1, 2018$195.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 203373InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/17 16:15From September 17, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Each Sunday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 203374InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/17 17:30From September 17, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Each Sunday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 203370InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 20:45From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 203372InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 20:45From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 203371InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 20:45From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 203366InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/15 16:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 203367InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 203368InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 16:15From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Portage 203369InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 17:30From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Portage 203498InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1y 5m but less than 3Coed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$39.00
Painting at Portage 203558InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 16:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$18.00
Park Kids - Fall at Portage 203629InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 19:45From September 11, 2017 to December 22, 2017
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 6:30pm
$218.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Portage 208758Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 19:30From September 5, 2017 to June 15, 2018$654.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Portage 203677InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/09/12 20:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$32.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Portage 203678InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$32.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Portage 203680InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$32.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Portage 203676InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$32.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Portage 203690InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$32.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Portage 203681InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/09/15 00:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$32.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Portage 203688InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$32.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Portage 203689InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$32.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Portage 203679InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$32.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Portage 203691InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/09/15 01:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$32.00
Play School at Portage 203746InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$23.00
Play School at Portage 204492InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
$18.00
Recorder at Portage 203773InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 01:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$32.00
Recreational Tumbling at Portage 224038InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$20.00
Recreational Tumbling at Portage 224039InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2017/09/13 22:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$20.00
Seasonal Sports at Portage 224040InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Portage 224041InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$0
Storytime & Crafts at Portage 224035InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$20.00
TEAM Sports at Portage 204287InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 21:45From September 11, 2017 to January 5, 2018
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
$35.00
Tiny Talkers - Spanish at Portage 224034InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 18:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$20.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Portage 204385InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/12 16:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Portage 204386InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Portage 204384InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Portage 204418InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 15:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Portage 204419InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Portage 204421InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 15:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Portage 204420InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Portage 204433InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/17 15:00From September 17, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Portage 204434InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/12/11 17:30From December 11, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Portage 204431InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 16:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Portage 204432InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 00:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Portage 204430InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 16:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Portage 224032InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 18:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$20.00
Volleyball at Portage 224036InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$20.00
Winter Break Camp at Portage 204689CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/12/26 15:00From December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$22.00
Youth Swim at Portage 204799OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 20:45From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Winter at Portage 209887InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
$65.00
Park Kids - Winter at Portage 210293InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
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
$218.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Spring at Portage 215709InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/04/02 15:30From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
$65.00
Park Kids - Spring at Portage 216107InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:00From April 2, 2018 to June 22, 2018
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
$218.00

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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.

The park features a boxing center where boxing programs are offered for ages 8 and older. The Chicago Park District’s boxing program has produced a number of professionals including Olympians Michael Bennett, David Diaz, Nate Jones and Leroy Murphy and former champion Montell Griffin. The Chicago Park District operates 20 citywide boxing centers.

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.

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.

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