Riis Park

  • 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60639 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Keith Hammerberg
  • Park Phone: (312) 746-5363

2015 Water Playground Schedule

Located within the Belmont/Cragin community Riis Park totals 56 acres and features a field house with a gymnasium and an assembly hall with stage plus other multi-purpose rooms.Outdoors, the park offers a waterpark for the little ones children, a large pool and changing area for everyone, and an ice rink for those who enjoy the winter weather.For those looking to get some exercise take a run/walk around the track plus, you can watch a soccer game on the newly installed artificial soccer field.If tennis or fishing is your game we have 10 courts and a casting pool with pier.

In Fall 2014 the playground area was updated as park of Chicago Plays! playground renovation. The new signature playground features custom equipment, rubberized soft surfacing, large rubberized soft surfacing play mounds, passive water runnel area, water bottle/bucket filler, natural pathways,trees, and shrubs.

When the weather gets nice Riis Park is the community gathering place for families. The park has specified picnic area – available for permitting [see park staff for additional information.]

There is something for everyone at Riis Park. Young park-goers can play basketball, soccer, wrestling, gymnastics, dodge ball, and badminton at the facility.On the cultural side, Riis Park offers arts & crafts, ceramics, acting, and family ceramics. In the summer, youth attend our traditional 6-week day camp…filled with tons of fun.

Adults participate in a range of activities, including co-rec volleyball, basketball, ceramics, and theater [scene study]. Parents gather at Riis Park with their preschoolers for Arts & ABC’s and Tot Spot [we provide the space – you provide the fun].Fun and Games, Play School, Preschool, Story time, are also available for preschool-age residents.

Seniors stay active and healthy by participating in our crazy crafter’s club, ceramics, low impact aerobics, and table fun & games.

In the winter months, Riis Park boasts the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Rink for skating. This winter, the ice rink will operate (weather permitting) from Thanksgiving weekend (Friday) until February. Call (312) 746-5735  for skate fees, times, and rental information. If it gets a little chilly...no worries we have a toasty warming trailer.

We invite you go come out and check out all that Riis Park has to offer!

History

Teddy Roosevelt once said that Jacob A. Riis came nearer than anyone to being "the ideal American." Riis (1849-1914), a photojournalist and reformer, drew national attention to the plight of the inner-city poor through his expose, How the Other Half Lives. Riis advocated the creation of small playgrounds to provide "breathing spaces" for densely-populated urban neighborhoods. His 1898 speech at Chicago's Hull House inspired local reformers to petition for city playgrounds. By the time the Northwest Park District created Riis Park in 1916, the playground movement Riis had helped to inspire had in turn fueled park-building across the nation. The park district designed Riis Park to provide a broad range of recreational amenities for its developing middle class neighborhood. The park remained essentially undeveloped until 1928, however, when the park district installed a ski jump and golf course, and commissioned locally-prominent architect Walter W. Alschlager to design a fieldhouse. In 1934, Riis Park came under the jurisdiction of the Chicago Park District, which used Works Progress Administration funding for further improvements. Riis Park developed in two distinct halves separated by a steep glacial ridge, a remnant of the shoreline of Lake Chicago. To the east stood the Georgian-revival fieldhouse, surrounded by various other athletic facilities. Respected landscape architect Alfred Caldwell designed the western portion of the park. Caldwell's plan, fully implemented by 1940, incorporated naturalistic plantings; a stone-edged lagoon; shady, enclosed areas; and a broad, sunny meadow.

Parking/Directions

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

Riis Baseball Fields

Riis Baseball Fields

Location Notes: 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

Riis Park - Eloteros Unidos De Riis Park

Riis Park - Eloteros Unidos De Riis Park

Location: 6100 W. Fullerton

Phone: (773)474-2383

Riis Park - Felix Hernandez

Riis Park - Felix Hernandez

Location: 6100 W. Fullerton

Hours:

Phone: (773)331-3266

Riis Fieldhouse

Riis Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

Hours: ,

Riis Football/Soccer

Riis Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

Riis Soccer Fields

Riis Soccer Fields

Location Notes: 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

Riis Gymnasiums

Riis Gymnasiums

Location Notes: 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

Notes: 1 Large, 1 Medium

Riis Park Lagoon

Riis Park Lagoon

Location Notes: 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

Notes: Riis Park Lagoon

Riis Auditorium & Clubrooms

Riis Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location Notes: 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

Riis Picnic Groves

Riis Picnic Groves

Location Notes: 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

Riis Playgrounds

Riis Playgrounds

Location Notes: 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Riis Running Track

Riis Running Track

Location Notes: 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

Riis Park Pool

Riis Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (312)746-5918

Riis Tennis Courts

Riis Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

Riis Water Play Area

Riis Water Play Area

Location Notes: 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

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
Art & ABCs at Riis 133734InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 18:45From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$23.00
Arts & Crafts Open Studio at Riis 133744OpenCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2016/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$10.00
Basketball - Open at Riis 133890OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:45pm
$23.00
Basketball at Riis 133971InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$17.00
Basketball at Riis 133973InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/01/09 19:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$9.00
Bitty Basketball at Riis 134104InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$31.00
Ceramics at Riis 134163InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture60 and upCoed2016/01/06 17:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 2:30pm
$0
Ceramics at Riis 134161InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$23.00
Ceramics at Riis 134311InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2016/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Drop-in Learn to Skate at Riis 134329PartnershipGroupSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 17:45From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 9, 2016
$130.00
Family Ceramics at Riis 134342InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAnyCoed2016/01/04 18:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$23.00
Family Skate at Riis 134347OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 23:30From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$11.00
Fit & Strong at Riis 134366InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/04 18:30From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
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
$0
Fun and Games at Riis 134491InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 18:00From January 6, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
$0
Gymnastics at Riis 134564InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 22:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Gymnastics at Riis 135736InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 22:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Homework Time at Riis 134633InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$51.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Riis 134637OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/02/15 18:00February 15, 2016
Monday from Noon to 5pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Riis 134649OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/29 18:00From November 29, 2015 to February 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 6pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Riis 134650OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/02 21:00From December 2, 2015 to February 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Plus the following dates:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Riis 134650OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/02 21:00From December 2, 2015 to February 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Plus the following dates:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Riis 134651OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/03 21:00From December 3, 2015 to February 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Thursday, December 31, 2015
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Riis 134652OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/27 19:30From November 27, 2015 to February 26, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, December 25, 2015
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Riis 134653OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 19:00From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 5pm
$4.00
Kiddie College at Riis 134789InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 17:30From January 4, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$43.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Riis 134978InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$9.00
Play School at Riis 135266InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 19:30From January 4, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$23.00
Pond Hockey at Riis 135274OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 16:45From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 9, 2016
$7.00
Rat Hockey at Riis 135304OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2015/11/29 16:00From November 29, 2015 to February 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 10am to 11:30am
$7.00
Rat Hockey at Riis 135303OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2015/12/04 01:30From December 3, 2015 to February 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports at Riis 135421InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$17.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Riis 135467InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Riis 135546InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
$5.00
Soccer - 3 on 3 League at Riis 135550Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$6.00
Stained Glass at Riis 135660InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2016/01/06 23:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
$17.00
Stick & Puck at Riis 135668OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 16:00From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$7.00
Table Games at Riis 135700OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games8 and upFemale2016/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Team Tumbling at Riis 135336InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Riis 135912InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 20:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$17.00
Volleyball at Riis 133972InstructionSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
$20.00
Young Scientist at Riis 135368InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/06 20:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$17.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Riis 140396InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 17:45From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$10.00
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Riis 140150InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 10Coed2016/04/30 17:30From April 30, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Basketball at Riis 140293InstructionSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2016/03/28 23:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:45pm
$24.00
Ceramics at Riis 140389InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2016/03/28 22:00From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
$24.00
Ceramics at Riis 142323InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/30 21:15From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$24.00
Dodgeball at Riis 141978InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/04/01 22:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$10.00
Fit & Strong at Riis 140576InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/29 16:30From March 29, 2016 to June 3, 2016
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
$24.00
Gymnastics at Riis 140757InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 21:30From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Homework Time at Riis 140815InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/03/28 20:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$52.00
Kiddie College at Riis 140921InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 16:30From March 28, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$44.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Riis 141113InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/03/29 23:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$10.00
Play School at Riis 141419InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 18:30From March 28, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$24.00
Rugby at Riis 141582InstructionSports - Rugby18 and upCoed2016/04/01 23:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$12.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Riis 141586OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture60 and upCoed2016/03/30 16:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 2:30pm
$0
Sculpture Open Studio at Riis 141585OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2016/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$10.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Riis 141763InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2016/03/29 22:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
$15.00
Soccer League at Riis 141857Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Stained Glass at Riis 141909InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2016/03/30 22:45From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
$18.00
T-Ball at Riis 141963InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/04/30 15:30From April 30, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$42.00
Teen Club at Riis 139868OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
Young Scientist at Riis 142459InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 19:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$18.00

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2015 Water Playground Schedule

Located within the Belmont/Cragin community Riis Park totals 56 acres and features a field house with a gymnasium and an assembly hall with stage plus other multi-purpose rooms.Outdoors, the park offers a waterpark for the little ones children, a large pool and changing area for everyone, and an ice rink for those who enjoy the winter weather.For those looking to get some exercise take a run/walk around the track plus, you can watch a soccer game on the newly installed artificial soccer field.If tennis or fishing is your game we have 10 courts and a casting pool with pier.

In Fall 2014 the playground area was updated as park of Chicago Plays! playground renovation. The new signature playground features custom equipment, rubberized soft surfacing, large rubberized soft surfacing play mounds, passive water runnel area, water bottle/bucket filler, natural pathways,trees, and shrubs.

When the weather gets nice Riis Park is the community gathering place for families. The park has specified picnic area – available for permitting [see park staff for additional information.]

There is something for everyone at Riis Park. Young park-goers can play basketball, soccer, wrestling, gymnastics, dodge ball, and badminton at the facility.On the cultural side, Riis Park offers arts & crafts, ceramics, acting, and family ceramics. In the summer, youth attend our traditional 6-week day camp…filled with tons of fun.

Adults participate in a range of activities, including co-rec volleyball, basketball, ceramics, and theater [scene study]. Parents gather at Riis Park with their preschoolers for Arts & ABC’s and Tot Spot [we provide the space – you provide the fun].Fun and Games, Play School, Preschool, Story time, are also available for preschool-age residents.

Seniors stay active and healthy by participating in our crazy crafter’s club, ceramics, low impact aerobics, and table fun & games.

In the winter months, Riis Park boasts the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Rink for skating. This winter, the ice rink will operate (weather permitting) from Thanksgiving weekend (Friday) until February. Call (312) 746-5735  for skate fees, times, and rental information. If it gets a little chilly...no worries we have a toasty warming trailer.

We invite you go come out and check out all that Riis Park has to offer!

Teddy Roosevelt once said that Jacob A. Riis came nearer than anyone to being "the ideal American." Riis (1849-1914), a photojournalist and reformer, drew national attention to the plight of the inner-city poor through his expose, How the Other Half Lives. Riis advocated the creation of small playgrounds to provide "breathing spaces" for densely-populated urban neighborhoods. His 1898 speech at Chicago's Hull House inspired local reformers to petition for city playgrounds. By the time the Northwest Park District created Riis Park in 1916, the playground movement Riis had helped to inspire had in turn fueled park-building across the nation. The park district designed Riis Park to provide a broad range of recreational amenities for its developing middle class neighborhood. The park remained essentially undeveloped until 1928, however, when the park district installed a ski jump and golf course, and commissioned locally-prominent architect Walter W. Alschlager to design a fieldhouse. In 1934, Riis Park came under the jurisdiction of the Chicago Park District, which used Works Progress Administration funding for further improvements. Riis Park developed in two distinct halves separated by a steep glacial ridge, a remnant of the shoreline of Lake Chicago. To the east stood the Georgian-revival fieldhouse, surrounded by various other athletic facilities. Respected landscape architect Alfred Caldwell designed the western portion of the park. Caldwell's plan, fully implemented by 1940, incorporated naturalistic plantings; a stone-edged lagoon; shady, enclosed areas; and a broad, sunny meadow.

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