Sauganash Park

  • 5861 N. Kostner Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60646 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Kara Donaldson
  • Phone: (773) 685-6122

Check out our new playground! Tucked away in the Sauganash neighborhood, Sauganash Park offers a great variety of programs to its patrons. Indoor facilities include a gymnasium an auditorium/assembly hall with a stage. Outdoors, Sauganash offers two small softball fields, four tennis courts and a playground.

Area youth play sports, such as volleyball, basketball, flag football, t-ball baseball, softball, floor hockey, outdoor tennis, indoor and outdoor soccer, kids fitness, Dodgeball and Nerf® football. Youth also participate in day camp, sports camp, recreational tumbling, team tumbling and girls’ gymnastics team. Many of the youth and teens participate in citywide sporting events.

Preschoolers get started early building skills in t-ball baseball, tumbling, kids fitness and indoor soccer. The park offers traditional early childhood recreation classes— moms, pops, and tots interaction, play group, preschool, puppetry, story telling, and Moms, Dads, & Tots Gymnastics. Adults join in athletics with basketball, co-recreational volleyball, walking, and conditioning.

On the cultural side, Sauganash Park offers music classes for all ages. Toddlers, starting as young as 18 months, participate in sing along, children's theater, voice, tap and ballet, and music and movement. Youth choose from tap and ballet, arts and crafts, play production, acting, guitar, and piano. In addition they can participate in play production where they act in a full-scale productions for the community. For adults and seniors, there are classes for those looking to learn piano.

History

Sauganash Park and its surrounding neighborhood bear the name of Potawatomi chief and early Chicagoan Sauganash (1780-1841), also known as Billy Caldwell. Born in Canada of a Wyandot Indian mother and an Irish father, Sauganash ("The Englishman"), was educated by Jesuit priests at the French settlement of Detroit. Sauganash became a Chicago resident in 1820, and was elected a justice of the peace six years later. In 1830, the federal government granted him a 1,200-acre reservation along the North Branch of the Chicago River. Sauganash sold most of his land six years later, moving to Council Bluffs, Iowa, to join the Potowatomis. For nearly a century, farmers held much of the reservation land. In the mid-1920s, however, Henry G. Zander, Sr. and George F. Koester began to subdivide the area for homes. In 1926, residents of northwest Chicago's prestigious new Sauganash development petitioned for a park board to create recreational facilities in their growing community. The newly-formed Sauganash Park District acquired nearly four acres of property from developer Koester in late 1928. In August 1930, the district approved park plans and began improvements including walks, tennis and horse shoe courts, and a wading pool. Work was completed by Christmas Eve, and the district illuminated the park lights in celebration. Construction of a single-story, English-style fieldhouse with a 300-seat auditorium began in March of 1934. The Chicago Park District assumed ownership of Sauganash Park only two months later. The consolidated park district added ball fields and playground equipment and made other improvements over time. In the mid-1970s, the park district acquired another acre-and-a-half of adjacent property and built a large gymnasium addition to the fieldhouse

Parking/Directions

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

Sauganash Diamond

Sauganash Diamond

Location: 5861 N. Kostner Ave.

Sauganash Basketball

Sauganash Basketball

Location: 5861 N. Kostner Ave.

Sauganash Fieldhouse

Sauganash Fieldhouse

Location: 5861 N. Kostner Ave.

Sauganash Field

Sauganash Field

Location: 5861 N. Kostner Ave.

Sauganash Gymnasium

Sauganash Gymnasium

Location: 5861 N. Kostner Ave.

Sauganash Auditorium

Sauganash Auditorium

Location: 5861 N. Kostner Ave.

Notes: Auditorium

Sauganash Clubroom

Sauganash Clubroom

Location: 5861 N. Kostner Ave.

Notes: Clubroom

Sauganash Playground

Sauganash PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 5861 N. Kostner Ave.

Sauganash Tennis Court

Sauganash Tennis Court

Location: 5861 N. Kostner Ave.

Summer
Online registration for our park began Monday, April 7. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 12, 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
Band at Sauganash 80797InstructionCulture and Arts - Music35 and upCoedFrom June 25, 2014 to July 30, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Free
Basketball - Open at Sauganash 80832OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom June 25, 2014 to August 13, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$35.00
Basketball - Open at Sauganash 80831OpenSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 18CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$15.00
Basketball - Open at Sauganash 86719OpenSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 13CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 16, 2014
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$5.00
Basketball - Open at Sauganash 86720OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 16, 2014
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$5.00
Basketball League at Sauganash 80869Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom June 24, 2014 to August 12, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$200.00
Day Camp - Half Day Sports at Sauganash 80921CampsCamps - SportsAt least 7 but less than 12CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$185.00
Day Camp at Sauganash 81007CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
$375.00
Floor Hockey - Open at Sauganash 86723OpenSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 16, 2014
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$5.00
Floor Hockey at Sauganash 81130OpenSports - Floor Hockey18 and upMaleFrom June 26, 2014 to August 14, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Guitar - Group at Sauganash 86710InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to July 30, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:30pm
$25.00
Leadership Camp at Sauganash 81661CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Each Friday from 9am to 4pm
$165.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Sauganash 86709InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoedFrom June 25, 2014 to July 30, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$25.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Sauganash 81425InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to July 30, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$25.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Sauganash 81426InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to July 30, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$25.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Sauganash 81427InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to July 30, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:15pm
$25.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Sauganash 81429InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to July 30, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$25.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Sauganash 81428InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to July 30, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6pm
$25.00
Play Camp at Sauganash 81008CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$185.00
Play Camp at Sauganash 86708CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$185.00
Soccer Clinic at Sauganash 86711InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13CoedJuly 25, 2014
Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Free
Sports Camp at Sauganash 81592CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 12CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$125.00
Volleyball - Open at Sauganash 81763OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 11, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$35.00
Volleyball - Open at Sauganash 81762OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 11, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$35.00
Weight Training at Sauganash 81779InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemaleFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
$25.00
Weightlifting at Sauganash 81781OpenSports - Weightlifting18 and upCoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 16, 2014
Each Monday from 9:30am to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
$25.00

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Description

Check out our new playground! Tucked away in the Sauganash neighborhood, Sauganash Park offers a great variety of programs to its patrons. Indoor facilities include a gymnasium an auditorium/assembly hall with a stage. Outdoors, Sauganash offers two small softball fields, four tennis courts and a playground.

Area youth play sports, such as volleyball, basketball, flag football, t-ball baseball, softball, floor hockey, outdoor tennis, indoor and outdoor soccer, kids fitness, Dodgeball and Nerf® football. Youth also participate in day camp, sports camp, recreational tumbling, team tumbling and girls’ gymnastics team. Many of the youth and teens participate in citywide sporting events.

Preschoolers get started early building skills in t-ball baseball, tumbling, kids fitness and indoor soccer. The park offers traditional early childhood recreation classes— moms, pops, and tots interaction, play group, preschool, puppetry, story telling, and Moms, Dads, & Tots Gymnastics. Adults join in athletics with basketball, co-recreational volleyball, walking, and conditioning.

On the cultural side, Sauganash Park offers music classes for all ages. Toddlers, starting as young as 18 months, participate in sing along, children's theater, voice, tap and ballet, and music and movement. Youth choose from tap and ballet, arts and crafts, play production, acting, guitar, and piano. In addition they can participate in play production where they act in a full-scale productions for the community. For adults and seniors, there are classes for those looking to learn piano.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 5861 N. Kostner Ave. 2
Basketball Court - Outdoor 5861 N. Kostner Ave. 2
Fieldhouse 5861 N. Kostner Ave. 0
Football / Soccer 5861 N. Kostner Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 5861 N. Kostner Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 5861 N. Kostner Ave. 1 Auditorium
Meeting/Event Space 5861 N. Kostner Ave. 4 Clubroom
Playgrounds 5861 N. Kostner Ave. 0
Tennis Courts 5861 N. Kostner Ave. 4
Sauganash Park and its surrounding neighborhood bear the name of Potawatomi chief and early Chicagoan Sauganash (1780-1841), also known as Billy Caldwell. Born in Canada of a Wyandot Indian mother and an Irish father, Sauganash ("The Englishman"), was educated by Jesuit priests at the French settlement of Detroit. Sauganash became a Chicago resident in 1820, and was elected a justice of the peace six years later. In 1830, the federal government granted him a 1,200-acre reservation along the North Branch of the Chicago River. Sauganash sold most of his land six years later, moving to Council Bluffs, Iowa, to join the Potowatomis. For nearly a century, farmers held much of the reservation land. In the mid-1920s, however, Henry G. Zander, Sr. and George F. Koester began to subdivide the area for homes. In 1926, residents of northwest Chicago's prestigious new Sauganash development petitioned for a park board to create recreational facilities in their growing community. The newly-formed Sauganash Park District acquired nearly four acres of property from developer Koester in late 1928. In August 1930, the district approved park plans and began improvements including walks, tennis and horse shoe courts, and a wading pool. Work was completed by Christmas Eve, and the district illuminated the park lights in celebration. Construction of a single-story, English-style fieldhouse with a 300-seat auditorium began in March of 1934. The Chicago Park District assumed ownership of Sauganash Park only two months later. The consolidated park district added ball fields and playground equipment and made other improvements over time. In the mid-1970s, the park district acquired another acre-and-a-half of adjacent property and built a large gymnasium addition to the fieldhouse

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