Sauganash Park

  • 5861 N. Kostner Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60646 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Kara Donaldson
  • Park 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 Notes: 5861 N. Kostner Ave.

Sauganash Basketball

Sauganash Basketball

Location Notes: 5861 N. Kostner Ave.

Sauganash Fieldhouse

Sauganash Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 5861 N. Kostner Ave.

Hours: , , ,

Sauganash Field

Sauganash Field

Location Notes: 5861 N. Kostner Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Sauganash Gymnasium

Sauganash Gymnasium

Location Notes: 5861 N. Kostner Ave.

Sauganash Clubroom

Sauganash Clubroom

Location Notes: 5861 N. Kostner Ave.

Notes: Clubroom

Sauganash Auditorium

Sauganash Auditorium

Location Notes: 5861 N. Kostner Ave.

Notes: Auditorium

Sauganash Playground

Sauganash PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Sauganash Tennis Court

Sauganash Tennis Court

Location Notes: 5861 N. Kostner Ave.

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
Arts & Crafts at Sauganash 202287InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/09/12 15:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$34.00
Arts & Crafts at Sauganash 202283InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/09/13 14:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 9:45am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$34.00
Arts & Crafts at Sauganash 202286InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/09/15 14:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 9:15am to 9:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$34.00
Arts & Crafts at Sauganash 202284InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$34.00
Band at Sauganash 202325InstructionCulture and Arts - Music35 and upCoed2017/09/14 00:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Barre Sculpt at Sauganash 202326InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/11 22:45From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$18.00
Basketball - Open at Sauganash 202374OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/13 23:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$47.00
Basketball at Sauganash 202455InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:15From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$28.00
Basketball at Sauganash 202452InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$28.00
Basketball at Sauganash 202453InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/09/13 21:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$28.00
Basketball at Sauganash 202454InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$22.00
Basketball League at Sauganash 202497Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8:45pm
$218.00
Boot Camp at Sauganash 202855InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/16 14:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$23.00
Conditioning Partnership at Sauganash 202657PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$60.00
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Pickleball at Sauganash 224597InstructionSports - Pickleball45 and upCoed2017/09/13 18:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$5.00
Dodgeball at Sauganash 202770InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$28.00
Dodgeball at Sauganash 202769InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$28.00
Floor Hockey - Open at Sauganash 202905OpenSports - Floor Hockey18 and upMale2017/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$28.00
Floor Hockey at Sauganash 202945InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$28.00
Floor Hockey at Sauganash 202943InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$28.00
Floor Hockey at Sauganash 202944InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 21:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$28.00
Floor Hockey at Sauganash 202941InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/09/14 20:45From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$28.00
Floor Hockey at Sauganash 202942InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/09/16 16:30From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 28, 2017
$16.00
Fun and Games at Sauganash 203005InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt 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
$34.00
Fun with Food at Sauganash 203019InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$34.00
Golf Partnership at Sauganash 224315InstructionSports - GolfAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/09/13 22:15From September 13, 2017 to October 11, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$13.00
Guitar - Group at Sauganash 203046InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$40.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Sauganash 203259InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 16:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$138.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Sauganash 224496Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 16:30From September 11, 2017 to June 8, 2018$414.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Sauganash 203443InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 19:15From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$41.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sauganash 203501InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/13 15:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$41.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sauganash 203500InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$41.00
Music and Movement at Sauganash 203527InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/11 14:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$34.00
Music and Movement at Sauganash 202285InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 20:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$34.00
NERF Football at Sauganash 204612InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/11 21:15From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$28.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sauganash 203590InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/14 16:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$34.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Sauganash 203684InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/09/13 19:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$40.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Sauganash 203683InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/09/13 20:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$40.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Sauganash 203682InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$40.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Sauganash 203685InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2017/09/13 21:45From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$40.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Sauganash 203692InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$40.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Sauganash 203693InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2017/09/13 22:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$40.00
Pilates at Sauganash 203715InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
$20.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sauganash 203823InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$28.00
Science of Superheroes at Sauganash 222237InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$34.00
Seasonal Sports at Sauganash 203905InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 18:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$28.00
Seasonal Sports at Sauganash 203904InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 17Coed2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Soccer at Sauganash 222235InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 14:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$34.00
Soccer at Sauganash 204095InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/09/12 16:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$34.00
Soccer at Sauganash 204097InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 14:15From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$34.00
Soccer at Sauganash 204096InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/09/14 15:15From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$28.00
Soccer at Sauganash 204092InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$28.00
Soccer at Sauganash 204094InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$28.00
Tabata at Sauganash 204245InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$15.00
Tap & Ballet at Sauganash 204260InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$34.00
Tap & Ballet at Sauganash 204259InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2017/09/14 18:45From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Sauganash 204466InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 18:45From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$28.00
Tot Spot at Sauganash 204497OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/13 16:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$16.00
Tot Spot at Sauganash 204498OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$16.00
Tot Spot at Sauganash 204496OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2017/09/16 14:30From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 28, 2017
$41.00
Volleyball - Open at Sauganash 204588OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$47.00
Volleyball - Open at Sauganash 204589OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$47.00
Volleyball at Sauganash 204613InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$28.00
Weight Training at Sauganash 204650InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2017/09/11 18:45From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$44.00
Weight Training at Sauganash 222234InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2017/09/12 18:45From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$30.00
Weightlifting - Open at Sauganash 204653OpenWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/11 14:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 8pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 8pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 3pm
$34.00
Yoga at Sauganash 204746InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/12 00:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$18.00
Yoga at Sauganash 204748InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$34.00
Yoga at Sauganash 204747InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$23.00
Zumba Partnership at Sauganash 204808PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 00:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$60.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Winter at Sauganash 224494InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 17:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1pm
$138.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Spring at Sauganash 224495InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/04/02 16:30From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1pm
$138.00

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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.

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.