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.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now. 

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 162176InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11am
$27.00
Arts & Crafts at Sauganash 162172InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/21 14:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 9:45am
$27.00
Arts & Crafts at Sauganash 162175InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/23 14:15From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 9:15am to 9:45am
$27.00
Arts & Crafts at Sauganash 162174InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/23 20:00From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$27.00
Arts & Crafts at Sauganash 162173InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$27.00
Band at Sauganash 162235InstructionCulture and Arts - Music35 and upCoed2016/09/22 00:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Barre Sculpt at Sauganash 185109InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$17.00
Basketball - Open at Sauganash 162273OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/09/21 23:30From September 21, 2016 to December 14, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$37.00
Basketball at Sauganash 162366InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$22.00
Basketball at Sauganash 162363InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Basketball at Sauganash 162364InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/21 21:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$22.00
Basketball at Sauganash 162365InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$17.00
Basketball League at Sauganash 162420Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to December 13, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8:45pm
$208.00
Conditioning Partnership at Sauganash 185506PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$60.00
Dodgeball at Sauganash 162681InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Dodgeball at Sauganash 162680InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$22.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Sauganash 162768InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/24 14:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$22.00
Floor Hockey - Open at Sauganash 162819OpenSports - Floor Hockey18 and upMale2016/09/22 23:30From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
$22.00
Floor Hockey at Sauganash 162859InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Floor Hockey at Sauganash 162857InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Floor Hockey at Sauganash 162858InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 21:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$22.00
Floor Hockey at Sauganash 163941InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 18:45From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Floor Hockey at Sauganash 162855InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/09/22 20:45From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Floor Hockey at Sauganash 162856InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/09/24 16:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$12.00
Fun and Games at Sauganash 162919InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$27.00
Fun with Food at Sauganash 162939InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$27.00
Golf Partnership at Sauganash 186663InstructionSports - GolfAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 22:15From September 21, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$12.00
Guitar - Group at Sauganash 162964InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:30pm
$32.00
Kiddie College at Sauganash 163128InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 16:30From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1pm
$131.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Sauganash 163381InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 19:15From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 2:45pm
$32.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sauganash 185606InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 22:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 31, 2016
$15.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sauganash 163434InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/21 15:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sauganash 163433InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/23 15:00From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Music and Movement at Sauganash 163464InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$27.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sauganash 163551InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/22 16:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Sauganash 163641InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/21 19:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$32.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Sauganash 163640InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2016/09/21 20:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$32.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Sauganash 163639InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$32.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Sauganash 163642InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/09/21 21:45From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:15pm
$32.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Sauganash 163643InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$32.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Sauganash 163656InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/09/21 22:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6pm
$32.00
Pilates at Sauganash 163675InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
$17.00
Pilates at Sauganash 185605InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
$19.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sauganash 164295InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Seasonal Sports at Sauganash 163940InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 18:30From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$32.00
Seasonal Sports at Sauganash 163939InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 17Coed2016/09/22 21:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Soccer at Sauganash 164130InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/20 16:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to Noon
$27.00
Soccer at Sauganash 164128InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Soccer at Sauganash 164132InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 14:15From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10am
$27.00
Soccer at Sauganash 164131InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/22 15:15From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$22.00
Soccer at Sauganash 164127InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/23 20:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Soccer at Sauganash 164129InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 21:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$22.00
Tabata at Sauganash 163403InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$14.00
Tap & Ballet at Sauganash 164279InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$27.00
Tap & Ballet at Sauganash 164280InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 8Female2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$27.00
Tap & Ballet at Sauganash 164278InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2016/09/22 18:45From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$27.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Sauganash 164486InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Tot Spot at Sauganash 164509OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/21 16:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:30am
$12.00
Tot Spot at Sauganash 164510OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/23 16:00From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 11:30am
$12.00
Tot Spot at Sauganash 164508OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2016/09/24 14:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11am
$32.00
Volleyball - Open at Sauganash 164606OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2016 to December 12, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$37.00
Volleyball - Open at Sauganash 164607OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2016 to December 12, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$37.00
Volleyball at Sauganash 164126InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Volleyball at Sauganash 163488InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$22.00
Weight Training at Sauganash 164652InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2016/09/19 18:45From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$42.00
Weightlifting - Open at Sauganash 164655OpenWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
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 8pm
$27.00
Yoga at Sauganash 164732InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/20 01:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$17.00
Yoga at Sauganash 164734InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 18:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$27.00
Yoga at Sauganash 164733InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$22.00
Zumba Partnership at Sauganash 185507PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:30From September 20, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$60.00

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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.