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.

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

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.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
Adventure Camp at Sauganash 200289CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$84.00
Band at Sauganash 193870InstructionCulture and Arts - Music35 and upCoed2017/06/22 00:00From June 21, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$0
Barre Sculpt at Sauganash 193871InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/19 22:45From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$23.00
Basketball - Open at Sauganash 193909OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/06/28 23:30From June 28, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$39.00
Basketball at Sauganash 193931InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/06/30 23:00From June 30, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$18.00
Basketball Camp at Sauganash 200284CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/08/21 15:30From August 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$25.00
Basketball League at Sauganash 193956Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/06/27 23:30From June 27, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$218.00
Boot Camp at Sauganash 194267InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/24 14:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$23.00
Conditioning Partnership at Sauganash 194011PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/13 23:30From June 13, 2017 to August 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$60.00
Cultural Camp at Sauganash 194024CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/29 17:30From June 29, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$84.00
Day Camp - Half Day Sports at Sauganash 194043CampsCamps - SportsAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$203.00
Day Camp at Sauganash 194117CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:30From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$423.00
Floor Hockey - Open at Sauganash 194279OpenSports - Floor Hockey18 and upMale2017/06/29 23:30From June 29, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$23.00
Floor Hockey - Open at Sauganash 194278OpenSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/06/24 16:30From June 24, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$13.00
Leadership Camp at Sauganash 194403CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$180.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Sauganash 194609InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/06/21 20:00From June 21, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$28.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Sauganash 194612InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/06/21 20:45From June 21, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
$28.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Sauganash 194611InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/06/21 21:30From June 21, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
$28.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Sauganash 194610InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/21 22:15From June 21, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
$28.00
Pickleball at Sauganash 221161InstructionSports - Pickleball18 and upCoed2017/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2017 to August 29, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
$40.00
Pilates at Sauganash 194628InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
$18.00
Play Camp at Sauganash 194675CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
$119.00
Sports Camp at Sauganash 194811CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/06/26 20:30From June 26, 2017 to August 3, 2017
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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$138.00
Sports Camp at Sauganash 200286CampsCamps - SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 17:30From June 26, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$119.00
Tabata at Sauganash 194539InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:30From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$18.00
Tennis at Sauganash 194930InstructionSports - TennisAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to June 30, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 9am to 10:30am
$13.00
Tennis at Sauganash 194933InstructionSports - TennisAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/07/10 14:00From July 10, 2017 to July 14, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 9am to 10:30am
$13.00
Tennis at Sauganash 194934InstructionSports - TennisAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/07/10 15:30From July 10, 2017 to July 14, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
$13.00
Tennis at Sauganash 194935InstructionSports - TennisAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/06/26 15:30From June 26, 2017 to June 30, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
$13.00
Tennis at Sauganash 194931InstructionSports - TennisAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/07/03 14:00From July 3, 2017 to July 7, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 9am to 10:30am
$11.00
Tennis at Sauganash 194932InstructionSports - TennisAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/07/03 15:30From July 3, 2017 to July 7, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
$11.00
Volleyball - Open at Sauganash 195014OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/06/26 23:30From June 26, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$39.00
Volleyball - Open at Sauganash 195015OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/06/26 23:30From June 26, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$39.00
Weight Training at Sauganash 195026InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2017/06/26 18:45From June 26, 2017 to August 25, 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
$28.00
Weight Training at Sauganash 195027InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2017/06/27 18:45From June 27, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
$19.00
Weightlifting - Open at Sauganash 195028OpenWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/26 14:30From June 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
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
$28.00
Yoga at Sauganash 195050InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/20 00:30From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$23.00
Yoga at Sauganash 195049InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/24 15:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$23.00
Zumba Partnership at Sauganash 195090PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/14 00:30From June 13, 2017 to August 24, 2017
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.