Chicago Park District
Union Park
 
Union Park

Union Park

 
Union Park

Union Park

 

Union Park

1501 W. Randolph St. Chicago IL 60607

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm

Fieldhouse: M- F 11am - 7:30pm, Sa-Su - Closed. Gym Building 11:30am-8pm, Sat. 9am-5pm Sun. closed

Park Supervisor:
Tony Fitzgerald

(312) 746-5494

 
 
 

Description

Located in the Near West Community Area, Union Park totals [13.46] acres and features a fieldhouse and separate building which houses the gymnasium and fitness center and locker rooms. In the fieldhouse there is also a theater room with stage and meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers tennis courts, baseball fields, swimming pool, playground and athletic field for football or soccer and basketball courts.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play seasonal at the facility. Union Park also offers a community partnership with “Girls in the Game, a program of mentoring for girls ages 9-14 years. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Union Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as the Pitchfork Music Festival and other festival events.

APR
26
Earth Day at Union
Event's details
April 26, 2014

Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1501 W. Randolph St. Chicago IL 60607


 
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
MAY
23
Gym Showcase at Union
Event's details
May 23, 2014

Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
1501 W. Randolph St. Chicago IL 60607


 
(06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
 
 

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us! 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 1501 W. Randolph St. 4
Basketball Court - Outdoor 1501 W. Randolph St. 2
Fieldhouse 1501 W. Randolph St. 0
Fitness Centers 1501 W. Randolph St. 1 M-F 11:30am-7:30pm, Sat 12pm-4pm ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer - Grass 1501 W. Randolph St. 1
Gymnasiums 1501 W. Randolph St. 1
Horseshoe Pits 1501 W. Randolph St. 2
Meeting/Event Space 1501 W. Randolph St. 4
Meeting/Event Space 1501 W. Randolph St. 1
Picnic Groves 1501 W. Randolph St. 9
Playgrounds 1501 W. Randolph St. 1
Swimming Pools - Outdoor 1501 W. Randolph St. 0 Pool Closed for the Season. Accessibility feature: Lift.
Tennis Courts 1501 W. Randolph St. 2
Water Spray Features 1501 W. Randolph St. 1
The city created Union Park in 1853, after residents convinced developers to sell 13 acres of their subdivision at a reduced price. Named in honor of the Federal Union, it was one of the city's most fashionable places. In 1885, the city transferred Union Park to the West Park Commission, which made the park its headquarters. Three years later, Jens Jensen, then working as gardener, planted an experimental wildflower garden called the American Garden, marking the beginnings of his venerable naturalistic style. In the 1910s, African-Americans began moving into the neighborhood. While many other parks were inaccessible to black residents, Union Park became racially integrated. Between the 1920s and the 1950s, the park became well-known for cultural and social events, and a number of notable musicians performed there. Among them were the noted pioneer of gospel music Thomas A. Dorsey; trumpeter Sunny Cohn; and jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis.

Contact: Tony Fitzgerald

Contact Title: Park Supervisor

Phone: (312) 746-5494

Email: tony.fitzgerald@chicagoparkdistrict.com

Meeting Date/Time: 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

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

 

 

Accessibility Information

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