Ada Park

  • 11250 S. Ada St.   Chicago, Illinois 60643 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Valentine Brown
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6002

Located in the Morgan Park community area, Ada Park totals 15.25 acres and features an auditorium, gymnasium, fitness center, and multi-purpose clubrooms. Outside, the park offers a swimming pool, baseball diamonds, basketball/tennis courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our auditorium, gymnasium and multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in Park Kids, seasonal sports, sewing, tumbling, pre-teen, teen, and senior clubs. 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, Ada Park hosts fun special events including family holiday themed celebrations throughout the year for the entire family.

History

Created in 1930, Ada Park provided recreational facilities for the Morgan Park neighborhood's expanding African-American population. The park was the last of those developed by the Calumet Park District, established in 1903. The Calumet Park District was one of 22 neighborhood park boards consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. By 1931, Ada Park had a swimming pool and a few landscape improvements. After the Chicago Park District took control of the park in 1934, other recreational facilities were installed. The park district erected a new bath house for the swimming pool in 1940, and built "fieldhouse additions" to the bath house in 1957 and 1990. Until 1934, Ada Park was known as Loomis Street Park, for the street running along its west side. Late in that year, the Calumet Park District voted to change the name to Ada Park, for the street on the park's opposite side. The street is named for Ada Sawyer Garrett (1856-1938), who sold the last remaining vacant land in the Logan Square neighborhood, the Logan Square Ball Park, to developers in 1924. Though the Chicago Park District informed the Calumet Park District that it had no authority to rename the site Ada Park, the name has been used ever since.

Parking/Directions

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

Ada Baseball Field

Ada Baseball Field (4)

Location Notes: 11250 S. Ada St.

Ada Basketball Court Outdoor

Ada Basketball Court Outdoor

Location Notes: 11250 S. Ada St.

Ada Boxing Gym

Ada Boxing Gym

Location Notes: 11250 S. Ada St.

Ada Park - French Fry Basketball

Ada Park - French Fry Basketball

Location: 11250 S. Ada St.

Hours:

Phone: (312)813-0073

Ada Fieldhouse

Ada Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 11250 S. Ada St.

Hours: ,

Ada Fitness Center

Ada Fitness Center

Location Notes: 11250 S. Ada St.

Notes: M-F, 11-9pm; Sa, 1-5pm; Su, Closed. ADA Accessible Equipment. Sign up for a membership

Ada Football/Soccer Field

Ada Football/Soccer Field

Location Notes: 11250 S. Ada St.

Ada Gymnasium

Ada Gymnasium

Location Notes: 11250 S. Ada St.

Ada Meeting Room/Assembly Hall

Ada Meeting Room/Assembly Hall

Location Notes: 11250 S. Ada St.

Ada Playground

Ada Playground

Location Notes: 11250 S. Ada St.

Notes: Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013

Ada Tennis Court

Ada Tennis Court

Location Notes: 11250 S. Ada St.

Ada Water Spray Feature

Ada Water Spray Feature

Location Notes: 11250 S. Ada St.

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30, for most parks.

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
Junior Bear Football - Pee Wee at Ada 119213InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2015/06/09 21:00From June 9, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Ada 119214InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2015/06/09 21:00From June 9, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
POST Adult Swim at Ada 130854OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/29 23:15From August 29, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$0
POST Family Swim at Ada 130857OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 21:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 4:15pm to 6pm
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 4:15pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$0
POST Teen Swim at Ada 130855OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 20:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015
$0
POST Youth Swim at Ada 130856OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/24 16:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to 4pm
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015
$0
POST Youth Swim at Ada 131617OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 16:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015
$0
TEAM Sports at Ada 121155InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/12 22:30From June 12, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Ada 125298OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/08/26 21:00From August 26, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Boxing at Ada 125584InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/08/24 21:00From August 24, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Boxing at Ada 125585InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 22:30From August 24, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Boxing at Ada 125586InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2015/08/25 00:00From August 24, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Ada 125687InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 22:30From September 15, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Drop-In at Ada 125914InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/24 20:00From August 24, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Fun and Games at Ada 126140InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/09/18 22:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Fun and Games at Ada 146902InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games60 and upCoed2015/09/24 23:30From September 24, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Pee Wee at Ada 126599InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2015/08/25 21:30From August 25, 2015 to October 30, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Ada 126609InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2015/08/25 21:30From August 25, 2015 to October 30, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Pre-Teen Club at Ada 127543OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/08/28 22:00From August 28, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Ada 127833OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Teen Club at Ada 128180OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/10/15 23:00From October 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Walking Club at Ada 128815OpenWellness - WalkingAnyCoed2015/09/29 15:00From September 29, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$0

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Description

Located in the Morgan Park community area, Ada Park totals 15.25 acres and features an auditorium, gymnasium, fitness center, and multi-purpose clubrooms. Outside, the park offers a swimming pool, baseball diamonds, basketball/tennis courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our auditorium, gymnasium and multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in Park Kids, seasonal sports, sewing, tumbling, pre-teen, teen, and senior clubs. 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, Ada Park hosts fun special events including family holiday themed celebrations throughout the year for the entire family.

Created in 1930, Ada Park provided recreational facilities for the Morgan Park neighborhood's expanding African-American population. The park was the last of those developed by the Calumet Park District, established in 1903. The Calumet Park District was one of 22 neighborhood park boards consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. By 1931, Ada Park had a swimming pool and a few landscape improvements. After the Chicago Park District took control of the park in 1934, other recreational facilities were installed. The park district erected a new bath house for the swimming pool in 1940, and built "fieldhouse additions" to the bath house in 1957 and 1990. Until 1934, Ada Park was known as Loomis Street Park, for the street running along its west side. Late in that year, the Calumet Park District voted to change the name to Ada Park, for the street on the park's opposite side. The street is named for Ada Sawyer Garrett (1856-1938), who sold the last remaining vacant land in the Logan Square neighborhood, the Logan Square Ball Park, to developers in 1924. Though the Chicago Park District informed the Calumet Park District that it had no authority to rename the site Ada Park, the name has been used ever since.

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