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 Fieldhouse

Ada Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 11250 S. Ada St.

Hours: , ,

Ada Fitness Center

Ada Fitness CenterAccessible

Hours: , ,

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Ada Football/Soccer Field

Ada Football/Soccer Field

Location Notes: 11250 S. Ada St.

Descriptors: Grass

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 PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

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.

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

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.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

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
Adult Swim at Ada 155912OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/25 23:15From June 25, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$0
Family Swim at Ada 156682OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 21:15From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
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
$0
Junior Bear Football - Pee Wee at Ada 156927InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/06/14 21:30From June 14, 2016 to October 28, 2016
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 156932InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2016/06/14 21:30From June 14, 2016 to October 28, 2016
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
Learn to Swim at Ada 157076InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ada 157077InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 17:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
TEAM Sports at Ada 158297InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 22:30From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
$28.00
Teen Swim at Ada 158411OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 20:15From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
$0
Youth Swim at Ada 158742OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Ada 183867InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Arts & Crafts at Ada 183868InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2016/09/19 22:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Basketball at Ada 183871InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball at Ada 183872InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/21 15:00From September 21, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$32.00
Basketball League at Ada 183873Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 6pm
$0
Boot Camp at Ada 183869InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 00:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$21.00
Boxing at Ada 165458InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/08/29 21:00From August 29, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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 165459InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/08/29 22:30From August 29, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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 165460InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/08/30 00:00From August 29, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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 165549InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 22:30From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Drop-In at Ada 165813InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/29 20:30From August 29, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Fun and Games at Ada 166032InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/09/19 22:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
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 166033InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Pee Wee at Ada 166563InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/08/30 21:30From August 30, 2016 to November 4, 2016
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 166574InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/08/30 21:30From August 30, 2016 to November 4, 2016
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 167615OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 22:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Ada 167902OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Sewing at Ada 183866InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$21.00
Teen Leadership Club at Ada 183870InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Walking Club at Ada 168988OpenWellness - WalkingAnyCoed2016/10/04 15:00From October 4, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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.