Ada Park

  • 11250 S. Ada St.   Chicago, Illinois 60643 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Valentine Brown
  • 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: 11250 S. Ada St.

Ada Basketball Court Outdoor

Ada Basketball Court Outdoor

Location: 11250 S. Ada St.

Ada Boxing Gym

Ada Boxing Gym

Location: 11250 S. Ada St.

Ada Park - French Fry Basketball

Ada Park - French Fry Basketball

Location: 11250 S. Ada St.

Ada Fieldhouse

Ada Fieldhouse

Location: 11250 S. Ada St.

Ada Fitness Center

Ada Fitness Center

Location: 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: 11250 S. Ada St.

Ada Gymnasium

Ada Gymnasium

Location: 11250 S. Ada St.

Ada Meeting Room/Assembly Hall

Ada Meeting Room/Assembly Hall

Location: 11250 S. Ada St.

Ada Playground

Ada Playground

Location: 11250 S. Ada St.

Notes: Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013

Ada Tennis Court

Ada Tennis Court

Location: 11250 S. Ada St.

Ada Water Spray Feature

Ada Water Spray Feature

Location: 11250 S. Ada St.

Events

Fall Programs

Fall programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  
Programs will be available for viewing below beginning Monday, July 21.  
Registration dates for our park are listed below.  

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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
Basketball - Open at Ada 82057OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$30.00
Boxing at Ada 82100InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to July 25, 2014
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
Free
Boxing at Ada 82101InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to July 25, 2014
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
Free
Boxing at Ada 82102InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoedFrom June 23, 2014 to July 25, 2014
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
Free
Day Camp at Ada 82207CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 4, 2014
$150.00
Early Bird Camp at Ada 82340CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$41.00
Family Swim at Ada 86715OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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
Free
Football at Ada 82542InstructionSports - FootballAt least 7 but less than 13CoedFrom June 10, 2014 to August 14, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$10.00
Junior Bear Cheerleading at Ada 82715InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 10, 2014 to August 12, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$10.00
Junior Bear Football at Ada 82720InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11CoedFrom May 27, 2014 to October 24, 2014
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
Free
Junior Bear Football at Ada 82721InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 15CoedFrom May 27, 2014 to October 24, 2014
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
Free
Leadership Camp at Ada 83396CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 15CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$150.00
Learn to Swim at Ada 82799InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Ada 82800InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$22.00
Open Swim at Ada 86716OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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
Free
Open Swim at Ada 86717OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 14, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Each Sunday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Free
Open Swim at Ada 86718OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 29, 2014
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
Free
Sewing at Ada 83236InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoedFrom June 9, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$20.00
Sports Conditioning at Ada 83316InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 7 but less than 13CoedFrom June 9, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$10.00
TEAM Sports at Ada 83350InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Ada 94831OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19CoedFrom August 27, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Free
Basketball at Ada 92240Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 15FemaleFrom October 31, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 6pm
Free
Basketball at Ada 93733OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom September 17, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$30.00
Basketball Tournament at Ada 93743TournamentSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom September 15, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 6pm
$150.00
Boxing at Ada 92460InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom August 25, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
Free
Boxing at Ada 92461InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoedFrom August 25, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
Free
Fun and Games at Ada 92965InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 12 but less than 19CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 9:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 9:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 9:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 9:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 9:30pm
Free
Pre-Teen Club at Ada 94238OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 13CoedFrom August 29, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Free
Senior Citizens Club at Ada 94459OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
Free
Sewing at Ada 94495InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1:30pm
$20.00
Sewing at Ada 94496InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Free
Teen Club at Ada 94833OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19CoedFrom October 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Free
Walking Club at Ada 95440OpenWellness - WalkingAnyCoedFrom September 30, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
Free

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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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 11250 S. Ada St. 0
Basketball Court - Outdoor 11250 S. Ada St. 1
Boxing Gym 11250 S. Ada St. 1
Concessions 0
Fieldhouse 11250 S. Ada St. 0
Fitness Centers 11250 S. Ada St. 1 M-F, 11-9pm; Sa, 1-5pm; Su, Closed. ADA Accessible Equipment. Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer 11250 S. Ada St. 1
Gymnasiums 11250 S. Ada St. 2
Meeting/Event Space 11250 S. Ada St. 2
Playgrounds 11250 S. Ada St. 0 Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013
Swimming Pools 11250 S. Ada St. 0
Tennis Courts 11250 S. Ada St. 1
Water Spray Features 11250 S. Ada St. 1
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.