Ada Park

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

Ada Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 11250 S. Ada St.

Hours:

Phone: (312)747-6605

Descriptors: Outdoor, Zero Depth Entry/Ramp

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

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Ada 221362Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to June 10, 2018$0
Winter Break Camp at Ada 228309CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/12/26 18:00From December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Tuesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 6pm
Each Friday from Noon to 6pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Ada 211490InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2018/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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 211491InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2018/01/08 23:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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 - Open at Ada 211598OpenSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 17Coed2018/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$15.00
Boxing at Ada 211995InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Boxing at Ada 211996InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Boxing at Ada 211997InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2018/01/09 01:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Ada 212111InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2018/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Conditioning at Ada 212430InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/10 01:30From January 9, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$23.00
Conditioning at Ada 228194InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2018/01/13 18:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Ada 212220InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2018/01/08 23:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
FFW Preview - Conditioning at Ada 228836InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/10 01:30January 9, 2018
Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$0
FFW Preview - Conditioning at Ada 228980InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/11 01:30January 10, 2018
Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$0
FFW Preview - Conditioning at Ada 228981InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/12 01:30January 11, 2018
Thursday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$0
FFW Preview - Conditioning at Ada 228982InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/13 01:30January 12, 2018
Friday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$0
FFW Preview - Fitness Center at Ada 228543OpenWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2018 to January 13, 2018
Each Monday from 10am to 10pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 10pm
Each Friday from 10am to 10pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 6pm
$0
Fun and Games at Ada 212505InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2018/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Ada 213391InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2018/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
Pre-Teen Club at Ada 213493OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2018/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Ada 213560InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2018/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Ada 228192InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/13 20:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Ada 228193InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2018/01/13 21:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Sewing at Ada 213774InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2018/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$23.00
Teen Leadership Club at Ada 214165InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Textile Arts at Ada 214212InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2018/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Walking Club at Ada 214524OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2018/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Ada 219318InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2018/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
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

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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.