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 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.

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 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
Arts & Crafts at Ada 178375InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Arts & Crafts at Ada 178376InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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
Basketball - Open at Ada 178518OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2017/04/05 15:00From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$34.00
Basketball League at Ada 178708Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball League at Ada 178707Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Boot Camp at Ada 192881InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$23.00
Boxing at Ada 178818InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 2017
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 178819InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 2017
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 178820InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 2017
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 178932InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 22:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Ada 192880InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2017/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 2017
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
Fun and Games at Ada 179300InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$0
Fun and Games at Ada 179299InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/05 23:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Park Kids at Ada 179163InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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 180639OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 23:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Ada 180724InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 22:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Ada 180725InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2017/04/05 22:30From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Sewing at Ada 180930InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/04/03 15:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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
Spring Break Camp at Ada 192882CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/04/10 15:00From April 10, 2017 to April 14, 2017
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
$11.00
Teen Leadership Club at Ada 181418InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2017/04/06 23:15From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$0
Walking Club at Ada 182017OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2017/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$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.