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.

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 is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Fun and Games at Ada 189895InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesLess than 13Coed2016/12/27 16:00From December 27, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Fun and Games at Ada 189896InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/12/27 20:00From December 27, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Fun and Games at Ada 189897InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2016/12/27 22:00From December 27, 2016 to January 6, 2017
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Ada 188575InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
Arts & Crafts at Ada 188714InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
Basketball - Open at Ada 188576OpenSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 17Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Ada 172025OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/01/11 16:30From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$33.00
Basketball League at Ada 172254Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball League at Ada 172253Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 6pm
$0
Boxing at Ada 172405InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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 172406InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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 172407InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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 172527InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/01/10 23:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Ada 188580InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
Fitness Boot Camp at Ada 172384InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$22.00
Fun and Games at Ada 172931InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/01/12 00:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Fun and Games at Ada 172932InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games60 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Park Kids at Ada 188574InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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 174133OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Ada 174230InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Ada 174231InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Sewing at Ada 188577InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
$22.00
Teen Leadership Club at Ada 174817InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Textile Arts at Ada 188578InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/01/13 21:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Walking Club at Ada 175384OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2017/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday 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.