Fosco Park

  • 1312 S. Racine Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60608 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Obi Allmon
  • Park Phone: (312) 746-5086

Located in the Near West Community, Fosco Park totals .98 acres and features an indoor Olympic sized zero depth swimming pool, fitness center, meeting rooms and a kitchen. Outdoors the park offers an interactive water spray feature.

Young park-goers can play table games and enjoy Arts & Crafts at the facility. as well as after school programs. In the summer, youth attend day camp. Or participate in one of the fitness partnerships offered at the park.

Adults participate in a range of activities, including swimming programs. Parents gather at Fosco Park with their preschoolers for moms, pops and tots.

In addition to programs, Fosco Park hosts fun special events for the whole family, Halloween, Easter activities and Valentine events.

 

History

The Near West Side, one of Chicago's most fashionable neighborhoods in the mid-nineteenth century, had experienced significant decline by the Depression Era. Soon after the founding of the Chicago Housing Authority in 1937, it began replacing deteriorated buildings in the neighborhood with new multi-unit public housing developments. Built between 1938 and 1961, the area's four large housing complexes, known jointly as ABLA, include: the Jane Addams Houses, Robert H. Brooks Homes and Extension, Loomis Courts, and Grace Abbott Homes. In 1945, the City's Bureau of Parks and Recreation created Fosco Park on Board of Education property to serve the growing population. The two-acre park included a playing field and a small brick recreation building. The city named the park for Peter Fosco (1894--1975), president of the Laborer's International Union of North America and former Cook County Board commissioner.

In 1959, the Chicago Park District assumed management of Fosco Park. The following year, the park district also began leasing an adjoining 1/2-acre housing authority property which included the Robert H. Brooks Homes Community Center. The Board of Education transferred ownership of its two acres to the park district in 1991.

At the turn of the 21st century, Fosco Park and its surrounding neighborhood experienced significant changes. Some of the existing ABLA housing units were rehabilitated, while others were replaced with new low-rise residences. Fosco Park's small brick recreation building and the adjacent community center were razed and a new state-of-the-art facility was erected at 1312 S. Racine. The 80,000-square-foot Community Center opened in summer 2005 and is jointly programmed by the Chicago Park District and Marcy Newberry

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Fosco Fieldhouse

Fosco Fieldhouse

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Fosco Fitness Center

Fosco Fitness Center

Location Notes: 1312 S. Racine Ave

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Notes: M-F 7am-8:30pm sat 9-4:30pm ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership

Fosco Gymnasium

Fosco Gymnasium

Location Notes: 1312 S. Racine Ave.

Fosco Clubrooms

Fosco Clubrooms

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Fosco Playground

Fosco PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 1312 S. Racine Ave

Fosco Pool

Fosco PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 1312 S. Racine Ave.

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Phone: (312)743-0135

8/24-9/7 Fosco Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 8/24/2015 - 9/8/2015

Fosco Water Playground

Fosco Water Playground

Location Notes: 1312 S. Racine Ave

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30, for most parks.

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
POST Adult Swim at Fosco 147868OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 17:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$0
POST Family Swim at Fosco 130912OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 23:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 12:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$0
POST Lap Swim at Fosco 130913OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/29 14:00From August 29, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
POST Parent and Tot Swim at Fosco 130916OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/08/29 16:00From August 29, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
POST Senior Swim at Fosco 132308OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/08/24 13:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
POST Senior Swim at Fosco 130920OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/08/24 14:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$0
POST Teen Swim at Fosco 130921OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Female2015/08/24 20:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$0
POST Teen Swim at Fosco 131311OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Male2015/08/24 21:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$0
POST Youth Swim at Fosco 131940OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 15:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11:45am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:45am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:45am
Each Friday from 10am to 11:45am
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
POST Youth Swim at Fosco 130922OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 19:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Fosco 121197InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 22:00From June 8, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adaptive Fitness at Fosco 124935InstructionWellness - FitnessAnyCoed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise (Special Recreation) at Fosco 124936InstructionAquatics - FitnessAnyCoed2015/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Fosco 124944InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2015 to November 23, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 124991InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/14 14:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 124990InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/15 14:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 124986InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 124989InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/16 14:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 124988InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/17 14:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Fosco 124992InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/18 14:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Badminton at Fosco 125201InstructionSports - BadmintonAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/10/05 22:15From October 5, 2015 to November 23, 2015
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Fosco 125316OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$3.00
Basketball at Fosco 125476InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/19 16:15From September 19, 2015 to November 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 12:30pm
$5.00
Basketball League at Fosco 125408Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Fosco 147198InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$31.00
Bitty Basketball at Fosco 125523InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2015 to November 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$31.00
Cheerleading - Competitive at Fosco 147203InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2015/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Fosco 125692InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Circuit Training at Fosco 125724InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$10.00
Circuit Training at Fosco 125725InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/18 00:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$10.00
Cross Country at Fosco 125784InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2015/08/25 22:00From August 25, 2015 to October 8, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Fosco 147200InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Fosco 147201InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Fosco 147202InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Family Swim at Fosco 125955OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4:30pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 125992InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$10.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 125994InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$10.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 125993InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/17 00:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$10.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Fosco 125995InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$10.00
Floor Hockey at Fosco 126086InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2015 to November 13, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Fosco 126087InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/18 22:00From September 18, 2015 to November 13, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Pee Wee at Fosco 126603InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 21:00From August 10, 2015 to November 27, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Kickboxing at Fosco 126633InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$10.00
Kickboxing at Fosco 126634InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$10.00
Lap Swim at Fosco 126729OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/14 12:00From September 14, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Monday from 7am to 8am
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8am
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8am
Each Friday from 7am to 8am
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 147727InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 126790InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 126789InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 126793InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 126788InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 147726InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 126791InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 126787InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Fosco 126792InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$28.00
Line Dance at Fosco 126928InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2015/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2015 to November 23, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$0
Line Dance at Fosco 126927InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to November 24, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$11.00
Open Swim at Fosco 127257OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Fall Session at Fosco 127333InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/08 20:00From September 8, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$122.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Fosco 127403Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/08 20:00From September 8, 2015 to June 17, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$366.00
PRE Adult Swim at Fosco 148460OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/08 23:00From September 8, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
PRE Family Swim at Fosco 148456OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/10 00:00From September 9, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4:30pm
$0
PRE Lap Swim at Fosco 148457OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/08 12:00From September 8, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Each Monday from 7am to 8am
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8am
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8am
Each Friday from 7am to 8am
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
PRE Open Swim at Fosco 148458OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/08 16:00From September 8, 2015 to September 11, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
PRE Parent and Tot Swim at Fosco 148462OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/09/08 16:00From September 8, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
PRE Senior Swim at Fosco 148459OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/09/08 13:00From September 8, 2015 to September 11, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Fosco 148461OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/08 21:00From September 8, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Fosco 127575InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/10/05 22:00From October 5, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Fosco 147204InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/17 00:00From September 16, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Fosco 127844OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/09/18 16:00From September 18, 2015 to November 20, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Senior Swim at Fosco 127871OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/09/14 13:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Strength & Conditioning at Fosco 147199InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Fosco 128152InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/08 22:00From September 8, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$28.00
Teen Fit Box at Fosco 127905InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Fosco 127907InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/16 22:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Teen Fit Box Camp at Fosco 148703CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 22:00From August 24, 2015 to September 2, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 8pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 128448InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 128449InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 128450InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/17 15:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 128451InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/18 15:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Fosco 128447InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 128492InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 19:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 128493InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 128494InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 19:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 128495InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 19:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Fosco 128491InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$32.00
Volleyball at Fosco 128761InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/21 23:30From September 21, 2015 to November 23, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Fosco 128860CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/12/21 15:00From December 21, 2015 to January 1, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$82.00
Yoga at Fosco 128953InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/15 14:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$31.00
Yoga at Fosco 128954InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/09/15 16:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0

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Located in the Near West Community, Fosco Park totals .98 acres and features an indoor Olympic sized zero depth swimming pool, fitness center, meeting rooms and a kitchen. Outdoors the park offers an interactive water spray feature.

Young park-goers can play table games and enjoy Arts & Crafts at the facility. as well as after school programs. In the summer, youth attend day camp. Or participate in one of the fitness partnerships offered at the park.

Adults participate in a range of activities, including swimming programs. Parents gather at Fosco Park with their preschoolers for moms, pops and tots.

In addition to programs, Fosco Park hosts fun special events for the whole family, Halloween, Easter activities and Valentine events.

 

The Near West Side, one of Chicago's most fashionable neighborhoods in the mid-nineteenth century, had experienced significant decline by the Depression Era. Soon after the founding of the Chicago Housing Authority in 1937, it began replacing deteriorated buildings in the neighborhood with new multi-unit public housing developments. Built between 1938 and 1961, the area's four large housing complexes, known jointly as ABLA, include: the Jane Addams Houses, Robert H. Brooks Homes and Extension, Loomis Courts, and Grace Abbott Homes. In 1945, the City's Bureau of Parks and Recreation created Fosco Park on Board of Education property to serve the growing population. The two-acre park included a playing field and a small brick recreation building. The city named the park for Peter Fosco (1894--1975), president of the Laborer's International Union of North America and former Cook County Board commissioner.

In 1959, the Chicago Park District assumed management of Fosco Park. The following year, the park district also began leasing an adjoining 1/2-acre housing authority property which included the Robert H. Brooks Homes Community Center. The Board of Education transferred ownership of its two acres to the park district in 1991.

At the turn of the 21st century, Fosco Park and its surrounding neighborhood experienced significant changes. Some of the existing ABLA housing units were rehabilitated, while others were replaced with new low-rise residences. Fosco Park's small brick recreation building and the adjacent community center were razed and a new state-of-the-art facility was erected at 1312 S. Racine. The 80,000-square-foot Community Center opened in summer 2005 and is jointly programmed by the Chicago Park District and Marcy Newberry

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