Jesse White Park and Community Center

  • 410 W. Chicago Avenue   Chicago, Illinois 60610 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Notes: For more information about Gymnastic programs call (312) 742-1589/ (312) 742-1539 (Fax)
  • Park Supervisor: Carissa Goebel
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-2410

Located in the Near North Community, the amenities this facility has to offer include: Jesse White Park and  Community Center Fieldhouse, a Gymnasium, a Gymnastics Center, a Fitness

Multi-Purpose  room with  stationary bikes and free weights, meeting rooms and a  Computer & Learning Area Room.  After school activities are offered for youths and a full scale gymnastics program is available for toddlers and youth.   The park also hosts special events and family fun activities. 

History

In 2014, the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners dedicated the new Jesse White Park and Community Center. The facility was made possible by a partnership between the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and the Jesse White Foundation. The community center was designed by Ghafari Associates with site improvements by Wolff Landscape Architecture. The building received a 2015 Design Excellence Award from AIA Chicago. Contemporary in style, this 30,000-square foot structure appears as though it is made of a series of boxes, several of which have large expanses of glass, allowing for a feeling of warmth and openness. It includes a gymnasium and gymnastic center, computer room, community and meeting rooms, game room, fitness center, locker and bathrooms and offices. In addition to providing a large array of recreational and cultural programs, the building serves as the official home of the Jesse White Tumblers. The Chicago Park District Board of officially named the park and building in honor of Jesse White, an accomplished athlete, scholar, mentor and public official. As a boy, Jesse White loved participating in gymnastics, and later, he taught gymnastics in college and worked as a gymnastics coach and teacher for the Chicago Park District and YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. He our country as a paratrooper in the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division, Army Reserves and a member of the Illinois National Guard. He went on to play professional baseball with the Chicago Cubs organization, and then had a 33-year career with the Chicago public school system as a teacher and administrator. Elected as Secretary of State for Illinois 1998, Jesse White was the first African-American to hold that position. He is now the longest serving person in this post. He previously served as the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, and for 16 years as a member of the Illinois General Assembly. In 1959, White founded the internationally known Jesse White Tumbling Team to serve as a positive alternative for children residing in Chicago's Cabrini-Green and Henry Horner public housing communities. The organization has guided thousands of youngsters to a path of athleticism and scholarship. Since the team's inception, over 13,000 young men and women have performed with the team. White has worked for over 52 years as a volunteer with the team to help kids stay away from gangs, drugs, alcohol and smoking, and to help set at-risk youth on the path to success. In 2007, White established the Jesse White Foundation as a vehicle to help the city’s youth. Without question, Jesse White Park and Community Center contributes to this goal.
Community Center

Community Center

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Jesse White Gymnastics Center

Jesse White Gymnastics Center

Spring Programs

Gymnastics Programs:
Gymnastics Session I programs run the week of March 6 through the week of April 17.
Gymnastics Session II programs run the week of May 1 through the week of June 12.  

All other programs:
Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5. 
 

Summer Programs

Gymnastics Programs:
Gymnastics programs run the week of June 26 through the week of August 7.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning Tuesday, May 30.  Registration dates for these programs are:
Online registration begins Tuesday, June 13 at 9:00 am.
In-person registration begins Saturday, June 17, if spots are still available*.
 
All other programs:
The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Register now,  see program list below. 


*Note:  Since gymnastics centers do 100% online registration, in-person registration is only available if all of the program slots don't fill online before the first day of in-person registration.  Check the program online to see if spots are still available.

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
Abs & Core at Jesse White 199220InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/23 17:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from Noon to 12:30pm
$35.00
Ballet - Beginner Partnership at Jesse White 195553PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/20 20:45From June 20, 2017 to August 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$60.00
Ballet - Beginner Partnership at Jesse White 195293PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/06/20 22:30From June 20, 2017 to August 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$60.00
Ballet - Beginner Partnership at Jesse White 197447PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/21 15:15From June 21, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$68.00
Ballet - Beginner Partnership at Jesse White 197448PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/24 15:15From June 24, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11am
$68.00
Ballet - Beginner Partnership at Jesse White 195552PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/06/24 17:00From June 24, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$68.00
Basketball - Open at Jesse White 195363OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/06/19 16:30From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$35.00
Basketball - Open at Jesse White 195364OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$25.00
Basketball - Open at Jesse White 195362OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/06/20 23:30From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$25.00
Basketball Skills at Jesse White 195398InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/06/20 18:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$55.00
Basketball Skills at Jesse White 195399InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2017/06/24 15:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$55.00
Basketball Skills at Jesse White 195400InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
$55.00
Bitty Basketball at Jesse White 195423InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/22 18:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$55.00
Cardio Conditioning at Jesse White 199226InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/19 16:30From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$53.00
Circuit Training at Jesse White 199221InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/23 16:15From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$53.00
Dance - Hip Hop Partnership at Jesse White 199216PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/20 19:00From June 20, 2017 to August 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$60.00
Dance - Hip Hop Partnership at Jesse White 195294PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/20 21:30From June 20, 2017 to August 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$60.00
Dance - Hip Hop Partnership at Jesse White 195550PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/06/20 23:30From June 20, 2017 to August 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$60.00
Dance - Hip Hop Partnership at Jesse White 195549PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/06/21 14:30From June 21, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$68.00
Dance - Hip Hop Partnership at Jesse White 199218PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/06/24 14:30From June 24, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$68.00
Dance - Hip Hop Partnership at Jesse White 195295PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/24 16:15From June 24, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:15am to Noon
$68.00
Dance - Hip Hop Partnership at Jesse White 197140PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/06/24 18:00From June 24, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$68.00
Gymnastics Camp 1 at Jesse White Gymnastics 199780CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/26 18:00From June 26, 2017 to July 7, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$112.00
Gymnastics Camp 2 at Jesse White Gymnastics 199786CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/07/10 18:00From July 10, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$112.00
Gymnastics Camp 3 at Jesse White Gymnastics 199792CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/07/24 18:00From July 24, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$112.00
Little Artists at Jesse White 196631InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/20 18:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$55.00
Mighty Fit Family at Jesse White 199223InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/06/19 15:30From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$55.00
Mommy and Me Ballet Partnership at Jesse White 196658PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/06/19 14:30From June 19, 2017 to August 7, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$60.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Jesse White Gymnastics 199810InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/06/26 22:00From June 26, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$32.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Jesse White Gymnastics 199811InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/06/27 14:00From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 9:45am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$27.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Jesse White Gymnastics 199812InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/06/28 21:15From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$32.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Jesse White Gymnastics 199813InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to 9:45am
$32.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Jesse White Gymnastics 199814InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/06/30 22:00From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$32.00
Pilates at Jesse White 199224InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/23 14:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 9:45am
$53.00
Play Camp at Jesse White 196819CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 14:30From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
$128.00
Play Camp at Jesse White 196818CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/27 14:30From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
$97.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Jesse White Gymnastics 199831InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/27 21:15From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$27.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Jesse White Gymnastics 199832InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/28 22:00From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$32.00
Shooting Stars Gymnastics at Jesse White Gym 202033InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$35.00
Soccer at Jesse White 197024InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/19 18:00From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$55.00
Sports Camp at Jesse White 199227CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/08/07 14:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 1pm
Each Friday from 9am to 1pm
$30.00
Tap & Jazz Partnership at Jesse White 197141PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/06/21 23:00From June 21, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$68.00
Tiny Tot Tennis at Jesse White 199219InstructionSports - TennisAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/21 18:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$55.00
Tiny Tot Tennis at Jesse White 197468InstructionSports - TennisAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/24 14:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$55.00
Toddler Camp at Jesse White 199228CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 3Coed2017/06/27 14:30From June 27, 2017 to July 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$33.00
Toddler Camp at Jesse White 199229CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 3Coed2017/07/11 14:30From July 11, 2017 to July 20, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$44.00
Toddler Camp at Jesse White 199230CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 3Coed2017/07/25 14:30From July 25, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$44.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Jesse White Gymnastics 199873InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 21:15From June 26, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$32.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Jesse White Gymnastics 199874InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/27 22:00From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$27.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Jesse White Gymnastics 199875InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/29 22:00From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$32.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Jesse White Gymnastics 199876InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/30 21:15From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$32.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Jesse White Gymnastics 202031InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 8Female2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 9, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
$79.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Jesse White Gymnastics 202032InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 14Female2017/06/30 14:00From June 30, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$59.00
USAG Team Tumbling at Jesse White Gymnastics 199918InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 9, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
$78.00
Yoga at Jesse White 199225InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/23 15:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$53.00

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Located in the Near North Community, the amenities this facility has to offer include: Jesse White Park and  Community Center Fieldhouse, a Gymnasium, a Gymnastics Center, a Fitness

Multi-Purpose  room with  stationary bikes and free weights, meeting rooms and a  Computer & Learning Area Room.  After school activities are offered for youths and a full scale gymnastics program is available for toddlers and youth.   The park also hosts special events and family fun activities. 

In 2014, the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners dedicated the new Jesse White Park and Community Center. The facility was made possible by a partnership between the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and the Jesse White Foundation. The community center was designed by Ghafari Associates with site improvements by Wolff Landscape Architecture. The building received a 2015 Design Excellence Award from AIA Chicago. Contemporary in style, this 30,000-square foot structure appears as though it is made of a series of boxes, several of which have large expanses of glass, allowing for a feeling of warmth and openness. It includes a gymnasium and gymnastic center, computer room, community and meeting rooms, game room, fitness center, locker and bathrooms and offices. In addition to providing a large array of recreational and cultural programs, the building serves as the official home of the Jesse White Tumblers. The Chicago Park District Board of officially named the park and building in honor of Jesse White, an accomplished athlete, scholar, mentor and public official. As a boy, Jesse White loved participating in gymnastics, and later, he taught gymnastics in college and worked as a gymnastics coach and teacher for the Chicago Park District and YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. He our country as a paratrooper in the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division, Army Reserves and a member of the Illinois National Guard. He went on to play professional baseball with the Chicago Cubs organization, and then had a 33-year career with the Chicago public school system as a teacher and administrator. Elected as Secretary of State for Illinois 1998, Jesse White was the first African-American to hold that position. He is now the longest serving person in this post. He previously served as the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, and for 16 years as a member of the Illinois General Assembly. In 1959, White founded the internationally known Jesse White Tumbling Team to serve as a positive alternative for children residing in Chicago's Cabrini-Green and Henry Horner public housing communities. The organization has guided thousands of youngsters to a path of athleticism and scholarship. Since the team's inception, over 13,000 young men and women have performed with the team. White has worked for over 52 years as a volunteer with the team to help kids stay away from gangs, drugs, alcohol and smoking, and to help set at-risk youth on the path to success. In 2007, White established the Jesse White Foundation as a vehicle to help the city’s youth. Without question, Jesse White Park and Community Center contributes to this goal.