Ping Tom Memorial Park

  • 1700 S. Wentworth Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60616 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Brandon Cotton
  • Park Phone: (312) 225-3121

Ping Tom Memorial Park's 12-acre site was originally a Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad yard located along the edge of the South Branch of the Chicago River in the Armour Square Community. In 1998, the Chicago Park District began transforming the old rail-yard into a beautiful rolling green space, taking full advantage of the impressive river views. Today, Ping Tom Memorial Park holds a children's playground, community gathering areas and Chinese landscape design elements.

In June of 2013, the Chicago Park District opened a new boat house in Ping Tom Park. The boat house offers kayak rentals during the summer season and a public dock that is available for use by non-motorized boats during park hours.  Restrooms are also available to the public when the boathouse vendor is operating.  For details on hours of operation, please visit www.urbankayaks.com.

In 2002, the District acquired 4.98 acres from the RR (Burlington Northern / Santa Fe) north of 18th Street and west of Wentworth. Following community planning meetings it was determined that a new field house and athletic ball field would be constructed on the new acreage. In 2004 the athletic field was completed.

In October, 2013, the Ping Tom Memorial Park fieldhouse was completed and opened to the public. The fieldhouse offers the community, a multi-purpose gymnasium, 9ft. deep zero depth entry indoor swimming pool, two meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, men's women and family locker rooms, second story outdoor patio with skyline views, green rooftop, elevator and full service kitchen. In 2015, the fieldhouse was named in honor of the late Advisory Council President Leonard Louie.

History

The Chicago Park District acquired the site for Ping Tom Memorial Park in 1991. For years, its surrounding Chinatown community had suffered a total lack of open space and recreational facilities. The only nearby parks, Hardin Square and Stanford Park, had been demolished 30 years earlier to make way for the Dan Ryan Expressway. Two full generations of children in Chinatown grew up without access to a neighborhood park or any recreational area. Ping Tom Memorial Park's 12-acre site was originally a Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad yard located along the edge of the South Branch of the Chicago River. In 1998, the Chicago Park District began transforming the old rail-yard into a beautiful rolling green space, taking full advantage of impressive river views. The park has a children's playground, community gathering areas, and Chinese landscape design elements. The park was named in honor of the leading force behind its creation, Chinatown's most noted civic leader, Ping Tom (1935-1995). A lifelong resident of Chinatown, Ping Tom formed the Chinese American Development Corporation in 1984. The private real estate firm transformed a 32-acre rail yard site into Chinatown Square, a $100 million dollar residential and commercial expansion of Chinatown. Active in numerous prominent civic and cultural institutions, Ping Tom was also an advisor to U.S. senators, Illinois governors, and Chicago mayors. In 2002, the Chicago Park District acquired 5 additional acres on the northeast side of the park. Landscape improvements to the expanded area of Ping Tom Memorial Park will soon follow.

Parking/Directions

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

Stone Talk

Stone Talk (1)

Location Notes: SE Field House lawn

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Ping Tom Diamond

Ping Tom Diamond

Notes: Youth only

Descriptors: Junior, Grass, Has Player Seating

Ping Tom Boathouse

Ping Tom Boathouse

Location Notes: Enter at 300 W. 19th Street

Notes:

Has river access. Water taxi stop April - October.  Kayak rental: Urban Kayaks
 

 

 

Descriptors: Has Restroom

Ping Tom Park - Urban Kayaks

Ping Tom Park - Urban Kayaks

Location: 300 W. 19th St.

Hours: ,

Phone: (312)965-2113

Notes: www.urbankayaks.com

Descriptors: Water Recreation

Leonard M. Louie Fieldhouse

Leonard M. Louie FieldhouseAccessible

Hours: , ,

Notes: Has family locker room

Descriptors: Has Air Conditioning, Has Locker Room, Has Showers, Has Wi-fi

Ping Tom Fitness Center

Ping Tom Fitness CenterAccessible

Hours: , ,

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Ping Tom Gymnasium

Ping Tom GymnasiumAccessible

Notes: Scoreboard available upon request. Volleyball nets available upon request. Court is marked for badminton, volleyball & basketball. Room can be used as one large gym or two smaller gyms (total of six rims).

Ping Tom Community Rooms

Ping Tom Community Rooms

Notes: Two community rooms separate with a capacity of 50 each, combined have a capacity of 80. Sink included in one.

Ping Tom Playground

Ping Tom PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Ping Tom Pool

Ping Tom PoolAccessible (1)

Hours: , ,

Phone: (312)225-0955

Notes: Has standing blocks

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Stairs, Zero Depth Entry/Ramp, Has Spectator Seating

Ping Tom Park 11/28-1/8 Post Fall Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 11/18/2016 - 1/8/2017

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
Adult Swim at Ping Tom 164818OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Badminton - Open at Ping Tom 189886OpenSports - Badminton18 and upCoed2016/12/15 00:30From December 14, 2016 to January 4, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 165200OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/25 16:00From September 25, 2016 to December 11, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$0
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 189887OpenSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/12/12 22:30From December 12, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 189883OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/12/06 00:30From December 5, 2016 to January 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$42.00
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 165199OpenSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 12Coed2016/09/24 18:30From September 24, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Basketball League at Ping Tom 165345Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$156.00
Lap Swim at Ping Tom 166710OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2016 to January 8, 2017
Each Sunday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 166845InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/12/19 22:00From December 19, 2016 to December 23, 2016
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
$30.00
Table Tennis - Open at Ping Tom 168205OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2016/09/21 18:00From September 21, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$32.00
Table Tennis - Open at Ping Tom 189888OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2016/12/23 19:00From December 23, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Table Tennis League at Ping Tom 168211Individual_LeagueSports - Table Tennis60 and upCoed2016/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Ping Tom 168256InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
Volleyball - Open at Ping Tom 189885OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/12/03 00:00From December 2, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Ping Tom 171706OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ping Tom 171794InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ping Tom 187258InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ping Tom 187259InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/11 15:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ping Tom 187260InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/12 15:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ping Tom 187261InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/13 15:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Ping Tom 171857InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Ping Tom 171858InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 00:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Badminton League at Ping Tom 171965Individual_LeagueSports - Badminton18 and upCoed2017/01/12 00:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$34.00
Barre Sculpt at Ping Tom 189628InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 17:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$28.00
Barre Sculpt at Ping Tom 189629InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 14:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 8:30am to 9:15am
$25.00
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 187992OpenSports - Basketball25 and upCoed2017/01/15 15:00From January 15, 2017 to March 12, 2017
Each Sunday from 9am to 11am
$26.00
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 172103OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/15 17:00From January 15, 2017 to March 19, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$0
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 172098OpenSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 12Coed2017/01/15 18:00From January 15, 2017 to March 19, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 172101OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$43.00
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 172099OpenSports - Basketball3 and upCoed2017/01/14 19:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Ping Tom 172100OpenSports - Basketball3 and upCoed2017/01/14 20:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Basketball at Ping Tom 172205InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/01/10 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
$63.00
Bitty Basketball at Ping Tom 172359InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$63.00
Bitty Basketball at Ping Tom 172358InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/14 15:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$63.00
Bitty Basketball at Ping Tom 172357InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$63.00
Bitty Basketball at Ping Tom 172360InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$63.00
Bitty Basketball at Ping Tom 172356InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$63.00
Cardio Beats at Ping Tom 189617InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 15:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$25.00
Family Swim at Ping Tom 172825OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Ping Tom 172874InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 15:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$20.00
Gymnastics at Ping Tom 173038InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$63.00
Gymnastics at Ping Tom 173039InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$63.00
Kiddie College at Ping Tom 187987InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$179.00
Lap Swim at Ping Tom 173479OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to April 2, 2017
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Sunday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 173597InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/15 19:00From January 15, 2017 to March 19, 2017
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 173591InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 173585InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 173586InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 173594InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 173587InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 173588InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 173595InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 173592InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 173589InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 173590InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ping Tom 173593InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 19:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Ping Tom 187989InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$50.00
Open Swim at Ping Tom 173891OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Saturday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
$0
Pilates at Ping Tom 189625InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 14:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 9:15am
$20.00
Pilates at Ping Tom 189627InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 17:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$20.00
Seasonal Sports at Ping Tom 187993InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/01/13 21:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Ping Tom 189630OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs55 and upCoed2017/01/09 14:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Ping Tom 174488InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$63.00
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Ping Tom 174489InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$63.00
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Ping Tom 174490InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$63.00
Table Tennis - Open at Ping Tom 174690OpenSports - Table Tennis60 and upCoed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Table Tennis at Ping Tom 174696InstructionSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$33.00
TEAM Sports at Ping Tom 174753InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ping Tom 175043InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/15 16:00From January 15, 2017 to March 19, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ping Tom 174992InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/11 16:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ping Tom 175076InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/15 17:00From January 15, 2017 to March 19, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ping Tom 175040InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ping Tom 175041InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 16:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ping Tom 189219InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 00:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ping Tom 175042InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ping Tom 175044InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Ping Tom 187319InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/15 20:00From January 15, 2017 to March 19, 2017
Each Sunday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Ping Tom 187994InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 19:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$63.00
Volleyball - Open at Ping Tom 187999OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/01/21 00:30From January 20, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$51.00
Volleyball at Ping Tom 187995InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$43.00
Volleyball at Ping Tom 187997InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$43.00
Yoga at Ping Tom 189614InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/10 13:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30am to 8:15am
$20.00
Yoga at Ping Tom 189616InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$20.00
Yoga at Ping Tom 175491InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/12 13:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:30am to 8:15am
$20.00
Yoga at Ping Tom 175489InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/12 16:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$20.00

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Ping Tom Memorial Park's 12-acre site was originally a Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad yard located along the edge of the South Branch of the Chicago River in the Armour Square Community. In 1998, the Chicago Park District began transforming the old rail-yard into a beautiful rolling green space, taking full advantage of the impressive river views. Today, Ping Tom Memorial Park holds a children's playground, community gathering areas and Chinese landscape design elements.

In June of 2013, the Chicago Park District opened a new boat house in Ping Tom Park. The boat house offers kayak rentals during the summer season and a public dock that is available for use by non-motorized boats during park hours.  Restrooms are also available to the public when the boathouse vendor is operating.  For details on hours of operation, please visit www.urbankayaks.com.

In 2002, the District acquired 4.98 acres from the RR (Burlington Northern / Santa Fe) north of 18th Street and west of Wentworth. Following community planning meetings it was determined that a new field house and athletic ball field would be constructed on the new acreage. In 2004 the athletic field was completed.

In October, 2013, the Ping Tom Memorial Park fieldhouse was completed and opened to the public. The fieldhouse offers the community, a multi-purpose gymnasium, 9ft. deep zero depth entry indoor swimming pool, two meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, men's women and family locker rooms, second story outdoor patio with skyline views, green rooftop, elevator and full service kitchen. In 2015, the fieldhouse was named in honor of the late Advisory Council President Leonard Louie.

The Chicago Park District acquired the site for Ping Tom Memorial Park in 1991. For years, its surrounding Chinatown community had suffered a total lack of open space and recreational facilities. The only nearby parks, Hardin Square and Stanford Park, had been demolished 30 years earlier to make way for the Dan Ryan Expressway. Two full generations of children in Chinatown grew up without access to a neighborhood park or any recreational area. Ping Tom Memorial Park's 12-acre site was originally a Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad yard located along the edge of the South Branch of the Chicago River. In 1998, the Chicago Park District began transforming the old rail-yard into a beautiful rolling green space, taking full advantage of impressive river views. The park has a children's playground, community gathering areas, and Chinese landscape design elements. The park was named in honor of the leading force behind its creation, Chinatown's most noted civic leader, Ping Tom (1935-1995). A lifelong resident of Chinatown, Ping Tom formed the Chinese American Development Corporation in 1984. The private real estate firm transformed a 32-acre rail yard site into Chinatown Square, a $100 million dollar residential and commercial expansion of Chinatown. Active in numerous prominent civic and cultural institutions, Ping Tom was also an advisor to U.S. senators, Illinois governors, and Chicago mayors. In 2002, the Chicago Park District acquired 5 additional acres on the northeast side of the park. Landscape improvements to the expanded area of Ping Tom Memorial Park will soon follow.

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