Hours

Park Hours
Day Time slot Comment
Sunday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Monday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Fieldhouse Hours
Day Time slot Comment
Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday Closed

Description

Located in the Near West Community Area, Union Park totals 13.77 acres and features a fieldhouse and separate building that houses the gymnasium, fitness center and locker rooms. The field house holds a theater room with a stage and meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers tennis courts, baseball fields, a swimming pool, a playground, an athletic field for football or soccer, and basketball courts.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play seasonal sports at the facility, and the park also offers a community partnership with “Girls in the Game," a mentoring program for girls ages 9-14 years. Afterschool 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, Union Park hosts fun special events throughout the year, including Night Out in the Parks concerts, movie screenings, the Pitchfork Music Festival and other festival events.

History

The city created Union Park in 1853, after residents convinced developers to sell 13 acres of their subdivision at a reduced price. Named in honor of the Federal Union, it was one of the city's most fashionable places.

In 1885, the city transferred Union Park to the West Park Commission, which made the park its headquarters. Three years later, Jens Jensen, then working as gardener, planted an experimental wildflower garden called the American Garden, marking the beginnings of his venerable naturalistic style.

In the 1910s, African-Americans began moving into the neighborhood. While many other parks were inaccessible to black residents, Union Park became racially integrated.

Between the 1920s and the 1950s, the park became well-known for cultural and social events, and a number of notable musicians performed there. Among them were the noted pioneer of gospel music Thomas A. Dorsey; trumpeter Sunny Cohn; and jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis.

Parking Directions

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

Advisory Council

Contact: David R. Askew,   President
Phone: (312) 933-9572
Meeting Details:

2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Map & Facilities

Union Playground

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Union Water Spray Feature

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Carter Harrison Memorial

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Union Tennis Courts

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Connolly (James) Monument

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Union Park | Pickleball Courts

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

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Union Gymnasium - Stage

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

Union Basketball Courts - Outdoor

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Union Clubrooms

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Union Baseball Fields

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

Union Fieldhouse

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Union Fitness Center

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Union Football/Soccer Field

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Union Gymnasium

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Union Horseshoes

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

Union Park Harvest Garden

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Union Park Pool

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

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(312) 746-5466

Union Picnic Grove

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

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Union Horseshoes

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

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Carter Harrison Memorial
Carter Harrison Memorial

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

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Union Park Harvest Garden

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

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Connolly (James) Monument
Connolly (James) Monument

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

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Union Park Pool
Union Park Pool

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

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(312) 746-5466
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Union Gymnasium - Stage

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

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Union Picnic Grove

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

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Union Basketball Courts - Outdoor

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

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Union Playground

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

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Union Clubrooms

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

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Union Water Spray Feature

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

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Union Baseball Fields

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

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Union Tennis Courts

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

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Union Fieldhouse

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

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Pickleball
Union Park | Pickleball Courts

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

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Union Fitness Center

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
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Union Football/Soccer Field

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
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Union Gymnasium

1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

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