Hours

Park Hours
Day Time slot Comment
Sunday: 6:00 am-9:00 pm
Monday: 6:00 am-9:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 am-9:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 am-9:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 am-9:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 am-9:00 pm
Fieldhouse Hours
Day Time slot Comment
Sunday Closed
Monday 8:00 am-7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am-7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am-7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am-7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am-7:00 pm
Saturday Closed

Description

Located in the Woodlawn community, Jackson Park totals 551.52 acres and features a gymnasium, three multi-purpose rooms, and fitness center. Green features of the park include Wooded Island - which includes the Japanese Garden - Bobolink Meadows, cherry blossom trees around the Columbian Basin, and a vegetable and flower garden. Outside, the park offers three harbors, 63rd St. Beach, basketball/tennis courts, multi-purpose fields, golf course, golf driving range and an artificial turf field. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our multi-purpose fields, gymnasium and multi-purpose clubrooms.
 


Learn more about the cherry blossom trees and visiting the Wooded Island.



Park-goers can participate in Park Kids, seasonal sports, arts & crafts, and tennis lessons. 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, Jackson Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family such as holiday-themed events.

History

After the state legislature created the South Park Commission in 1869, the renowned designers of New York's Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, were hired to lay out the 1055-acre park. Known originally as South Park, the landscape had eastern and western divisions connected by a grand boulevard named the Midway Plaisance. The eastern division became known as Lake Park; however, in 1880 the commission asked the public to suggest official names for both the eastern and western Divisions. Jackson and Washington were proposed, and the following year, Lake Park was renamed Jackson Park to honor Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), the seventh president of the United States.

In 1890, Chicago won the honor of hosting the World's Columbian Exposition, and Jackson Park was selected as its site. Olmsted and Chicago's famous architect and planner Daniel H. Burnham laid out the fairgrounds. A team of the nation's most significant architects and sculptors created the "White City" of plaster buildings and artworks. The monumental World's Fair opened to visitors on May 1, 1893. After it closed six months later, the site was transformed back into parkland. Jackson Park featured the first public golf course west of the Alleghenies, which opened in 1899. Today, two structures remain as impressive symbols of the World's Columbian Exposition. The "Golden Lady" sculpture is a smaller version of Daniel Chester French's Statue of the Republic which originally stood at the foot of the Court of Honor. The original Fine Arts Palace now houses Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.

Parking Directions

Metered parking is available in nearby lots.  Get rates and additional information.

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

Advisory Council

Contact: Louise Mc Curry,   President
Phone: (773) 844-2225
Meeting Details:

2nd Monday of the month at 7p.m.

Map & Facilities

57th Street Beach

5700 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
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(312) 74-BEACH
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Jackson Park Perennial Garden

Cornell Dr. & Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Track

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Park - Bobolink Meadow

At 61st St. between S. Cornell Dr. and South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60649
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Jackson Clubroom

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Picnic Groves

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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57th Street Beach

5700 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
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(312) 74-BEACH
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Jackson Volleyball Court

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Fieldhouse

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Playground - 56th & Cornell

1625 E. 56th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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63rd Street Beach
63rd Street Beach

6300 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
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312-742-PLAY
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Jackson Water Play Area

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Playground - 56th & Stony Island

5625 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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57th Street Underpass Mural
57th Street Underpass Mural | Artwork

6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
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Progress > (Product)
Progress > (Product) | Artwork

6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Fitness Center

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Playground - 6401 S Lake Shore Dr.

6401 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60637
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59th Street Harbor

5900 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
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(312) 747-7019
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Nine foot tall lotus leaves stick out of the ground on a cylindrical pattern.
Sky Landing | Artwork

6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Football/Soccer Field (Artificial Turf)

6101 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Playground - 67th & Jeffery

2000 E. 67th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Statue of the Republic
Statue of the Republic

6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
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A Remembrance
A Remembrance | Artwork

6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Football/Soccer Field (grass surface)

1907 E. Hayes Dr.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Playground - 67th & Ridgeland

1725 E. 67th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Red rope in horizontal lines connecting between tree limbs.
Decades | Artwork

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Fishing Eagle
Fishing Eagle | Artwork

6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Park Community Farm

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Playground - Park Shore & Stony Island

6200 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Outside view of the Museum of Science and Industry
Museum of Science and Industry

5700 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60637
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(773) 684-1414
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Japanese Garden

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Gymnasium

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Playground - 64th & Stony Island

6375 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Park - Wooded Island

6147 South Evans Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson 18-Hole Golf Course

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Park Inner Harbor

6400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
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(773) 288-7106
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Jackson Sandboxes

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Park - 63rd St. Beach Dunes

6379 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60649
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Jackson Baseball Field

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Park Outer Harbor

6400 S. Coast Guard Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
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(773) 288-1065
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Jackson Tennis Courts

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jackson Park - Columbia Basin

Unnamed Road
Chicago, IL 60649
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Jackson Basketball Court

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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