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 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Description

Located in the Englewood community, Ogden Park totals 60.08 acres and features a gymnasium, fitness center, boxing gym, dance studio, and a multi-purpose room. Green features of the park include a Nature Garden. Outside, the park offers three playgrounds, a carousel, walking track, swimming pool, baseball diamonds, basketball/tennis courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, fields, and multi-purpose clubroom.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, Junior Bears Football, dance, boxing, wrestling, track & field. During the summer, youth can participate in the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Ogden Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including our Englewood Back to School Parade and other holiday-themed events.

History

Named for William B. Ogden (1805-1877), Chicago's first mayor, Ogden Park opened to the public in 1905. The site was one of ten revolutionary parks created to provide relief to Chicago's overcrowded tenement districts. The other nine were Sherman, Palmer, and Hamilton Parks and Armour, Russell, Davis, Cornell, and Mark White Squares. (Mark White Square is now known as McGuane Park.) Offering a variety of valuable recreational, educational, and social services to their surrounding communities, these ten properties soon influenced the development of other parks throughout the nation. Nationally renowned landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers and architects Daniel H. Burnham and Co. created a unique design for each park. Ogden, however, shared traits with Sherman Park in terms of both size and design. Each site was 60 acres in size. Additionally, each had a beautiful landscape with a meandering waterway near a meadow of ballfields. Ogden Park's waterway was drained and filled in 1940. The classically-designed fieldhouse underwent a major remodeling in 1972. In 1998, the Chicago Park District created a major regional playground in Ogden Park. One of the city's most exciting places for children, the Ogden Park playground includes assembly and stage areas, play equipment, an interactive water feature, and a canopied carousel.

Parking Directions

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

Advisory Council

Contact: Sandy Streeter,   President
Meeting Details:

3rd Thursday of the month @ 6:30pm

Out of an abundance of caution Park Advisory Council Meetings will be held virtually for the near future. Please contact the Ogden PAC for details.

Map & Facilities

Ogden Basketball Court

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Football/Soccer Turf

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Playground - N

1300 W. 64th St.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Basketball Court

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Running Track

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Boxing Gym

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Tennis Court

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Clubrooms

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Volleyball Court

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Baseball Field

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Water Playground

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Fieldhouse

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Untitled Mosaic
Ogden Untitled Mosaic | Artwork

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Fitness Center

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Untitled Mural
Ogden Park Untitled Mural | Artwork

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Football/Soccer Field

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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World War II Memorial Drinking Fountain
Ogden World War II Memorial Drinking Fountain

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Gymnasium

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Nature Garden
Ogden Nature Garden

6500 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Park Pool
Ogden Pool

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Track & Field

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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Ogden Playground - E
Ogden Playground - E

6600 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
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