Rainbow Beach Fieldhouse
Rainbow Beach Fieldhouse
Rainbow Beach Fieldhouse
Rainbow Beach Fieldhouse
Rainbow Beach Gym
Rainbow Beach Gym
Location:

3111 East 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649

Location Notes:

Enter at 79th St.

Supervisor: Ryan Morris
Phone Numbers: Main (312) 745-1479

 

Hours

Park Hours
Weekday 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
Weekday Time slot Comment
Sunday Closed
Monday 8:30 am-7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am-7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am-7:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am-7:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am-7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Description

Located in the South Chicago neighborhood, Rainbow Beach and Park totals 142.24 acres. Indoor amenities include a gymnasium, fitness center, and multipurpose rooms. Outside, the park offers a beach and comfort station, community garden, basketball/ tennis/ handball courts, baseball diamonds, and two playgrounds. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our fields, gymnasium and multipurpose clubrooms. Rainbow Beach is home to one of the most ecologically important natural areas in the city, Rainbow Beach Dunes.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids afterschool program, seasonal sports, arts & crafts, youth and adult fitness classes, Senior Club, Teen Club, cheerleading, and basketball leagues. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Rainbow Beach Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday-themed events.

History

Named for the U.S. Army's 42nd Rainbow Division that fought gallantly in World War I, Rainbow Beach & Park began as two separate municipal beaches. The first was established in 1908 by the Special Parks Commission, a city agency that studied open space needs and created parks, playgrounds, and beaches in densely- populated areas of Chicago. This small site at 79th Street and Lake Michigan was known as Rocky Ledge Beach. The name referred to the area's rocky terrain, and to the manmade limestone ledge that served as a shore promenade and provided protection from shoreline erosion. By 1912, the heavily-used beach had bathrooms and changing rooms. Illuminated by electric lights, the beach remained open until 9:30 p.m. for the benefit of working men and women.

In 1914, the City began efforts to expand the beach, and soon acquired land between 75th Street and Rocky Ledge Beach. The City Council officially named the new site Rainbow Beach in 1918. The smaller, adjacent Rocky Ledge Beach continued operating as a children's beach.

The two beaches were consolidated in 1959, when the Chicago Park District began leasing the site from the City. In 1998, the City transferred a portion of the park to the Chicago Park District. For many years the park lacked sufficient indoor recreational facilities, so in 1999 a large fieldhouse was constructed on the portion of the site that was transferred in 1998. Designed by David Woodhouse Architects, the fieldhouse takes full advantage of Rainbow Beach & Park's breathtaking views of the lakefront and skyline.

Advisory Council

Contact: Allan Lindrup,   President
Meeting Details:

1st Wednesday of the month at 6pm

Parking/Directions

Metered parking is available in the lot on site, and another lot nearby.  Get rates and additional information.   

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

Map & Facilities

Rainbow Beach Volleyball Court

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
United States

Rainbow Beach Summer Vault | Artwork

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
United States

Rainbow Beach 50th Anniversary of the Rainbow Division WWI | Artwork

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
United States

Rainbow Beach Baseball Field

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
United States

Rainbow Beach Basketball Court

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
United States

Rainbow Beach

3111 E. 77th Street
Chicago, IL 60649
United States

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Rainbow Beach Victory Garden

7900 South South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60617
United States

Rainbow Beach Clubroom

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
United States

Rainbow Beach Dunes Natural Area

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
United States

Rainbow Beach Fieldhouse

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
United States

Rainbow Beach Fitness Center

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
United States

Rainbow Beach Gymnasium

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
United States

Rainbow Beach Handball/Racquetball Court

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
United States

Rainbow Beach Soccer/Football Field

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
United States

Rainbow Beach Playground

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
United States

Rainbow Beach Tennis Court

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
United States

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50th Anniversary of the Rainbow Division WWI
Rainbow Beach 50th Anniversary of the Rainbow Division WWI | Artwork

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Chicago, IL 60649
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Rainbow Beach Soccer/Football Field

3111 E. 77th St.
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Rainbow Beach Baseball Field

3111 E. 77th St.
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Rainbow Playground
Rainbow Beach Playground

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
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Rainbow Beach Basketball Court

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
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Rainbow Beach Tennis Court

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Chicago, IL 60649
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Rainbow Beach

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Chicago, IL 60649
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Rainbow Beach Volleyball Court

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
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Rainbow Beach Victory Garden

7900 South South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60617
United States

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Summer Vault
Rainbow Beach Summer Vault | Artwork

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
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Rainbow Beach Clubroom

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
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Rainbow Beach Natural Area
Rainbow Beach Dunes Natural Area

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Chicago, IL 60649
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Rainbow Beach Fieldhouse

3111 E. 77th St.
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Rainbow Beach Fitness Center

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
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Rainbow Beach Gymnasium

3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
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