sOUTh and ABOUT: Current offerings at Ping Tom Memorial Park Fieldhouse

Located at 1700 S. Wentworth Avenue (otherwise known as the north side of 18th Street where it crosses the Chicago River), the Ping Tom Memorial Park Fieldhouse is just a short walk, jog, bike ride or  drive for everyone in the South Loop, as well as many of our neighbors in Bridgeport, Bronzeville, Chinatown and Pilsen.

Here are some current (as of March 25, 2014) offerings at Ping Tom Memorial Park Fieldhouse that will get you, your friends or your family moving and having fun. All information that follows comes directly from the Chicago Park District:


Ping Tom Memorial Park Fieldhouse opened Oct. 14th, 2013, at the time the newest in the Chicago Park District, Central Region.


Pool:     25 yd/8 lane/Handicap/ zero depth pool offering Learn to Swim classes for all ages (Tiny Tots 1.5-3, 3-5, Youth 6-13, Adults & Seniors) Lap Swim, and Senior Exercise class.  Open, Family and Adult swim are all free. Lap membership is $25 per month of $40 for 3 months.

Fitness Center:    Open during all business hours Mon-Fri 9 am-9 pm; Saturday 9-5 pm and Sunday 9-2 pm. Membership $22 per month, $60 for 3 months, $225 for a year. Register anytime!

Gymnasium:   Programs can be found online…we offer basketball, soccer, softball, badminton and table tennis league.  Open gym times vary. Family Open, Adult Basketball, Badminton and Ping Pong.  See online schedule for more information.

Community Rooms: Available for rental based on availability. Used for meetings, parties, etc. Skyline Patio Deck open during May-September.


CURRENT: Winter session is coming to a close. Registration started March 1st for spring session. Spring classes start April 1st to June 8th.  The registration for Summer Programs begin online April 8 and in person April 12. They run from June 23-August 15th.  Day Camp available for youth and teens 6-15 yrs old.

Only a few classes remain open (Soccer, Softball, Track & Field ages 8-13)

Other open classes: Senior aquatics exercise M, W, F 9-10 am; Adult Learn to swim M or F 10-11am; Youth Learn to swim Tuesday and Wednesday 4-5 pm.

Limited space is available for Adult Cardio Dance and Yoga Tuesdays and Thursday 10 and 11 am.

 Spring Break Camp: Ages 6-12 yrs.; April 14-18; $100 for the week. Bring Lunch & Snack. Sports rotation (swimming, volleyball, basketball, badminton, soccer, softball, inflatables) and more.

Hours of Operation: (Same for Fitness Center and Pool)

Sunday 9-2 pm

Monday – Friday 9-9 pm

Saturday 9-5 pm



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