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The Chicago Women's Park and Gardens Field House located at 1801 South Indiana Avenue houses multi-purpose community rooms for educational, fitness, and recreational actitivies as well as a state-of-the-art soft surface indoor play ground area which features a
multi-level playset, climbing wall, playground fixtures, playhouses, and a variety of kids toys and books. The Field House also hosts
two Chicago Park District concession partners, education partner 
Kids Science Labs , and a cafe restaurant Spoke & Bird.

Park-goers can enjoy mom, tots and pop classes or play bridge or take yoga & fitness classes at the facility. In the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps include pre-school activities. In addition to CPD programs, Chicago Women’s Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Parents Night Out and Concerts in the Park, and more...!

During the week and weekend, the Open Play area has open hours seasonly scheduled for walk-in use. Part of the spaces available for rental for children’s birthday parties and meetings.

Visitors will also enjoy the recently renovated second and third floor space that features three new fitness studios, club room, staff office, restrooms and lockers and on the 3rd floor, Kids Science Labs.  

Kids Science Labs  Kids Science Labs (KSL) offers hands-on science classes, birthday parties, summer camps, and field trips for kids ages 2-12.   "Kids Science Labs has developed innovative hands-on classes for kids using their unique inquiry based LIFES Curriculum  - "Learning InnovationFun Engineering, and Science".  All classes are led by amazing KSL science teachers and last between 60-75 minutes."

   Renovated in 2014, Spoke & Bird is a full service neighborhood bistro, coffeehouse, and beer garden with indoor dining,
as well as an 1800 square foot patio area for outdoor dining and entertainment.  


Field House / Community Center Address and Phone

Chicago Women's Park & Gardens Center Director

Talonna Sharp, Center Director

1801 South Indiana - Office 

phone:     312.328.0821

2017 Thanksgiving / December / Holiday Schedule for Field House & Play Space Special Hours 

After December 1st, when Fall 2017 programs conclude, general building hours will be 9am to 6pm from
December 4
th – January 6th except on the days mentioned above.  The Playspace will close a half hour before the
building closes.  Please note the following days: 

  • Thursday, November 23 - CLOSED for Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 24  - OPEN 9am – 2pm (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Saturday, December 23  - OPEN 9am – 2pm (weekend prior to Christmas)
  • Monday, December 25 - CLOSED for Christmas Day
  • Tuesday, December 26 - CLOSED for Day after Christmas 
  • Saturday, December 30 - OPEN 9am - 2pm      (weekend prior to New Year’s Day)
  • Monday January 1, 2018  - CLOSED for New Year’s Day. 
  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - OPEN 8:30am – 5pm (day after New Year’s Day)


Field House Hours:

Monday, Wednesday:  8:30am-7:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30am-8:30pm

Friday: 8:30am-6:30pm

Saturday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Sunday: closed, except for private parties


Play Space Hours:

Monday: 8:30am-6:00pm

Tuesday, Thursday: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday: 12:30-6:00pm

Friday: 11:30am-6:00pm

Saturday: 1:30pm-4:30pm

Sunday: closed, except for private parties


Green Space Hours:

6:00am - 9:00pm


 Facility Closings:  Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day





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