Free admission to park district gyms

January 5, 2010 9:40:31 AM PST
Kick off the New Year in great shape by working out for free from Jan. 2-10 at any of the Chicago Park District's 66 fitness centers located throughout the city. (PRESS RELEASE) "Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and we encourage Chicagoans to take advantage of this special incentive," said Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO Timothy J. Mitchell.

During the promotion from Jan. 2-10, patrons who extend the complimentary one-week period into a January-March 2010 winter-session membership will receive a free Nike cinch bag, while supplies last. Membership rates to the Chicago Park District's fitness centers are affordable and range from $30-$75 for three months, a fraction of the cost of commercial gyms.

The Chicago Park District currently operates 66 fitness centers featuring state-of-the-art equipment including: computerized treadmills, cross trainers, upright and recumbent bicycles, free weights and benches, cable cross-overs, multi-station weight machines and core-focused weight equipment. Accessible equipment for people with disabilities is available at 22 fitness centers.

The Chicago Park District's facilities also offer a variety of fitness classes at affordable rates such as circuit training, conditioning, kickboxing, Pilates, yoga and aerobics.

The Chicago Park District encourages residents to enjoy a week of free membership at any of the following fitness center locations:

  • Altgeld Park, 515 S. Washtenaw Ave., 312.746.5001
  • Amundsen Park, 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave., 312.746.5003
  • Archer Park, 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave., 773.284.7029
  • Armour Square Park, 3309 S. Shields Ave., 312.747.6012

    Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St., 773.287.7658

  • Avalon Park, 1215 E. 83rd St., 312.747.2545
  • Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway St., 312.742.7502 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Brooks Park, 7100 N. Harlem Ave., 773.631.4401
  • Calumet Park, 9801 S. Ave. G, 312.747.6039
  • Carver Park, 939 E. 132nd St., 312.747.6047
  • Clarendon Park Community Center, 4501 N. Clarendon Ave., 312.742.7512
  • Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Ave., 773.287.7641
  • Daley Bicentennial Plaza, 337 E. Randolph St., 312.742.7648
  • Davis Square Park, 4430 S. Marshfield Ave., 312.747.6107
  • Don Nash Community Center, 1833 E. 71st St., 773.256.0904 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr., 773.762.2842 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave., 312.746.5490 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Fernwood Park, 10436 S. Wallace St., 312.747.6132
  • Fosco Park, 1312 S. Racine Ave., 312.746.5086
  • Foster Park, 1440 W. 84th St., 312.747.6135
  • Fuller Park, 331 W. 45th, 312.747.6144 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St., 312.747.6147 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave., 312.746.5092 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Gill Park, 825 W. Sheridan, 312.742.7802
  • Grand Crossing Park, 7655 S. Ingleside Ave., 312.747.6158
  • Hamlin Park, 3035 N. Hoyne Ave., 312.742.7785
  • Harris Recreational Center, 6200 S. Drexel Boulevard, 312.747.2706
  • Harrison Park, 1824 W. Wood, 312.746.5491 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Hayes Park, 2936 W. 85th St., 312.747.6177
  • Hiawatha Park, 8029 W. Forest Preserve Drive, 312.746.5559 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Homan Square Park, 3559 W. Arlington St., 312.746.6650 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Sacramento Ave., 312.742.7549 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield Ave., 773.478.3538 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave., 773.256.0903
  • Jesse Owens Park, 2032 E. 88th St., 312.747.6709 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave., 312.742.7547
  • Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., 312.747.7138 (includes accessible equipment)
  • LaFollette Park, 1333 N. Laramie Ave., 773.287.0541
  • Lake Shore Park, 808 N. Lake Shore Drive, 312.742.7891
  • Lindblom Park, 6054 S. Damen Ave., 312.747.6443
  • Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Drive, 312.742.7522 (includes accessible equipment)
  • McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N. California Ave., 773.478.2609 (includes accessible equipment)
  • McGuane Park, 2901 S. Poplar Ave., 312.747.6497
  • Mozart Park, 2036 N. Avers St., 312.742.7535
  • Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave., 773.631.4893
  • Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine Ave., 312.747.6572
  • Palmer Park, 201 E. 111th St., 312.747.6576
  • Peterson Park, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd., 312.742.7584
  • Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St., 312.747.6608
  • Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers Ave., 773.262.5835
  • Rainbow Beach & Park, 3111 E. 77th St., 773.745.1479
  • Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Drive, 312.747.6639 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Russell Square Park, 3045 E. 83rd St., 312.747.6651
  • Rutherford Sayre Park, 6871 W. Belden Ave., 312.746.5368 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Scottsdale Park, 4637 W. 83rd St., 773.284.1826
  • Shabbona Park, 6935 W. Addison St., 773.685.6205
  • Sherman Park, 1301 W. 52nd St., 312.747.6672 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Sherwood Park, 5701 S. Sheilds Ave., 773.256.0926
  • Taylor Park in Bronzeville, 39 W. 47th St., 312.747.6728 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 647 W. Root St., 312.747.6729 (includes accessible equipment)
  • Trumbull Park, 2400 E. 105th St., 312.747.6759
  • Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., 312.746.5494
  • Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Drive, 773.256.1248
  • Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., 312.742.7511 (includes accessible equipment)
  • West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St., 773.284.2803
  • Willye B. White Park, 1610 W. Howard St., 773.262.5051

    For more information, visit chicagoparkdistrict.com or call 312.742.PLAY, 312.747.2001 (TTY).

    For more information about the Chicago Park District's more than 7,600 acres of parkland, 570 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, 10 museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, 10 bird and wildlife gardens, thousands of special events, sports and entertaining programs, please visit chicagoparkdistrict.com or contact the Chicago Park District at 312/742.PLAY or 312/747.2001 (TTY). Want to share your talent? Volunteer in the parks by calling 312/742.PLAY.


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