January 5, 2010 --
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.