Chicago Park District's free fitness week

January 3, 2011 10:12:20 AM PST
Kick off the New Year by working out for free from January 2-9, 2011, at any of the Chicago Park District's 70 fitness centers.

"We encourage Chicagoans to take advantage of this special incentive," said Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO Timothy J. Mitchell. "Physical activity is one step toward leading a healthy lifestyle."

During the promotion from January 2-9, patrons who extend the complimentary one-week period into a January-March 2011 winter-session membership will receive a complimentary Nike gift, 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 70 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 35 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.

For more information, call 312-742-PLAY or visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.

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

1. Ada Park, 11250 S. Ada St., 312-747-6002 (includes accessible equipment)
2. Altgeld Park, 515 S. Washtenaw Ave., 312-746-5001
3. Amundsen Park, 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave., 312-746-5003
4. Archer Park, 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave., 773-284-.7029 (includes accessible equipment)
5. Armour Square Park, 3309 S. Shields Ave., 312-747-6012 (includes accessible equipment)
6. Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St., 773-287-7658
7. Avalon Park, 1215 E. 83rd St., 312-747-2545 (includes accessible equipment)
8. Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway St., 312-742-.7502 (includes accessible equipment)
9. Brooks Park, 7100 N. Harlem Ave., 773-631-4401
10. Calumet Park, 9801 S. Ave. G, 312-747-6039
11. Carver Park, 939 E. 132nd St., 312-747-.6047
12. Clarendon Park Community Center, 4501 N. Clarendon Ave., 312-742-7512
13. Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland Ave., 312-742-7518 (includes accessible equipment)
14. Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Ave., 773-287-7641
15. Daley Bicentennial Plaza, 337 E. Randolph St., 312-742-7648
16. Davis Square Park, 4430 S. Marshfield Ave., 312-747-6107
17. Don Nash Community Center, 1833 E. 71st St., 773-256-.0904 (includes accessible equipment)
18. Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr., 773-762-2842 (includes accessible equipment)
19. Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina Ave., 773-685-3257
20. Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave., 312-746-5490 (includes accessible equipment)
21. Fernwood Park, 10436 S. Wallace St., 312-747-6132
22. Fosco Park, 1312 S. Racine Ave., 312-746-5086
23. Foster Park, 1440 W. 84th St., 312-747-6135
24. Fuller Park, 331 W. 45th, 312-747-6144 (includes accessible equipment)
25. Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St., 312-747-6147 (includes accessible equipment)
26. Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave., 312-746-5092 (includes accessible equipment)
27. Gill Park, 825 W. Sheridan, 312-742-7802
28. Grand Crossing Park, 7655 S. Ingleside Ave., 312-747-6158
29. Hamlin Park, 3035 N. Hoyne Ave., 312-742-7785
30. Harris Recreational Center, 6200 S. Drexel Boulevard, 312-747-2706
31. Harrison Park, 1824 W. Wood, 312-746-5491 (includes accessible equipment)
32. Hayes Park, 2936 W. 85th St., 312-747-6177 (includes accessible equipment)
33. Hiawatha Park, 8029 W. Forest Preserve Drive, 312-746-5559 (includes accessible equipment)
34. Homan Square Park, 3559 W. Arlington St., 312-746-6650 (includes accessible equipment)
35. Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Sacramento Ave., 312-742-7549 (includes accessible equipment)
36. Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield Ave., 773-.47-3538 (includes accessible equipment)
37. Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave., 773-256-0903 (includes accessible equipment)
38. Jesse Owens Park, 2032 E. 88th St., 312-747-.6709 (includes accessible equipment)
39. Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave., 312-742-7547
40. Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-7138 (includes accessible equipment)
41. LaFollette Park, 1333 N. Laramie Ave., 773-287-0541
42. Lake Shore Park, 808 N. Lake Shore Drive, 312.742.7891 (includes accessible equipment)
43. Lindblom Park, 6054 S. Damen Ave., 312-747-6443
44. Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Drive, 312-742-7522 (includes accessible equipment)
45. McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N. California Ave., 773.478.2609 (includes accessible equipment)
46. McGuane Park, 2901 S. Poplar Ave., 312-.747-6497
47. Mozart Park, 2036 N. Avers St., 312-742-7535
48. Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave., 773-631-4893 (includes accessible equipment)
49. Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine Ave., 312-747-6572
50. Palmer Park, 201 E. 111th St., 312-747-6576
51. Peterson Park, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd., 312-742-7584
52. Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St., 312-747-6608 (includes accessible equipment)
53. Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers Ave., 773-262-5835
54. Rainbow Beach & Park, 3111 E. 77th St., 773-745-1479 (includes accessible equipment)
55. Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Drive, 312-747-6639 (includes accessible equipment)
56. Russell Square Park, 3045 E. 83rd St., 312-747-6651
57. Rutherford Sayre Park, 6871 W. Belden Ave., 312-746-5368 (includes accessible equipment)
58. Scottsdale Park, 4637 W. 83rd St., 773-284-1826
59. Shabbona Park, 6935 W. Addison St., 773-685-6205
60. Sherman Park, 1301 W. 52nd St., 312-747-6672 (includes accessible equipment)
61. Sherwood Park, 5701 S. Sheilds Ave., 773-256-0926
62. Taylor Park in Bronzeville, 39 W. 47th St., 312-747-6728 (includes accessible equipment)
63. Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 647 W. Root St., 312-747-6729 (includes accessible equipment)
64. Trumbull Park, 2400 E. 105th St., 312-747-6759
65. Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., 312-746-5494
66. Valley Forge Park, 7001 W. 59th St., 773-229-0812 (includes accessible equipment)
67. Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Drive, 773-256-1248 (includes accessible equipment)
68. Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., 312-742-7511 (includes accessible equipment)
69. West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St., 773-284-2803
70. Willye B. White Park, 1610 W. Howard St., 773-262-5051