Free Admission to Chicago Fitness Centers

(News 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. 2-16, patrons who extend the complimentary two-week period into a January-March 2009 winter-session membership will receive a free work-out bag, courtesy of Nike. Membership rates to the Chicago Park District's fitness centers are affordable and range from $40-$75 for three months, a fraction of the cost of commercial gyms.

The Chicago Park District currently operates 60 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.

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

Following the January promotion, the Chicago Park District will offer a week of free fitness classes in early February at various sites throughout the city.

The Chicago Park District encourages residents to enjoy two weeks 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
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
Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave., 312.746.5490
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
Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave., 312.746.5092
Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St., 312.747.6147
Gale School Park, 7631 N. Ashland Ave., 773.262.5051
Gill Park, 825 W. Sheridan, 312.742.7802
Grand Crossing Park, 7655 S. Ingleside Ave., 312.747.6158
Harris Recreational Center, 6200 S. Drexel Boulevard, 312.747.2706
Harrison Park, 1824 W. Wood, 312.746.5491
Hayes Park, 2936 W. 85th St., 312.747.6177
Hiawatha Park, 8029 W. Forest Preserve Drive, 312.746.5559
Homan Square Park, 3559 W. Arlington St., 312.746.6650
Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Sacramento Ave., 312.742.7549
Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield Ave., 773.478.3538
Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave., 773.256.0903
Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave., 312.742.7547
Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., 312.747.7138
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
McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N. California Ave., 773.478.2609
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
Russell Square Park, 3045 E. 83rd St., 312.747.6651
Rutherford Sayre Park, 6871 W. Belden Ave., 312.746.5368
Scottsdale Park, 4637 W. 83rd St., 773.284.1826
Sherman Park, 1301 W. 52nd St., 312.747.6672
Sherwood Park, 5701 S. Sheilds Ave., 773.256.0926
Taylor Park in Bronzeville, 39 W. 47th St., 312.747.6728
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
West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St., 773.284.2803

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

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