Columbus Park - Chicago Park District

Columbus Park - Chicago Park District This is the official page for Columbus Park, owned & operated by the Chicago Park District & located in the Austin community. Located in the Austin Community, Columbus Park totals 135 acres and is considered the masterpiece of Jens Jensen, known as dean of Prairie-style landscape architecture.
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The park features a large fieldhouse, lagoons, waterfalls, stonework and the beautiful “Refectory” building, a popular spot for weddings and special events. The park also offers a nature area, children’s accessible playground with an interactive water feature, bicycle path, jogging path, pavilion and 9-hole golf course.

Operating as usual

Chicago Park District
01/20/2021

Chicago Park District

We're Back! The Chicago Park District in-person programming resumes Monday, January 25th at parks across the city after newly adjusted State guidelines.

The limited, socially distanced in-person programming will include sports, cultural and nature opportunities. For details, visit http://bit.ly/Winter-InPerson-Resumes #Winter2021

Chicago Park District
01/19/2021
Chicago Park District

Chicago Park District

Turn off your lights and electronics for 10 minutes TODAY, starting at 6 pm, and join the rest of the city in observing a moment of silence for COVID-19 victims. ▶💡🕯📵http://bit.ly/2LE6GG8 #TogetherWeHeal

Chicago Park District
01/19/2021
Chicago Park District

Chicago Park District

"The time is always right to do what is right." - Martin Luther King Jr.
Do what is right now: #WearAMask #WashYourHands & #SocialDistance. Chicago Park District's Bridget shows you how to make a mask & hand sanitizer to help you & others stay safe. ⏯️ https://youtu.be/QLNUwaT1fsU #MLKDay

Chicago Park District
01/18/2021
Chicago Park District

Chicago Park District

Join us for brief look at the life & achievements of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 35th anniversary of the national holiday held in his honor. ⏯️ https://youtu.be/ZeBxUlzsv2k #MLKDay2021

Note: All Chicago Park District administrative offices are closed, but some parks & ice rinks are open with special holiday hours.

Chicago Park District
01/15/2021

Chicago Park District

Join us for Stick & Puck, Pond Hockey and Drop-in Learn to Skate programs on Sat., Jan. 16 at our six outdoor Chicago Blackhawks ice skating rinks. Reserve your spot at https://bit.ly/SkateInTheParks #SkateintheParks

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
01/11/2021

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

When going outdoors for essential goods and services, be sure to wear a mask. Here are some helpful tips to make sure you are wearing it properly.

Chicago Park District
01/07/2021

Chicago Park District

Beat the winter blues by staying active with us! There are virtual classes available for 3 to 60+ year olds. Register today at http://bit.ly/ChiParks-Winter2021 #Winter2021

Chicago Park District
01/06/2021

Chicago Park District

Get ready to play like the pros. Chicago Blackhawks' FREE Learn to Play ice hockey clinics for 5-12 yr. olds are back, starting Jan. 9! Register today at www.blackhawks.com/cpdclinics #SkateintheParks

Chicago Park District
01/05/2021

Chicago Park District

Don't miss this year's Garfield Park Conservatory Winter Flower Show: "Gratitude." Reserve your spot in one of the last two guided, virtual tours on Jan. 6 at 12 pm & Jan. 9 at 10:30 am. For details, visit http://bit.ly/GPCWinterFlowerShow2021

Chicago Park District
01/04/2021
Chicago Park District

Chicago Park District

Tune-in to a live conductor-led rehearsal by Maestro Scott Speck & Chicago Philharmonic musicians for the first "Your Night Out at Home" experience of 2021! "Happy New Year" is the 3rd virtual adaption of Chicago Philharmonic Side by Side concerts.▶️https://youtu.be/SWXgPS58lnE

Supported by ComEd & Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

01/01/2021
Chicago Park District

Chicago Park District

Happy New Year! May 2021 bring you only the best of memories. The Chicago Park District's offices & buildings are closed. Ice rinks are open. For hours of operation, visit https://bit.ly/SkateInTheParks #HappyNewYear #SkateInTheParks

Columbus Park - Chicago Park District's cover photo
12/31/2020

Columbus Park - Chicago Park District's cover photo

Chicago Park District
12/30/2020

Chicago Park District

Ready to get healthy in 2021! Start your fitness routine with the Chicago Park District’s 10 Staff Picks, a collection of fitness and wellness videos produced by our Wellness team at home and in parks in 2020.

These videos include yoga, high intensity, and strength training workouts for all ages and abilities! We challenge you to try one or all. Check back here on Jan. 4-8. If you're looking for a workout now, visit https://bit.ly/We-Move-Chicago

Happy Holidays from the Chicago Park District!
12/25/2020
Happy Holidays from the Chicago Park District!

Happy Holidays from the Chicago Park District!

This holiday season, let us take comfort in what we have accomplished despite the circumstances. Remember that any success we have comes from working togethe...

Chicago Park District
12/17/2020

Chicago Park District

Register today for one of our live holiday virtual activities! Here are a just a few that are coming up, starting Dec. 18.
➡️Make your own wrapping paper
➡️Nutcracker Ballet Class
➡️Guided Wreath Making Class
➡️Play Bingo with Santa
Visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/holiday-season

Chicago Park District
12/17/2020

Chicago Park District

Two more days to donate a new, unwrapped toy & bring a little bit of joy to a kid this holiday. Toy collection boxes are available at 18 park locations through Dec. 18. For exact locations, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/toy-drive #WGNToyDrive

Chicago Park District
12/01/2020

Chicago Park District

It's #GivingTuesday! If you ❤️ Chicago's parks & programs, consider giving back to Chicago Parks Foundation, the nonprofit partner of the Chicago Park District, that works to help raise funds and awareness for park projects citywide. ▶️www.chicagoparksfoundation.org

Chicago Park District
12/01/2020

Chicago Park District

It's #GivingTuesday! If you ❤️ Chicago's parks & programs, consider giving back to Chicago Parks Foundation, the nonprofit partner of the Chicago Park District, that works to help raise funds and awareness for park projects citywide. ▶️www.chicagoparksfoundation.org

Chicago Park District
11/30/2020

Chicago Park District

Virtual programming is available for all ages and interests. Seniors! Find your next class at http://bit.ly/Fall20Seniors

Senior Fall II Programming is supported by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. The Chicago Park District and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois are committed to providing seniors with benefits and services designed with your health needs in mind—right in the heart of your neighborhood.

Chicago Park District
11/25/2020

Chicago Park District

The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving 🦃 this year is with people in your house only. // La manera más segura de celebrar el Día de Acción de Gracias🦃 es con personas que viven contigo.
* 😷 Wear a mask // Usa cubrebocas
* 🧼 Wash your hands // Lávate las manos
* 📏Stay 6ft apart // Mantén 6 pies de distancia
#ProtectChicago chi.gov/protect

11/24/2020
Chicago Park District

Chicago Park District

How well do you know Chicago's Park Fieldhouses? Watch the premiere of "Showcasing Chicago's Parks: Fieldhouses," a two-part series posting today & tomorrow at 6 pm. Let us know which fieldhouse is your favorite! Tag us with #ChiParksFieldhouses or comment below. ▶️ https://youtu.be/mZzmrXLxTHk

11/20/2020
Chicago Park District

Chicago Park District

Ever wonder what the birds see as they sweep across our city? From Garfield Park's Golden Dome to Northerly Island Park's skyline views, WTTW - Chicago PBS' "Chicago From The Air," premiering today at 7:30 pm, shows us some of Chicago's parks from above. Explore more at wttw.com/air #AirWTTW

Please be advised: Effective Friday, November 20, the Chicago Park District will modify park operations and services in ...
11/20/2020

Please be advised: Effective Friday, November 20, the Chicago Park District will modify park operations and services in accordance with “Restore Illinois,” the State’s response plan to mitigate the spread of #COVID19.

All Chicago Park District in-person programming is suspended until further notice. The District will continue to offer a vast selection of virtual programs and experiences to keep families active and engaged.

Most park fieldhouses and green space remain open for limited use. Please see the complete announcement at https://bit.ly/Fall20-Covid19-Update #StaySafe

Please be advised: Effective Friday, November 20, the Chicago Park District will modify park operations and services in accordance with “Restore Illinois,” the State’s response plan to mitigate the spread of #COVID19.

All Chicago Park District in-person programming is suspended until further notice. The District will continue to offer a vast selection of virtual programs and experiences to keep families active and engaged.

Most park fieldhouses and green space remain open for limited use. Please see the complete announcement at https://bit.ly/Fall20-Covid19-Update #StaySafe

Address

500 S. Central Ave.
Chicago, IL
60644

Opening Hours

Monday 06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 06:00 - 23:00
Thursday 06:00 - 23:00
Friday 06:00 - 23:00
Saturday 06:00 - 23:00
Sunday 06:00 - 23:00

Telephone

(773) 287-7641

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Welcome to Columbus Park!

Located in the Austin Community, Columbus Park totals 135 acres and is considered the masterpiece of Jens Jensen, known as dean of Prairie-style landscape architecture. The park features a large fieldhouse, lagoons, waterfalls, playgrounds, a 9-hole golf course, biking and running trails, and the beautiful “Refectory” building, a popular spot for weddings and special events. Fitness classes, cultural programming and special events are offered throughout the year.

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