Park days begin as early as 10:30 and generally wind down by 3. Peak hours are generally 11-2.
In the event of bad weather, we will cancel. If you’re unsure, check in with your pals, check the yahoo group or the NUG Facebook page.
We generally meet near the playground. Bring blankets, lunch for your family and a change of clothes or swimsuits if there are water features to be played in. And, you know, park stuff of your liking-frisbees, tennis rackets, balls, books, kites…..
Also, NUG beach days begin on Fridays at Foster beach as soon as there’s a Friday with beach-worthy weather!!
Beach days start when people get there and end when people leave (can be as early as 10ish and as late as 4:30ish)
We are usually set up between the first two lifeguard towers fairly close to the water. Look for a lot of beach umbrellas clumped pretty close together.
Newcomers welcome! Don’t be shy to introduce yourself!
Hope to see you at the park! And the beach!
For more info about any of these parks (rxcept Field in Norridge and Caldwell Woods in the County Forest Preserve) go to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com
May 4 Independence Park
3945 N. Springfield (near Irving Park & Pulaski)
May 11 Harold Washington Playlot Park
5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd (near 53rd & Lake Shore Dr.)
May 18 Margate Park
4921 N Marine Drive (near lake, between Foster and Lawrence)
May 25 NO PARK DAY- MEMORIAL DAY
June 1 Caldwell Woods (Cook County Forest Preserve)
Enter park north of Devon and east of Milwaukee. Meet at the picnic area
June 8 Maggie Daley Park
337 E Randolph St
June 15 Osaka Japanese Garden (Jackson Park)
5800 S. Lakeshore Drive – meet in Japanese Gardens
June 22 Holstein Park
2200 N. Oakley (near Western & Fullerton) – POOL
June 29 Chopin Park
3420 N Long (Long and Roscoe) SPRAY POOL
July 6 Ronan Park
3000 W Argyle (west of Francisco, north of Lawrence) – NATURE PATH, SCULPTURE GARDEN, FOUNTAIN
July 13 Riis Park
6100 W. Fullerton (playground is on Meade near Fullerton) POOL, WATER PLAY AREA
July 20 31st St Beach Park
3100 S Lake Shore Drive – LAKE
July 27 Norwood Park
5801 N Natoma – POOL, WATER SLIDE
August 3 Portage Park
4100 N. Long (playground is at Irving Park and Central) – POOL
August 10 Humboldt Park
1400 N Sacramento – INLAND BEACH, WETLANDS, FISHING
Aug 17 Gompers Park
4222 W. Foster (near Pulaski) – POOL, LAGOON, FISHING
Aug 24 Wilson Park
4630 N. Milwaukee (just north of Wilson) – WATER SPRINKLER
Aug 31 Welles Park
2333 W Sunnyside (Sunnyside and Lincoln) POOL, SPRAY FEATURE
Sept 7 NO PARK DAY (Labor Day)
Sept 14 Earl J Field Memorial Playground (aka Rocket-ship Park)
4631 N Overhill, Norridge (Wilson, West of Harlem)
Sept 21 Maggie Daley Park
337 E Randolph St
Sept 28 Indian Boundary Park
2500 W. Lunt (1 block west of Western Ave.)