For the last couple of decades, a failed experiment to charge fees to rent the former 12 courts have resulted in a significant under-utilization.  Rather than correcting a mistake, the park district is doing just the opposite.  They have proposed to RAISE the counter-productive $5 fee to $20 or $25 per hour.  This will continue to force our residents to travel to ALL of the other 127 park district FREE LOCATIONS.  This proposal is simply UNFAIR PRICE DISCRIMINATION.  

Maggie Daley Park INDEX
Our Zip Code search for "60601"
 returned 14 FREE results within an 
inconvenient 5 miles.

1. Anderson Tennis Court - FREE
Location Notes: 3748 S. Prairie Ave.
Park: Anderson Playground Park
Park: (312) 747-6007

2. Armour Square Tennis Court - FREE
Location Notes: 3309 S. Shields Ave.
Park: Armour Square Park
Park: (312) 747-6012

3. Ellis Tennis Court - FREE
Location Notes: 707 E. 37th St.
Park: Ellis (Samuel) Park
Park: (312) 747-6007

4. Harrison Tennis Courts - FREE
Location Notes: 1824 S. Wood St.
Park: Harrison Park
Park: (312) 746-5491

5. Jonquil Playlot Tennis Courts - FREE
Location Notes: 1023 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Park: Jonquil Park
Park: (312) 742-7816

6. Lake Shore Tennis Court - FREE
Location Notes: 808 N. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago IL 60611
Park: Lake Shore Park
Park: (312) 742-7891

7. Lincoln Park Waveland Tennis Court - FREE
Location Notes: 3700 N. Recreation Drive
Park: Lincoln Park
Park: (312) 742-7726
Notes: Waveland; South end courts

8. Maggie Daley Tennis Courts - NONE FREE
Location (Park): 337 E. Randolph St.
Park: Maggie Daley Park
Park: (312) 552-3000 (Park )
Park: (312) 742-3918 (Fieldhouse)
Notes: Tennis Courts will open April 1, 2016, weather permitting.
FEES: Monday - Friday, 7 am – 5 pm: $15/hr...  Monday - Friday,
 5 pm – 9 pm and Saturday & Sunday: $20/hr.
For more information or for reservations, call (312) 742-7651
9. McGuane Tennis Court - FREE
Location Notes: 2901 S. Poplar Ave. Chicago IL 60608
Park: McGuane Park
Park: (312) 747-6497

10. Metcalf Tennis Courts - Outdoor - FREE
Location Notes: 4134 S. State St.
Park: Metcalfe Park
Park: (312) 747-6728

11. Oz Tennis Court - FREE
Location Notes: 2021 N. Burling St.
Park: Oz Park
Park: (312) 742-7898

12. Sheridan Tennis Court - FREE
Location Notes: 910 S. Aberdeen St.
Park: Sheridan Park
Park: (312) 746-5369

13. Smith Tennis Court - FREE
Location Notes: 2526 W. Grand Ave. Chicago IL 60612
Park: Smith Park
Park: (312) 742-7534

14. Union Tennis Court - FREE
Location Notes: 1501 W. Randolph St.
Park: Union Park
Park: (312) 746-5494

15. Winnemac Tennis Court - FREE
Location Notes: 5001 N. Leavitt St.
Park: Winnemac Park
Park: (312) 742-5101

The Chicago Park District hides this TENNIS COURT FEE DISCRIMINATION by NOT including the FREE information on their website (as of today March 16, 2016).  They require everyone to CALL all 128 tennis court locations to find this information.  

The park district officials further denied an Illinois Freedom of Information request to obtain this information for all 128 tennis locations. 

Yesterday our Chicago citizens received their official reply:
"RESPONSE: Please note that each park (that has tennis facilities) sets its own fee structure there is not an overall policy and/or criteria. As the March 4, 2016 response stated the Chicago Park District has more than 590 parks and playlots and since your request does not include the name of the park(s) for which you are seeking documents it is unclear what documents you are requesting.

You may renew your request by providing the name(s) of the park(s) for which you are seeking documents. "

So, now we know the Chicago Park District has NO FEE POLICY.

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73 park district tennis locations within 10 miles of the New Eastside. (not interactive)