Chicago Park District Mask Policy

Effective February 28, 2022, face coverings will not be required for Park District patrons, with limited exceptions detailed below.

While face coverings are not required in most settings, we strongly recommend that individuals continue to wear face coverings if they are unvaccinated or immunocompromised, or if they are interacting with people that are unvaccinated, including children under the age of five.

Masks will still be required during all transportation on buses or other vehicles.

*  Please also note that parks located in Chicago Public School (CPS) buildings must follow CPS mask policy which currently requires masks in all indoor settings.

Many patrons and employees may choose to continue to wear a mask – please be kind to anyone that makes this choice. We fully support and encourage any patron or employee that makes the decision to continue wearing a mask.

Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts

Tennis Court Hours – OPEN

Tennis Courts are open daily 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Pickleball Courts are open Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – OPEN Monday April 4th, 2022

Tennis courts are on a first come first serve basis, please use the court for 1 hour starting on the hour.

For information on permits please call 312.742.3918

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make a court reservation?

  • Please call 312-742-3918 to make a reservation
  • Reservations are made through an athletic permit. Permits are issued for three or more dates paid at the time of permit issue

How will tennis court lights operate?

  • Tennis court lights will be on while the tennis courts are open
  • Court hours are Monday – Sunday, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Are lessons available?

  • Yes, group lessons are available
  • To view the schedule, visit the Chicago Park District website.
  • No private teaching is permitted unless it is authorized by the Chicago Park District. Private teachers need a Chicago Park District permit

Are permanent court times available?

  • Yes, you can apply for an athletic permit through the Chicago Park District, Maggie Daley Park office
  • The Chicago Park District reserves the right to alter this pricing policy at any time

Can an outside instructor teach lessons on the court?

No, private teaching is only permitted when authorized by the Chicago Park District

What are the court regulations?

  • The tennis courts at Maggie Daley Park are available for walk-up use at no charge
  • Play on all courts will begin and end each hour on the hour
  • Please do not enter courts until you are permitted to play. All players should relinquish their court on the hour
  • No more than five balls are allowed on one court at a time, except for programs offered by Chicago Park District instructors
  • Proper tennis attire is required and tennis shoes must be worn on the court at all times
  • Private tennis instruction must obtain an athletic permit through the Chicago Park District
  • No food, glass, or alcoholic beverages are permitted
  • No bicycles, rollerblades, or skateboards on the courts
  • Courts are for tennis and pickleball only


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