Bucktown Athletic Club is now at home in the former Marvin Envelope and Paper Company Building, a reminder of the industrial beginnings of this corridor in Chicago. The Wicker Park District is of the original districts of Chicago since it was incorporated as a city in 1837; just down the street from Bucktown Athletic Club at North Ave and Wood St.was actually the farthest Northwest point of the original city boundaries. What is now the very vibrant and cultural 6-cornered center of Wicker Park/Bucktown has become that from its original Chicago immigrant and industrial roots. The intersection of where the Bucktown Athletic Club now resides was originally dotted with small homes, and the Northwest corner of North and Damen Aves. was the location of the local well that supplied water to the residents.
Today Milwaukee Ave., originally an Indian foot trail that immigrants used to commute downtown and dubbed the “pathway to prosperity”, is one of the main arteries of transportation across the fine city of Chicago. Watch the train go by during your tree pose.
Free valet parking is available for members, located behind the club under the El tracks.
Monday-Friday - 4pm-8pm
Weekend Mornings - 8am-1pm
Outside valet hours there is metered street parking available.
Valet hours may increase in the coming months so please check with the front desk at BAC to be sure.