Chicago Park District
Altgeld Park

Altgeld Park Fitness Center

Altgeld Park

Altgeld Park Basketball

Altgeld Park

Altgeld Park


Altgeld Park

515 S. Washtenaw Ave. Chicago IL 60612

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm, Fieldhouse: M-F 12pm -8:30pm

Sa 9:00am - 5:30pm, Su Closed

Park Supervisor:
Roy C. Ellis

(312) 746-5001



Located in the East Garfield Community, Altgeld Park totals [4.3] acres and features a field house, 2 gymnasiums, a fitness center, meeting rooms and a kitchen. Outside, the park offers a swimming pool, a soft-ball field, and athletic fields for football, baseball and soccer. Many of these spaces are available for rental such as the ball fields and meeting rooms.

Park-goers can play football, baseball, soccer or children can enjoy the playground. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. In addition to programs, Altgeld Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as baseball tournaments and Movies in the Park.

Spring Festival at Altgeld
Event's details
April 17, 2014

Time:04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
515 S. Washtenaw Ave. Chicago IL 60612

(04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)
Talent Show at Altgeld
Event's details
May 09, 2014

Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
515 S. Washtenaw Ave. Chicago IL 60612

(06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)


Online registration for Altgeld Park begins on Tuesday, November 27 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins on Monday, December 3.

Winter programs run the week of January 7 through March 18.  Online registration closes Sunday, January 13.  In-person registration continues until all spots are full. 



Baseball Field 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 4
Basketball Court - Outdoor 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 1
Fieldhouse 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 0
Fitness Centers 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 1 Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer - Grass 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 1
Football / Soccer - Turf 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 2
Meeting/Event Space 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 3
Playgrounds 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 1
Swimming Pools - Outdoor 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 0 Closed for the season.
Volleyball Courts- Outdoor 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 1
Established in 1873 as Congress Park, the land for this park was donated to the City of Chicago by local real estate developers Frank W. and James L. Campbell. The city transferred the one-acre park to the West Park Commission in 1915, at which time the commission acquired an additional four acres. The following year the expanded park was named in honor of John P. Altgeld (1847-1902), Illinois' governor from 1893 to 1897, and an early proponent of neighborhood playgrounds. The controversial Altgeld, a strong supporter of labor, is best known for pardoning several of the Haymarket conspirators.

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Contact Name:  Michelle Doyle

Contact Title:  President



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