Altgeld Park

  • 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60612 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Roy C. Ellis
  • Park Phone: (312) 746-5001

Located in the East Garfield Community, Altgeld Park totals 4.3 acres and features a field house, two 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. The park also includes a small playground that was renovated in Fall 2013 as part of the Chicago Plays! Renovation Program. Many of these spaces are available for rental, including the ball fields and meeting rooms.

Park patrons visit Altgeld Park to play football, baseball or soccer, and children 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, Movies in the Park and other Night Out in the Parks events. 

History

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.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Altgeld Baseball

Altgeld Baseball

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

Altgeld Basketball court - Outdoor

Altgeld Basketball court - Outdoor

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Altgeld Fieldhouse

Altgeld Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Hours: , ,

Altgeld Fitness Center

Altgeld Fitness Center

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Altgeld Artificial Turf

Altgeld Artificial Turf

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

Altgeld Clubrooms

Altgeld Clubrooms

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Altgeld Playground

Altgeld PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Fall 2013, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Altgeld Park Pool

Altgeld Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (312)746-5002

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift, Zero Depth Entry/Ramp

Altgeld Volleyball Indoor/Outdoor

Altgeld Volleyball Indoor/Outdoor

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 12, 2016.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Conditioning at Altgeld 165615InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 17:30From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$17.00
Park Kids - Fall at Altgeld 165814InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$15.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Altgeld 185135Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to June 16, 2017$45.00
Seasonal Sports at Altgeld 167727InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 167840InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Altgeld 168916OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$7.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Altgeld 171908InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$4.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 172028OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$28.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 172026OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$28.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 172027OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$28.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 172029OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/14 20:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$28.00
Bitty Basketball at Altgeld 172312InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$8.00
Bitty Basketball at Altgeld 172313InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/01/14 17:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$8.00
Bitty Basketball at Altgeld 189557InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 19:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$8.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Altgeld 172647InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Low Impact Aerobics at Altgeld 187442InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/01/12 00:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$8.00
Park Kids - Winter at Altgeld 185133InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$15.00
Seasonal Sports at Altgeld 174232InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Altgeld 174233InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 174326InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 20:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$8.00
Sports Conditioning at Altgeld 172584InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2017/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$18.00
Teen Leadership Club at Altgeld 174818InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0

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Located in the East Garfield Community, Altgeld Park totals 4.3 acres and features a field house, two 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. The park also includes a small playground that was renovated in Fall 2013 as part of the Chicago Plays! Renovation Program. Many of these spaces are available for rental, including the ball fields and meeting rooms.

Park patrons visit Altgeld Park to play football, baseball or soccer, and children 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, Movies in the Park and other Night Out in the Parks events. 

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.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.