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, 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.

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.

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 Artificial Turf

Altgeld Artificial Turf

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Altgeld Clubrooms

Altgeld Clubrooms

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Altgeld Playground

Altgeld Playground

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Notes: Renovated Fall 2013, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Altgeld Volleyball Indoor/Outdoor

Altgeld Volleyball Indoor/Outdoor

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 10, 2015.

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
Adult Swim at Altgeld 119816OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/12 22:00From June 12, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 6:45pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 118113OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/06/11 22:00From June 11, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$26.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 118114OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/06/13 17:00From June 13, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$26.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 118112OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/06/13 19:00From June 13, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$26.00
Day Camp at Altgeld 118346CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$120.00
Family Swim at Altgeld 118662OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/14 22:00From June 14, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:45pm
$0
Flag Football at Altgeld 119048InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/06/23 19:00From June 23, 2015 to August 8, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Altgeld 119502InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/21 16:00From June 21, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Altgeld 119501InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Open Swim at Altgeld 131918OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/13 17:00From June 13, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
POST Adult Swim at Altgeld 130751OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 22:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 6:45pm
$0
POST Family Swim at Altgeld 130752OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/25 22:00From August 25, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:45pm
$0
POST Teen Swim at Altgeld 130753OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 20:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Altgeld 130754OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/24 18:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:45pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Altgeld 131870OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 16:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 120972InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2015/06/10 21:00From June 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$7.00
TEAM Sports at Altgeld 121156InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/12 23:45From June 12, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 6:45pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 6:45pm to 7:15pm
$28.00
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Altgeld 121225Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/07/07 21:00From July 7, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Altgeld 121226Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19Coed2015/07/08 21:00From July 8, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Swim at Altgeld 119808OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/12 20:00From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
$0
Youth Swim at Altgeld 119800OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/15 18:00From June 15, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:45pm
$0

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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.

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.