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

Hours: ,

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 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 14, 2017.

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
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Altgeld 223933InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2017/06/13 21:30From June 13, 2017 to October 27, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 205176InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to November 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$28.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 205174InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to November 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$28.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 205175InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2017 to November 25, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$28.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 205177InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/16 19:30From September 16, 2017 to November 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Altgeld 205648InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Conditioning at Altgeld 205699InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 17:30From September 12, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$18.00
Drop-in at Altgeld 207057InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 20:00From August 29, 2017 to December 15, 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
$8.00
Seasonal Sports at Altgeld 207381InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 207495InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Leadership Club at Altgeld 208024InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to November 23, 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.