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.

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, May 1, 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 178521OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/04/13 22:00From April 13, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$29.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 178519OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/04/08 15:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$29.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 178522OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/04/08 17:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$29.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 178520OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/04/08 19:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$29.00
Bitty Basketball at Altgeld 198472InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/04/08 14:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$10.00
Conditioning at Altgeld 178983InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 17:30From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 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
$19.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Altgeld 180826InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1:45pm
$0
Flag Football at Altgeld 179267InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/04/25 21:00From April 25, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Fun and Games at Altgeld 179301InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 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
$9.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Altgeld 198469InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/04/05 23:30From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$9.00
Park Kids - Spring at Altgeld 185134InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 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 180726InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Altgeld 198474InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
$0
Seasonal Sports at Altgeld 180727InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 19:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Teen Leadership Club at Altgeld 181419InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Altgeld 195104OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/12 22:00From June 12, 2017 to August 19, 2017
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
Each Saturday from Noon to 12:45pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 195342OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/06/22 22:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$28.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 195343OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/06/24 17:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$28.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 195341OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/06/24 19:00From June 24, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$28.00
Day Camp at Altgeld 195589CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$132.00
Family Swim at Altgeld 195896OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/13 22:00From June 13, 2017 to August 20, 2017
Each Sunday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:45pm
$0
Football at Altgeld 195976InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Football at Altgeld 200136InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/06/24 15:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Football at Altgeld 200137InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2017/06/24 17:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Altgeld 196423InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Altgeld 196422InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Open Swim at Altgeld 196676OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/18 17:00From June 18, 2017 to August 20, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 12:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 196960InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/07 23:30From June 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$8.00
TEAM Sports at Altgeld 197145InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 23:45From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
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
$35.00
Teen Swim at Altgeld 197276OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/12 20:00From June 12, 2017 to August 20, 2017
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 197683OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/12 18:00From June 12, 2017 to August 20, 2017
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, 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.