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. Many of these spaces are available for rental, including the ball fields and meeting rooms.

Park patrons visit Altgeld Park to play football, baseball, 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. 

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
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 165131InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$27.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 165129InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to December 3, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$27.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 165130InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/24 17:00From September 24, 2016 to December 3, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$27.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 165132InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/24 19:00From September 24, 2016 to December 3, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$27.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Altgeld 165550InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to December 3, 2016
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
Each Saturday from 10am to 2pm
$0
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
Junior Bear Football - Pee Wee at Altgeld 166564InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to December 2, 2016
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
Each Saturday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Altgeld 166575InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to December 2, 2016
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
Each Saturday from 10am to 2pm
$0
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
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 167839InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 15 but less than 17Coed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 167841InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$7.00
Teen Leadership Club at Altgeld 168327InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$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

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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. Many of these spaces are available for rental, including the ball fields and meeting rooms.

Park patrons visit Altgeld Park to play football, baseball, 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.