Altgeld Park

  • 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60612 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Roy C. Ellis
  • 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: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Altgeld Basketball court - Outdoor

Altgeld Basketball court - Outdoor

Location: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Altgeld Fieldhouse

Altgeld Fieldhouse

Location: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Altgeld Artificial Turf

Altgeld Artificial Turf

Location: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Altgeld Clubrooms

Altgeld Clubrooms

Location: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Altgeld Playground

Altgeld Playground

Location: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Altgeld Volleyball Indoor/Outdoor

Altgeld Volleyball Indoor/Outdoor

Location: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 11, 2014.

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
Family Swim at Altgeld 86342OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 15, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Each Sunday from 5:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Free
Learn to Swim at Altgeld 82802InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 29, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Altgeld 82801InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Open Swim at Altgeld 86333OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 3pm
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 12:15pm to 3pm
Free
Open Swim at Altgeld 86335OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 3:15pm to 5pm
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 3:15pm to 5pm
Free
Open Swim at Altgeld 86339OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Saturday from 5:15pm to 7:15pm
Free
TEAM Sports at Altgeld 83351InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:15pm
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 92159OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$25.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 92157OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$25.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 92158OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$25.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 92160OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$25.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Altgeld 92561InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 29, 2014
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
Free
Drop-in at Altgeld 92788InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 25, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
$5.00
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Altgeld 93418InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 28, 2014
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
Free
Seasonal Sports at Altgeld 94334InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
$5.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 94447InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Free
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 94448InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
Free
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 94449InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 16 but less than 18CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Free
Teen Leadership Club at Altgeld 94882InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Free

Documents

There are no documents available.

Photos & Videos

There are no photos or videos available.

Reviews

Description

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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 0
Basketball Court - Outdoor 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 1
Fieldhouse 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 0
Fitness Centers 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 1 Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 0
Gymnasiums 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 0
Meeting/Event Space 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 3
Playgrounds 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 1
Swimming Pools 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 0
Volleyball Courts - Outdoor 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 1
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.