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.

Altgeld Park Pool

Altgeld Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (312)746-5002

Altgeld Volleyball Indoor/Outdoor

Altgeld Volleyball Indoor/Outdoor

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 8, 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
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 92159OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2014/09/18 22:00From September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$25.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 92157OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2014/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$25.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 92158OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2014/09/20 17:00From September 20, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$25.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 92160OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2014/09/20 19:00From 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 13Coed2014/09/16 21:30From 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
$0
Conditioning at Altgeld 112207InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$15.00
Drop-in at Altgeld 92788InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/08/25 20:00From 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 13Coed2014/09/16 21:30From 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
$0
Seasonal Sports at Altgeld 94334InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2014/09/15 22:00From 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 13Coed2014/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 94448InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2014/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 94449InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2014/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Leadership Club at Altgeld 94882InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Altgeld 112206OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2014/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$5.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 98790OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$25.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 98788OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$25.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 98789OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$25.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 98791OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$25.00
Bitty Basketball at Altgeld 99061InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
$5.00
Bitty Basketball at Altgeld 99062InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1:30pm
$5.00
Conditioning at Altgeld 99289InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/01/06 18:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$15.00
Drop-in at Altgeld 99463InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5:30pm
$5.00
Family Night Out at Altgeld 99483OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAnyCoed2015/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports at Altgeld 101161InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$5.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 101251InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2015/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 101250InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Teen Leadership Club at Altgeld 101711InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Altgeld 112494OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$5.00

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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.

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.