Altgeld Park

  • 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60612 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • 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.

Notes: Renovated Fall 2013, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Altgeld Volleyball Indoor/Outdoor

Altgeld Volleyball Indoor/Outdoor

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30, for most parks.

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
Open Swim at Altgeld 131918OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/13 17:00From June 13, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
POST Adult Swim at Altgeld 130751OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 22:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
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
$0
POST Family Swim at Altgeld 130752OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/25 22:00From August 25, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:45pm
$0
POST Teen Swim at Altgeld 130753OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 20:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
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
POST Youth Swim at Altgeld 130754OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/24 18:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
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 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:45pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Altgeld 131870OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 16:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:45pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Altgeld 121156InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/12 23:45From June 12, 2015 to September 7, 2015
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
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 125276InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/09/17 22:00From September 17, 2015 to November 26, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$26.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 125274InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2015 to November 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$26.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 125275InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2015 to November 28, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$26.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 at Altgeld 125277InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2015 to November 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$26.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Altgeld 125688InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2015 to November 28, 2015
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 125732InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 17:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$16.00
Drop-in at Altgeld 125915InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/24 20:00From August 24, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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
$6.00
Junior Bear Football - Pee Wee at Altgeld 147071InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2015/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2015 to November 27, 2015
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 126610InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2015 to November 27, 2015
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 127650InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 127764InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 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 127763InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 15 but less than 17Coed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to November 24, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
$6.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 127765InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2015/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2015 to November 27, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$6.00
Teen Leadership Club at Altgeld 128221InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2015 to November 26, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Altgeld 128743OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$6.00

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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.