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.

Notes: Renovated Fall 2013, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

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.

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, February 29, 2016.

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
Arts & Crafts at Altgeld 150154InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$2.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 136557OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/01/07 23:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$26.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 136555OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$26.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 136556OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$26.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 136558OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$26.00
Bitty Basketball at Altgeld 136834InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2016/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
$6.00
Bitty Basketball at Altgeld 136835InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2016/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1:30pm
$6.00
Conditioning at Altgeld 137087InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2016/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$16.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Altgeld 150155InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Drop-in at Altgeld 137248InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
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
$6.00
Family Night Out at Altgeld 137278OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAnyCoed2016/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$11.00
Seasonal Sports at Altgeld 138610InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Altgeld 138700InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 138701InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$6.00
Teen Leadership Club at Altgeld 139183InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Altgeld 139610OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
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.