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.

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, April 20, 2015.

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 - Open at Altgeld 105204OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/04/09 22:00From April 9, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$26.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 105202OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$26.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 105205OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$26.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 105203OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/04/04 19:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$26.00
Conditioning at Altgeld 105626InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/31 17:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$16.00
Flag Football at Altgeld 105898InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$6.00
Flag Football at Altgeld 122172InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/04/04 19:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Fun and Games at Altgeld 105921InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 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
Seasonal Sports at Altgeld 107193InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$6.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 107296InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 107296InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Teen Leadership Club at Altgeld 107850InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Altgeld 108270OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$6.00

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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.