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.

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

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.

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

Altgeld Clubrooms

Altgeld Clubrooms

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Altgeld Playground

Altgeld PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Fall 2013, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Altgeld Park Pool

Altgeld Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (312)746-5002

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift, Zero Depth Entry/Ramp

Altgeld Volleyball Indoor/Outdoor

Altgeld Volleyball Indoor/Outdoor

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, April 11, 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
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 142867OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/04/07 22:00From April 7, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$27.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 142865OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$27.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 142868OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$27.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 142866OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/04/02 19:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$27.00
Conditioning at Altgeld 143312InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/29 17:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$17.00
Fun and Games at Altgeld 143613InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
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
$7.00
Seasonal Sports at Altgeld 144970InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Altgeld 145059InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 21:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 153135InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 17 but less than 19Coed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$7.00
Teen Leadership Club at Altgeld 145666InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Altgeld 146116OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$7.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Altgeld 155913OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 22:00From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
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
Each Saturday from Noon to 12:45pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 156143OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/06/16 22:00From June 16, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$27.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 156144OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/06/18 17:00From June 18, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$27.00
Basketball - Open at Altgeld 156142OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/06/18 19:00From June 18, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$27.00
Day Camp at Altgeld 156375CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$126.00
Family Swim at Altgeld 156683OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/21 22:00From June 21, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:45pm
$0
Flag Football at Altgeld 156776InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/06/28 19:00From June 28, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Altgeld 157079InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/26 16:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Altgeld 157078InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Open Swim at Altgeld 159333OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/26 17:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 12:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Altgeld 158132InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2016/06/15 21:00From June 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$7.00
TEAM Sports at Altgeld 158298InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/17 23:45From June 17, 2016 to September 12, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$28.00
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Altgeld 158374Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/12 21:00From July 12, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Altgeld 158375Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19Coed2016/07/13 21:00From July 13, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Swim at Altgeld 158412OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 20:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
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
Youth Swim at Altgeld 158743OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 18:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
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 1pm to 2:45pm
$0

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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.