Chicago Park District
Teens: play ball for free on Friday & Saturday nights as part of the Windy City Hoops program..

Teens: play ball for free on Friday & Saturday nights as part of the Windy City Hoops program.

 
Junior Citizen - Nakita Mccaa

Congrats! Junior Citizen Finalist Nakita Mccaa

 
Fitness Center at Amundsen Park - check it out!

Fitness Center at Amundsen Park - check it out!

 
Amundsen Park - Ladies taking an exercise class in the gym.

Amundsen Park - Ladies taking an exercise class in the gym.

 
Amundsen Park Fieldhouse

Amundsen Park Fieldhouse

 

Amundsen Park

6200 W Bloomingdale Ave Chicago, IL 60639

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm

Fieldhouse: M-F 8am - 8pm Sa 8am - 5pm Su 8am - 2pm

Park Supervisor:
Greg Mason

(312) 746-5003

 
 
 

Description

Tucked away in the Galewood community (between Austin & Nagle Avenues, and between Fullerton & North Avenues), Amundsen Park covers almost 14 acres. Its fieldhouse is equipped with a gymnasium, fitness center, and club rooms. Outside, the park features baseball/softball fields, football/soccer field, volleyball and basketball court, as well as playground with a water spray feature.

Amundsen Park offers a variety of programs for youth, including seasonal sports instruction, day camp, as well as the Park Kids after school program which provides special supervised activities during school holidays.Teens can enjoy socializing with their peers at Teen Club. Adults can keep fit participating in the park’s sports leagues and in the fitness center.

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Monday, February 24 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Monday, April 7 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18. 

Join us!

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave. 9
Basketball Court - Outdoor 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave. 1
Fieldhouse 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave. 0
Fitness Centers 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave. 1 M-F, 10am-7:30pm; Sa, 1-4pm; ADA accessible equipment Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer - Grass 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave. 5
Playgrounds 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave. Rubberized Surface 1
Tennis Courts 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave. 2
Water Spray Features 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave. 1
Amundsen Park is among the thirteen parks created by the Northwest Park District, one of 22 park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. The Northwest Park District began to purchase land for the park in 1925, on the recommendation of its Committee on Park Sites. By 1928, the North Austin Community Club was urging speedy improvement of the property. Before the end of that year, the park district had acquired the remainder of the park's 13.33 acres, contracted for playground equipment, and approved fieldhouse plans. By 1931, some improvements had been made, but a plea by the North Austin Manor Neighborhood Club to move ahead with the fieldhouse could not be honored due to the district's financial condition. The Chicago Park District eventually constructed the Amundsen Park fieldhouse in 1954. The Northwest Park District designated the park Roald Amundsen Park in 1933, two years after rejecting a petition to name the park for Norwegian-born football coach Knute Rockne (1888-1931). The Norwegian National League suggested the Amundsen name as a way to honor Norwegian polar adventurer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928). Amundsen led many scientific explorations in the Arctic and Antarctic, but is best known for discovering the South Pole on December 4, 1911. In 1928, Amundsen's plane disappeared near the North Pole as he led a search for a missing Italian dirigible.

Contact: Donald Glover

Contact Title: President

Phone: (773) 889-2074

Meeting Date/Time: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

 

 

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