Amundsen Park

  • 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60639 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Delonese "Neicy" Robinson
  • Park Phone: (312) 746-5003

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.

History

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.

Parking/Directions

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

Amundsen Baseball

Amundsen Baseball

Location Notes: 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Amundsen Basketball

Amundsen Basketball

Location Notes: 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Amundsen Fieldhouse

Amundsen Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Hours: , ,

Amundsen Fitness Center

Amundsen Fitness CenterAccessible

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Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Amundsen Football/Soccer

Amundsen Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

Amundsen Gymnasium

Amundsen Gymnasium

Location Notes: 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Amundsen Clubroom

Amundsen Clubroom

Location Notes: 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Amundsen Playground

Amundsen PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Amundsen Tennis

Amundsen Tennis

Location Notes: 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Amundsen Water Feature

Amundsen Water Feature

Location Notes: 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Amundsen 193872InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/06/27 19:00From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Baseball Little League at Amundsen 193885Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 14Male2017/05/20 23:00From May 20, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$26.00
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 193891OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/06/11 15:00From June 11, 2017 to August 13, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 10am to Noon
$23.00
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 193891OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/06/11 15:00From June 11, 2017 to August 13, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 10am to Noon
$23.00
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 193889OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/06/11 17:00From June 11, 2017 to August 13, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1:30pm
$23.00
Boot Camp at Amundsen 194248InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$15.00
Cardio Conditioning at Amundsen 199097InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/19 13:00From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$0
Day Camp at Amundsen 194044CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$265.00
Early Bird Camp at Amundsen 194151CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$85.00
Extended Camp at Amundsen 194188CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$85.00
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Amundsen 201846Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2017/06/26 17:00From June 26, 2017 to August 9, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 6pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 6pm
$0
Play Camp at Amundsen 194630CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
$95.00
Senior Citizens Club at Amundsen 194713OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/06/21 17:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Step Aerobics at Amundsen 194824InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/06/21 00:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$15.00
T-Ball at Amundsen 197122InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/05/20 14:00From May 20, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10:30am
$11.00
Volleyball - Open at Amundsen 195011OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/06/14 23:00From June 14, 2017 to August 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:45pm
$23.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Amundsen 195029Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/23 23:00From June 23, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 9pm
$0

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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.

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.

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