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.

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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.

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Amundsen Fitness Center

Amundsen Fitness CenterAccessible

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Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Amundsen Football/Soccer

Amundsen Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

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

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 Monday, April 4, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Amundsen 154406InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/07/05 18:00From July 5, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Baseball Little League at Amundsen 154423Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 14Male2016/05/28 23:00From May 28, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$25.00
Baseball Little League at Amundsen 154419Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/18 14:00From June 18, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 11am
$21.00
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 154425OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/06/19 15:00From June 19, 2016 to August 21, 2016
Each Sunday from 10am to Noon
$22.00
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 154422OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/06/19 17:00From June 19, 2016 to August 21, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 1:30pm
$22.00
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 154424OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/06/18 18:30From June 18, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$27.00
Day Camp at Amundsen 154590CampsCamps - 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
$252.00
Early Bird Camp at Amundsen 154697CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$81.00
Extended Camp at Amundsen 154732CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$81.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Amundsen 154793InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/21 23:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$14.00
Leadership Camp at Amundsen 154945CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 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
$118.00
Play Camp at Amundsen 155202CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
$90.00
Senior Citizens Club at Amundsen 155522OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/06/14 13:00From June 14, 2016 to August 19, 2016
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
Step Aerobics at Amundsen 155646InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/06/22 00:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$14.00
Storybook Adventures at Amundsen 155647InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 19:00From July 5, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
$33.00
T-Ball at Amundsen 161658InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/05/28 14:00From May 28, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 1pm
$10.00
Volleyball - Open at Amundsen 155828OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/06/22 23:00From June 22, 2016 to August 17, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:45pm
$22.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Amundsen 155842Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/10 22:00From June 10, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
$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.