Amundsen Park

  • 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60639 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Raquel Maldonado
  • 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.

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Amundsen Fitness Center

Amundsen Fitness Center

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Notes: Sign up for a membership

Amundsen Football/Soccer

Amundsen Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

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.

Amundsen Tennis

Amundsen Tennis

Location Notes: 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Amundsen Water Feature

Amundsen Water Feature

Location Notes: 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 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
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Amundsen 116001InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/06/09 18:00From June 9, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Baseball Little League at Amundsen 133590Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/13 14:00From June 13, 2015 to August 8, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 1pm
$20.00
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 131455OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/05/31 15:00From May 31, 2015 to August 2, 2015
Each Sunday from 10am to Noon
$21.00
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 116018OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/05/31 17:00From May 31, 2015 to August 2, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 1:30pm
$21.00
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 116019OpenSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 60Male2015/06/11 23:00From June 11, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:45pm
$21.00
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 116048OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/06/13 18:30From June 13, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$26.00
Day Camp at Amundsen 116168CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$240.00
Early Bird Camp at Amundsen 116270CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$79.00
Extended Camp at Amundsen 116303CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$79.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Amundsen 116523InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/16 23:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$13.00
Football at Amundsen Cancelled132224InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/07/11 14:00From July 11, 2015 to August 8, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 11am
$5.00
Leadership Camp at Amundsen 116735CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/08 15:00From June 8, 2015 to August 14, 2015
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
$116.00
Line Dance at Amundsen 132221InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2015/06/19 15:00From June 19, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Play Camp at Amundsen 117487CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 5, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
$88.00
Senior Citizens Club at Amundsen 117568OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/06/09 13:00From June 9, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 2pm
Each Friday from 8am to 2pm
$0
Step Aerobics at Amundsen 117682InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/06/17 00:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$13.00
Storybook Adventures at Amundsen 131454InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 19:00From June 29, 2015 to August 5, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
$32.00
Volleyball at Amundsen 117850InstructionSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/06/10 23:00From June 10, 2015 to August 12, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:45pm
$21.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Amundsen 117868Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/05 22:00From June 5, 2015 to August 15, 2015
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.