Amundsen Park

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

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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.

Hours: , ,

Amundsen Fitness Center

Amundsen Fitness CenterAccessible

Hours: , ,

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.

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 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 League at Amundsen 122621Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/11/06 00:00From November 5, 2015 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:45pm
$26.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Amundsen 148291Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2015 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$66.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 149862OpenSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2016/01/17 16:00From January 17, 2016 to March 13, 2016
Each Sunday from 10am to Noon
$21.00
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 151363OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2016 to May 12, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Basketball at Amundsen 133903InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2016/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2016 to March 13, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 2pm
$21.00
Basketball at Amundsen 133904InstructionSports - Basketball35 and upCoed2016/01/09 19:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:45pm
$26.00
Basketball Partnership at Amundsen 149863PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2015/12/09 00:00From December 8, 2015 to April 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$25.00
Fitness and Nutrition at Amundsen 134368InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/08 15:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Amundsen 134370InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$17.00
Game Room at Amundsen 133861OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2016/01/06 18:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:45pm
$12.00
Kiddie College at Amundsen 134743InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/04 15:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 11am
Each Thursday from 9am to 11am
Each Friday from 9am to 11am
$11.00
Line Dance at Amundsen 134931InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance16 and upCoed2016/01/05 00:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
$13.00
Line Dance at Amundsen 134932InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2016/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Park Kids - Winter Session at Amundsen 135189InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:30From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$22.00
Play School at Amundsen 135235InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/04 17:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
$11.00
Quilting Open Studio at Amundsen 135294OpenCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2016/01/04 15:30From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to Noon
$0
Seasonal Sports at Amundsen 135372InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Amundsen 149864InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2016/01/07 23:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Amundsen 135474OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/01/04 14:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 8am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 8am to Noon
Each Thursday from 8am to Noon
Each Friday from 8am to Noon
$0
Step Aerobics at Amundsen 135661InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$13.00
Urban Moves at Amundsen 134226InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Video Arts Partner at Amundsen 136028PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - VideoAt least 9 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2016 to March 19, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Amundsen 136030OpenSports - Volleyball16 and upCoed2016/01/07 00:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:45pm
$21.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Amundsen 136082Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/01/01 23:00From January 1, 2016 to March 26, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
$0
Yoga at Amundsen 136119InstructionWellness - Yoga16 and upCoed2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$13.00
Yoga at Amundsen 136120InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/01/08 16:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$0
Zumba at Amundsen 136191InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/07 15:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 9am to 9:45am
$13.00

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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.