Amundsen Park

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

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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: 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.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  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, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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
Art & ABCs at Amundsen 224109InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$13.00
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 202334OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/17 15:00From September 17, 2017 to December 17, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to Noon
$23.00
Boot Camp at Amundsen 202832InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$19.00
Cardio Conditioning at Amundsen 224107InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 13:00From September 11, 2017 to December 29, 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
Circuit Training at Amundsen 224478InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$10.00
Dance - Steppers at Amundsen Cancelled202722InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2017/09/13 15:00From September 13, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Fitness and Nutrition at Amundsen 202831InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/15 14:00From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Fun and Games at Amundsen 224108InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games60 and upCoed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Kiddie College at Amundsen 203208InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$13.00
Line Dance at Amundsen 203398InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2017/09/13 15:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Amundsen 203609InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
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
$24.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Amundsen 203642Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to June 1, 2018$72.00
Play School at Amundsen 203722InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$13.00
Quilting at Amundsen 203768InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2017/09/11 14:30From September 11, 2017 to December 11, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to Noon
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Amundsen 224113InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:45From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports at Amundsen 203862InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$8.00
Senior Citizens Club at Amundsen 203948OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/09/13 17:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Step Aerobics at Amundsen 204204InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$15.00
Volleyball at Amundsen 204592InstructionSports - Volleyball15 and upCoed2017/09/13 23:30From September 13, 2017 to December 20, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
$23.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Amundsen 204654Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2017 to December 23, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 9pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Amundsen 204665CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/12/26 16:00From December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$17.00
Yoga at Amundsen 204725InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2017/09/15 15:15From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$0
Young Scientist at Amundsen 224111InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 18:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$10.00
Young Scientist at Amundsen 224110InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/20 21:45From September 20, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$10.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Amundsen 210273InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
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
$24.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Amundsen 216087InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
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
$24.00

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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.