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 Center

Location Notes: 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Notes: M-F, 10am-7:30pm; Sa, 1-4pm; ADA accessible equipment 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.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
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  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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 - 5 on 5 at Amundsen 89516OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom September 21, 2014 to November 30, 2014
Each Sunday from 10am to Noon
$20.00
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 89529OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:45pm
$20.00
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 89549OpenSports - Basketball35 and upMaleFrom September 20, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:45pm
$25.00
Basketball League at Amundsen 89677Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom November 4, 2014 to March 10, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:45pm
$250.00
Basketball League at Amundsen 89678Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom November 6, 2014 to March 12, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:45pm
$250.00
Dance - Steppers at Amundsen 111520InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
Free
Fitness and Nutrition at Amundsen 89952InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Free
Fitness Boot Camp at Amundsen 89957InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$16.00
Kiddie College at Amundsen 110711InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
$10.00
Line Dance at Amundsen 111521InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 7, 2014
Each Sunday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
Free
Park Kids at Amundsen 89925InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
$21.00
Play School at Amundsen 90351InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
$10.00
Quilting at Amundsen 111519InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to Noon
Free
Seasonal Sports at Amundsen 91016InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 23, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$5.00
Senior Citizens Club at Amundsen 91102OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
Free
Step Aerobics at Amundsen 111515InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$12.00
Teen Club at Amundsen 91415OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 15CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to October 28, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Free
Teen Club at Amundsen 91416OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 16 but less than 18CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to October 30, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Free
Video Arts Partner at Amundsen 111522PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - VideoAt least 9 but less than 18CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1pm
Free
Volleyball at Amundsen 91674InstructionSports - Volleyball18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Windy City Hoops Basketball at Amundsen 91733Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom August 29, 2014 to December 27, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
Free
Winter Break Camp at Amundsen 91737CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom December 22, 2014 to January 2, 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
$10.00
Yoga at Amundsen 111518InstructionWellness - Yoga16 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$12.00
Yoga at Amundsen 111513InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
Free
Zumba at Amundsen 111516InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$12.00
Zumba at Amundsen 111517InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 8:30am to 9:15am
$12.00

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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.