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.

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

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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.

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. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now. Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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 - Open at Amundsen 162242OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/09/25 15:00From September 25, 2016 to December 4, 2016
Each Sunday from 10am to Noon
$22.00
Dance - Steppers at Amundsen 162635InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2016/09/22 15:00From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Fitness and Nutrition at Amundsen 162737InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/23 14:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Amundsen 162739InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$18.00
Kiddie College at Amundsen 163133InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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
$12.00
Line Dance at Amundsen 163343InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2016/09/21 15:00From September 21, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Amundsen 163573InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 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
$23.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Amundsen 163601Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to June 9, 2017$69.00
Play School at Amundsen 163681InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$12.00
Quilting at Amundsen 163798InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2016/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to Noon
$0
Seasonal Sports at Amundsen 163893InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/09/27 22:00From September 27, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$7.00
Senior Citizens Club at Amundsen 163988OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/19 13:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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 164233InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$14.00
Video Arts Partner at Amundsen 164597PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - VideoAt least 9 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 22:30From September 22, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1pm
$0
Volleyball at Amundsen 164609InstructionSports - Volleyball15 and upCoed2016/09/21 23:30From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$22.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Amundsen 164656Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/02 22:00From September 2, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Amundsen 164661CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/12/26 16:00From December 26, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$16.00
Yoga at Amundsen 164710InstructionWellness - Yoga10 and upCoed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$14.00
Yoga at Amundsen 164709InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/09/23 15:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$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.