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

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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

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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.  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.
Click on the program name links below to register now.

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 122461OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2015 to November 29, 2015
Each Sunday from 10am to Noon
$21.00
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 122468OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/09/15 17:30From September 15, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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
$25.00
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 122469OpenSports - Basketball35 and upMale2015/09/19 18:30From September 19, 2015 to November 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:45pm
$26.00
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
Dance - Steppers at Amundsen 122828InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2015/09/17 15:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Fitness and Nutrition at Amundsen 122925InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/18 14:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Amundsen 122926InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$17.00
Kiddie College at Amundsen 123356InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/09/14 14:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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 123546InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2015/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Park Kids - Fall Session at Amundsen 123897InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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
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
Play School at Amundsen 123956InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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 at Amundsen 124005InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2015/09/14 14:30From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to Noon
$0
Seasonal Sports at Amundsen 124106InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
Senior Citizens Club at Amundsen 124203OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/09/14 13:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 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 124397InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$13.00
Video Arts Partner at Amundsen 124742PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - VideoAt least 9 but less than 18Coed2015/09/17 22:30From September 17, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1pm
$0
Volleyball at Amundsen 124759InstructionSports - Volleyball15 and upCoed2015/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$21.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Amundsen 124813Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/28 22:00From August 28, 2015 to December 26, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Amundsen 124817CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/12/21 16:00From December 21, 2015 to January 1, 2016
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
$15.00
Yoga at Amundsen 124858InstructionWellness - Yoga10 and upCoed2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$13.00
Yoga at Amundsen 124857InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/09/18 15:15From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$0
Zumba at Amundsen 124916InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2015/09/17 14:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
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.