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

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

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: , ,

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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.

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball Partnership at Amundsen 169600PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/12/14 00:00From December 13, 2016 to April 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$75.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Amundsen 171575Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2017 to April 1, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 9pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Amundsen 197888InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$15.00
Baseball at Amundsen 197906InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 19:00From April 8, 2017 to June 3, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$8.00
Basketball - Open at Amundsen 177224OpenSports - Basketball35 and upCoed2017/04/09 15:00From April 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to Noon
$25.00
Boot Camp at Amundsen 178032InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$21.00
Circuit Training at Amundsen 197897InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/07 00:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$10.00
Conditioning at Amundsen 197890InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/03 13:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 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
Fitness and Nutrition at Amundsen 178033InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/07 14:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Football at Amundsen 177442InstructionSports - FootballAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2017/04/15 14:00From April 15, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10:30am
$0
Game Room at Amundsen 176989OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games60 and upCoed2017/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Kiddie College at Amundsen 176454InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 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
$15.00
Line Dance Partnership at Amundsen 176018InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2017/04/05 15:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am
Park Kids - Spring at Amundsen 176820InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 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
$23.00
Play School at Amundsen 176341InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2017 to June 12, 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
$15.00
Quilting at Amundsen 176293InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2017/04/03 14:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to Noon
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Amundsen 176862OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/04/05 17:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Soccer at Amundsen 197894InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$8.00
Soccer at Amundsen 197895InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:30From April 5, 2017 to May 31, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$8.00
Spring Break Camp at Amundsen 175861CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/10 15:00From April 10, 2017 to April 14, 2017
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
$13.00
Step Aerobics at Amundsen 177878InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$17.00
Strength and Conditioning at Amundsen 197904InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$10.00
T-Ball at Amundsen 197905InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/08 15:00From April 8, 2017 to June 3, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$10.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Amundsen 197902InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$15.00
Track & Field at Amundsen 197903InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/04/04 21:45From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$10.00
Video Arts Partner at Amundsen 176308PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - VideoAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/06 22:00From April 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Amundsen 177841OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/04/05 23:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:45pm
$25.00
Volleyball at Amundsen Cancelled197893InstructionSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/04/05 23:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:45pm
$23.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Amundsen 177276Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/07 22:30From April 7, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 9pm
$0
Yoga at Amundsen 178099InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/07 15:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$21.00

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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.