Armour Square Park

  • 3309 S. Shields Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60616 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Mary Lu Scorza
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6012

Located in the Armour Square community, Armour Square Park totals 10.00 acres. The field house is an A-3 facility that features a fitness center, two gymnasiums and an auditorium, along with meeting rooms.

Outside, the park offers junior and senior baseball fields, an athletic field for football and soccer, tennis courts,a playground and an outdoor pool. The playground was renovated in Fall 2013 as part of the Chicago Plays! Program. Many of these spaces are available for rental.

Most Chicagoans know Armour Square as the park across the street from the Chicago White Sox stadium, U.S. Cellular Field.  Park-goers come to Armour Square for baseball or volleyball or to exercise in the fitness center. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. In addition to programs, Armour Square Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as the Easter Bunny festival and Movies in the Park.

History

In 1906, the year after Armour Square opened to the public, President Theodore Roosevelt described the square and nine other related properties as "the most notable civic achievement in any American city." The South Park Commission created the ten new innovative parks to improve the difficult living conditions in Chicago's congested tenement districts. Nationally renowned landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers and architects Daniel H. Burnham and Co. designed the entire system. The first ten included five squares smaller than ten acres in size, and five parks larger than ten acres. In addition to Armour Square, these were Mark White, Russell, Davis, and Cornell Squares, and Ogden, Sherman, Palmer, Bessemer, and Hamilton Parks. These properties soon influenced the development of other parks throughout the nation. Armour Square was named to honor Philip D. Armour (1832-1901), Chicago's "captain of industry." Owner and operator of the largest meat-packing company in the world, Armour donated a large amount of his fortune to charitable and educational institutions. These included a settlement house, the Armour Mission, and a school known as the Armour Institute of Technology, later renamed the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Parking/Directions

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

Armour Square Diamond

Armour Square Diamond

Location Notes: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Armour Square Park - Deadeye Dogs

Armour Square Park - Deadeye Dogs

Location: 3823 S Union

Hours: , ,

Phone: (773) 895-9597

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

Armour Square Fieldhouse

Armour Square Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Hours: , ,

Armour Square Fitness Center

Armour Square Fitness CenterAccessible

Hours: , ,

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Armour Square Football/Soccer

Armour Square Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Armour Square Gymnasium

Armour Square Gymnasium

Location Notes: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Notes: 1 Large, 1 Small

Armour Square Clubrooms

Armour Square Clubrooms

Location Notes: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Armour Square Paths and Trails

Armour Square Paths and Trails

Location Notes: 3309 S. Shields Ave

Armour Square Multi Purpose Field

Armour Square Multi Purpose Field

Location Notes: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Armour Square Playground

Armour Square PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Fall 2013, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Armour Square Tennis Court

Armour Square Tennis Court

Location Notes: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Armour Square Spray Pool

Armour Square Spray Pool

Location Notes: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Events

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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 Tuesday, August 8, 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
Adult Swim at Armour Square 195105OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/16 16:00From June 18, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Each Tuesday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
From June 16, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
From August 30, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$0
Adult Swim at Armour Square 195105OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/16 16:00From June 18, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Each Tuesday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
From June 16, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
From August 30, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$0
Adult Swim at Armour Square 195105OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/16 16:00From June 18, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Each Tuesday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
From June 16, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
From August 30, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Armour Square 195163InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/21 17:15From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Armour Square 195164InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/23 17:15From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$0
Family Swim at Armour Square 195897OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/16 21:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Sunday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
From June 16, 2017 to June 18, 2017
Each Sunday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 5pm
From August 28, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Sunday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$0
Family Swim at Armour Square 195897OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/16 21:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Sunday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
From June 16, 2017 to June 18, 2017
Each Sunday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 5pm
From August 28, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Sunday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$0
Family Swim at Armour Square 195897OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/16 21:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Sunday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
From June 16, 2017 to June 18, 2017
Each Sunday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 5pm
From August 28, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Sunday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$0
Learn to Swim at Armour Square 196426InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/21 21:15From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Armour Square 196425InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/22 21:15From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Armour Square 196424InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Open Swim at Armour Square 196677OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/16 17:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 2:45pm
From August 28, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 3am to 5:15am
From June 16, 2017 to June 18, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from Noon to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, June 16, 2017
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Open Swim at Armour Square 196677OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/16 17:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 2:45pm
From August 28, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 3am to 5:15am
From June 16, 2017 to June 18, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from Noon to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, June 16, 2017
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Open Swim at Armour Square 196677OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/16 17:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 2:45pm
From August 28, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 3am to 5:15am
From June 16, 2017 to June 18, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from Noon to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, June 16, 2017
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Open Swim at Armour Square 196677OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/16 17:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 2:45pm
From August 28, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 3am to 5:15am
From June 16, 2017 to June 18, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from Noon to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, June 16, 2017
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Open Swim at Armour Square 196677OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/16 17:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 2:45pm
From August 28, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 3am to 5:15am
From June 16, 2017 to June 18, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from Noon to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, June 16, 2017
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Armour Square 199284InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/06/25 20:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Armour Square 199283InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/06/24 20:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Abs & Core at Armour Square 221876InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 18:15From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$27.00
American Sign Language at Armour Square 221858InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$23.00
American Sign Language at Armour Square 206884InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least but less than 4Coed2017/09/13 17:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$23.00
American Sign Language at Armour Square 205183InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$23.00
Art & ABCs at Armour Square 205026InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2017/09/13 15:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$23.00
Arts & Crafts at Armour Square 221880InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Ballet - Beginner at Armour Square 221884InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Ballet - Beginner at Armour Square 221886InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 11, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Basketball - Open at Armour Square 205182OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/12 18:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$11.00
Basketball League at Armour Square 205181Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2017/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$25.00
Bitty Basketball at Armour Square 205471InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/15 22:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$23.00
Circuit Training at Armour Square 221878InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$27.00
Dance - Latin at Armour Square 221888InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Dance - Tap at Armour Square 221890InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Dance - Tap at Armour Square 221891InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Dino Diggers at Armour Square 205847InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 18:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$23.00
Floor Hockey at Armour Square 206064InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Floor Hockey at Armour Square 206065InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 22:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$23.00
Fun With Food at Armour Square 221881InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:45From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$23.00
Indoor Soccer at Armour Square 206350InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$23.00
Indoor Soccer at Armour Square 206351InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Judo (Special Rec) at Armour Square 222301InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 13 but less than 30Coed2017/10/14 17:15From October 14, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 2pm
$0
Kiddie College at Armour Square 206461InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$140.00
Lacrosse at Armour Square 206493InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/18 22:00From September 18, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$23.00
Little Artists at Armour Square 206722InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$23.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Armour Square 206793InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 21:45From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$23.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Armour Square 221898InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2017/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
$23.00
Nature Babies at Armour Square 221882InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2017/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
$23.00
Painting at Armour Square 221893InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/11 21:45From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$23.00
Painting at Armour Square 221895InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2017/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$23.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Armour Square 206985InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2017/09/11 16:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
$23.00
Parent & Tot Sports at Armour Square 207037InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$23.00
Parent & Tot Sports at Armour Square 221869InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$23.00
Parent & Tot Sports at Armour Square 221873InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2017/09/15 16:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$23.00
Play School at Armour Square 205472InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 18:00From September 13, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$27.00
Recreational Tumbling at Armour Square 207303InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Seasonal Sports at Armour Square 207384InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Armour Square 207550OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/09/11 16:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Soccer at Armour Square 224239InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 22:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$23.00
Social Club (Special Rec) at Armour Square 222300InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 22Coed2017/10/14 19:00From October 14, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$0
Table Tennis - Open at Armour Square 221901OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Team Gymnastics at Armour Square 207924InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$27.00
Teen Club at Armour Square 207968OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Armour Square 207302InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$23.00
Weight Training at Armour Square 208515InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$0
Yoga at Armour Square 221879InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$27.00

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Located in the Armour Square community, Armour Square Park totals 10.00 acres. The field house is an A-3 facility that features a fitness center, two gymnasiums and an auditorium, along with meeting rooms.

Outside, the park offers junior and senior baseball fields, an athletic field for football and soccer, tennis courts,a playground and an outdoor pool. The playground was renovated in Fall 2013 as part of the Chicago Plays! Program. Many of these spaces are available for rental.

Most Chicagoans know Armour Square as the park across the street from the Chicago White Sox stadium, U.S. Cellular Field.  Park-goers come to Armour Square for baseball or volleyball or to exercise in the fitness center. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. In addition to programs, Armour Square Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as the Easter Bunny festival and Movies in the Park.

In 1906, the year after Armour Square opened to the public, President Theodore Roosevelt described the square and nine other related properties as "the most notable civic achievement in any American city." The South Park Commission created the ten new innovative parks to improve the difficult living conditions in Chicago's congested tenement districts. Nationally renowned landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers and architects Daniel H. Burnham and Co. designed the entire system. The first ten included five squares smaller than ten acres in size, and five parks larger than ten acres. In addition to Armour Square, these were Mark White, Russell, Davis, and Cornell Squares, and Ogden, Sherman, Palmer, Bessemer, and Hamilton Parks. These properties soon influenced the development of other parks throughout the nation. Armour Square was named to honor Philip D. Armour (1832-1901), Chicago's "captain of industry." Owner and operator of the largest meat-packing company in the world, Armour donated a large amount of his fortune to charitable and educational institutions. These included a settlement house, the Armour Mission, and a school known as the Armour Institute of Technology, later renamed the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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