Armour Square Park

  • 3309 S. Shields Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60616 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Mary Lu Scorza
  • 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, 2 gymnasiums and an auditorium, along with meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers a junior and senior baseball fields, athletic field for football and soccer, 2 tennis courts,a playground and an outdoor pool. Most Chicagoans know Armour Square as the park across the street from the Chicago White Sox stadium, US Cellular Field. Recently the park access entrance ramps have been upgraded. Many of these spaces are available for rental such as soccer play.

Park-goers can play baseball or volleyball, at the facility. 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 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

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Armour Square Diamond

Armour Square Diamond

Location: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Armour Square Park - Bevs Hot Dogs

Armour Square Park - Bevs Hot Dogs

Location: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Armour Square Fieldhouse

Armour Square Fieldhouse

Location: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Armour Square Fitness Center

Armour Square Fitness Center

Location: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Notes: M-F 8:30am-8:30pm Sat 9:30am-3:30pm ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership

Armour Square Football/Soccer

Armour Square Football/Soccer

Location: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Armour Square Gymnasium

Armour Square Gymnasium

Location: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Notes: 1 Large, 1 Small

Armour Square Clubrooms

Armour Square Clubrooms

Location: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Armour Square Paths and Trails

Armour Square Paths and Trails

Location: 3309 S. Shields Ave

Armour Square Multi Purpose Field

Armour Square Multi Purpose Field

Location: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Armour Square Playground

Armour Square PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Notes: Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013

Armour Square Tennis Court

Armour Square Tennis Court

Location: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Armour Square Spray Pool

Armour Square Spray Pool

Location: 3309 S. Shields 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.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 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 Armour Square 92163OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom September 17, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$10.00
Basketball - 5 on 5 at Armour Square 92162OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17MaleFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Free
Bitty Basketball at Armour Square 92392InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 8CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Cardio Line Dance at Armour Square 92517InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$20.00
Circuit Training at Armour Square 92591InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$10.00
Floor Hockey at Armour Square 92916InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 24, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Indoor Soccer at Armour Square 93333InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$20.00
Indoor Soccer at Armour Square 93334InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 25, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Kiddie College at Armour Square 93474InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$110.00
Moms, Dads & Tots Gymnastics at Armour Square 93802InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 1 but less than 3CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$20.00
Moms, Dads & Tots Gymnastics at Armour Square 93801InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 1 but less than 3CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$20.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Armour Square 93845InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$20.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Armour Square 110459InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:30pm
$20.00
Play School at Armour Square 94199InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$30.00
Recreational Tumbling at Armour Square 94259InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$20.00
Senior Citizens Club at Armour Square 94460OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Free
T-Ball at Armour Square 94742InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$20.00
Team Gymnastics at Armour Square 94785InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 13FemaleFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$20.00
Teen Club at Armour Square 94834OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Free
Tiny Tot Dance at Armour Square 110462InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$20.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Armour Square 95215InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$20.00
Weight Training at Armour Square 95456InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$20.00
Yoga/Pilates at Armour Square 110461InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$20.00

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Description

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, 2 gymnasiums and an auditorium, along with meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers a junior and senior baseball fields, athletic field for football and soccer, 2 tennis courts,a playground and an outdoor pool. Most Chicagoans know Armour Square as the park across the street from the Chicago White Sox stadium, US Cellular Field. Recently the park access entrance ramps have been upgraded. Many of these spaces are available for rental such as soccer play.

Park-goers can play baseball or volleyball, at the facility. 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 Easter Bunny festival and Movies in the Park.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 3309 S. Shields Ave. 2
Concessions Armour Square Park, 3309 S. Shields 0
Fieldhouse 3309 S. Shields Ave. 0
Fitness Centers 3309 S. Shields Ave. 1 M-F 8:30am-8:30pm Sat 9:30am-3:30pm ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer 3309 S. Shields Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 3309 S. Shields Ave. 2 1 Large, 1 Small
Meeting/Event Space 3309 S. Shields Ave. 5
Paths and Trails 3309 S. Shields Ave 1
Picnic Groves 3309 S. Shields Ave. 1
Playgrounds 3309 S. Shields Ave. 0 Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013
Swimming Pools 3309 S. Shields Ave. 0
Tennis Courts 3309 S. Shields Ave. 2
Water Spray Features 3309 S. Shields Ave. 1
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.