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, 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 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.

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. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 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
Adult Swim at Armour Square 155914OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/19 16:00From June 19, 2016 to August 28, 2016
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
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Armour Square 161526InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/22 17:15From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Armour Square 161528InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/24 17:15From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Armour Square 156101InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/27 20:00From June 27, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Day Camp at Armour Square 156377CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$268.00
Family Swim at Armour Square 156684OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/17 21:00From June 17, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5:45pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Armour Square 157082InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/22 21:15From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Armour Square 157081InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/23 21:15From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Armour Square 157080InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Open Swim at Armour Square 157330OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/17 17:15From June 17, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 3:45pm
$0
Play Camp at Armour Square 157445CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 1pm
Each Friday from 9am to 1pm
$130.00
Rat Hockey at Armour Square 158052OpenSports - HockeyAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/01 21:30From July 1, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Roller Hockey at Armour Square 158063InstructionSports - HockeyAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/27 21:30From June 27, 2016 to August 15, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$22.00
Soccer at Armour Square 158179InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/29 21:30From June 29, 2016 to August 17, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$22.00
Soccer at Armour Square 158178InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/06/30 21:30From June 30, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Sports Camp at Armour Square 158213CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 15:30From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$41.00
T-Ball at Armour Square 158278InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/06/28 21:30From June 28, 2016 to August 16, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Teen Club at Armour Square 158364OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/24 23:00From June 24, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Theater Camp (Special Recreation) at Armour Square Cancelled158556CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 10 but less than 19Coed2016/08/22 15:00From August 22, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
$0

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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, 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.

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.