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

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 Park Pool

Armour Square Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (312)747-6012

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

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.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and 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
Art & ABCs at Armour Square 184609InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2016/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
$22.00
Basketball - Open at Armour Square 165139OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$10.00
Basketball - Open at Armour Square 165138OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Male2016/09/23 00:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Armour Square 165393InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$26.00
Bitty Basketball at Armour Square 184610InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2016/09/22 21:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Bitty Basketball at Armour Square 165392InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2016/09/23 22:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$22.00
Circuit Training at Armour Square 165597InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$26.00
Circuit Training at Armour Square 168989InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$22.00
Dance - Latin at Armour Square 184621InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Dino Diggers at Armour Square 168192InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$22.00
Floor Hockey at Armour Square 184611InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Floor Hockey at Armour Square 165959InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$22.00
Indoor Soccer at Armour Square 166511InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Indoor Soccer at Armour Square 166512InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/22 21:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$22.00
Kiddie College at Armour Square 166659InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$133.00
Lacrosse at Armour Square 184612InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 21:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$22.00
Little Artists at Armour Square 166917InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 18:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$22.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Armour Square 184623InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 27, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Armour Square 166997InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 1 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 15:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$22.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Armour Square 167069InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2016/09/21 17:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$22.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Armour Square 167183InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
$22.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Armour Square 167182InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2016/09/23 16:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$22.00
Parent & Tot Sports at Armour Square 184613InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2016/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$22.00
Play School at Armour Square 184626InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 18:00From September 21, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$26.00
Recreational Tumbling at Armour Square 184631InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 3:45pm
$22.00
Recreational Tumbling at Armour Square 167635InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Seasonal Sports at Armour Square 167730InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/23 20:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Armour Square 167903OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Soccer at Armour Square 166692InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Team Gymnastics at Armour Square 184633InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$26.00
Teen Club at Armour Square 168275OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Sports at Armour Square 184614InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 21:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Armour Square 168702InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 20:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Weight Training at Armour Square 169007InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/23 18:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$22.00
Yoga/Pilates at Armour Square 169151InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/21 18:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$22.00

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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, 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.