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.

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Armour Square Diamond

Armour Square Diamond

Location Notes: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Armour Square Park - Bevs Hot Dogs

Armour Square Park - Bevs Hot Dogs

Location: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Hours: ,

Phone: (312)730-6746

Armour Square Fieldhouse

Armour Square Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Hours: , ,

Armour Square Fitness Center

Armour Square Fitness Center

Location Notes: 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 Notes: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

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

Location Notes: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Notes: Renovated Fall 2013, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Armour Square Park Pool

Armour Square Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (312)747-6012

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.

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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 - Open at Armour Square 105209OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Armour Square 105208OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Armour Square 105210OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2015 to May 29, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball at Armour Square 105326InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2015 to May 29, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Armour Square 105421InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$11.00
Circuit Training at Armour Square 105616InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/30 23:30From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$21.00
Dino Diggers at Armour Square 105758InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 18:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$11.00
Floor Hockey at Armour Square 105905InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$11.00
Indoor Soccer at Armour Square 106196InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$11.00
Indoor Soccer at Armour Square 106195InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/04/02 21:30From April 2, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$11.00
Kiddie College at Armour Square 106296InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$133.00
Little Artists at Armour Square 122217InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$11.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Armour Square 106713InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 16:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$11.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Yoga at Armour Square 106668InstructionWellness - FitnessLess than 3Coed2015/04/03 15:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$11.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Armour Square 106661InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/03/30 16:15From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$11.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Armour Square 106660InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/03 16:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$11.00
Recreational Tumbling at Armour Square 107114InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$11.00
Roller Hockey at Armour Square 107167InstructionSports - HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/04/01 20:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Roller Hockey at Armour Square 107166InstructionSports - HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$11.00
Senior Citizens Club at Armour Square 107366OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/04/06 16:00From April 6, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Teen Club at Armour Square 107806OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Dance at Armour Square 107979InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$11.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Armour Square 108097InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$21.00
Track & Field at Armour Square 108200InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$11.00
Walking Club at Armour Square 122218OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2015/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$11.00
Weight Training at Armour Square 108339InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Yoga/Pilates at Armour Square 108422InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/04/01 18:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$11.00

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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.