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 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.

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 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
Art & ABCs at Armour Square 178344InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2017/04/05 15:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$23.00
Arts & Crafts at Armour Square 198184InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Basketball - Open at Armour Square 178526OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$12.00
Bitty Basketball at Armour Square 178753InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$23.00
Bitty Basketball at Armour Square 178752InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/04/07 21:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Circuit Training at Armour Square 178970InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$28.00
Dino Diggers at Armour Square 179117InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$23.00
Fun and Games at Armour Square 198187InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/04/06 15:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
$23.00
Fun and Games at Armour Square 198186InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/04/07 23:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$23.00
Fun with Food at Armour Square 198189InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 15:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$23.00
Fun with Food at Armour Square 198190InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/04/07 21:45From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Homework Time at Armour Square 198198InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Indoor Soccer at Armour Square 179689InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$23.00
Kiddie College at Armour Square 179792InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$143.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Armour Square 180136InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 16:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$23.00
Nature Babies at Armour Square 198193InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2017/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
$23.00
Nature Fun at Armour Square 198192InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 21:45From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Painting at Armour Square 193502InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Armour Square 180264InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/03 16:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$23.00
Parent & Tot Sports at Armour Square 198185InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2017/04/04 21:45From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Parent & Tot Sports at Armour Square 181595InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/04/06 18:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$23.00
Parent & Tot Sports at Armour Square 180322InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2017/04/07 15:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$23.00
Photography - Digital at Armour Square 198196InstructionCulture and Arts - PhotographyAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Recreational Tumbling at Armour Square 180657InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 20:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Roller Hockey at Armour Square 180710InstructionSports - HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/05 20:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Roller Hockey at Armour Square 180709InstructionSports - HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Seasonal Sports at Armour Square 180729InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 21:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Armour Square 180892OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/04/10 16:00From April 10, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Soccer at Armour Square 181000InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
$23.00
Soccer at Armour Square 180999InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Storytime & Crafts at Armour Square 180027InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 18:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$23.00
Table Tennis - Open at Armour Square 198194OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 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
T-Ball at Armour Square 181252InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$23.00
Teen Club at Armour Square 181369OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/07 21:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Armour Square 181721InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 20:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$23.00
Walking Club at Armour Square 198195OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Weight Training at Armour Square 182036InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/07 18:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$0
Where the Wild Things Roam at Armour Square 198191InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 18:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$23.00
Wiffle Ball at Armour Square 198188InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/05 23:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$23.00

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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.