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 - 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 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

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 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
Adult Swim at Armour Square 119844OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/14 16:00From June 14, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Armour Square 118066InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/22 20:00From June 22, 2015 to August 14, 2015
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 118348CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$255.00
Family Swim at Armour Square 118666OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/12 21:00From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5:45pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Armour Square 119505InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/17 21:15From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Armour Square 119504InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/18 21:15From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Armour Square 119503InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Open Swim at Armour Square 119838OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/12 19:00From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 2pm to 3:45pm
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 1:45pm
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1:45pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:45pm
$0
Open Swim Female at Armour Square 146401OpenAquatics - OpenAnyFemale2015/06/12 17:15From June 12, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 12:15pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:15pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 2pm
$0
Open Swim Male at Armour Square 146402OpenAquatics - OpenAnyMale2015/06/12 19:15From June 12, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 4pm
$0
Play Camp at Armour Square 120823CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$120.00
POST Adult Swim at Armour Square 131017OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/30 16:00From August 30, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$0
POST Family Swim at Armour Square 131018OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 21:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5:45pm
$0
POST Open Swim at Armour Square 131021OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 19:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 2pm to 3:45pm
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 1:45pm
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1:45pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Armour Square 131983OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 16:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
POST Youth Swim at Armour Square 131026OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/26 21:15From August 26, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
Rat Hockey at Armour Square 120889OpenSports - HockeyAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/26 21:30From June 26, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$11.00
Roller Hockey at Armour Square 120902InstructionSports - HockeyAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/22 21:30From June 22, 2015 to August 10, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$11.00
Soccer at Armour Square 121023InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/24 21:30From June 24, 2015 to August 12, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Soccer at Armour Square 121021InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/25 21:30From June 25, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$21.00
Sports Camp at Armour Square 121061CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 15:30From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
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
$40.00
T-Ball at Armour Square 121130InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/23 21:30From June 23, 2015 to August 11, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$21.00
TEAM Sports at Armour Square 121157InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/16 21:15From June 16, 2015 to September 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$28.00
Teen Club at Armour Square 121216OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Theater Camp (Special Recreation) at Armour Square 121387CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 10 but less than 19Coed2015/08/17 15:00From August 17, 2015 to August 21, 2015
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.