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 CenterAccessible

Hours: , ,

Notes: 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

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.

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 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
Badminton at Armour Square 150663InstructionSports - BadmintonAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$21.00
Basketball - Open at Armour Square 136566OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Armour Square 150641OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Basketball at Armour Square 150650InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$26.00
Bitty Basketball at Armour Square 151253InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 22:30From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$26.00
Bitty Basketball at Armour Square 136836InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Circuit Training at Armour Square 137071InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/05 00:30From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$26.00
Dino Diggers at Armour Square 137200InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Flag Football at Armour Square 150662InstructionSports - FootballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Floor Hockey at Armour Square 137353InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/01/04 22:30From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
Floor Hockey at Armour Square 150644InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$26.00
Indoor Soccer at Armour Square 137695InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$26.00
Indoor Soccer at Armour Square 137696InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
Kiddie College at Armour Square 137813InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$133.00
KidzEnergy at Armour Square 150648InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$21.00
Line Dance at Armour Square 138045InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2016/01/04 19:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$21.00
Little Artists at Armour Square 138055InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/07 19:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Mighty Munchkins at Armour Square 150649InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 19:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Armour Square 150659InstructionWellness - YogaAt least but less than 3Coed2016/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$21.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Armour Square 138211InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/06 17:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$21.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Armour Square 138293InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 4Coed2016/01/04 17:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$21.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Armour Square 138292InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2016/01/08 17:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$21.00
Recreational Tumbling at Armour Square 138546InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$21.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Armour Square 138702InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/04 21:30From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Armour Square 138775OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/01/04 17:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
$0
T-Ball at Armour Square 150660InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 19:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Team Gymnastics at Armour Square 139097InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Teen Club at Armour Square 139138OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Armour Square 139447InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$21.00
Volleyball League at Armour Square 150664Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball21 and upCoed2016/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$100.00
Weight Training at Armour Square 139698InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Yoga/Pilates at Armour Square 139809InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/01/06 19:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Armour Square 153476InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2016/03/28 17:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
$21.00
Basketball - Open at Armour Square 142872OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/03/29 18:00From March 29, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Basketball at Armour Square 142989InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/04/01 22:30From April 1, 2016 to May 27, 2016
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Armour Square 153473InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 21:30From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$26.00
Bitty Basketball at Armour Square 143086InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$21.00
Circuit Training at Armour Square 143296InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/28 23:30From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$26.00
Crocheting at Armour Square 153500InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/03/28 18:15From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$21.00
Dino Diggers at Armour Square 143438InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 18:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Dodgeball at Armour Square 153506InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$21.00
Floor Hockey at Armour Square 153511InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 20:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$21.00
Indoor Soccer at Armour Square 143889InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 20:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$26.00
Kiddie College at Armour Square 144003InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 15:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$136.00
KidzEnergy at Armour Square 153474InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 20:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$21.00
Lacrosse at Armour Square 153505InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Little Artists at Armour Square 144254InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/31 18:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Armour Square 144412InstructionWellness - YogaLess than 3Coed2016/04/01 15:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$21.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Armour Square 144407InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 16:15From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$21.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Armour Square 144510InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/03/28 16:15From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$21.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Armour Square 144509InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/04/01 16:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$21.00
Parent & Tot Sports at Armour Square 153504InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2016/04/01 18:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$22.00
Recreational Tumbling at Armour Square 144901InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$21.00
Roller Hockey at Armour Square 144951InstructionSports - HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Roller Hockey at Armour Square 144950InstructionSports - HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Armour Square 153508InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:30From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Armour Square 145132OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Soccer at Armour Square 153498InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2016/03/29 21:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$21.00
Soccer at Armour Square 153503InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
Sports Conditioning - Basketball at Armour Square 153509InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/03/28 19:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$26.00
T-Ball at Armour Square 153501InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 18:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$22.00
T-Ball at Armour Square 153502InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 21:30From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Teen Club at Armour Square 145616OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Tiny Tot Sports at Armour Square 153507InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Armour Square 145929InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 20:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Track & Field at Armour Square 146004InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$21.00
Weight Training at Armour Square 146193InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/04/01 18:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$22.00
Yoga/Pilates at Armour Square 146299InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 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.