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Armour Square Park Tennis Courts

Armour Square Park Tennis Courts

 
Armour Square Park

Armour Square Park

 
Armour Square Park

Armour Square Park

 

Armour Square Park

3309 S Shields Ave Chicago, IL 60616

Hours: +Park: 6-11pm; Fieldhouse: M-TH 8am - 8:30pm

Mon-Fri 8am - 9pm, Sat 9am - 4pm, Sun Closed

Park Supervisor:
Mary Lu Scorza

(312) 747-6012

 
 
 

Description

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.

APR
19
Egg Hunt at Armour Square
Event's details
April 19, 2014

Time:10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3309 S Shields Ave Chicago, IL 60616


 
(10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
 
 

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us!

 

 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 3309 S. Shields Ave. 2
Concessions Armour Square Park, 3309 S. Shields 1 Food & Beverage, time varies, 630.248.3298
Fieldhouse 3309 S. Shields Ave. 0
Fitness Centers 3309 S. Shields Ave. 1 M-F 8:30am-8:30pm Sat 9:30am-3:30pm ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer - Grass 3309 S. Shields Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 3309 S. Shields Ave. 2 1 Large, 1 Small
Meeting/Event Space 3309 S. Shields Ave. 5
Paths and Trails 3309 S. Shields Ave 1
Picnic Groves 3309 S. Shields Ave. 1
Playgrounds 3309 S. Shields Ave. 1 Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013
Swimming Pools - Outdoor 3309 S. Shields Ave. 0 Pool Closed for the Season. Accessibility feature: Lift
Tennis Courts 3309 S. Shields Ave. 2
Water Spray Features 3309 S. Shields Ave. 1
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.

Contact: Antonetta Passarelli

Contact Title: Treasurer

Phone: (312) 808-1607

Email: mampass@sbcglobal.net

Meeting Date/Time: every other month or as needed

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

 

 

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