Augusta Park

  • 4433 W. Augusta Blvd.   Chicago, Illinois 60651 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Maria Garduno
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7544

Located in the Humboldt Community, Augusta Park totals 0.85 acres and features a small D-3 fieldhouse for children and community gatherings. Outside, the park offers a playground area and baseball field.

Many of these spaces are available for rental for community meetings and small birthday parties.

Afterschool programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the fall and spring as well, offering recreational opportunities during winter and spring break camps.

In addition to programs, Augusta Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Earth Day Park clean-up days and Movies in the Park.

History

The City of Chicago purchased the property for Augusta Park in 1932. The city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation operated the park until 1959, when it was transferred to the Chicago Park District. Although there is no clear record of this park's naming, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation often used adjacent street names for purposes of identification. Augusta Boulevard apparently takes its name from Augusta Carpenter, daughter of Philo Carpenter (1805-1886), Chicago's first druggist. Carpenter travelled from Chicago to Troy, New York by mail coach and Indian canoe in 1832. Upon arrival, he opened a drug store near the river on what is now Lake Street. By 1834, he had made a fortune investing in real estate. Carpenter later became a vocal advocate of abolitionism and temperance, and served as a director of the Chicago Theological Seminary. The Chicago Park District has recognized Carpenter's role in the city's early history by naming another park for him.

Parking/Directions

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

Augusta Baseball

Augusta Baseball

Location Notes: 4433 W. Augusta Blvd.

Augusta Fieldhouse

Augusta Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4433 W. Augusta Blvd.

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Augusta Clubroom

Augusta Clubroom

Location Notes: 4433 W. Augusta Blvd.

Augusta Playground

Augusta PlaygroundAccessible

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Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, April 11, 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
Arts & Crafts at Augusta 153365InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2016/04/01 15:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Mighty Fit Kids at Augusta 140429InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least but less than 4Coed2016/03/29 15:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Seasonal Sports at Augusta 141589InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 21:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Augusta 141590InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/29 22:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Table Games at Augusta 154310OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5:30pm
$0
Teen Club at Augusta 142031OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Augusta 154311InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 1y 7m but less than 3Coed2016/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Augusta Cancelled154407InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/06 21:00From July 6, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Day Camp at Augusta 154593CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$126.00
Drop-in Camp at Augusta Cancelled154690CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$11.00
Inner City Baseball - RBI Sr. at Augusta Cancelled159449Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2016/06/24 20:00From June 24, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Leadership Camp at Augusta 154946CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$122.00
Teen Club at Augusta 155690OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/21 21:00From June 21, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
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Description

Located in the Humboldt Community, Augusta Park totals 0.85 acres and features a small D-3 fieldhouse for children and community gatherings. Outside, the park offers a playground area and baseball field.

Many of these spaces are available for rental for community meetings and small birthday parties.

Afterschool programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the fall and spring as well, offering recreational opportunities during winter and spring break camps.

In addition to programs, Augusta Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Earth Day Park clean-up days and Movies in the Park.

The City of Chicago purchased the property for Augusta Park in 1932. The city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation operated the park until 1959, when it was transferred to the Chicago Park District. Although there is no clear record of this park's naming, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation often used adjacent street names for purposes of identification. Augusta Boulevard apparently takes its name from Augusta Carpenter, daughter of Philo Carpenter (1805-1886), Chicago's first druggist. Carpenter travelled from Chicago to Troy, New York by mail coach and Indian canoe in 1832. Upon arrival, he opened a drug store near the river on what is now Lake Street. By 1834, he had made a fortune investing in real estate. Carpenter later became a vocal advocate of abolitionism and temperance, and served as a director of the Chicago Theological Seminary. The Chicago Park District has recognized Carpenter's role in the city's early history by naming another park for him.

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