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.

Hours: ,

Augusta Clubroom

Augusta Clubroom

Location Notes: 4433 W. Augusta Blvd.

Augusta Playground

Augusta PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 12, 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
Teen Club at Augusta 164330OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/23 21:30From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0

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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.