Augusta Park

  • 4433 W. Augusta Blvd.   Chicago, Illinois 60651 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • 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

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, March 6, 2017.

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 176075InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/04/07 15:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Mighty Fit Kids at Augusta 177921InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least but less than 4Coed2017/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2017 to May 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Seasonal Sports at Augusta 177514InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/04 22:15From April 4, 2017 to May 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Augusta 177510InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 21:30From April 6, 2017 to May 25, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Table Games at Augusta 177012OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2017 to May 26, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Teen Club at Augusta 176876OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/07 21:30From April 7, 2017 to May 26, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0

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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.