Augusta Park

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

Augusta Fieldhouse

Augusta Fieldhouse

Location: 4433 W. Augusta Blvd.

Augusta Clubroom

Augusta Clubroom

Location: 4433 W. Augusta Blvd.

Augusta Playground

Augusta Playground

Location: 4433 W. Augusta Blvd.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 11, 2014.

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
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Augusta 81039InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Free
Day Camp at Augusta 80936CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$115.00
Leadership Camp at Augusta 81247CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$115.00
Teen Club at Augusta 87081OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Free
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Conditioning at Augusta 89803InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$10.00
Neighborhood Soccer League at Augusta 90720Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 11CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 6, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Free
Neighborhood Soccer League at Augusta 90721Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 11 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 6, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Free
Seasonal Sports at Augusta 91019InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Free
Senior Citizens Club at Augusta 110111OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs62 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:30pm
Free
Soccer League at Augusta 91258Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 1pm
Free

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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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 4433 W. Augusta Blvd. 1
Fieldhouse 4433 W. Augusta Blvd. 0
Meeting/Event Space 4433 W. Augusta Blvd. 1
Playgrounds 4433 W. Augusta Blvd. 1
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.