Broadway Armory Park

  • 5917 N. Broadway   Chicago, Illinois 60660 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Nick Bojko
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7502

Located along Broadway and Thorndale Avenues in the Edgewater community, Broadway Armory Park is the Chicago Park District's largest indoor recreational facility. Officially purchased in 1998 after being no longer needed by the National Guard for military purposes, the massive, 87-year-old park facility today houses five gymnasia and 13 rooms. Broadway Armory's open space makes it ideal for Chicago Park District special sporting events such as citywide 3 on 3 soccer and volleyball. Outside organizations and families use the park regularly for their own permitted events and parties.

  • The newly remodeled energy efficient facility offers community array of amenities. The park boasts an active after-school program for children ages 6-12, who create their own afternoons by choosing from a list of available activities-such as dance, fitness, floor hockey, arts & crafts, and homework time.
  • Broadway Armory is home to the Abbott Fund Wellness Program - providing the community with multifaceted, year-round nutrition and fitness programming. Fitness classes, fitness arcading and interactive fitness equipment are designed to help children and adults have fun while they get fit. Many area adults get active in co-rec volleyball leagues held in the gym, while others relax in popular yoga classes, explore their creative side through photography and work out in the new fitness center.
  • In addition, the facility is home to one of the park district’s 9 gymnastics centers.The gymnastics center, offers quality instruction for beginners to advanced competitors year-round.
  • Flying high on the flying trapeze! Check out the Trapeze School of NY in Chicago located at Broadway Armory.  For classes click here.

Community residents looking for a location for their special event or party are invited to check out the newly renovated community room. Skylights on the second floor room have been restored to allow more day lighting into the building. A new sustainable bamboo floor was also installed in the second floor community room. Call the park for room availability.

The park is also home to the Department of Aging Senior Center and National Guard.

History

Subdivided by John Lewis Cochran in the 1880s and 1890s, Chicago's far north Edgewater neighborhood grew rapidly after 1900, as single-family homes filled the area west of Broadway and handsome apartment buildings sprang up just west of Lake Michigan. In 1916, architects Carpenter & Weldon designed the enormous Winter Garden Ice Skating Rink as a recreational amenity for the thriving community. It is unclear whether the ice rink, located at Broadway and Thorndale Avenue, ever opened for business. By the end of World War I, however, the State of Illinois had modified the new structure for use as an armory. For years, the Illinois National Guard used the building for drilling and training. The Broadway Armory simultaneously offered various recreational opportunities to the community, including ice skating, roller skating, and tennis. After World War II, Edgewater became increasingly crowded, as large homes and apartments were carved into smaller units, and a long string of high-rises rose up along the lakeshore. There were few recreational facilities in the densely-populated neighborhood. In the mid-1970s, the Edgewater Community Council began advocating the development of an indoor recreation center at the Broadway Armory. In 1979, the Chicago Park District signed a 25-year lease with the state for the use of a portion of the structure. After obtaining more than $2 million in state and federal funding for capital improvements, the park district opened the new Broadway Armory indoor recreation center in 1985. The facility soon offered many popular programs, including pre-school and pre-kindergarten classes, performing arts, photography, and aerobics. Late-night basketball leagues began making use of the enormous drill hall, large enough to hold five gymnasia. The park district purchased the armory in 1998, after the state decided the facility was no longer needed for military purposes.

Parking/Directions

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

Broadway Armory Climbing Wall

Broadway Armory Climbing Wall

Location Notes: 5917 N. Broadway

Notes: 35 Ft. High

Broadway Armory Culinary Center

Broadway Armory Culinary Center

Location Notes: 5917 N. Broadway

Broadway Armory Fieldhouse

Broadway Armory Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 5917 N. Broadway

Hours: ,

Broadway Armory Fitness Arcade

Broadway Armory Fitness Arcade

Location Notes: 5917 N. Broadway

Notes: ADA Accessible Equipment

Broadway Armory Fitness Center

Broadway Armory Fitness Center

Hours: ,

Notes: Closed for cleaning weekdays from 3-5pm; Sign up for a membership

Broadway Armory Gymnasium

Broadway Armory Gymnasium

Location Notes: 5917 N. Broadway

Broadway Armory Gymnastic Center

Broadway Armory Gymnastic Center

Location Notes: 5917 N. Broadway

Broadway Armory Clubroom

Broadway Armory Clubroom

Location Notes: 5917 N. Broadway

Broadway Armory Photography Studio

Broadway Armory Photography Studio

Location Notes: 5917 N. Broadway

Broadway Armory Wellness Center

Broadway Armory Wellness Center

Location Notes: 5917 N. Broadway

Winter Programs

Click on the Winter tab below.  Most activities run the week of January 5 through the week of March 16.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Spring Programs

Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1.
View programs online beginning Monday, February 9.  Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

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
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Broadway 111313Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2014 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$300.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Broadway 111605Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/02 20:00From September 2, 2014 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$180.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Broadway 94121Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2014/09/02 20:00From September 2, 2014 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$180.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Broadway Armory 98655InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 20:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Broadway Armory 98657InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2015/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$15.00
Back & Balance at Broadway Armory 114318InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
Ballet - Beginner at Broadway Armory 98725InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Broadway Armory 98896OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$5.00
Basketball at Broadway Armory 98900InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$20.00
Basketball at Broadway Armory Cancelled98898InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 15Female2015/01/05 23:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$20.00
Basketball at Broadway Armory 98899InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Male2015/01/07 22:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Basketball at Broadway Armory 98897InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$10.00
Basketball League Partnership at Broadway Armory 99000PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 14, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
$30.00
Boot Camp at Broadway Armory 114321InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 50Coed2015/01/07 01:30From January 6, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Culinary Class Partnership at Broadway Armory 114323PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help60 and upCoed2015/01/06 16:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
$0
Culinary Class Partnership at Broadway Armory 114329PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2015/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
$25.00
Drawing & Painting at Broadway Armory 112949InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2015/01/14 01:00From January 13, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
$40.00
Drawing & Painting at Broadway Armory 99450InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2015/01/07 17:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Fun with Food at Broadway Armory 114338InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$10.00
Kettlebells at Broadway Armory 114340InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9:45am to 10:45am
Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$40.00
Kettlebells at Broadway Armory 100036InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$20.00
Kettlebells at Broadway Armory 112928InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/07 15:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$20.00
Kettlebells at Broadway Armory 112930InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/09 15:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$20.00
Kickboxing at Broadway Armory 112934InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/08 15:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10am
$20.00
Kiddie College - Winter Session at Broadway 100066InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3y 5m but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 16:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$100.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Broadway Armory 114849InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 59Coed2015/01/06 15:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$30.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Broadway Armory 114848InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/06 15:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$0
Park Cardio Cycling at Broadway Armory 100887InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/08 16:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$30.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Broadway 100902InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2015/01/01 21:00From January 1, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$60.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Broadway 100903InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to April 3, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$60.00
Photography - Film at Broadway Armory 100980InstructionCulture and Arts - PhotographyAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$25.00
Photography - Film at Broadway Armory 100978InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2015/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
$84.00
Photography - Film at Broadway Armory 100979InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$30.00
Pilates at Broadway Armory 114333InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/08 00:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$20.00
Small Group Personal Training at Broadway Armory 114337InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/02/18 23:00From February 18, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$25.00
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Broadway Armory 114315InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 11Female2015/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$10.00
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Broadway Armory 101450InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 12Male2015/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$10.00
Soccer at Broadway Armory 101463InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2015/01/13 18:00From January 13, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$15.00
Soccer at Broadway Armory 114308InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Soccer League at Broadway Armory 101486Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2015/01/07 22:30From January 7, 2015 to March 11, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 112935InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$30.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 112936InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 22:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 4:45pm
$30.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 112937InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$30.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 112944InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$40.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 112940InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 23:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$40.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 114312InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/01/07 22:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 112948InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$30.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 112946InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$40.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 112945InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 23:15From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$40.00
Tone Stretch Balance at Broadway Armory 112952InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/08 17:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to Noon
$10.00
Tot Spot at Broadway Armory 102002OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/06 16:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$20.00
Tot Spot at Broadway Armory 102003OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/08 16:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$20.00
Volleyball - Open at Broadway Armory 102113OpenSports - Volleyball17 and upCoed2015/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$5.00
Volleyball at Broadway Armory 115845InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 12Female2015/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Yoga at Broadway Armory 114213InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/01/07 17:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
Yoga at Broadway Armory 114316InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/01/08 01:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Yoga at Broadway Armory Cancelled112931InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
Zumba at Broadway Armory 112932InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/01/07 23:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
$20.00
Zumba at Broadway Armory 112933InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 1:30pm
$20.00
Zumba Partnership at Broadway Armory 114846PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$60.00
Zumba Partnership at Broadway Armory 114847PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$60.00
Zumba Partnership at Broadway Armory 102328PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 12:45pm
$60.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Broadway Armory Cancelled105040InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 19:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$16.00
Arts & Crafts at Broadway Armory Cancelled105042InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoed2015/04/01 16:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Back & Balance at Broadway Armory 129362InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/03 16:00From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
Ballet - Beginner at Broadway Armory 105099InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
$31.00
Basketball - Open at Broadway Armory 105216OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/04/08 00:00From April 7, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
$23.00
Basketball - Open at Broadway Armory 105215OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/02 23:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$11.00
Boot Camp at Broadway Armory 129858InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/08 00:30From April 7, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$21.00
Culinary Class Partnership at Broadway Armory 129357PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help55 and upCoed2015/03/31 15:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
$0
Culinary Class Partnership at Broadway Armory 129365PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2015/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
$55.00
Drawing & Painting at Broadway Armory Cancelled129351InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2015/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
$41.00
Drawing & Painting at Broadway Armory Cancelled122140InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2015/04/01 16:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Fun with Food at Broadway Armory 129851InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 20:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Kettlebells at Broadway Armory 106256InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9:45am to 10:45am
Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$41.00
Kettlebells at Broadway Armory 129352InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$21.00
Kettlebells at Broadway Armory 129354InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 14:45From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$21.00
Kettlebells at Broadway Armory 129364InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/02 22:45From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$21.00
Kettlebells at Broadway Armory 129355InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 14:45From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$21.00
Kiddie College - Spring Session at Broadway 106298InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 15:30From March 30, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$102.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Broadway Armory 129356InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/31 14:30From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$0
Park Cardio Cycling at Broadway Armory 129363InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/02 15:30From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$31.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Broadway 106952InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2015/04/06 20:00From April 6, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$61.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Broadway 106953InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/06 20:00From April 6, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$61.00
Photography - Film at Broadway Armory Cancelled107021InstructionCulture and Arts - PhotographyAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$26.00
Photography - Film at Broadway Armory Cancelled107023InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2015/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
$86.00
Photography - Film at Broadway Armory Cancelled107022InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2015/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$31.00
Pilates at Broadway Armory 129853InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 23:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$21.00
Rock Climbing at Broadway Armory 107164InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 5 but less than 50Coed2015/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$6.00
Small Group Personal Training at Broadway Armory 129854InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2015 to April 29, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at Broadway Armory 129856InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/05/06 22:00From May 6, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$26.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Broadway Armory 107455InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Soccer at Broadway Armory 131464InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2015/03/31 17:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$15.00
Soccer League at Broadway Armory 131465Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2015/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 107753InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$31.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 107756InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 21:15From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 4:45pm
$31.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 107754InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$31.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 107752InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$41.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 107755InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 22:15From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$41.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 129359InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$31.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 129360InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/04/01 22:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$41.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 107757InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$41.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 107758InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/04/03 22:15From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$41.00
Tone Stretch Balance at Broadway Armory 129861InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/02 16:45From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
$11.00
Tot Spot at Broadway Armory 108136OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/03/31 15:15From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$21.00
Tot Spot at Broadway Armory 108137OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/04/02 15:15From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$21.00
Track & Field at Broadway Armory 108177InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$11.00
Volleyball League at Broadway Armory 108306Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$296.00
Weightlifting at Broadway Armory 129863InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/04/07 20:30From April 7, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$11.00
Yoga at Broadway Armory 108385InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/04/01 16:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
Yoga at Broadway Armory 129857InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/04/02 00:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$21.00
Zumba at Broadway Armory 129859InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 1:30pm
$21.00
Zumba Partnership at Broadway Armory 108455PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$60.00
Zumba Partnership at Broadway Armory 129358PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/01 17:00From April 1, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
$1.00
Zumba Partnership at Broadway Armory 108456PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$60.00
Zumba Partnership at Broadway Armory 108457PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 12:45pm
$60.00

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Located along Broadway and Thorndale Avenues in the Edgewater community, Broadway Armory Park is the Chicago Park District's largest indoor recreational facility. Officially purchased in 1998 after being no longer needed by the National Guard for military purposes, the massive, 87-year-old park facility today houses five gymnasia and 13 rooms. Broadway Armory's open space makes it ideal for Chicago Park District special sporting events such as citywide 3 on 3 soccer and volleyball. Outside organizations and families use the park regularly for their own permitted events and parties.

  • The newly remodeled energy efficient facility offers community array of amenities. The park boasts an active after-school program for children ages 6-12, who create their own afternoons by choosing from a list of available activities-such as dance, fitness, floor hockey, arts & crafts, and homework time.
  • Broadway Armory is home to the Abbott Fund Wellness Program - providing the community with multifaceted, year-round nutrition and fitness programming. Fitness classes, fitness arcading and interactive fitness equipment are designed to help children and adults have fun while they get fit. Many area adults get active in co-rec volleyball leagues held in the gym, while others relax in popular yoga classes, explore their creative side through photography and work out in the new fitness center.
  • In addition, the facility is home to one of the park district’s 9 gymnastics centers.The gymnastics center, offers quality instruction for beginners to advanced competitors year-round.
  • Flying high on the flying trapeze! Check out the Trapeze School of NY in Chicago located at Broadway Armory.  For classes click here.

Community residents looking for a location for their special event or party are invited to check out the newly renovated community room. Skylights on the second floor room have been restored to allow more day lighting into the building. A new sustainable bamboo floor was also installed in the second floor community room. Call the park for room availability.

The park is also home to the Department of Aging Senior Center and National Guard.

Subdivided by John Lewis Cochran in the 1880s and 1890s, Chicago's far north Edgewater neighborhood grew rapidly after 1900, as single-family homes filled the area west of Broadway and handsome apartment buildings sprang up just west of Lake Michigan. In 1916, architects Carpenter & Weldon designed the enormous Winter Garden Ice Skating Rink as a recreational amenity for the thriving community. It is unclear whether the ice rink, located at Broadway and Thorndale Avenue, ever opened for business. By the end of World War I, however, the State of Illinois had modified the new structure for use as an armory. For years, the Illinois National Guard used the building for drilling and training. The Broadway Armory simultaneously offered various recreational opportunities to the community, including ice skating, roller skating, and tennis. After World War II, Edgewater became increasingly crowded, as large homes and apartments were carved into smaller units, and a long string of high-rises rose up along the lakeshore. There were few recreational facilities in the densely-populated neighborhood. In the mid-1970s, the Edgewater Community Council began advocating the development of an indoor recreation center at the Broadway Armory. In 1979, the Chicago Park District signed a 25-year lease with the state for the use of a portion of the structure. After obtaining more than $2 million in state and federal funding for capital improvements, the park district opened the new Broadway Armory indoor recreation center in 1985. The facility soon offered many popular programs, including pre-school and pre-kindergarten classes, performing arts, photography, and aerobics. Late-night basketball leagues began making use of the enormous drill hall, large enough to hold five gymnasia. The park district purchased the armory in 1998, after the state decided the facility was no longer needed for military purposes.

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