Broadway Armory Park

  • 5917 N. Broadway   Chicago, Illinois 60660 [View Map]
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  • 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

Metered parking is available in the lot on site.  Get rates and additional information.

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

Broadway Armory Climbing Wall

Broadway Armory Climbing Wall

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Notes: 35 Ft. High

Broadway Armory Culinary Center

Broadway Armory Culinary Center

Location Notes: 5917 N. Broadway

Broadway Armory Fieldhouse

Broadway Armory Fieldhouse

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Descriptors: Has Air Conditioning

Broadway Armory Fitness Arcade

Broadway Armory Fitness Arcade

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Notes: ADA Accessible Equipment

Broadway Armory Fitness Center

Broadway Armory Fitness CenterAccessible

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Closed for cleaning weekdays from 3-5pm;

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Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Broadway Armory Gymnasium

Broadway Armory Gymnasium

Location Notes: 5917 N. Broadway

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Descriptors: Has Spectator Seating

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 Community Room

Broadway Armory Community Room

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

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. 

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
Back & Balance at Broadway Armory 165061InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/20 16:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$0
Back & Balance at Broadway Armory 165062InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/22 16:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$0
Ballet - Beginner at Broadway Armory 165081InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 17:10From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 12:10pm to 12:50pm
$32.00
Ballet - Intermediate at Broadway Armory 184596InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 18:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$42.00
Ballet Conditioning at Broadway Armory 185164InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2016/09/21 01:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Broadway Armory 165143OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:30From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$7.00
Basketball League at Broadway Armory 165144Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$12.00
Dance - Jazz at Broadway Armory 184615InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 8Female2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$20.00
Dance - Jazz at Broadway Armory 185161InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 13Female2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$30.00
Dance - Jazz at Broadway Armory 185162InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 16Female2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$30.00
Dance - Jazz at Broadway Armory 185163InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upFemale2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Fun with Food at Broadway Armory 185158InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$14.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 166129InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/08/29 21:00From August 29, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 5, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
$39.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 166130InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/08/29 22:00From August 29, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 5, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
$39.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 166131InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/08/30 21:00From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 166132InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/08/31 21:00From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 166133InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/01 21:30From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 183813InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/02 21:30From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 183814InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/03 16:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 183815InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/03 17:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Broadway Gymnastics 166173InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Male2016/08/30 22:15From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Broadway Gymnastics 166228InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/08/30 21:00From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Broadway Gymnastics 166227InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/08/30 22:00From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Broadway Gymnastics 166229InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/09/01 22:30From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 5 - 6 at Broadway Gymnastics 166245InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/08/31 22:00From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$55.00
Kettlebells at Broadway Armory 166593InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$42.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Broadway 166622InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3y 5m but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$104.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Broadway 166647Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3y 5m but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to June 9, 2017$312.00
Little Yogis at Broadway Armory 185607InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/21 22:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$15.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167145OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/10/01 20:45October 1, 2016
Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167147OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/10/15 20:45October 15, 2016
Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167146OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 6Coed2016/10/08 20:45October 8, 2016
Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167149OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 6Coed2016/10/22 20:45October 22, 2016
Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167184InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/08/29 15:15From August 29, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 5, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
$36.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167185InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/08/30 16:15From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to Noon
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167186InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/08/30 17:00From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167187InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/08/31 15:15From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 183790InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/08/31 16:00From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167189InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/01 16:15From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:15am to Noon
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167188InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/01 17:00From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167190InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/02 15:15From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167193InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/02 16:00From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167191InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/03 14:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167192InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/03 14:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$41.00
Park Cycling at Broadway Armory 185166InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/22 15:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Broadway 167268InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2016/09/13 20:00From September 13, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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
$62.00
Park Kids - Fall at Broadway 167269InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/13 20:00From September 13, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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
$62.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Broadway 167339Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to June 16, 2017$186.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Broadway 167338Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/13 20:00From September 13, 2016 to June 16, 2017$186.00
Physical Disability Support Group at Broadway 167418OpenSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help16 and upCoed2016/10/13 23:00From October 13, 2016 to February 2, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:30pm
$0
Pilates at Broadway Armory 185156InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 23:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$22.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167685InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/30 15:15From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11am
$41.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167686InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/30 18:30From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$41.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167687InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/01 17:45From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$41.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167688InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/01 20:30From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$41.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167689InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/03 16:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
$41.00
Shooting Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 167957InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/08/31 20:30From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$41.00
Skyhawks Adult Wheelchair Basketball at Broadway 167971InstructionSports - Basketball16 and upCoed2016/10/13 23:30From October 13, 2016 to February 2, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Sparring at Broadway Armory 168212InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$20.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 184590InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-Defense18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$40.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 168215InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$45.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 168218InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 20:20From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:20pm to 4pm
$35.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 168213InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 21:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$35.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 168217InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 22:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$45.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 168216InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$45.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 168219InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 20:20From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3:20pm to 4pm
$35.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 168214InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 21:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$35.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 168220InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 22:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$45.00
Tone Stretch Balance at Broadway Armory 185160InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/23 16:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$30.00
Tot Spot at Broadway Armory 168739OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$17.00
Tot Spot at Broadway Armory 168740OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/22 15:30From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$17.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 183816InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/09/01 21:30From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$45.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 167631InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/09/02 20:30From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$45.00
Tumbling Lev. 3 - 4 at Broadway Gymnastics 183817InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/09/02 20:30From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$45.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 168796InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/29 16:15From August 29, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 5, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 168797InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/29 17:00From August 29, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 5, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 168798InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/30 17:45From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 168799InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/30 18:30From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 168800InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/31 17:00From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 168801InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/31 17:45From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 168802InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/31 18:30From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 168803InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/01 15:15From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 168805InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/01 17:45From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 168809InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/02 17:00From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 168806InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/02 18:30From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 168807InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/02 18:30From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 168808InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/03 15:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 168810InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/03 15:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$41.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 168911InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 8Female2016/08/30 21:00From August 30, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$86.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 168912InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 13Female2016/08/31 21:00From August 31, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$86.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 3 at Broadway Gymnastics 168894InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/08/30 21:00From August 30, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$107.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 4 at Broadway Gymnastics 168898InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 15Female2016/08/30 23:00From August 30, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$129.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 6+ at Broadway Gym 168901InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/08/30 23:00From August 30, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$129.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Broadway Gymnastics 168913InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2016/08/31 23:00From August 31, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$106.00
USAG Team Tumbling Lev. 4 - 6 at Broadway Gym 168915InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/02 23:30From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$50.00
USAG Team Tumbling Lev. 4 at Broadway Gymnastics 168900InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/08/31 21:30From August 31, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$86.00
USAG Team Tumbling Lev. 5 - 7 at Broadway Gym 168892InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/08/31 23:30From August 31, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$103.00
USAG Team Tumbling Lev. 8+ at Broadway Gymnastics 168905InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/08/30 23:30From August 30, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$105.00
Volleyball at Broadway Armory 168930InstructionSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/09/24 00:00From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$7.00
Yoga at Broadway Armory 184591InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/19 16:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$45.00
Yoga at Broadway Armory 185159InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/09/19 16:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$0
Yoga at Broadway Armory 169096InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/09/21 16:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$0
Yoga at Broadway Armory Cancelled185157InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/22 00:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$22.00
Yoga at Broadway Armory 185608InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/22 00:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$25.00

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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.

Metered parking is available in the lot on site.  Get rates and additional information.

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