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

Location Notes: 5917 N. Broadway

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

Spring Programs

Gymnastics Programs:
Gymnastics Session I programs run the week of March 6 through the week of April 17.
Gymnastics Session II programs run the week of May 1 through the week of June 12.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning Tuesday, April 4.  Registration dates for these programs are:
Online registration begins Tuesday, April 18 at 9:00 am.
In-person registration begins Tuesday, April 25, if spots are still available*.

All other 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 register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

Gymnastics Programs:
Gymnastics programs run the week of June 26 through the week of August 7.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning Tuesday, May 30.  Registration dates for these programs are:
Online registration begins Tuesday, June 13 at 9:00 am.
In-person registration begins Saturday, June 17, if spots are still available*.
 
All other programs:
The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:
Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
 
 
*Note:  Since gymnastics centers do 100% online registration, in-person registration is only available if all of the program slots don't fill online before the first day of in-person registration.  Check the program online to see if spots are still available.

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 166647Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3y 5m but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to June 9, 2017$312.00
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Back & Balance at Broadway Armory 198518InstructionWellness - Fitness55 and upCoed2017/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$0
Back & Balance at Broadway Armory 198105InstructionWellness - Fitness55 and upCoed2017/04/06 17:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
$0
Back & Balance at Broadway Armory 198519InstructionWellness - Fitness55 and upCoed2017/04/07 16:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
Ballet - Beginner at Broadway Armory 178427InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 17:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$33.00
Ballet Conditioning at Broadway Armory 193299InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2017/04/05 00:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
$32.00
Basketball - Open at Broadway Armory 178536OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/04/12 00:00From April 11, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
$45.00
Basketball - Open at Broadway Armory 178535OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/06 23:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$14.00
Cardio Global Rhythms at Broadway Armory 198106InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/06 15:15From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 10:45am
$20.00
Competitive Dance Team at Broadway Armory 193305InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 9Female2017/04/04 21:15From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$32.00
Competitive Dance Team at Broadway Armory 193307InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 9 but less than 13Female2017/04/04 22:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$32.00
Cross Training at Broadway Armory 193309InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
$31.00
Drawing & Painting at Broadway Armory 193295InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing55 and upCoed2017/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Broadway Armory 193296InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$21.00
Drawing & Painting at Broadway Armory 193294InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to May 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
$40.00
Family Yoga at Broadway Armory 193313InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 17:55From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:55pm to 1:25pm
$32.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 198644InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/05/01 21:00From May 1, 2017 to June 12, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$35.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 198645InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/05/01 22:00From May 1, 2017 to June 12, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$35.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 198646InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/05/02 21:00From May 2, 2017 to June 13, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 198647InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/05/03 21:00From May 3, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 198648InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/05/04 21:30From May 4, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 198649InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/05/05 21:30From May 5, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 12, 2017
$34.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 198650InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/05/06 16:00From May 6, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Saturday, May 13, 2017
$34.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Broadway Gymnastics 198692InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Male2017/05/02 22:15From May 2, 2017 to June 13, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Broadway Gymnastics 198709InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/05/02 21:00From May 2, 2017 to June 13, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Broadway Gymnastics 198708InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/05/02 22:00From May 2, 2017 to June 13, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 5 - 6 at Broadway Gymnastics 198732InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/05/03 22:00From May 3, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$49.00
Kettlebells at Broadway Armory 179745InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$43.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Broadway 179781InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3y 5m but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 15:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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
Little Yogis at Broadway Armory 198390InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/05 22:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$20.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198739OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 6Coed2017/05/06 20:45May 6, 2017
Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198741OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 6Coed2017/05/27 20:45May 27, 2017
Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198743OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 6Coed2017/06/10 20:45June 10, 2017
Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198740OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/05/20 20:45May 20, 2017
Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198742OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/03 20:45June 3, 2017
Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198744OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/17 20:45June 17, 2017
Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198769InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/05/02 16:15From May 2, 2017 to June 13, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to Noon
$36.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198770InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/05/02 17:00From May 2, 2017 to June 13, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$36.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198771InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/05/03 15:15From May 3, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$36.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198778InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/05/03 16:00From May 3, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
$36.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198773InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/05/04 16:15From May 4, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:15am to Noon
$36.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198772InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/05/04 17:00From May 4, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
$36.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198774InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/05/05 15:15From May 5, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 12, 2017
$31.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198777InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/05/05 16:00From May 5, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 12, 2017
$31.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198775InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/05/06 14:00From May 6, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$31.00
Park Kids - Spring at Broadway 180353InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/10 20:00From April 10, 2017 to June 16, 2017
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 - Spring at Broadway 180352InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2017/04/10 20:00From April 10, 2017 to June 16, 2017
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
Photography - Film at Broadway Armory 193301InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2017/04/06 00:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$62.00
Photography - Film at Broadway Armory 193304InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography55 and upCoed2017/04/06 17:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Photography - Film at Broadway Armory 193302InstructionCulture and Arts - PhotographyAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/06 21:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$26.00
Pilates at Broadway Armory 198393InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/05 23:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$35.00
Pilates at Broadway Armory Cancelled198394InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/06 00:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$35.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198824InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/02 15:15From May 2, 2017 to June 13, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11am
$36.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198825InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/02 18:30From May 2, 2017 to June 13, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$36.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198826InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/04 17:45From May 4, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$36.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198827InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/04 20:30From May 4, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$36.00
Shooting Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198860InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/05/03 20:30From May 3, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$40.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Broadway Armory 180979InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$14.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 181319InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$33.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 181312InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/04/03 21:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$33.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 181313InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2017/04/03 22:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$43.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 181311InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2017/04/04 22:15From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$43.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 193311InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-Defense18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:10From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:10pm to 7pm
$42.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 193310InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 20:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$33.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 181317InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/04/05 21:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$32.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 181315InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2017/04/05 22:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$43.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 181316InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2017/04/06 22:15From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$43.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 181314InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2017/04/07 22:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$43.00
Teen Club at Broadway Armory 193300OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/06 23:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Tot Spot at Broadway Armory 181753OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$24.00
Tot Spot at Broadway Armory 181754OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/06 15:15From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 12:15pm
$24.00
Track & Field at Broadway Armory 181793InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$14.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 198874InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/05/05 20:30From May 5, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 12, 2017
$34.00
Tumbling Lev. 3 - 4 at Broadway Gymnastics 198889InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/05/05 20:30From May 5, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 12, 2017
$34.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198897InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/02 17:45From May 2, 2017 to June 13, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198898InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/03 17:00From May 3, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198899InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/03 17:45From May 3, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198900InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/03 18:30From May 3, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198901InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/04 15:15From May 4, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198902InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/04 17:45From May 4, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198906InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/05 17:00From May 5, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 12, 2017
$31.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198903InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/05 18:30From May 5, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 12, 2017
$31.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198904InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/05 18:30From May 5, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 12, 2017
$31.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198905InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/05/06 15:00From May 6, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, May 13, 2017
$31.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198984InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 9Female2017/05/02 21:00From May 2, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$75.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 198985InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 15Female2017/05/03 21:00From May 3, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 12, 2017
$70.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 3 at Broadway Gymnastics 198995InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/05/02 23:00From May 2, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
$93.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 4 at Broadway Gymnastics 198998InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 13Female2017/05/02 23:00From May 2, 2017 to June 17, 2017
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
$113.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 6+ at Broadway Gym 199010InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2017/05/02 23:00From May 2, 2017 to June 17, 2017
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
$113.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Broadway Gymnastics 199015InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2017/05/03 23:00From May 3, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
From May 6, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$93.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Broadway Gymnastics 199015InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2017/05/03 23:00From May 3, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
From May 6, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$93.00
USAG Team Tumbling Lev. 4 - 6 at Broadway Gym 199023InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/05/05 23:30From May 5, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$44.00
USAG Team Tumbling Lev. 4 at Broadway Gymnastics 199024InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/05/03 21:30From May 3, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$75.00
USAG Team Tumbling Lev. 5 - 7 at Broadway Gym 199025InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/05/03 23:30From May 3, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$90.00
USAG Team Tumbling Lev. 8+ at Broadway Gymnastics 199026InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/05/02 23:30From May 2, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$90.00
Volleyball League at Broadway Armory 182003Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/04/06 00:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$311.00
Yoga at Broadway Armory 198639InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/06 00:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$35.00
Yoga/Pilates at Broadway Armory 182091InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/03 16:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$43.00
Yoga/Pilates at Broadway Armory 193293InstructionWellness - Yoga55 and upCoed2017/04/05 16:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Back & Balance at Broadway Armory 195284InstructionWellness - Fitness55 and upCoed2017/06/27 16:00From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
Basketball - Open at Broadway Armory 195345OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/06/20 23:30From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$7.00
Cross Training at Broadway Armory 199185InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/26 16:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$20.00
Cross Training at Broadway Armory 199186InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/08/14 16:00From August 14, 2017 to September 8, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$20.00
Dance Camp at Broadway Armory 195561CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/08/07 14:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10:15am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10:15am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10:15am
Each Friday from 9am to 10:15am
$34.00
Dance Camp at Broadway Armory 195562CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 15:30From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
$34.00
Day Camp at Broadway Armory 195598CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$332.00
Early Bird Camp at Broadway Armory 195731CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$53.00
Extended Camp at Broadway Armory 195821CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 20:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$105.00
Family Yoga at Broadway Armory 200207InstructionWellness - Yoga3 and upCoed2017/06/29 23:30From June 29, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Kettlebells at Broadway Armory 196300InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/26 14:45From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9:45am to 10:45am
Each Wednesday from 9:45am to 10:45am
Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$34.00
Kettlebells at Broadway Armory 199189InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/08/14 14:45From August 14, 2017 to September 8, 2017
Each Monday from 9:45am to 10:45am
Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$30.00
Photography - Film at Broadway Armory 199187InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography65 and upCoed2017/06/21 21:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Photography - Film at Broadway Armory 199188InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2017/06/22 00:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$80.00
Pilates at Broadway Armory 200205InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/21 23:30From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$35.00
Play Camp at Broadway Armory 196801CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$88.00
Qigong at Broadway Armory 199192InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/28 16:00From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:30am
$20.00
Sports Camp at Broadway 197055CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 15:00From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$50.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 197137InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/06/26 20:30From June 26, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$44.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 197135InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/06/19 21:30From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$44.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 197138InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/06/27 20:30From June 27, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$44.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 197134InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/06/27 21:30From June 27, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$44.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 199210InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/06/28 20:30From June 28, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$44.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 197136InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/06/28 21:30From June 28, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$44.00
Teen Club at Broadway Armory 199296OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/06/22 23:30From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Broadway Armory 197593OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/06/16 23:30From June 16, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$40.00
Walking Club at Broadway Armory 199193OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2017/06/29 16:30From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 5:30pm
$0
Water Color at Broadway Armory 199190InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting18 and upCoed2017/06/21 00:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
$60.00
Water Color at Broadway Armory 199191InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting65 and upCoed2017/06/21 18:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Yoga at Broadway Armory 200206InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/22 00:30From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$35.00
Yoga/Pilates at Broadway Armory 197630InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/27 15:00From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
$23.00

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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.