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

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

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

Events

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

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 126664Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2015 to June 3, 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
$306.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Broadway 127430Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2015/09/01 20:00From September 1, 2015 to June 10, 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
$183.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Broadway 127391Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/08 20:00From September 8, 2015 to June 10, 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
$183.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Broadway Armory 153310InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 19:15From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$16.00
Arts & Crafts at Broadway Armory 153309InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/03/29 20:30From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$16.00
Back & Balance at Broadway Armory 153306InstructionWellness - Fitness55 and upCoed2016/03/29 16:15From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to Noon
$0
Ballet - Beginner at Broadway Armory 142770InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 17:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
$32.00
Barre Sculpt at Broadway Armory 153307InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/29 14:45From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$20.00
Basketball - Open at Broadway Armory 142880OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/04/06 00:00From April 5, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
$45.00
Basketball - Open at Broadway Armory 142879OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$12.00
Boot Camp at Broadway Armory 143129InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/04/06 00:30From April 5, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$22.00
Cartooning at Broadway Armory 153311InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2016/03/31 20:30From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$20.00
Culinary Class Partnership at Broadway Armory 143362PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help55 and upCoed2016/03/29 15:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
$0
Drawing & Painting at Broadway Armory 153313InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2016/03/30 00:00From March 29, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
$41.00
Drawing & Painting at Broadway Armory 153312InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2016/03/30 16:30From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 2pm
$0
Fun Food Facts at Broadway Armory 154109InstructionWellness - NutritionAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Kiddie College - Spring Session at Broadway 143992InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 15:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 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
$102.00
Little Yogis at Broadway Armory 154110InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/03/30 22:15From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$12.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Broadway 144581InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/04/04 20:00From April 4, 2016 to June 10, 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
$61.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Broadway 144580InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2016/04/04 20:00From April 4, 2016 to June 10, 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
$61.00
Photography - Film at Broadway Armory 153315InstructionCulture and Arts - PhotographyAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/03/28 21:30From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$26.00
Photography - Film at Broadway Armory 153314InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2016/03/29 00:00From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
$86.00
Pilates at Broadway Armory 154111InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/30 23:15From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$22.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Broadway Armory 145230InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2016/03/28 20:30From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Soccer at Broadway Armory 145259InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2016/03/29 17:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$16.00
Soccer League at Broadway Armory 145343Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$21.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 145567InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/04/01 21:15From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$42.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 145568InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/04/01 22:10From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 5:10pm to 6pm
$42.00
Tot Spot at Broadway Armory 145965OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/03/29 15:15From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$22.00
Tot Spot at Broadway Armory 145966OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/03/31 15:15From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$22.00
Track & Field at Broadway Armory 146005InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/03/29 21:30From March 29, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$12.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 3 at Broadway Gymnastics 152780InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to June 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
$134.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 4 at Broadway Gymnastics 152781InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to June 11, 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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016
$160.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 5+ at Broadway Gym 152782InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to June 11, 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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016
$160.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Broadway Gymnastics 152783InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2016/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2016 to June 11, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016
$147.00
USAG Team Tumbling at Broadway Gymnastics 152784InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/04/01 23:30From April 1, 2016 to June 10, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, June 3, 2016
$69.00
USAG Team Tumbling Lev. 4 at Broadway Gymnastics 152785InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2016 to June 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
$92.00
USAG Team Tumbling Lev. 5 - 7 at Broadway Gym 152786InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/03/30 23:30From March 30, 2016 to June 11, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016
$103.00
USAG Team Tumbling Lev. 8+ at Broadway Gymnastics 152787InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/29 23:30From March 29, 2016 to June 11, 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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016
$103.00
Volleyball League at Broadway Armory 146156Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2016/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$302.00
Yoga at Broadway Armory 154112InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/03/31 00:30From March 30, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$22.00
Yoga at Broadway Armory 146250InstructionWellness - Yoga55 and upCoed2016/04/01 16:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
Zumba Partnership at Broadway Armory 146353PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/28 23:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$60.00
Zumba Partnership at Broadway Armory 146354PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$60.00
Zumba Partnership at Broadway Armory 146355PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$60.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Back & Balance at Broadway Armory 156081InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
Barre Sculpt at Broadway Armory 159092InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2016 to August 8, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$22.00
Basketball - Open at Broadway Armory 156146OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/06/21 23:30From June 21, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$6.00
Basketball at Broadway Armory 156201InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/21 23:30From June 21, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$11.00
Boot Camp at Broadway Armory 156239InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 00:30From June 21, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$22.00
Dance Camp at Broadway Armory 156354CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/08/15 14:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
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
$32.00
Dance Camp at Broadway Armory 159094CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 15:30From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
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
$32.00
Day Camp at Broadway Armory 156384CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$316.00
Early Bird Camp at Broadway Armory 156514CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$50.00
Extended Camp at Broadway Armory 156605CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 20:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$100.00
Gymnastics Camp 1 at Broadway Gymnastics 156796CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/07/05 18:00From July 5, 2016 to July 14, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
$71.00
Gymnastics Camp 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 156800CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/07/18 18:00From July 18, 2016 to July 28, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
$82.00
Gymnastics Camp 3 at Broadway Gymnastics 156804CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/08/01 18:00From August 1, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
$82.00
Kettlebells at Broadway Armory 156955InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/20 14:45From June 20, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9:45am to 10:45am
Each Wednesday from 9:45am to 10:45am
Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$32.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 159406OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 6Coed2016/07/08 22:00July 8, 2016
Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 157323OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 6Coed2016/07/15 22:00July 15, 2016
Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 157325OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 6Coed2016/07/29 22:00July 29, 2016
Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 157327OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 6Coed2016/08/12 22:00August 12, 2016
Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 157324OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/22 22:00July 22, 2016
Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 157326OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/05 22:00August 5, 2016
Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$6.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 157392InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/07/11 22:00From July 11, 2016 to August 8, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$31.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 157394InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/07/05 21:15From July 5, 2016 to August 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$31.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 157393InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/07/07 22:15From July 7, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$31.00
Play Camp at Broadway Armory 157449CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/06 15:00From July 6, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$84.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 158054InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/06 22:00From July 6, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$31.00
Sports Camp at Broadway Armory 159106CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 17:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 3pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
$26.00
Summer In The City at Broadway Armory 156596CampsCamps - Special Interest18 and upCoed2016/06/23 14:30From June 23, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 4:30pm
$22.00
Super Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 158277InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than Coed2016/07/07 21:15From July 7, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$34.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 158293InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 20:00From June 20, 2016 to August 8, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$32.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 158289InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2016 to August 8, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$42.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 159093InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/21 20:00From June 21, 2016 to August 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$32.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 158288InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/21 21:00From June 21, 2016 to August 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$42.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 158292InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/22 20:00From June 22, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$32.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 158291InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/06/22 21:00From June 22, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$42.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 158604InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/11 21:15From July 11, 2016 to August 8, 2016
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$31.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 158151InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 22:00From July 5, 2016 to August 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$31.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 158605InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/06 21:15From July 6, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$31.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 158606InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/08 21:15From July 8, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$31.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 157943InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 8Female2016/06/27 15:00From June 27, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$75.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 157944InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 13Female2016/06/28 15:00From June 28, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
$75.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 3 at Broadway Gymnastics 158640InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 14Female2016/06/27 13:00From June 27, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 10:30am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 8am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$117.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 4+ at Broadway Gym 158641InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Female2016/06/27 14:30From June 27, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$141.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Broadway Gym 158644InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Female2016/06/27 14:30From June 27, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$141.00
USAG Team Tumbling Lev. 4 at Broadway Gym 158637InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/27 15:00From June 27, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$113.00
USAG Team Tumbling Lev. 5 - 7 at Broadway Gym 158642InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/06/27 13:00From June 27, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 10:30am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 8am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$141.00
USAG Team Tumbling Lev. 8 & up at Broadway Gym 158646InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/06/27 13:00From June 27, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 10:30am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 8am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$141.00
Volleyball - Open at Broadway Armory 158647OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/06/24 23:30From June 24, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$6.00
Yoga at Broadway Armory 159480InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/06/22 16:00From June 22, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
Yoga at Broadway Armory 158696InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/22 16:00From June 22, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
$22.00
Zumba at Broadway Armory 158785InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2016 to August 8, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$61.00
Zumba at Broadway Armory 158786InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 23:00From June 22, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$61.00

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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.