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

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Broadway Armory Fieldhouse

Broadway Armory Fieldhouse

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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

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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

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.

Gymnastics Programs:
Gymnastics programs run the week of June 26 through the week of August 7.  
 
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.  

Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

 

Fall Programs

Gymnastics Programs:
Gymnastics fall session 1 programs run the week of August 28 through the week of October 16.  Click on the program name links below to view programs online & create your wish list.   Registration dates for these programs are:
Online registration begins Tuesday, August 8 at 9 am.
In-person registration begins Saturday, August 12, if spots are still available*.
View fall session 2 dates.
 
All other programs:
Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view programs online & create your wish list.   Registration dates for these programs are:
Online registration begins Tuesday, August 8 at 9 am.
In-person registration begins Saturday, August 12.
 
*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
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 Cancelled199186InstructionWellness - 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
Family Yoga at Broadway Armory 200207InstructionWellness - Yoga3 and upCoed2017/06/29 23:00From June 29, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, June 29, 2017
$0
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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Back & Balance at Broadway Armory 205103InstructionWellness - Fitness55 and upCoed2017/09/18 17:00From September 18, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
$0
Back & Balance at Broadway Armory 222257InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/19 14:45From September 19, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:45am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$0
Basketball - Open at Broadway Armory 205192OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/13 00:30From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$7.00
Basketball League at Broadway Armory 205391Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$13.00
Basketball Tournament at Broadway Armory 205458TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/12/20 00:30From December 19, 2017 to December 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Broadway Armory 222281InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$25.00
Dance - Modern at Broadway Armory 222284InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/09/21 21:30From September 21, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$20.00
Dance - Modern at Broadway Armory 222285InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/09/21 22:30From September 21, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$20.00
Drawing & Painting at Broadway Armory 222264InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Broadway Armory 222265InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
$40.00
Family Yoga at Broadway Armory 222267InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/13 17:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$20.00
Group Training at Broadway 222274InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$20.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 222649InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/08/29 21:15From August 29, 2017 to October 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$47.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 222650InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/08/30 21:15From August 30, 2017 to October 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$47.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 222652InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/09/01 21:15From September 1, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, September 15, 2017
$41.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Broadway Gymnastics 222651InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Male2017/08/31 22:30From August 31, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$47.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 at Broadway Gymnastics 222653InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/09/02 16:00From September 2, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Saturday, September 16, 2017
$41.00
Gymnastics Lev. 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 222654InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/09/02 16:00From September 2, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Saturday, September 16, 2017
$41.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Broadway Gymnastics 222713InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 18Female2017/08/29 22:30From August 29, 2017 to October 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$47.00
Gymnastics Lev. 5 - 6 at Broadway Gymnastics 222740InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 18Female2017/08/30 22:30From August 30, 2017 to October 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$58.00
Kettlebells at Broadway Armory 206413InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/19 02:45From September 18, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 9:45pm to 10:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:45pm to 10:30pm
Each Friday from 9:45pm to 10:30pm
$44.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Broadway 206434InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3y 5m but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$109.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Broadway 208763Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3y 5m but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to June 1, 2018$327.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Broadway 222278InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/22 16:00From September 22, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$20.00
Music and Movement at Broadway Armory 222288InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/19 15:45From September 19, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:45am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$20.00
Music and Movement at Broadway Armory 222287InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/21 15:45From September 21, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:45am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$20.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222750OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 6Coed2017/09/02 21:00September 2, 2017
Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222752OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 6Coed2017/09/23 21:00September 23, 2017
Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222754OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 6Coed2017/10/07 21:00October 7, 2017
Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 223992OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 6Coed2017/10/21 21:00October 21, 2017
Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222751OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/09 21:00September 9, 2017
Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222753OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/30 21:00September 30, 2017
Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Open Gym Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 223991OpenGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/10/14 21:00October 14, 2017
Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222759InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/08/29 15:30From August 29, 2017 to October 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$43.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 223920InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/08/29 17:30From August 29, 2017 to October 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$43.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222761InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/08/30 15:30From August 30, 2017 to October 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$43.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222768InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/08/30 16:30From August 30, 2017 to October 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$43.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222762InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/08/31 16:30From August 31, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$43.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222765InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/02 14:00From September 2, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, September 16, 2017
$37.00
Park Kids - Fall at Broadway 207065InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 1, 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
$65.00
Park Kids - Fall at Broadway 207066InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 1, 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
$65.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Broadway 208772Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to June 8, 2018$195.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Broadway 208771Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to June 8, 2018$195.00
Photography - Film at Broadway Armory 222258InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2017/09/12 00:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
$80.00
Photography - Film at Broadway Armory 222259InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2017/09/14 00:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$62.00
Photography - Film at Broadway Armory 222260InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography60 and upCoed2017/09/14 17:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Photography - Film at Broadway Armory 222261InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography60 and upCoed2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$60.00
Physical Disability Support Group at Broadway 207191OpenSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help16 and upCoed2017/10/05 23:00From October 5, 2017 to January 25, 2018
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:30pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Broadway Armory 224322InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$10.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222820InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/29 18:45From August 29, 2017 to October 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$43.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222821InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/31 18:45From August 31, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$43.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 223985InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/01 18:45From September 1, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, September 15, 2017
$37.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 223986InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/01 19:45From September 1, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, September 15, 2017
$37.00
Seasonal Sports at Broadway Armory 222289InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$10.00
Shooting Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222857InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/08/30 21:15From August 30, 2017 to October 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$47.00
Skyhawks Adult Wheelchair Basketball at Broadway 207615InstructionSports - Basketball16 and upCoed2017/10/05 23:30From October 5, 2017 to January 25, 2018
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 207905InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$37.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 207900InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/09/18 22:00From September 18, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$47.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 224319InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$37.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 207899InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$47.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 207906InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$37.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 207901InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$47.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 224318InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/09/22 21:15From September 22, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$10.00
Tae Kwon Do at Broadway Armory 207904InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$47.00
Teen Club at Broadway Armory 222290OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$0
Tiny Tot Cheerleading at Broadway Armory 222291InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$25.00
Tot Spot at Broadway Armory 208276OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/12 15:30From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$18.00
Tot Spot at Broadway Armory 208277OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$18.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 2 at Broadway Gymnastics 222872InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/08/31 21:15From August 31, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222760InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/29 16:30From August 29, 2017 to October 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$43.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222898InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/29 18:45From August 29, 2017 to October 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$43.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222899InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/29 19:45From August 29, 2017 to October 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$43.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222900InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/30 17:30From August 30, 2017 to October 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$43.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222901InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/30 18:45From August 30, 2017 to October 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$43.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222763InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/31 15:30From August 31, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$43.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222903InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/31 17:30From August 31, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$43.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222904InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/31 18:45From August 31, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$43.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222908InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/01 17:45From September 1, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, September 15, 2017
$37.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222905InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/01 18:45From September 1, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, September 15, 2017
$37.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222906InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/01 19:45From September 1, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, September 15, 2017
$37.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222907InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/02 15:00From September 2, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, September 16, 2017
$37.00
USA Weightlifting at Broadway Armory 224321InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/12 22:45From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$10.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222995InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 9Female2017/08/30 21:30From August 30, 2017 to October 27, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$84.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Broadway Gymnastics 222996InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 8 but less than 15Female2017/08/30 23:45From August 30, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 8:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, September 15, 2017
$84.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 3 at Broadway Gymnastics 223006InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2017/08/29 21:30From August 29, 2017 to October 27, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, September 15, 2017
$147.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 4 at Broadway Gymnastics 223010InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2017/08/29 22:45From August 29, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, September 15, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
$158.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 5+ at Broadway Gym 223022InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2017/08/29 22:45From August 29, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, September 15, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
$158.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Broadway Gymnastics 223027InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2017/08/30 22:45From August 30, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, September 16, 2017
$147.00
USAG Team Tumbling Lev. 4 at Broadway Gymnastics 223038InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/08/29 21:30From August 29, 2017 to October 26, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$90.00
USAG Team Tumbling Lev. 5 at Broadway Gymnastics 223036InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/08/29 21:30From August 29, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, September 16, 2017
$97.00
USAG Team Tumbling Lev. 6+ at Broadway Gym 223037InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/08/29 23:45From August 29, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, September 16, 2017
$97.00
Vinyasa Yoga at Broadway Armory 208635InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/18 15:45From September 18, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10:45am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$44.00
Vinyasa Yoga at Broadway Armory 208636InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/20 15:45From September 20, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:45am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$47.00
Volleyball - Open at Broadway Armory 208423OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$72.00
Volleyball League at Broadway Armory 208470Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/10/26 00:30From October 25, 2017 to January 17, 2018
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
$216.00
Water Color at Broadway Armory 224320InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/09/11 19:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$25.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Winter at Broadway 212768InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3y 5m but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$109.00
Park Kids - Winter at Broadway 213323InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
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
$65.00
Park Kids - Winter at Broadway 213324InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to April 6, 2018
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
$65.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Spring at Broadway 218647InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3y 5m but less than 6Coed2018/04/02 15:30From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$109.00
Park Kids - Spring at Broadway 219250InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2018/04/09 20:00From April 9, 2018 to June 15, 2018
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
$65.00
Park Kids - Spring at Broadway 219251InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/04/09 20:00From April 9, 2018 to June 15, 2018
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
$65.00

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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.