Galewood Park

  • 5729 W. Bloomingdale Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60639 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Monique Young-Johnson
  • Park Phone: (312) 746-5089

Located in the Austin community (two blocks north of North Avenue, mid-way between Central and Austin Avenues), Galewood Park’s small fieldhouse sits on slightly more than two acres. Outdoors, the park offers a quarter-mile walking path, two softball fields, a combination football-soccer field, a repaved picnic or party area, two basketball courts, a volleyball court, plus a soft-surface playground with a spray feature.

Galewood Park provides a Game Room, and various dance classes for all ages. Recreation also includes Teen Club, Senior Citizens Club, adult kickboxing and step aerobics classes. The majority of programs at Galewood Park are geared to youth (ages 6-12), such as: tumbling, Sports Club, Kids’ Fitness, Homework Time, and Spring Drop-in Camp.

In the summer, youth and young teens can participate in Day Camp, Teen Leadership Camp, Dance Camp, as well as basketball instruction/league.

And, of course, Galewood Park opens its door to the community for its annual Halloween party.

We invite you to stop by Galewood Park and check out the offerings!

History

Galewood Park serves the neighborhood known for many years by that name. The community was named for Abram Gale (1795-1889), whose land was subdivided in 1870 to form the suburb of Galewood. Having arrived from New York City in 1835, Gale purchased 320 acres in the Town of Jefferson in 1837, and began to build a house there. "I brought all my household goods along," he said, "and among them was a Chickering piano, the second ever made. It was the first and only one in the village for a good many years, and it was a great card for me. The Indians would walk around the house mysteriously whenever my daughter played on it, staring in wonderment at the strange sounds." Gale also said that when he arrived he was installed at once as a member of the fire company. He went on to say "Every man was armed with two buckets, and we would all stand in a line with one end of the line at the lake and the other at the fire, and we would pass the buckets along." When one of his neighbors tried to take his land, Gale dug a ditch all around his claim. Gale's heavily-wooded property proved hard to plow. He eventually quit farming, and the hamlet of Galewood emerged there. The park's creation dates to the 1920s, when the North Austin Manor Neighborhood Club purchased the property and began developing a playground and ball fields there. In 1925, the neighborhood club petitioned the Northwest Park District, one of 22 park commissions later consolidated into the Chicago Park District, to take over the site. Two years later, the Northwest Park District purchased the parkland, along with adjoining property. After the Chicago Park District took over in 1934, it installed recreational facilities including an ice skating rink and a small fieldhouse.

Parking/Directions

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

Galewood Softball

Galewood Softball

Location Notes: 5729 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Descriptors: Softball

Galewood Basketball

Galewood Basketball

Location Notes: 5729 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Galewood Field House

Galewood Field House

Location Notes: 5729 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Hours: , ,

Galewood Clubroom

Galewood Clubroom

Location Notes: 5729 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Notes: Clubroom

Galewood Playground

Galewood PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 5729 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Galewood Volleyball

Galewood Volleyball

Location Notes: 5729 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Galewood Spray Pool

Galewood Spray Pool

Location Notes: 5729 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Winter Programs

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


Spring Programs

Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1.
View programs online beginning Monday, February 9.  Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, March 2, 2015.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Galewood 95901InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$2.00
Boot Camp at Galewood 113825InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 65Coed2015/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2015 to March 13, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Chair Exercise at Galewood 96262InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Family Club at Galewood 96441OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Game Room - Open at Galewood 96655OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAnyCoed2015/01/07 23:45From January 7, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$0
Homework Time at Galewood 96748InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAnyCoed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Music and Movement at Galewood 97206InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$13.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Galewood 97733InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2015/01/09 01:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8pm
$0
Tap & Ballet at Galewood 97984InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3y 7m but less than 7Coed2015/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2015 to March 13, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$13.00
Teen Club at Galewood 98051OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 12 but less than 18Coed2015/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Zumba at Galewood 98429InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 17 but less than 65Coed2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$25.00
Zumba at Galewood 98428InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 65Coed2015/01/07 17:00From January 7, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$25.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball at Galewood 102697InstructionSports - BasketballAnyCoed2015/04/04 18:30From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Basketball at Galewood 102696InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/04/04 19:30From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$6.00
Boot Camp at Galewood 103272InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$31.00
Chair Exercise at Galewood 104069InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/03 17:30From April 3, 2015 to June 19, 2015
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Dance - Jazz at Galewood 129513InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 11Coed2015/04/02 22:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$16.00
Drop-in at Galewood 102971InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/06 16:00From April 6, 2015 to April 10, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 4pm
Each Friday from 11am to 4pm
$6.00
Family Club at Galewood 105814OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Flag Football at Galewood 103032InstructionSports - FootballAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2015/04/02 22:30From April 2, 2015 to June 18, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Homework Time at Galewood 103222InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAnyCoed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Mommy and Me Ballet at Galewood 129514InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:40pm
$16.00
Music and Movement at Galewood Cancelled103642InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/04/07 22:00From April 7, 2015 to June 9, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:40pm
$16.00
Seasonal Sports at Galewood 103977InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAnyCoed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Sports Conditioning at Galewood 104258InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 18:30From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$6.00
Table Games at Galewood 104336OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAnyCoed2015/03/31 20:00From March 31, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Tap & Ballet at Galewood 102895InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$16.00
Teen Club at Galewood 104393OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/04/03 00:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Zumba at Galewood 104784InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$26.00
Zumba at Galewood 104783InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 16:30From April 1, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$26.00

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Description

Located in the Austin community (two blocks north of North Avenue, mid-way between Central and Austin Avenues), Galewood Park’s small fieldhouse sits on slightly more than two acres. Outdoors, the park offers a quarter-mile walking path, two softball fields, a combination football-soccer field, a repaved picnic or party area, two basketball courts, a volleyball court, plus a soft-surface playground with a spray feature.

Galewood Park provides a Game Room, and various dance classes for all ages. Recreation also includes Teen Club, Senior Citizens Club, adult kickboxing and step aerobics classes. The majority of programs at Galewood Park are geared to youth (ages 6-12), such as: tumbling, Sports Club, Kids’ Fitness, Homework Time, and Spring Drop-in Camp.

In the summer, youth and young teens can participate in Day Camp, Teen Leadership Camp, Dance Camp, as well as basketball instruction/league.

And, of course, Galewood Park opens its door to the community for its annual Halloween party.

We invite you to stop by Galewood Park and check out the offerings!

Galewood Park serves the neighborhood known for many years by that name. The community was named for Abram Gale (1795-1889), whose land was subdivided in 1870 to form the suburb of Galewood. Having arrived from New York City in 1835, Gale purchased 320 acres in the Town of Jefferson in 1837, and began to build a house there. "I brought all my household goods along," he said, "and among them was a Chickering piano, the second ever made. It was the first and only one in the village for a good many years, and it was a great card for me. The Indians would walk around the house mysteriously whenever my daughter played on it, staring in wonderment at the strange sounds." Gale also said that when he arrived he was installed at once as a member of the fire company. He went on to say "Every man was armed with two buckets, and we would all stand in a line with one end of the line at the lake and the other at the fire, and we would pass the buckets along." When one of his neighbors tried to take his land, Gale dug a ditch all around his claim. Gale's heavily-wooded property proved hard to plow. He eventually quit farming, and the hamlet of Galewood emerged there. The park's creation dates to the 1920s, when the North Austin Manor Neighborhood Club purchased the property and began developing a playground and ball fields there. In 1925, the neighborhood club petitioned the Northwest Park District, one of 22 park commissions later consolidated into the Chicago Park District, to take over the site. Two years later, the Northwest Park District purchased the parkland, along with adjoining property. After the Chicago Park District took over in 1934, it installed recreational facilities including an ice skating rink and a small fieldhouse.

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