Jensen Park

  • 4650 N. Lawndale Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60625 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Marc Hebert
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7054

Located in the Albany Park neighborhood, Jensen Park is run in joint operation with the Chicago Board of Education, Jensen Park is located within Aspira Haugan Middle School, with the Park entrance at the corner of Leland and Lawndale Ave. Jensen Park offers afterschool and evening classes within their multi-purpose room and gymnasium. The 2 ½ -acre park campus contains a playground, water spray feature, junior baseball field, and a basketball court.

Park programming is geared towards youth during after school hours. Pre-teens and teens have programming during the early evening and Adults late evening.  Programs are indoor soccer, basketball, Track and Field and Sports clubs.  Jensen Park also offers Summer Sports Camps for youth and Teen Leadership programs to keep the kids of the neighborhood busy throughout the year!

History

In 1926, the City of Chicago's Bureau of Parks and Recreation began creating a two-and-a-half acre park in the rapidly growing Albany Park neighborhood. The new park soon included a small brick recreation building, a playground, and a playing field that was flooded in the winter for ice skating. The city named the park for Christ Jensen, alderman of the surrounding 40th ward. (At the time, the city regularly named parks for the standing aldermen of the wards in which the sites were located.) Jensen Park was located within the jurisdiction of the Irving Park District, and in 1930, the city transferred the site's ownership and management to the district. The district intended to build a full-size fieldhouse with club rooms, an assembly hall, indoor gymnasiums, locker rooms, and an indoor swimming pool. Due to major funding shortages, however, the project did not move forward and the district made few park improvements to Jensen Park. n 1934, the Great Depression necessitated the consolidation of the city's 22 independent park agencies into the Chicago Park District. Using federal relief funds, the newly-created park district soon began work on Jensen Park. Site improvements included a wading pool, and tennis, volley ball, and basketball courts. In 1962, the park district enlarged the original recreation building, creating a more fully-operational fieldhouse. Jensen Park received a soft surface playground in 1993.

Parking/Directions

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

Jensen Diamond Baseball

Jensen Diamond Baseball

Location Notes: 4650 N. Lawndale Ave.

Jensen Basketball Court

Jensen Basketball Court

Location Notes: 4650 N. Lawndale Ave.

Jensen Fieldhouse

Jensen Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4650 N. Lawndale Ave.

Hours: ,

Jensen Gymnasium

Jensen Gymnasium

Location Notes: 4650 N. Lawndale Ave.

Jensen Clubroom

Jensen Clubroom

Location Notes: 4650 N. Lawndale Ave.

Jensen Playground

Jensen PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Jensen Spray Pool

Jensen Spray Pool

Location Notes: 4650 N. Lawndale Ave.

Spring 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

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 Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, May 1, 2017.

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
Game Room at Jensen 194288OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAnyCoed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Pre-Teen Club at Jensen 194684OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 19:00From June 26, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Soccer at Jensen 194759InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2017/08/07 15:00From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
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
$13.00
Soccer at Jensen 194760InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 17:00From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$13.00
Sports Camp at Jensen 194761CampsCamps - SportsAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$30.00
Sports Camp at Jensen 199194CampsCamps - SportsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 17:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$30.00
Teen Leadership Club at Jensen 194885InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0

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Located in the Albany Park neighborhood, Jensen Park is run in joint operation with the Chicago Board of Education, Jensen Park is located within Aspira Haugan Middle School, with the Park entrance at the corner of Leland and Lawndale Ave. Jensen Park offers afterschool and evening classes within their multi-purpose room and gymnasium. The 2 ½ -acre park campus contains a playground, water spray feature, junior baseball field, and a basketball court.

Park programming is geared towards youth during after school hours. Pre-teens and teens have programming during the early evening and Adults late evening.  Programs are indoor soccer, basketball, Track and Field and Sports clubs.  Jensen Park also offers Summer Sports Camps for youth and Teen Leadership programs to keep the kids of the neighborhood busy throughout the year!

In 1926, the City of Chicago's Bureau of Parks and Recreation began creating a two-and-a-half acre park in the rapidly growing Albany Park neighborhood. The new park soon included a small brick recreation building, a playground, and a playing field that was flooded in the winter for ice skating. The city named the park for Christ Jensen, alderman of the surrounding 40th ward. (At the time, the city regularly named parks for the standing aldermen of the wards in which the sites were located.) Jensen Park was located within the jurisdiction of the Irving Park District, and in 1930, the city transferred the site's ownership and management to the district. The district intended to build a full-size fieldhouse with club rooms, an assembly hall, indoor gymnasiums, locker rooms, and an indoor swimming pool. Due to major funding shortages, however, the project did not move forward and the district made few park improvements to Jensen Park. n 1934, the Great Depression necessitated the consolidation of the city's 22 independent park agencies into the Chicago Park District. Using federal relief funds, the newly-created park district soon began work on Jensen Park. Site improvements included a wading pool, and tennis, volley ball, and basketball courts. In 1962, the park district enlarged the original recreation building, creating a more fully-operational fieldhouse. Jensen Park received a soft surface playground in 1993.

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