Jensen Park

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

Located in the Albany Park neighborhood, Jensen Park is run in joint operation with the Board of Education and shares Haugan Middle School’s multi-purpose room and gymnasium. The 2 ½ -acre park campus contains a playground, water spray feature, junior baseball field, and a basketball court.

Special programming appealing to pre-teens and teens include: Pre-Teen Club, Teen Leadership Club, and Sports Club.

Other sports include indoor / outdoor soccer, as well as. Youth can stay active in the program and Cubs Care Rookie Baseball. The park also offers an all-ages Walking Club, as well as Table Tennis and adults can enjoy a game of Co-Rec Volleyball.

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.

Descriptors: Junior

Jensen Basketball Court

Jensen Basketball Court

Location Notes: 4650 N. Lawndale Ave.

Descriptors: Lighted

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 Playground

Location Notes: 4650 N. Lawndale Ave.

Descriptors: Lighted

Jensen Spray Pool

Jensen Spray Pool

Location Notes: 4650 N. Lawndale Ave.

Descriptors: Lighted

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, April 20, 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
Fun and Games at Jensen 103090InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAnyCoed2015/03/30 20:45From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Indoor Soccer at Jensen 103230InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
$13.00
Indoor Soccer at Jensen 103231InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2015/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$16.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Jensen 104040InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 21:45From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Jensen 104041InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/04/02 22:45From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$0
Soccer - Open at Jensen 104157OpenSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2015/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
$13.00
Soccer - Open at Jensen 104156OpenSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2015/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
$13.00
Soccer - Open at Jensen 104158OpenSports - SoccerAt least 18 but less than 45Coed2015/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
$16.00
Teen Leadership Club at Jensen 104416InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 14 but less than 17Coed2015/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$0

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Description

Located in the Albany Park neighborhood, Jensen Park is run in joint operation with the Board of Education and shares Haugan Middle School’s multi-purpose room and gymnasium. The 2 ½ -acre park campus contains a playground, water spray feature, junior baseball field, and a basketball court.

Special programming appealing to pre-teens and teens include: Pre-Teen Club, Teen Leadership Club, and Sports Club.

Other sports include indoor / outdoor soccer, as well as. Youth can stay active in the program and Cubs Care Rookie Baseball. The park also offers an all-ages Walking Club, as well as Table Tennis and adults can enjoy a game of Co-Rec Volleyball.

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.