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.

Fall 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 register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 11, 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
Basketball - Open at Jensen 226390OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$0
Dodgeball at Jensen 226386InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2018 to March 8, 2018
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Game Room at Jensen 209694OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAnyCoed2018/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Indoor Soccer at Jensen 209819InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2018/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$20.00
Indoor Soccer at Jensen 209820InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 12Coed2018/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
$20.00
Kickball at Jensen 226385InstructionSports - KickballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Pre-Teen Club at Jensen 210398OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2018/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Jensen 226387InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2018/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports at Jensen 226388InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Jensen 210518InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2018/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Jensen 210517InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2018/01/11 22:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Soccer at Jensen 210635InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2018/01/09 01:30From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
$20.00
Teen Leadership Club at Jensen 210906InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 14 but less than 17Coed2018/01/12 22:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Volleyball at Jensen 226389InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
$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.