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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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

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 a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 14, 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball League at Jensen 222051Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$0
Dodgeball at Jensen 222049InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Game Room at Jensen 203023OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 7 but less than 16Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 1, 2017
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 203129InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$15.00
Indoor Soccer at Jensen 203131InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$18.00
Indoor Soccer at Jensen 203130InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/09/12 00:30From September 11, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$18.00
Kickball at Jensen 222048InstructionSports - KickballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Pre-Teen Club at Jensen 203763OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Jensen 222047InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Jensen 222046InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports at Jensen 222045InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/09/13 00:30From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Jensen 203931InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Soccer League at Jensen 222050Individual_LeagueSports - Soccer18 and upCoed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
$20.00
Teen Leadership Club at Jensen 204344InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm 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.