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.

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.

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

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 save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, March 6, 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
Fun and Games at Jensen 177025InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAnyCoed2017/04/03 20:45From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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 177709InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
$16.00
Indoor Soccer at Jensen 177708InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 12 but less than 14Coed2017/04/06 00:00From April 5, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$19.00
Pre-Teen Club at Jensen 193292InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Jensen 177551InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/04/06 21:45From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Jensen 177550InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2017/04/06 22:45From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$0
Soccer - Open at Jensen 177714OpenSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2017/04/03 23:45From April 3, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
$19.00
Soccer - Open at Jensen 177707OpenSports - SoccerAt least 22 but less than 45Coed2017/04/08 00:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
$19.00
Teen Leadership Club at Jensen 176916InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 14 but less than 17Coed2017/04/07 22:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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.