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.

Events

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 22, 2016.

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 154845OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAnyCoed2016/06/27 23:30From June 27, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Pre-Teen Club at Jensen 159231OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/08/15 22:00From August 15, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Soccer at Jensen 155579InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/07/18 20:45From July 18, 2016 to August 5, 2016
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
$12.00
Soccer at Jensen 155581InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/07/18 23:00From July 18, 2016 to August 5, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$12.00
Teen Leadership Club at Jensen 155700InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/08/08 22:00From August 8, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$0

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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.