Lindblom Park

  • 6054 S. Damen Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60636 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Maceo Johnson
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6443

Located in the West Englewood community, Lindblom Park totals 17.76 acres and features a gymnasium, fitness center, an Olympic power lifting center, and multi-purpose rooms. Green features of our facility include a Harvest Garden. Outside, the park offers baseball, softball, football, and soccer fields, a swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, walking path and picnic area. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, fields andmulti-purpose rooms. Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids afterschool program, seasonal sports, Cubs Care Baseball, Inner-City basketball league, gymnastics, track & field, Teen Club, senior health & fitness programs. On the cultural side, Lindblom Park offers hip hop dance. During the summer, youth participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include Tennis Camp. In addition to programs, Lindblom Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such asthe Park Showcase and Juneteenth Celebration.

History

Soon after World War II, the Chicago Park District began a major initiative to create new parks for the first time in many years. This Ten Year Plan identified 43 sites in neighborhoods with few recreational facilities and in undeveloped areas which were starting to boom. In 1949, the effort's fourth year, the park district acquired a 17-acre property in the under-served West Englewood neighborhood. Improved between 1950 and 1952, the new park included an athletic field, a children's playground, tennis and volley ball courts, and a small frame and sheet metal recreation building. Basketball courts were added in 1958. In 1983, the park district demolished the recreation building and replaced it with a modern fieldhouse, nearly identical with structures built the same year in Rowan and Fernwood Parks. Two years later, an outdoor swimming pool and a changing facility were constructed in the park. In the 1990s, the park district replanted Lindblom Park's landscape, built a soft surface playground, and installed flood lights around the basketball courts, allowing for night-time games. The park's name honors Chicago businessman and philanthropist Robert Lindblom (1844-1907). Having emigrated from Sweden at the age of 20, Lindblom settled in Chicago in 1877, and worked as a grain operator on the Board of Trade. He served on the organizing committee for the World's Columbian Exposition, raising a half-million dollars to help finance the fair which opened in Jackson Park in 1893. For helping the Swedish government with its fair exhibit, Lindblom was knighted by King Oscar. Linblom served on the Board of Education from 1893 to 1896.

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Lindblom Park Baseball/Softball Fields

Lindblom Park Baseball/Softball Fields

Location Notes: 6054 S. Damen Ave.

Lindblom Park Basketball Courts-Outdoor

Lindblom Park Basketball Courts-Outdoor

Location Notes: 6054 S. Damen Ave.

Fieldhouse

Fieldhouse

Hours: ,

Lindblom Park Fitness Center

Lindblom Park Fitness Center

Hours: ,

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Lindblom Football/Soccer -Grass

Lindblom Football/Soccer -Grass

Location Notes: 6054 S. Damen Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Lindblom Park Gymnasium

Lindblom Park Gymnasium

Location Notes: 6054 S. Damen Ave.

Lindblom Park Meeting/Event Space

Lindblom Park Meeting/Event Space

Location Notes: 6054 S. Damen Ave.

Lindblom Playground

Lindblom PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Lindblom Park Pool

Lindblom Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 6054 S. Damen Ave.

Hours: ,

Phone: (312)747-0967

Descriptors: Outdoor, Zero Depth Entry/Ramp

Lindblom Park Tennis Courts

Lindblom Park Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 6054 S. Damen 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 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 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 Lindblom 205239OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$50.00
Basketball Tournament at Lindblom 205461TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/10/07 00:00From October 6, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 8pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Lindblom 207097InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 22, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 7pm
$25.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Lindblom 207170Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to June 8, 2018$75.00
Soccer - Open at Lindblom 207651OpenSports - Soccer35 and upMale2017/10/24 00:00From October 23, 2017 to December 18, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$65.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Lindblom 224136Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/08/25 22:00From August 25, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Lindblom 213355InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 7pm
$25.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Lindblom 219282InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:00From April 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
Each Monday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 7pm
$25.00

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Located in the West Englewood community, Lindblom Park totals 17.76 acres and features a gymnasium, fitness center, an Olympic power lifting center, and multi-purpose rooms. Green features of our facility include a Harvest Garden. Outside, the park offers baseball, softball, football, and soccer fields, a swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, walking path and picnic area. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, fields andmulti-purpose rooms. Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids afterschool program, seasonal sports, Cubs Care Baseball, Inner-City basketball league, gymnastics, track & field, Teen Club, senior health & fitness programs. On the cultural side, Lindblom Park offers hip hop dance. During the summer, youth participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include Tennis Camp. In addition to programs, Lindblom Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such asthe Park Showcase and Juneteenth Celebration.

Soon after World War II, the Chicago Park District began a major initiative to create new parks for the first time in many years. This Ten Year Plan identified 43 sites in neighborhoods with few recreational facilities and in undeveloped areas which were starting to boom. In 1949, the effort's fourth year, the park district acquired a 17-acre property in the under-served West Englewood neighborhood. Improved between 1950 and 1952, the new park included an athletic field, a children's playground, tennis and volley ball courts, and a small frame and sheet metal recreation building. Basketball courts were added in 1958. In 1983, the park district demolished the recreation building and replaced it with a modern fieldhouse, nearly identical with structures built the same year in Rowan and Fernwood Parks. Two years later, an outdoor swimming pool and a changing facility were constructed in the park. In the 1990s, the park district replanted Lindblom Park's landscape, built a soft surface playground, and installed flood lights around the basketball courts, allowing for night-time games. The park's name honors Chicago businessman and philanthropist Robert Lindblom (1844-1907). Having emigrated from Sweden at the age of 20, Lindblom settled in Chicago in 1877, and worked as a grain operator on the Board of Trade. He served on the organizing committee for the World's Columbian Exposition, raising a half-million dollars to help finance the fair which opened in Jackson Park in 1893. For helping the Swedish government with its fair exhibit, Lindblom was knighted by King Oscar. Linblom served on the Board of Education from 1893 to 1896.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.