Lindblom Park

  • 6054 S. Damen Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60636 [View Map]
  • 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.

Parking/Directions

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

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.

Lindblom Park Fitness Center

Lindblom Park Fitness Center

Location Notes: 6054 S. Damen Ave.

Notes: M-F, 10-8:30pm; Sa & Su, 9-4:30pm Sign up for a membership

Lindblom Football/Soccer -Grass

Lindblom Football/Soccer -Grass

Location Notes: 6054 S. Damen Ave.

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 Park Pool

Lindblom Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 6054 S. Damen Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (312)747-0967

Lindblom Park Tennis Courts

Lindblom Park Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 6054 S. Damen Ave.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration is on-going while spots are available.

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
Baseball at Lindblom 92148InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2014/10/25 20:00From October 25, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Baseball at Lindblom 94830InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2014/10/04 20:00From October 4, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Saturday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Basketball at Lindblom 93739OpenSports - Basketball35 and upMale2014/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
$60.00
Basketball at Lindblom 92298OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2014/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$60.00
Bitty Basketball at Lindblom 111276InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Boxing at Lindblom 92484InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 10 but less than 16Coed2014/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2014 to November 24, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Boxing at Lindblom 92485InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2014 to November 24, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Lindblom 112004InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2014/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Conditioning at Lindblom 92612InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2014/09/15 17:45From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 12:45pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 2pm
$2.00
Harvest Garden at Lindblom 93130InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2014/09/15 20:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Inner City Flag Football at Lindblom 112190InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Female2014/09/03 21:30From September 3, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Lindblom 93424InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2014/09/16 21:30From September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Karate at Lindblom 93434InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2014/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Kickboxing at Lindblom 93453InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2014/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall Session at Lindblom 94067InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/02 20:00From September 2, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
$20.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Lindblom 94132Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/02 20:00From September 2, 2014 to June 12, 2015
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
$60.00
Seasonal Sports at Lindblom 94391InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 17:45From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 2:15pm
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 2:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 2:15pm
$2.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Lindblom 94654InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2014/09/19 00:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Lindblom 111277OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs50 and upCoed2014/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
$0
Soccer - Open at Lindblom 93738OpenSports - Soccer35 and upMale2014/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$60.00
Teen Club at Lindblom 94880OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2014/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$3.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Lindblom 111275OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/23 23:30From September 23, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
USA Weightlifting at Lindblom 93983InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/10/07 21:00From October 7, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$2.00
USA Weightlifting at Lindblom 93982InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2014/10/07 21:00From October 7, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$2.00

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Description

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.