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.

Events

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
12" Fast Pitch Softball League at Lindblom 104796Individual_LeagueSports - SoftballAt least 9 but less than 13Female2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Lindblom 105252OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2015/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$51.00
Basketball - Teen League at Lindblom 129495Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Lindblom 129492InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$21.00
Inner City Baseball - RBI Jr. at Lindblom 106227Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - RBI Sr. at Lindblom 106231Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/06 22:30From April 6, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Lindblom 106249InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Spring Session at Lindblom 106985InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 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
$21.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Lindblom 107323InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/04/02 23:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$2.00
Soccer - Open at Lindblom 129493OpenSports - SoccerAt least 18 but less than 50Male2015/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$51.00
Sports Conditioning at Lindblom 107582InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2015/03/30 17:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$100.00
Teen Club at Lindblom 107825OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19y 5m Coed2015/04/01 23:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$3.00
Teen Leadership Club at Lindblom 107861InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$3.00
Track & Field at Lindblom 108187InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2015/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
USA Weightlifting at Lindblom 108248InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2015/03/31 22:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Lindblom 120251OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/12 23:00From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7:15pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Lindblom 118138OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2015/06/13 18:00From June 13, 2015 to August 8, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$45.00
Day Camp at Lindblom 118401CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$153.00
Early Bird Camp at Lindblom 118523CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$40.00
Early Bird Camp at Lindblom 118524CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$40.00
Extended Camp at Lindblom 118605CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$21.00
Extended Camp at Lindblom 118604CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$21.00
Family Swim at Lindblom 118830OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/12 22:00From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Harvest Garden at Lindblom 119089InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/06/08 19:00From June 8, 2015 to August 10, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - RBI Jr. at Lindblom 119170Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/05/25 19:00From May 25, 2015 to August 5, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - RBI Sr. at Lindblom 119178Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2015/06/10 19:00From June 10, 2015 to August 12, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - RBI Sr. at Lindblom 119179Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 16 but less than 19Coed2015/05/29 19:00From May 29, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Friday from 2pm to 6pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Lindblom 119188Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/06/09 19:00From June 9, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Lindblom 119218InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/06/15 22:30From June 15, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Lindblom 119591InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/21 16:00From June 21, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Lindblom 119590InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
POST Adult Swim at Lindblom 131050OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 23:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7:15pm
$0
POST Family Swim at Lindblom 131052OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 22:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
POST Teen Swim at Lindblom 131054OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/29 18:15From August 29, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Lindblom 131053OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 17:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
POST Youth Swim Female at Lindblom 131800OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 16:15From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 11:15am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11:15am to 1pm
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Lindblom 131614OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/13 16:00From June 13, 2015 to June 14, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
PRE Youth Swim Female at Lindblom 131799OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/12 16:15From June 12, 2015 to June 26, 2015
Each Monday from 11:15am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11:15am to 1pm
$0
Teen Camp at Lindblom 121206CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$160.00
Teen Swim at Lindblom 120217OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/13 18:15From June 13, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
$0
Youth Swim Female at Lindblom 120219OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Female2015/06/12 17:00From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Youth Swim Male at Lindblom 120235OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Male2015/06/12 19:30From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0

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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.