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.

Parking/Directions

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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

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.

Events

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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 view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Lindblom 127439Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/01 20:00From September 1, 2015 to June 10, 2016
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
$63.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
12" Fast Pitch Softball League at Lindblom 142484Individual_LeagueSports - SoftballAt least 9 but less than 13Female2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Lindblom 142919OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2016/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$50.00
Inner City Baseball - RBI Jr. at Lindblom 143917Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 22:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - RBI Sr. at Lindblom 143923Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/04/04 22:30From April 4, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Lindblom 143941InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Spring Session at Lindblom 144613InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:00From March 28, 2016 to June 10, 2016
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 145088InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$3.00
Soccer - Open at Lindblom 145252OpenSports - SoccerAt least 18 but less than 50Male2016/03/29 00:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$52.00
Sports Conditioning at Lindblom 145396InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2016/03/28 17:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$102.00
Teen Club at Lindblom 145635OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19y 5m Coed2016/03/30 23:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$4.00
Teen Leadership Club at Lindblom 145679InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/29 23:30From March 29, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Track & Field at Lindblom 146017InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2016/03/29 21:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
USA Weightlifting at Lindblom 146092InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2016/03/29 22:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Lindblom 158967Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Lindblom 155930OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
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
Day Camp at Lindblom 156432CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$165.00
Early Bird Camp at Lindblom 156550CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$45.00
Extended Camp at Lindblom 156636CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$25.00
Family Swim at Lindblom 156714OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 22:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Harvest Garden at Lindblom 156812InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/06/16 15:00From June 16, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - RBI Jr. at Lindblom 156889Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/05/30 19:00From May 30, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Lindblom 156904Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/06/14 19:00From June 14, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Lindblom 156937InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/06/20 22:30From June 20, 2016 to August 19, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Learn to Swim at Lindblom 157167InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/26 16:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Lindblom 157166InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
TEAM Sports at Lindblom 159185InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 20:45From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$28.00
Teen Camp at Lindblom 158356CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 14Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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 Female at Lindblom 158423OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Female2016/06/20 19:30From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Teen Swim Male at Lindblom 159181OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Male2016/06/20 18:15From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$0
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Lindblom 160027Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/17 22:00From June 17, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
$0
Youth Swim at Lindblom 159180OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 17:00From June 25, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Youth Swim at Lindblom 159180OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 17:00From June 25, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Youth Swim at Lindblom 159180OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 17:00From June 25, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$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.