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

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.

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 Tennis Courts

Lindblom Park Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 6054 S. Damen Ave.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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
Adult Swim at Lindblom 195122OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7pm
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 7pm
$0
Family Swim at Lindblom 195923OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 22:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
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 6pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Lindblom 196283InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2017/06/12 22:30From June 12, 2017 to October 27, 2017
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 196521InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Lindblom 196520InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Teen Swim Female at Lindblom 197293OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Female2017/06/19 20:45From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Teen Swim Male at Lindblom 197301OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Male2017/06/24 19:30From June 24, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Youth Swim at Lindblom 197701OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 17:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Youth Swim Female at Lindblom 201504OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/06/19 18:15From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
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
Youth Swim Male at Lindblom 197286OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Male2017/06/19 20:15From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
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
$0
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
Cheerleading - Recreational at Lindblom 205656InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/09/08 23:30From September 8, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$1.00
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
Seasonal Sports Club at Lindblom 207520InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2017/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Lindblom 207565OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
$0
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
Teen Leadership Connection at Lindblom 208048InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
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 23, 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.