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.

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

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.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Lindblom 167384Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to June 16, 2017$75.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
12" Fast Pitch Softball League at Lindblom 178125Individual_LeagueSports - SoftballAt least 9 but less than 13Female2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Lindblom 178582OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2017/04/08 18:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$50.00
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Lindblom 179739InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/04/08 15:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Spring at Lindblom 180383InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 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
Sports Conditioning at Lindblom 181149InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2017/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$100.00
Teen Leadership Club at Lindblom 181431InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Track & Field at Lindblom 181805InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
USA Weightlifting at Lindblom 193012InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2017/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$2.00
USA Weightlifting at Lindblom 181935InstructionSports - WeightliftingAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2017/04/04 22:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Walking Club at Lindblom 182027OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2017/04/04 17:45From April 4, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$0
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Lindblom 182054Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/08 00:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 9pm
$0
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
Day Camp at Lindblom 195648CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$175.00
Early Bird Camp at Lindblom 195770CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$50.00
Extended Camp at Lindblom 195853CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$30.00
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
Harvest Garden at Lindblom 196075InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/06/08 15:00From June 8, 2017 to August 10, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$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
Open Swim at Lindblom 196698OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/07/11 15:00From July 11, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Teen Camp at Lindblom 197203CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 14Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$175.00
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

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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.