Scottsdale Playground Park

  • 4637 W. 83rd St.   Chicago, Illinois 60652 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Notes: Park is open on Saturday from 9am-12pm for music programs only.
  • Park Supervisor: Michelle Heinen
  • Park Phone: (773) 284-1826

Located in the Scottsdale neighborhood, Scottsdale Park totals 2.32 acres and features a gymnasium, fitness center, boxing ring, and multi-purpose rooms. Outside, the park offers two baseball diamonds and a playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium and multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, yoga, Pilates, preschool activities, gymnastics, boxing, cheerleading. On the cultural side, Scottsdale Park offers piano, tap and ballet. Nature programming includes Garden Buddies. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer youth attend the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Scottsdale Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as our Park Showcase, boxing show and other holiday-themed events.

History

During World War I, Ashburn Flying Field, a pilot training facility and Chicago's first airport, was established in the sparsely-settled Ashburn community. By the late 1940s, the area's population was beginning to surge, but residents had few recreational opportunities. In 1952, builder/developer Raymond Lutgert subdivided the old air field, creating the new community of Scottsdale, named for Lutgert's son, Scott. Among the significant institutions in the quickly-growing subdivision was St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Parish, which built a temporary church at West 83rd Street and South Scottsdale Avenue before the end of 1953. Only a year-and-a-half later, St. Bede Parish had outgrown its first home, and the Bishop of Chicago sold the church property to the Chicago Park District for park development. The park district soon remodelled the temporary church for use as a recreation building, and improved the site with playground equipment, a softball diamond, and a basketball and volleyball court. In 1979, the park district demolished the original church structure to make way for a new fieldhouse, dedicated in September, 1981. More recently, the park district added a combination football/soccer field and a new soft surface playground.

Parking/Directions

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

Scottsdale Diamond

Scottsdale Diamond

Location Notes: 4637 W. 83rd St.

Scottsdale Boxing Room

Scottsdale Boxing Room

Location Notes: 4637 W. 83rd St.

Scottsdale Fieldhouse

Scottsdale Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4637 W. 83rd St.

Hours: , , ,

Scottsdale Fitness Center

Scottsdale Fitness Center

Hours: , ,

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Scottsdale Football/Soccer

Scottsdale Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 4637 W. 83rd St.

Descriptors: Grass

Scottsdale Gymnasium

Scottsdale Gymnasium

Location Notes: 4637 W. 83rd St.

Scottsdale Clubroom

Scottsdale Clubroom

Location Notes: 4637 W. 83rd St.

Scottsdale Playground

Scottsdale PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Summer 2015, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

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. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now. Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
Arts & Crafts at Scottsdale 162177InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Arts & Crafts at Scottsdale 162179InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 19:30From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$11.00
Basketball at Scottsdale 162367InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:45From September 20, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$16.00
Basketball at Scottsdale 162368InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$11.00
Basketball at Scottsdale 162369InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/22 20:45From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Basketball League at Scottsdale 162421Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Female2016/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
$146.00
Basketball League at Scottsdale 162422Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/09/23 00:00From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$260.00
Boxing at Scottsdale 162505InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 8pm
$0
Boxing at Scottsdale 162504InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 8pm
$30.00
Dance - Modern at Scottsdale 162633InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$11.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Scottsdale 162769InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 15:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11am
$14.00
Flag Football at Scottsdale 162808InstructionSports - FootballAt least 7 but less than 13Male2016/09/20 20:45From September 20, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$16.00
Floor Hockey League at Scottsdale 184128Team_LeagueSports - Floor Hockey18 and upMale2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
$260.00
Gymnastics at Scottsdale 162986InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/21 21:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$11.00
Indoor Soccer at Scottsdale 163067InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/19 20:45From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 31, 2016
$16.00
Indoor Soccer at Scottsdale 163065InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:45From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 31, 2016
$16.00
Indoor Soccer at Scottsdale 163066InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:45From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$16.00
Kiddie College at Scottsdale 163191InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 11am
Each Friday from 9am to 11am
$88.00
Kiddie College at Scottsdale 163192InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$88.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Scottsdale 163435InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 1m Coed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$11.00
Music at Scottsdale 163469InstructionCulture and Arts - Music5 and upCoed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$32.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Scottsdale 163552InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 1 but less than 2y 1m Coed2016/09/22 16:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$11.00
Play School at Scottsdale 163714InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$16.00
Pre-Teen Club at Scottsdale 163796OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Scottsdale 163855InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$11.00
Recreational Tumbling at Scottsdale 163854InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 19:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$11.00
Tap & Ballet at Scottsdale 164281InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2016/09/20 18:45From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$16.00
Team Tumbling at Scottsdale 164327InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 31, 2016
$16.00
Volleyball at Scottsdale 164622InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/09/22 21:45From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$11.00
Volleyball League at Scottsdale 164638Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 11 but less than 13Female2016/09/22 00:00From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$146.00
Yoga/Pilates at Scottsdale 164752InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/20 14:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$17.00

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Description

Located in the Scottsdale neighborhood, Scottsdale Park totals 2.32 acres and features a gymnasium, fitness center, boxing ring, and multi-purpose rooms. Outside, the park offers two baseball diamonds and a playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium and multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, yoga, Pilates, preschool activities, gymnastics, boxing, cheerleading. On the cultural side, Scottsdale Park offers piano, tap and ballet. Nature programming includes Garden Buddies. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer youth attend the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Scottsdale Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as our Park Showcase, boxing show and other holiday-themed events.

During World War I, Ashburn Flying Field, a pilot training facility and Chicago's first airport, was established in the sparsely-settled Ashburn community. By the late 1940s, the area's population was beginning to surge, but residents had few recreational opportunities. In 1952, builder/developer Raymond Lutgert subdivided the old air field, creating the new community of Scottsdale, named for Lutgert's son, Scott. Among the significant institutions in the quickly-growing subdivision was St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Parish, which built a temporary church at West 83rd Street and South Scottsdale Avenue before the end of 1953. Only a year-and-a-half later, St. Bede Parish had outgrown its first home, and the Bishop of Chicago sold the church property to the Chicago Park District for park development. The park district soon remodelled the temporary church for use as a recreation building, and improved the site with playground equipment, a softball diamond, and a basketball and volleyball court. In 1979, the park district demolished the original church structure to make way for a new fieldhouse, dedicated in September, 1981. More recently, the park district added a combination football/soccer field and a new soft surface playground.

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