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

Location Notes: 4637 W. 83rd St.

Notes: M, W, F, 8:30-9pm; T/Th, 8:30-10pm; Sa & Su, Closed Sign up for a membership

Scottsdale Football/Soccer

Scottsdale Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 4637 W. 83rd St.

Scottsdale Gymnasium

Scottsdale Gymnasium

Location Notes: 4637 W. 83rd St.

Scottsdale Clubroom

Scottsdale Clubroom

Location Notes: 4637 W. 83rd St.

Scottsdale Playground

Scottsdale Playground

Location Notes: 4637 W. 83rd St.

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 Monday, April 13, 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
Arts & Crafts at Scottsdale 102545InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Arts & Crafts at Scottsdale 102544InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 19:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$10.00
Basketball at Scottsdale 102736InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/03/30 20:45From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$15.00
Basketball at Scottsdale 102737InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 21:45From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$15.00
Basketball at Scottsdale 102738InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$15.00
Boxing at Scottsdale 102804InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2015/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm
$29.00
Boxing at Scottsdale 102803InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Dance - Modern at Scottsdale 102911InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 7 but less than 13Female2015/04/01 20:45From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$10.00
Gymnastics at Scottsdale 103173InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2015/03/30 21:15From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$15.00
Kiddie College at Scottsdale 103347InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 14:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 11am
Each Friday from 9am to 11am
$86.00
Kiddie College at Scottsdale 103346InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 17:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$86.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Scottsdale 103623InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/03/31 16:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$10.00
Music at Scottsdale 103828InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAnyCoed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
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
$31.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Scottsdale 103595InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 10m but less than Coed2015/04/02 16:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$10.00
Play School at Scottsdale 103864InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 19:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$10.00
Recreational Tumbling at Scottsdale 103924InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2015/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$15.00
Recreational Tumbling at Scottsdale 103925InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2015/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Scottsdale 104055InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Male2015/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Scottsdale 104054InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Female2015/03/31 20:15From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Scottsdale 104056InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 13Male2015/04/02 21:45From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$0
Soccer at Scottsdale 104216InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 18:45From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Soccer at Scottsdale 104214InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/03/31 20:45From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$15.00
Soccer at Scottsdale 104215InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:45From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$15.00
Soccer at Scottsdale 104213InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$10.00
Tap & Ballet at Scottsdale 104351InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2015/03/31 18:45From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
T-Ball at Scottsdale 104327InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 19:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$15.00
Teen Club at Scottsdale 104407OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Female2015/04/02 21:15From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Track & Field at Scottsdale 104566InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 20:45From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$10.00
Yoga at Scottsdale 103545InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 18:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Yoga/Pilates at Scottsdale 104762InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
$0
Yoga/Pilates at Scottsdale 129518InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$16.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Scottsdale 115982InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/08/10 16:00From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:30pm
$21.00
Basketball - Open at Scottsdale 116041OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2015/06/08 23:00From June 8, 2015 to August 12, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$15.00
Basketball Camp at Scottsdale 116081CampsCamps - SportsAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/06/08 20:00From June 8, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$22.00
Basketball League at Scottsdale 116090Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/06/25 23:00From June 25, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$255.00
Boxing at Scottsdale 116116InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 20:00From June 8, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 8pm
$0
Boxing at Scottsdale 116117InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2015/06/08 20:00From June 8, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 8pm
$28.00
Day Camp at Scottsdale 116243CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 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
$299.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Scottsdale 131944InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/18 00:00From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$16.00
Football Camp at Scottsdale 116564CampsCamps - SportsAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 19:30From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Music at Scottsdale 117482InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAnyCoed2015/06/08 21:00From June 8, 2015 to August 15, 2015
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
$31.00
Play Camp at Scottsdale 117541CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$137.00
Soccer Camp at Scottsdale 117633CampsCamps - SportsAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/06/15 20:00From June 15, 2015 to June 19, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$22.00
Yoga/Pilates at Scottsdale 131945InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/06/17 23:00From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$16.00

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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.