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. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  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
Basketball - Open at Scottsdale 154448OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2016/06/13 23:00From June 13, 2016 to August 17, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$16.00
Basketball League at Scottsdale 154500Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/06/30 23:00From June 30, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$260.00
Boxing at Scottsdale 154521InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2016/06/13 20:00From June 13, 2016 to August 18, 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
$0
Boxing at Scottsdale 154522InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/06/13 20:00From June 13, 2016 to August 18, 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
$29.00
Day Camp at Scottsdale 154665CampsCamps - 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
$314.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Scottsdale Cancelled154820InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/23 00:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$17.00
Music at Scottsdale 155106InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAnyCoed2016/06/13 21:00From June 13, 2016 to August 20, 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
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$32.00
Play Camp at Scottsdale 155249CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/06 15:00From July 6, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$140.00
Yoga/Pilates at Scottsdale Cancelled155875InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/22 23:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$17.00

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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.