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: Chicago Plays! Renovation, Spring 2015

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

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 Monday, April 24, 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
Basketball - Open at Scottsdale 193910OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$17.00
Basketball League at Scottsdale 193957Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/06/22 23:00From June 22, 2017 to August 10, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$273.00
Boxing at Scottsdale 193987InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 20:00From June 19, 2017 to August 24, 2017
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 193988InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/06/19 20:00From June 19, 2017 to August 24, 2017
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
Day Camp at Scottsdale 194118CampsCamps - 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
$330.00
Music at Scottsdale 194543InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAnyCoed2017/06/19 21:00From June 19, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Monday 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
$34.00
Play Camp at Scottsdale 194676CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$147.00

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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.