Winnemac Park

  • 5100 N. Leavitt St.   Chicago, Illinois 60625 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Lisa Ragucci
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-5101

Winnemac Park, part of the school-park campus program, encompasses nearly 40 acres, including land owned by both the Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Park District. Bounded by Damen, Foster, Leavitt and Argyle, Winnemac Park offers programming and program registration in Amundsen High School, Chappell Elementary School and Winnemac Stadium.

In 2008 the park officially opened a new accessible playground for the community. The park was renovated in 1999 with $2 million in improvements including the addition of 200 trees, a scenic prairie garden and nature trail, three softball fields, a soccer field and new walkways, decorative lights and fencing.

Winnemac youth programs include basketball, bitty basketball, after-school drop-in, table fun and games, soccer, Cubs Care rookie baseball, and summer day camp.

Please note that swimming programs associated with Winnemac Park are held within Amundsen High School’s pool, but remain listed under Winnemac Park in the schedule.

To enter Amundsen High School for swimming and gym activities use door #4 after 6pm.

History

Lying adjacent to Chappell Elementary and Amundsen High School, Winnemac Park has served as both park and school land for many years. The City of Chicago's Special Parks Commission established the park in 1910, on land leased from the Board of Education. Shortly thereafter, the commission graded and landscaped the former truck farm, installing a number of athletic fields. In 1929, the board built Amundsen High School on the northeast corner of the site. Chappell Elementary was built west of the high school in 1937. The site also includes Hansen field, a football and soccer stadium erected in the 1930s. The Chicago Park District took responsibility for maintaining the park facilities in 1959. In 1991, the Board of Education transferred to the park district the portion of the park lying south of Winnemac Street; the park district is now acquiring the remaining land. Winnemac Park is named for the adjacent street. The roadway in turn takes its name from Winamac, an important chief of the Potowatamie Indians. Winamac, whose name meant "catfish," was a signer of the 1795 Treaty of Grenville, in which Great Lakes tribes surrendered the site of Chicago to the U.S. government. Winamac and his people fought with the British in the War of 1812, and the warrior died during the fighting.

Parking/Directions

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

Winnemac Diamond

Winnemac Diamond

Location Notes: 5001 N. Leavitt St.

Winnemac Fieldhouse

Winnemac Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 5101 N. Leavitt St.

Hours: , ,

Notes: Saturday 9:00 am - 5pm is pool hours

Winnemac Football/Soccer

Winnemac Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 5001 N. Leavitt St.

Winnemac Gymnasium

Winnemac Gymnasium

Location Notes: 5001 N. Leavitt St.

Notes: Amundsen H.S.

Winnemac Chapell School

Winnemac Chapell School

Location Notes: 5001 N. Leavitt St.,

Notes: Chapell School

Winnemac Pinic Grove

Winnemac Pinic Grove

Location Notes: 5001 N. Leavitt St.

Winnemac Playground

Winnemac PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 5001 N. Leavitt St.

Winnemac Prairies/Grasslands

Winnemac Prairies/Grasslands

Location Notes: 5001 N. Leavitt St.

Winnemac Track

Winnemac Track

Location Notes: 5001 N. Leavitt St.

Amundsen High School Pool

Amundsen High School Pool (1)

Location: 5110 N Damen Ave.

Location Notes: 5001 N. Leavitt St.

Hours: , ,

Phone: (773)534-2425

Amundsen H.S. Pool Pool closed through 1/4/15.

Notice Valid From: 12/8/2014 - 1/5/2015

Winnemac Tennis Court

Winnemac Tennis Court

Location Notes: 5001 N. Leavitt St.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

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 Winnemac 94150Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2014/09/02 20:45From September 2, 2014 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 6pm
$270.00
TEAM Sports at Winnemac 94822InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2014/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
TEAM Sports at Winnemac 94821InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2014/09/17 01:00From September 16, 2014 to December 18, 2014
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$35.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Winnemac 98562InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/06 02:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
$28.00
Basketball - Open at Winnemac 98888OpenSports - BasketballAt least 15 but less than 19Coed2015/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2015 to April 3, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
$0
Basketball at Winnemac 98995InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Basketball at Winnemac 98996InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2015/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Winnemac 100294InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Winnemac 100292InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Winnemac 100291InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/08 02:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Winnemac 100293InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$22.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Winnemac 100970InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:45From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 6pm
$90.00
TEAM Sports at Winnemac 101657InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 27, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
TEAM Sports at Winnemac 101656InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2015/01/07 02:00From January 6, 2015 to March 26, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Winnemac 101881InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Winnemac 101882InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Winnemac 101937InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00

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Description

Winnemac Park, part of the school-park campus program, encompasses nearly 40 acres, including land owned by both the Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Park District. Bounded by Damen, Foster, Leavitt and Argyle, Winnemac Park offers programming and program registration in Amundsen High School, Chappell Elementary School and Winnemac Stadium.

In 2008 the park officially opened a new accessible playground for the community. The park was renovated in 1999 with $2 million in improvements including the addition of 200 trees, a scenic prairie garden and nature trail, three softball fields, a soccer field and new walkways, decorative lights and fencing.

Winnemac youth programs include basketball, bitty basketball, after-school drop-in, table fun and games, soccer, Cubs Care rookie baseball, and summer day camp.

Please note that swimming programs associated with Winnemac Park are held within Amundsen High School’s pool, but remain listed under Winnemac Park in the schedule.

To enter Amundsen High School for swimming and gym activities use door #4 after 6pm.

Lying adjacent to Chappell Elementary and Amundsen High School, Winnemac Park has served as both park and school land for many years. The City of Chicago's Special Parks Commission established the park in 1910, on land leased from the Board of Education. Shortly thereafter, the commission graded and landscaped the former truck farm, installing a number of athletic fields. In 1929, the board built Amundsen High School on the northeast corner of the site. Chappell Elementary was built west of the high school in 1937. The site also includes Hansen field, a football and soccer stadium erected in the 1930s. The Chicago Park District took responsibility for maintaining the park facilities in 1959. In 1991, the Board of Education transferred to the park district the portion of the park lying south of Winnemac Street; the park district is now acquiring the remaining land. Winnemac Park is named for the adjacent street. The roadway in turn takes its name from Winamac, an important chief of the Potowatamie Indians. Winamac, whose name meant "catfish," was a signer of the 1795 Treaty of Grenville, in which Great Lakes tribes surrendered the site of Chicago to the U.S. government. Winamac and his people fought with the British in the War of 1812, and the warrior died during the fighting.

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