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.

Descriptors: Grass

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

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Winnemac Prairies/Grasslands

Winnemac Prairies/Grasslands

Location Notes: 5001 N. Leavitt St.

Winnemac Track

Winnemac Track

Location Notes: 5001 N. Leavitt St.

Winnemac Tennis Court

Winnemac Tennis Court

Location Notes: 5001 N. Leavitt St.

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 Tuesday, August 16, 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
Adult Swim at Winnemac 164823OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/21 02:00From September 20, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Monday from 9pm to 10pm
Each Tuesday from 9pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 9pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 9pm to 10pm
Each Friday from 9pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Winnemac 164937InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 01:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
$30.00
Basketball - Teen League at Winnemac 165260Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 19Male2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball Partnership at Winnemac 185610PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2016/09/10 17:30From September 10, 2016 to November 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$95.00
Family Swim at Winnemac 165874OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/09/24 01:00From September 23, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
$0
Golf Partnership at Winnemac 185611PartnershipGroupSports - GolfAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2016/09/10 14:00From September 10, 2016 to November 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$145.00
Learn to Swim at Winnemac 166903InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Winnemac 166904InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 00:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Winnemac 166902InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/22 01:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Winnemac 166905InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/24 00:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Park Kids - Fall at Winnemac 167333InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 21:00From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$94.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Winnemac 167409Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 21:00From September 6, 2016 to June 16, 2017$282.00
Soccer at Winnemac 184512InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$31.00
Soccer at Winnemac 184513InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$31.00
Soccer Partnership at Winnemac 185613PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/10 16:00From September 10, 2016 to November 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$95.00
TEAM Sports at Winnemac 168267InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
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 168266InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2016/09/21 01:00From September 20, 2016 to January 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$35.00
Teen Club at Winnemac 168314OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 14 but less than 19Coed2016/09/21 23:30From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Teen Swim at Winnemac 168358OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 21:00From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Tennis Partnership at Winnemac 185612PartnershipGroupSports - TennisAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2016/09/10 15:00From September 10, 2016 to November 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$95.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Winnemac 168613InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Winnemac 168680InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Winnemac 168681InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 17:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00
Youth Swim at Winnemac 169198OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/21 00:30From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8pm
$0

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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.