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.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 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
Adult Swim at Winnemac 204849OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/13 02:00From September 12, 2017 to December 9, 2017
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 204980InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 01:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Winnemac 205326OpenSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 19Male2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Family Swim at Winnemac 205975OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/16 01:00From September 15, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Winnemac 206707InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 00:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Winnemac 206708InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 00:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Winnemac 206706InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/14 01:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Winnemac 206709InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Park Kids - Fall at Winnemac 207131InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 21:00From September 5, 2017 to December 22, 2017
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
$99.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Winnemac 208787Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 21:00From September 5, 2017 to June 8, 2018$297.00
TEAM Sports at Winnemac 207960InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to January 5, 2018
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
$35.00
TEAM Sports at Winnemac 207959InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2017/09/13 01:00From September 12, 2017 to January 4, 2018
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$35.00
Teen Swim at Winnemac 208057OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2017 to January 6, 2018
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Winnemac 208149InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Winnemac 208221InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Winnemac 208222InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00
Youth Swim at Winnemac 208742OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/13 00:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Winnemac 213389InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
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
$99.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Winnemac 219316InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:45From April 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
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
$99.00

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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.