Located in the Logan Square community (the park’s southern border touches Armitage Avenue; the western border is one block east of Pulaski Road), Mozart Park totals approximately 4.5 acres.The fieldhouse contains a fitness center, gymnasium, kitchen—air-conditioned club rooms are available for rent. Outside, the park offers a junior baseball field, a softball field, a combination football-soccer field, four basketball standards, and a playground. Activity is the theme at Mozart Park: which boasts a fitness center, as well as aerobics, basketball, seasonal sports, soccer, softball, and sports club programs.The park offers several programs for tots / preschoolers. We encourage our senior population to join us for our Senior Citizens Club. In the summer, youth can attend the Park District’s six-week day camp; the Teen Leadership camp is also a popular summer option.
Arts based programming is facilitated by our arts partners; Voice of the City and Borderbend Arts Collective. Mozart Park also offers a FREE monthly community drum circle the third Friday of the month.
During the summer Movies in the Parks series, Mozart Park is noted for showing Spanish-language (with English subtitles) outdoor films.
Named for world-acclaimed Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Mozart Park was the first of the Northwest Park District's thirteen parks. The park district was established in 1911, one of 22 park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. The Northwest Park District aimed to provide one park for each of the ten square miles within its middle-class jurisdiction. After consulting with various community organizations, the park district chose a site for its first park and purchased the property in early 1914. That same year, the park district built a fieldhouse designed by Albert A. Schwartz, who went on to design other Northwest Park District facilities. In 1915, the park district board officially designated the site Mozart Park, based on a popular vote of local school children.