Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail is all-volunteer organization, formed in 2003, to advocate on behalf of the local community around the Bloomingdale Trail project. FBT is an official Chicago Park District Advisory Council.
The Bloomingdale Trail runs through 4 Chicago neighborhoods, from Logan Square and Humboldt Park to the west, through Bucktown and Wicker Park to the east. It connects the Boulevards to the Chicago River.
Located in the heart of the Humboldt Park Community, Humboldt Park totals 219 acres and features a field house with fitness center, two gymnasiums, meeting rooms and an inland beach. Additional green features of our facility include: an artificial turf soccer field, junior soccer field, lagoon, a replica of the Chicago Cubs stadium, “Little Cubs Field,” and a stable building, now the Puerto Rican Arts and Culture Museum and baseball fields, tennis courts and playgrounds.
Many of these spaces are available for rental. The grand ballroom in the field house is often the site of wedding receptions and graduation parties. The outdoor soccer fields and Little Cubs Field are often the site of competitive sports tournaments.
Park-goers can play baseball, soccer or tennis at the facility. On the cultural side, the Park is host to the Latin Jazz Festival, the Puerto Rican Festival. The Park is also the site of a wind turbine filtration system for the lagoons. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include baseball camp.
In addition to programs, Humboldt Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family.