Athletic Field Park

  • 3546 W. Addison St.   Chicago, Illinois 60618 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Gualberto Roldan
  • Park Phone: (773) 478-2889

Located in the Irving Park community - just off the Kennedy Expressway at Addison and Drake. Athletic Field Park contains an ADA accessible soft-surface playground and spray feature, outdoor basketball and tennis courts, and ball fields as well as a field house and a ceramics building.

Filled with activities from cultural to sports programs and early childhood classes Athletic Park is the place to be year-round. The ceramics classes remain one of Athletic Field Park's most popular programs at the park. In the summer, youth attend our popular and always affordable 6-week day camp…filled with tons of fun. Teens should check out the new DJing program!

Seasonal special events are very well attended by the community. During the summer season the park is host to the popular Summer Dance series and in the fall there is the annual halloween bash.

History

Created by the Irving Park District, Athletic Field Park takes its name from the recreational facilities it provides. In 1923, the district began acquiring land in the southeastern part of its community, a lovely tree-lined neighborhood of apartment buildings, bungalows, and fine homes. Clarence Hatzfeld, architect of several nearby Villa District residences as well as many north- and northwest-side park fieldhouses, designed three structures for Athletic Field Park. Constructed in 1926, these included an attractive Spanish Revival-style fieldhouse, a smaller locker and game room building, and a children's playground shelter. The three-and-a-half acre park also had an athletic field with grandstands, a junior baseball field, separate boys' and girls' playgrounds, a wading pool, a sand box, and horseshoe and tennis courts. Ironically, four years after Athletic Field Park opened, the commissioners determined that the junior baseball field was not needed, and decided to use the area for additional tennis courts.

Athletic Field Park became part of the Chicago Park District in 1934, when the Great Depression necessitated the consolidation of the city's 22 independent park agencies. In the early 1960s, the park district converted the park's locker and game room into a ceramics studio. In 1969, further improvements were made to the ceramics building, including the installation of additional kilns. Today, ceramics classes remain one of Athletic Field Park's most popular programs.

Parking/Directions

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

Playground Art

Playground Art (1)

Descriptors: Outdoor, Playground Art

Athletic Field Softball Fields

Athletic Field Softball Fields

Location Notes: 3546 W. Addison St.

Athletic Field Basketball

Athletic Field Basketball

Location Notes: 3546 W. Addison St.

Athletic Field Ceramics Building

Athletic Field Ceramics Building

Location Notes: 3546 W. Addison St.

Hours: ,

Athletic Field Fieldhouse

Athletic Field Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 3546 W. Addison St.

Hours: ,

Athletic Field Clubrooms

Athletic Field Clubrooms

Location Notes: 3546 W. Addison St.

Athletic Field Playground

Athletic Field PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Athletic Field Tennis Courts

Athletic Field Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 3546 W. Addison St.

Athletic Field Spray Pool

Athletic Field Spray Pool

Location Notes: 3546 W. Addison 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 Monday, August 15, 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
Arts & Crafts at Athletic Field 162128InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$17.00
Basketball Skills at Athletic Field 162386InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
Bitty Basketball at Athletic Field 162463InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 18:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$17.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Athletic Field 162514InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm
$156.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Athletic Field 185450InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 8pm
$156.00
Ceramics (Special Recreation) at Athletic Field 162513InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2016/09/22 18:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$12.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 162515InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$40.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 162516InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/10/27 20:30From October 27, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$40.00
Ceramics Camp at Athletic Field 185098CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/12/27 16:00From December 27, 2016 to January 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$52.00
Ceramics Camp at Athletic Field 185099CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/12/27 20:00From December 27, 2016 to January 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 5pm
$52.00
Flag Football at Athletic Field 162778InstructionSports - FootballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$17.00
Flag Football at Athletic Field 162779InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2016 to November 2, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$17.00
Flag Football at Athletic Field 162780InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2016 to November 2, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$17.00
Floor Hockey at Athletic Field 184519InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$17.00
Floor Hockey at Athletic Field 162821InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2016 to November 14, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Floor Hockey at Athletic Field 162822InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$17.00
Football at Athletic Field 184518InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2016/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2016 to November 3, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$5.00
Kiddie College at Athletic Field 163125InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$187.00
Lacrosse at Athletic Field 184523InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 17:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$17.00
Lacrosse at Athletic Field 184524InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2016 to November 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$17.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Athletic Field 184517InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Mighty Munchkins at Athletic Field 163384InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 18:00From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$17.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Athletic Field 184514InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 11m Coed2016/09/20 17:45From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 2pm
$37.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Athletic Field 163407InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/20 17:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 2pm
$37.00
NERF Soccer at Athletic Field 184522InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 1y 9m but less than 2y 11m Coed2016/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2016 to October 12, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$10.00
Play School at Athletic Field 163683InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 17:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$17.00
Pre Ballet & Creative Movement at Athletic Field 184527InstructionGymnastics - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 18:00From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$17.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Athletic Field 184525OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2016/09/20 18:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$125.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Athletic Field 163958InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 22:30From September 20, 2016 to November 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Soccer at Athletic Field 184516InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/13 17:00From September 13, 2016 to November 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
$17.00
Soccer at Athletic Field 184515InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2016 to November 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$17.00
Soccer at Athletic Field 164072InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 1y 9m but less than 2y 11m Coed2016/09/15 17:45From September 15, 2016 to October 13, 2016
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$10.00
Tiny Talkers - Spanish at Athletic Field 184526InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$17.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Athletic Field 164453InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 17:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$17.00

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Description

Located in the Irving Park community - just off the Kennedy Expressway at Addison and Drake. Athletic Field Park contains an ADA accessible soft-surface playground and spray feature, outdoor basketball and tennis courts, and ball fields as well as a field house and a ceramics building.

Filled with activities from cultural to sports programs and early childhood classes Athletic Park is the place to be year-round. The ceramics classes remain one of Athletic Field Park's most popular programs at the park. In the summer, youth attend our popular and always affordable 6-week day camp…filled with tons of fun. Teens should check out the new DJing program!

Seasonal special events are very well attended by the community. During the summer season the park is host to the popular Summer Dance series and in the fall there is the annual halloween bash.

Created by the Irving Park District, Athletic Field Park takes its name from the recreational facilities it provides. In 1923, the district began acquiring land in the southeastern part of its community, a lovely tree-lined neighborhood of apartment buildings, bungalows, and fine homes. Clarence Hatzfeld, architect of several nearby Villa District residences as well as many north- and northwest-side park fieldhouses, designed three structures for Athletic Field Park. Constructed in 1926, these included an attractive Spanish Revival-style fieldhouse, a smaller locker and game room building, and a children's playground shelter. The three-and-a-half acre park also had an athletic field with grandstands, a junior baseball field, separate boys' and girls' playgrounds, a wading pool, a sand box, and horseshoe and tennis courts. Ironically, four years after Athletic Field Park opened, the commissioners determined that the junior baseball field was not needed, and decided to use the area for additional tennis courts.

Athletic Field Park became part of the Chicago Park District in 1934, when the Great Depression necessitated the consolidation of the city's 22 independent park agencies. In the early 1960s, the park district converted the park's locker and game room into a ceramics studio. In 1969, further improvements were made to the ceramics building, including the installation of additional kilns. Today, ceramics classes remain one of Athletic Field Park's most popular programs.

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