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.

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 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
16" Softball League at Athletic Field 177746Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:30From June 19, 2017 to October 2, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$242.00
Arts & Crafts at Athletic Field 176129InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$19.00
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Athletic 177078InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2017/05/23 21:30From May 23, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Athletic Field 177086InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/05/23 21:30From May 23, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Basketball - Teen League at Athletic Field 198295Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Basketball - Teen League at Athletic Field 198294Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/06 22:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Basketball Skills at Athletic Field 193393InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Advanced at Athletic Field 193395InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/04/05 22:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$161.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Athletic Field 176265InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm
$161.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Athletic Field 198298InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/04/05 22:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$161.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Athletic Field 176266InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/04/06 22:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$161.00
Ceramics (Special Recreation) at Athletic Field 176267InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAnyCoed2017/04/06 18:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$14.00
Ceramics (Special Recreation) at Athletic Field 193391InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/04/07 17:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$14.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 193400InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$84.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 176264InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to May 1, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:45pm
$40.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 176263InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/05/08 23:00From May 8, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:45pm
$40.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 199976InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 21:00From April 5, 2017 to May 3, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$40.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 199975InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2017/05/10 21:00From May 10, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$40.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 193399InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/05/11 21:00From May 11, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$40.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 176262InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 21:00From April 6, 2017 to May 4, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$40.00
Floor Hockey at Athletic Field 193403InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Golf - SNAG at Athletic Field 193392InstructionSports - GolfAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 18:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Kiddie College at Athletic Field 193406InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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
$167.00
Kiddie College at Athletic Field 176450InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$116.00
Lacrosse at Athletic Field 177473InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 21:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$11.00
Lincoln Park Zoo Crew at Athletic Field 198299InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
$19.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Athletic Field 193404InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 22:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$19.00
Mighty Munchkins at Athletic Field 177898InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 18:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$19.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Athletic Field 176379InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/06 18:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:15pm
$19.00
Pre Ballet & Creative Movement at Athletic Field 193407InstructionGymnastics - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 18:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$19.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Athletic Field 176254OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/04/04 18:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$128.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Athletic Field 193396OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/04/04 22:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$41.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Athletic Field 193397OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/04/05 22:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$41.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Athletic Field 193398OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/04/06 22:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$41.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Athletic Field 193405InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Soccer at Athletic Field 193401InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$19.00
Soccer at Athletic Field 177705InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 1y 9m but less than 3Coed2017/04/06 17:45From April 6, 2017 to May 4, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$12.00
Sports Conditioning at Athletic Field 193409InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 20:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
T-Ball at Athletic Field 198296InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$17.00
T-Ball at Athletic Field 177149InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 20:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$19.00
T-Ball at Athletic Field 177147InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 1y 9m but less than 3Coed2017/05/11 17:45From May 11, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$10.00
Tiny Talkers - Spanish at Athletic Field 193394InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$19.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Athletic Field 193408InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 17:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$11.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Athletic Field 176777InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 17:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$19.00
Track & Field at Athletic Field 177814InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$19.00

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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.