Athletic Field Park

  • 3546 W. Addison St.   Chicago, Illinois 60618 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • 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.

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 is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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 169328InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$18.00
Basketball Skills at Athletic Field 169605InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$11.00
Basketball Skills at Athletic Field 187454InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Bitty Basketball at Athletic Field 187456InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 19:00From January 12, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$18.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Athletic Field 169695InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm
$159.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Athletic Field 187452InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/01/12 23:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$159.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Intermediate at Athletic Field 190610InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/01/11 23:30From January 11, 2017 to March 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$159.00
Ceramics (Special Recreation) at Athletic Field 169694InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/01/12 19:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$13.00
Ceramics (Special Recreation) at Athletic Field 190612InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/01/13 18:00From January 13, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$13.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 190611InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$40.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 187450InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to February 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$40.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 187451InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/02/16 22:00From February 16, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$40.00
Ceramics Open Studio at Athletic Field 170596OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/01/10 19:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$122.00
Dodgeball at Athletic Field 169820InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$6.00
Dodgeball at Athletic Field 169821InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:30From January 12, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$6.00
Family Ceramics at Athletic Field 190614InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to February 11, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$38.00
Family Ceramics at Athletic Field 190615InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/02/18 17:00From February 18, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$38.00
Floor Hockey at Athletic Field 169943InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$18.00
Floor Hockey at Athletic Field 169942InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$18.00
Golf - SNAG at Athletic Field 170066InstructionSports - GolfAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/02/15 19:00From February 15, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Handbuilding at Athletic Field 190609InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm
$150.00
Kiddie College at Athletic Field 170270InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
$162.00
Kiddie College at Athletic Field 170269InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$115.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Athletic Field 187453InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Mighty Munchkins at Athletic Field 170499InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 19:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$18.00
Play School at Athletic Field 170743InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/17 18:00From January 17, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
$18.00
Pre Ballet & Creative Movement at Athletic Field 189425InstructionGymnastics - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$18.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Athletic Field 190616OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
$122.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Athletic Field 170917InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 13Coed2017/01/17 23:30From January 17, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Soccer at Athletic Field 171031InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$18.00
Soccer at Athletic Field 171032InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$18.00
Tiny Talkers - Spanish at Athletic Field 187459InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$18.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Athletic Field 189426InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 18:00From January 11, 2017 to March 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$18.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Athletic Field 171386InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 18:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$18.00
Young Scientist at Athletic Field 189424InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 18:00From January 12, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$18.00

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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.