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

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Athletic Field 202241InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$18.00
Basketball Skills at Athletic Field 202510InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Bitty Basketball at Athletic Field 202529InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$18.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Advanced at Athletic Field 224273InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture17 and upCoed2017/09/13 22:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$164.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Athletic Field 202593InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/09/12 22:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$164.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Athletic Field 202594InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/09/14 22:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$164.00
Ceramics (Deaf & HOH) at Athletic Field 202592InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2017 to November 10, 2017
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$13.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 202595InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to October 16, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$42.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 202596InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/10/30 21:00From October 30, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$42.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 224272InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/11/01 20:30From November 1, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$42.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 224271InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to October 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$42.00
Ceramics Camp at Athletic Field 202602CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/12/27 16:00From December 27, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$55.00
Ceramics Open Studio (Spec Rec) at Athletic Field 202604OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/09/14 19:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 4pm
$13.00
Ceramics Open Studio at Athletic Field 202605OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/09/12 18:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$132.00
Cross Country at Athletic Field 222025InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to November 1, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$18.00
Family Ceramics at Athletic Field 224269InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 4 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to October 16, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$42.00
Family Ceramics at Athletic Field 224270InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 4 but less than 13Coed2017/10/30 23:00From October 30, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$42.00
Flag Football at Athletic Field 202866InstructionSports - FootballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 18:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$18.00
Flag Football at Athletic Field 202867InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to November 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$18.00
Flag Football at Athletic Field 202868InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to November 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$18.00
Floor Hockey at Athletic Field 202907InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 16Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to November 6, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$18.00
Handbuilding at Athletic Field 224274InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture17 and upCoed2017/09/13 22:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$164.00
Kiddie College at Athletic Field 203210InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 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
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$196.00
Kiddie College at Athletic Field 222030InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$115.00
Lacrosse at Athletic Field 203278InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$18.00
Lacrosse at Athletic Field 203279InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to November 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$18.00
Lincoln Park Zoo Crew at Athletic Field 222021InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 17:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
$19.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Athletic Field 203425InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 21:45From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$18.00
Mighty Munchkins at Athletic Field 203446InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 18:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$18.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Athletic Field 203472InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1y 9m but less than 3Coed2017/09/12 18:15From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$39.00
NERF Soccer at Athletic Field 203537InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 1y 9m but less than 2y 11m Coed2017/09/13 18:00From September 13, 2017 to October 11, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$10.00
Pre Ballet & Creative Movement at Athletic Field 203761InstructionGymnastics - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$18.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Athletic Field 224275OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture17 and upCoed2017/09/12 22:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$48.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Athletic Field 224276OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture17 and upCoed2017/09/14 22:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$48.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Athletic Field 203917InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 22:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$0
Soccer at Athletic Field 204027InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to November 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$18.00
Tiny Talkers - Spanish at Athletic Field 204356InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$18.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Athletic Field 224277InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 17:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$19.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Athletic Field 204436InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$19.00
Young Scientist at Athletic Field 222022InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 17:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$19.00

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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.