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 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Athletic Field 208995InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 18:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$19.00
Basketball Skills at Athletic Field 226451InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 22:45From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 6:15pm
$15.00
Basketball Skills at Athletic Field 226450InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2018/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$19.00
Bitty Basketball at Athletic Field 209278InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 19:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$19.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Advanced at Athletic Field 227102InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2018/01/10 23:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$167.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Athletic Field 209346InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2018/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$167.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Athletic Field 209347InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2018/01/11 23:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$167.00
Ceramics (Deaf & HOH) at Athletic Field 209345InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2018/01/12 18:00From January 12, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$14.00
Ceramics (Special Recreation) at Athletic Field 209344InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2018/01/11 20:00From January 11, 2018 to March 22, 2018
Each Thursday from 2pm to 4pm
$14.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 209349InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2018 to February 5, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$42.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 209350InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/02/12 22:00From February 12, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$42.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 227101InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2018/02/14 22:00From February 14, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$42.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 209351InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2018/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2018 to February 7, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$42.00
Ceramics Open Studio at Athletic Field 209357OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2018/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4:30pm
$128.00
Dino Diggers at Athletic Field 227107InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$18.00
Dodgeball at Athletic Field 227103InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$7.00
Dodgeball at Athletic Field 209472InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$7.00
Dodgeball at Athletic Field 209473InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 22:30From January 11, 2018 to March 8, 2018
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$7.00
Family Ceramics at Athletic Field 209529InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2018 to February 5, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$42.00
Family Ceramics at Athletic Field 209530InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/02/13 00:00From February 12, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$42.00
Floor Hockey at Athletic Field 209586InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$19.00
Floor Hockey at Athletic Field 209585InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$19.00
Golf - SNAG at Athletic Field 209703InstructionSports - GolfAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
$11.00
Handbuilding at Athletic Field 209770InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2018/01/10 23:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$164.00
Kiddie College at Athletic Field 209891InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
$170.00
Kiddie College at Athletic Field 209890InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$121.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Athletic Field 210095InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 22:45From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$19.00
Mighty Munchkins at Athletic Field 210114InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$19.00
Play School at Athletic Field 210348InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/18 18:00From January 18, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$15.00
Pre Ballet & Creative Movement at Athletic Field 210391InstructionGymnastics - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 19:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$19.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Athletic Field 227104OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture17 and upCoed2018/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$48.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Athletic Field 227105OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture17 and upCoed2018/01/11 23:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$48.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Athletic Field 210505InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Soccer at Athletic Field 210610InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$19.00
Soccer at Athletic Field 210611InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$19.00
Storytime & Crafts at Athletic Field 227106InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/18 19:00From January 18, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$19.00
Tiny Talkers - Spanish at Athletic Field 210913InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$19.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Athletic Field 210918InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2018 to March 7, 2018
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$19.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Athletic Field 210998InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 18:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$19.00
Young Scientist at Athletic Field 211207InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$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.