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.

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.

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Athletic Field Fieldhouse

Athletic Field Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 3546 W. Addison St.

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Athletic Field Clubrooms

Athletic Field Clubrooms

Location Notes: 3546 W. Addison St.

Athletic Field Playground

Athletic Field PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 3546 W. Addison St.

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.

Events

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spr at Athletic Field 90413Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2014 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$325.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball League at Athletic Field 102355Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2015/04/20 23:30From April 20, 2015 to August 3, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$230.00
Arts & Crafts at Athletic Field 102477InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 17:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$16.00
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Athletic Field 105145Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2015/06/02 21:30From June 2, 2015 to July 28, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Athletic Field 130150Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/06/02 21:30From June 2, 2015 to July 28, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Basketball Camp at Athletic Field 133536CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/04/15 20:30From April 15, 2015 to June 10, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Athletic Field 102814InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
$153.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Athletic Field 102813InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/04/02 23:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$153.00
Ceramics (Special Recreation) at Athletic Field 102812InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAnyCoed2015/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$11.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 102815InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$77.00
Handbuilding at Athletic Field 103215InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
$153.00
Handbuilding at Athletic Field 129175InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/04/02 23:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$153.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Athletic Field 111106InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$102.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Athletic Field 103501InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/04/01 18:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$16.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Athletic Field 130153InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 21:30From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Athletic Field 129174InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$36.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Athletic Field 103598InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 1m Coed2015/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$36.00
Play School at Athletic Field 103074InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 17:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$16.00
Sculpture - Open Studio at Athletic Field 103674OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$122.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Athletic Field 130149InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 22:30From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Athletic Field 104140InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/14 20:30From April 14, 2015 to June 9, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$16.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Athletic Field 104141InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2015/04/14 21:30From April 14, 2015 to June 9, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Soccer at Athletic Field 130151InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 1y 9m but less than 2y 11m Coed2015/04/07 17:45From April 7, 2015 to June 9, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Soccer League at Athletic Field 104225Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/04/18 15:00From April 18, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$31.00
Soccer League at Athletic Field 104226Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/18 15:00From April 18, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$31.00
Soccer League at Athletic Field Cancelled104227Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/04/18 18:00From April 18, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$31.00
T-Ball at Athletic Field 104298InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/27 20:30From April 27, 2015 to June 15, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$16.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Athletic Field 103889InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$16.00
Track & Field at Athletic Field 130152InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 20:30From March 31, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$16.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball League at Athletic Field 132249Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Male2015/06/18 22:30From June 18, 2015 to August 6, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Athletic Field 116124InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/06/16 23:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
$153.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Athletic Field 116125InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/06/18 23:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$153.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 131606InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2015 to July 25, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$52.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 132251InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/08/01 16:00From August 1, 2015 to August 29, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$52.00
Ceramics at Athletic Field 131605InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 17:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$61.00
Ceramics Open Studio at Athletic Field 116963OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/06/20 18:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$122.00
Day Camp at Athletic Field 116170CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$340.00
Extended Camp at Athletic Field 116305CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 20:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$113.00
Handbuilding at Athletic Field 116607InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/06/16 23:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
$153.00
Handbuilding at Athletic Field 131604InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/06/18 23:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$153.00
Play Camp at Athletic Field 117489CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$122.00
Toddler Camp at Athletic Field 117793CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/08/10 15:00From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$37.00

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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.