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.

Events

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
16" Softball League at Athletic Field 139879Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2016/04/18 23:30From April 18, 2016 to August 1, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$235.00
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Athletic Field 140139InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2016/05/24 21:30From May 24, 2016 to July 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Athletic Field 140140InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/05/24 21:30From May 24, 2016 to July 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Athletic Field 159395InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2016/05/24 21:30From May 24, 2016 to July 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Athletic Field 159396InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/05/24 21:30From May 24, 2016 to July 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Ceramics (Special Recreation) at Athletic Field 159199InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2016/06/23 18:30From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$12.00
Ceramics Camp at Athletic Field 159393CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/07/26 15:00From July 26, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$124.00
Day Camp at Athletic Field 154592CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$357.00
Extended Camp at Athletic Field 154734CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 20:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$115.00
Play Camp at Athletic Field 155204CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/06 14:00From July 6, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$124.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Athletic Field 159198OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2016/06/21 18:30From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$125.00
Toddler Camp at Athletic Field 155761CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
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
$38.00

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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.