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.

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

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.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

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 89410InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 24, 2014
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$15.00
Basketball at Athletic Field 110650InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 10, 2014 to October 29, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Basketball at Athletic Field 110651InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 11, 2014 to October 30, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Free
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Athletic Field 112251InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
$150.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Athletic Field 112252InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$150.00
Ceramics (Special Recreation) at Athletic Field 112380InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture16 and upCoedFrom September 27, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$10.00
Flag Football at Athletic Field 110646InstructionSports - FootballAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 24, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$15.00
Flag Football at Athletic Field 110647InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 9, 2014 to October 28, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Flag Football at Athletic Field 89991InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 9, 2014 to October 28, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$15.00
Fun and Games at Athletic Field 90100InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$15.00
Guitar Partnership at Athletic Field 112235PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 18, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$50.00
Guitar Partnership at Athletic Field 112236PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 18, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$50.00
Handbuilding at Athletic Field 112254InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
$150.00
Keyboard Partnership at Athletic Field 112237PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 20, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$50.00
Keyboard Partnership at Athletic Field 112238PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 20, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$50.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Athletic Field 111104InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$125.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spr at Athletic Field 90413Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom 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
Lacrosse at Athletic Field 110648InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 8, 2014 to October 27, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Athletic Field 110649InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$15.00
Mold Making and Casting at Athletic Field 112269InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$150.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Athletic Field 90654InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$35.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Athletic Field 90656InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 1m CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$35.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Athletic Field 90655InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$35.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Athletic Field 90657InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 1m CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$35.00
Open Studio - Sculpture at Athletic Field Cancelled112255OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
$120.00
Open Studio - Sculpture at Athletic Field 112253OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$120.00
Sculpture at Athletic Field 112256InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture60 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 1pm
$150.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Athletic Field 90946InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$15.00

Documents

There are no documents available.

Photos & Videos

There are no photos or videos available.

Reviews

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.