Hamilton Park

  • 513 W. 72nd St.   Chicago, Illinois 60621 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Michael Lindsey
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6174

Located in the Englewood community, Hamilton Park & Cultural Center totals 29.95 acres and features two gymnasiums, an auditorium, dance studio, archery range and a multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers a swimming pool, baseball/softball diamonds, basketball, handball, and tennis courts, playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, auditorium, fields, dance studio and multi-purpose room.

Park-goers can participate in Park Kids, seasonal sports, aerobics and Pilates. On the cultural side, Hamilton Park offers ballet, jazz and hip hop dance classes. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer youth can participate in the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Hamilton Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as our annual jazz concert.

History

The South Park Commission created Hamilton Park in 1904 as part of a revolutionary system of neighborhood parks providing relief to Chicago's congested tenement districts. The city's existing parks were far away from the noisy, overcrowded immigrant neighborhoods in the center of the city. Superintendent J. Frank Foster envisioned a new type of park that would not only provide beautifully landscaped "breathing spaces," but also a variety of services and educational functions. Nationally renowned landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers and architects Daniel H. Burnham and Company designed the entire system of new parks. The first ten neighborhood parks opened to the public in 1905. Of the ten parks, Hamilton was the only one named for a national political figure. It honors Alexander Hamilton (1755-?1804), advisor to George Washington and first secretary of the U.S. Treasury, who was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr. The theme of national political history is beautifully conveyed in the Hamilton Park fieldhouse murals, executed by noted Chicago artist, John Warner Norton. The other nine parks, Sherman, Ogden, Palmer, and Bessemer Parks, and Mark White, Russell, Davis, Armour and Cornell Squares, were named for figures who were significant to the development of Chicago.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Hamilton Park Archery Range

Hamilton Park Archery Range

Location Notes: 513 W. 72nd St.

Descriptors: Outdoor

Five

Five (1)

Location Notes: Hamilton Park Cultural Center

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Historical Series

Historical Series (1)

Location Notes: Field house lobby

Descriptors: Indoor, Mural

Hamilton Park Basketball Courts

Hamilton Park Basketball Courts

Location Notes: 513 W. 72nd St.

Hamilton Park Cultural Center

Hamilton Park Cultural Center

Location Notes: 513 W. 72nd St.

Hamilton Park Gymnasiums

Hamilton Park Gymnasiums

Location Notes: 513 W. 72nd St.

Hamilton Park Meeting/Event Space

Hamilton Park Meeting/Event Space

Location Notes: 513 W. 72nd St.

Hamilton Park Playground

Hamilton Park PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Hamilton Park Pool

Hamilton Park Pool (1)

Location Notes: 513 W. 72nd St.

Hours:

Phone: (312)747-7649

Descriptors: Outdoor

Hamilton Park Tennis Courts

Hamilton Park Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 513 W. 72nd St.

Events

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Hamilton 167358Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/07 20:00From September 7, 2016 to June 16, 2017$36.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Archery at Hamilton 171870InstructionSports - ArcheryAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$13.00
Basketball - Open at Hamilton 172071OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$50.00
Dance - Modern at Hamilton 172677InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$4.00
Dance - Modern at Hamilton 188601InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 16 but less than 25Coed2017/01/14 00:00From January 13, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:45pm
$3.00
Inner City Basketball at Hamilton 173359Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Leadership Camp at Hamilton 173487CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 7pm
$12.00
Park Kids - Winter at Hamilton 174007InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 7pm
$12.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Hamilton 174347InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Hamilton 174348InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hamilton 187268OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs55 and upCoed2017/01/10 17:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$0
Senior Dance at Hamilton 187267InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance55 and upCoed2017/01/12 19:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Show Choir Partnership at Hamilton 174444PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Table Games at Hamilton 186994OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2:30pm
$0
Table Tennis - Open at Hamilton 174694OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$17.00
Teen Club at Hamilton 174782OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 00:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$3.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Hamilton 174846InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/11 23:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$4.00
Urban Moves at Hamilton 175283InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$4.00
Urban Moves at Hamilton 175284InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$4.00

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Located in the Englewood community, Hamilton Park & Cultural Center totals 29.95 acres and features two gymnasiums, an auditorium, dance studio, archery range and a multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers a swimming pool, baseball/softball diamonds, basketball, handball, and tennis courts, playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, auditorium, fields, dance studio and multi-purpose room.

Park-goers can participate in Park Kids, seasonal sports, aerobics and Pilates. On the cultural side, Hamilton Park offers ballet, jazz and hip hop dance classes. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer youth can participate in the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Hamilton Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as our annual jazz concert.

The South Park Commission created Hamilton Park in 1904 as part of a revolutionary system of neighborhood parks providing relief to Chicago's congested tenement districts. The city's existing parks were far away from the noisy, overcrowded immigrant neighborhoods in the center of the city. Superintendent J. Frank Foster envisioned a new type of park that would not only provide beautifully landscaped "breathing spaces," but also a variety of services and educational functions. Nationally renowned landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers and architects Daniel H. Burnham and Company designed the entire system of new parks. The first ten neighborhood parks opened to the public in 1905. Of the ten parks, Hamilton was the only one named for a national political figure. It honors Alexander Hamilton (1755-?1804), advisor to George Washington and first secretary of the U.S. Treasury, who was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr. The theme of national political history is beautifully conveyed in the Hamilton Park fieldhouse murals, executed by noted Chicago artist, John Warner Norton. The other nine parks, Sherman, Ogden, Palmer, and Bessemer Parks, and Mark White, Russell, Davis, Armour and Cornell Squares, were named for figures who were significant to the development of Chicago.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.