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.

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. 

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 Session at Hamilton 127340InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/02 20:00From September 2, 2015 to December 2, 2016
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
$11.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Archery at Hamilton 164979InstructionSports - Archery18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$12.00
Archery at Hamilton 164978InstructionSports - ArcheryAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$12.00
Basketball - Open at Hamilton 165170OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/19 17:30From September 19, 2016 to December 7, 2016
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
$58.00
Basketball - Open at Hamilton 165171OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$15.00
Chess at Hamilton 165580OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2016/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2:30pm
$0
Chorus Partnership at Hamilton 165596PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Dance - Modern at Hamilton 165709InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$7.00
Inner City Flag Football at Hamilton 166537InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2016/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 8:30am to 1:30pm
$0
Leadership Camp at Hamilton 166719CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/07 20:00From September 7, 2016 to December 16, 2016
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
$11.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Hamilton 166963InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/07 23:30From September 7, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$2.00
Park Kids - Fall at Hamilton 167289InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/07 20:00From September 7, 2016 to December 16, 2016
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 - 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
Seasonal Sports at Hamilton 167759InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Hamilton 167760InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Table Tennis - Open at Hamilton 168203OpenSports - Table Tennis21 and upMale2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$16.00
Teen Club at Hamilton 168288OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/09 23:30From September 9, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$2.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Hamilton 168350InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/21 22:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$3.00
Urban Moves at Hamilton 168886InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2016/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$3.00
Urban Moves at Hamilton 168885InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$4.00
Winter Break Camp at Hamilton 169035CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/12/26 16:00From December 26, 2016 to January 5, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$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.