Hamilton Park

  • 513 W. 72nd St.   Chicago, Illinois 60621 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Targett Johnson
  • 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.

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

Location Notes: 513 W. 72nd St.

Hamilton Park Pool

Hamilton Park Pool (1)

Location Notes: 513 W. 72nd St.

Hours:

Phone: (312)747-7649

Hamilton Park Tennis Courts

Hamilton Park Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 513 W. 72nd St.

Winter Programs

Click on the Winter tab below.  Most activities run the week of January 5 through the week of March 16.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Spring Programs

Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1.
View programs online beginning Monday, February 9.  Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 28, 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
Park Kids - Fall Session at Hamilton 111091InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2014 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$10.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Hamilton 111092Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2014 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$30.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Archery at Hamilton 98604InstructionSports - Archery8 and upCoed2015/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2015 to March 5, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$10.00
Basketball - Open at Hamilton 98823OpenSports - Basketball19 and upCoed2015/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
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
$55.00
Chess at Hamilton 99270OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2015/01/05 18:00From January 5, 2015 to April 9, 2015
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
Dance - Modern at Hamilton 113902InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$5.00
Inner City Basketball at Hamilton 113904Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
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
Park Kids - Winter Session at Hamilton 100924InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$10.00
Samba Fit at Hamilton 101152InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2015 to March 13, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Hamilton 101274InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Hamilton 101275InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Show Choir Partnership at Hamilton 113901PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Table Tennis at Hamilton 101593InstructionSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
$20.00
Teen Leadership Club at Hamilton 101722InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/02/04 21:30From February 4, 2015 to March 13, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Hamilton 102117OpenSports - Volleyball21 and upCoed2015/01/19 23:30From January 19, 2015 to March 9, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
From January 23, 2015 to March 13, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$10.00
Volleyball - Open at Hamilton 102117OpenSports - Volleyball21 and upCoed2015/01/19 23:30From January 19, 2015 to March 9, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
From January 23, 2015 to March 13, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$10.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Hamilton 105156InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Hamilton 105155InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Baseball at Hamilton 121792InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/06 15:00From April 6, 2015 to April 10, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Hamilton 105241OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2015/03/30 17:45From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 12:45pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 3pm
$50.00
Chess at Hamilton 105605OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2015/04/13 15:00From April 13, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3:45pm
$0
Dance - Modern at Hamilton 121791InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Hamilton 106973InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$11.00
Samba Fit at Hamilton 107185InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2015/04/02 00:30From April 1, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Hamilton 107224InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Hamilton 107225InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 14 but less than 19Coed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Show Choir Partnership at Hamilton 129528PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Table Tennis at Hamilton 107738InstructionSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2015/03/30 22:30From March 30, 2015 to May 29, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$21.00
Teen Leadership Club at Hamilton 107858InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/03/31 22:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Hamilton 108275OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$11.00

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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.