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: Indoor

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 Tennis Courts

Hamilton Park Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 513 W. 72nd St.

Events

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Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

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
Adult Swim at Hamilton 195119OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7pm
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
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Adult Swim at Hamilton 195119OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7pm
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
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Adult Swim at Hamilton 195119OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7pm
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
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Family Swim at Hamilton 195916OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 20:00From June 24, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Family Swim at Hamilton 195916OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 20:00From June 24, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Family Swim at Hamilton 195916OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 20:00From June 24, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Hamilton 196501InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hamilton 196506InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/25 17:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hamilton 196503InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Male2017/06/25 18:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hamilton 196502InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/25 19:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hamilton 196499InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hamilton 196504InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/24 17:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hamilton 196500InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 18:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hamilton 196505InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/24 19:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Hamilton 196692OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 16:00From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Open Swim at Hamilton 196692OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 16:00From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Open Swim at Hamilton 196691OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 21:00From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 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
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Hamilton 197165InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 20:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$35.00
Teen Swim at Hamilton 197283OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 22:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 5pm to 6pm
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
Each Saturday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Youth Swim at Hamilton 197697OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 21:00From June 24, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Youth Swim at Hamilton 197697OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 21:00From June 24, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Youth Swim at Hamilton 197697OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 21:00From June 24, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Archery at Hamilton 205017InstructionSports - ArcheryAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$13.00
Archery at Hamilton 205018InstructionSports - Archery18 and upCoed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$13.00
Basketball - Open at Hamilton 205221OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/11 17:30From September 11, 2017 to November 29, 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
$58.00
Basketball - Open at Hamilton 205222OpenSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 16Coed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$5.00
Basketball Camp at Hamilton 205384CampsCamps - SportsAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/12/25 16:00From December 25, 2017 to January 3, 2018
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Chorus Partnership at Hamilton 205685PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Dance - Modern at Hamilton 205812InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$5.00
Inner City Flag Football at Hamilton 206366InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2017/09/07 22:00From September 7, 2017 to November 17, 2017
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 206515CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 22, 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 - Fall at Hamilton 207087InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 22, 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
$13.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Hamilton 207149Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to June 18, 2018$39.00
Seasonal Sports at Hamilton 207411InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Hamilton 207412InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Table Tennis - Open at Hamilton 207886OpenSports - Table Tennis21 and upMale2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$17.00
Teen Club at Hamilton 207984OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/01 23:30From September 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$3.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Hamilton 208046InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/13 22:30From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$4.00
Urban Moves at Hamilton 208391InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2017/09/12 00:00From September 11, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$6.00
Urban Moves at Hamilton 208390InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$5.00
Winter Break Camp at Hamilton 208559CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/12/26 16:00From December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018
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
$20.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Hamilton 213345InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
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
$13.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Hamilton 219272InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:00From April 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
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
$13.00

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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.