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.

Historical Series

Historical Series (1)

Location Notes: Field house lobby

Descriptors: Playground Art

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 Tennis Courts

Hamilton Park Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 513 W. 72nd St.

Events

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 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
Adult Swim at Hamilton 120117OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/12 22:00From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 5pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 7:15pm
$0
Baseball League at Hamilton 131965Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/05/06 19:00From May 6, 2015 to August 12, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Cultural Camp at Hamilton 118305CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Each Friday from 9am to 4pm
$61.00
Dance Camp at Hamilton 118322CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$11.00
Family Swim at Hamilton 118777OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/13 20:00From June 13, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Hamilton 131900Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2015/06/15 21:00From June 15, 2015 to August 21, 2015
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
Learn to Swim at Hamilton 119572InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Female2015/06/21 16:00From June 21, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hamilton 119573InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Female2015/06/21 17:00From June 21, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hamilton 119576InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 17Female2015/06/21 18:00From June 21, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hamilton 119577InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 17Male2015/06/21 19:00From June 21, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hamilton 119570InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Female2015/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hamilton 119571InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Male2015/06/20 17:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hamilton 119574InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 17Female2015/06/20 18:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hamilton 119575InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 17Male2015/06/20 19:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
POST Adult Swim at Hamilton 131055OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 22:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 5pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 7:15pm
$0
POST Family Swim at Hamilton 131056OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/29 20:00From August 29, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
POST Teen Swim at Hamilton 131058OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 21:30From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Hamilton 131057OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/25 20:00From August 25, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Hamilton 131921OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 16:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Hamliton 146931InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/15 19:00From June 15, 2015 to September 7, 2015
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
$28.00
Teen Swim at Hamilton 120123OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/12 21:30From June 12, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Youth Swim at Hamilton 120129OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/12 20:00From June 12, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Archery at Hamilton 125095InstructionSports - Archery18 and upCoed2015/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$11.00
Archery at Hamilton 125094InstructionSports - ArcheryAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$11.00
Basketball - Open at Hamilton 125327OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/09/14 17:30From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 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
$58.00
Basketball - Open at Hamilton 125328OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$36.00
Chess at Hamilton 125714OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2015/09/14 17:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 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
Chorus Partnership at Hamilton 125722PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Dance - Modern at Hamilton 125832InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
Family Night Out at Hamilton 147821OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games3 and upCoed2015/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Friday from 6pm to 8pm on the 1st, 3rd weeks of each month
$0
Inner City Flag Football at Hamilton 126572InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2015/09/10 22:00From September 10, 2015 to November 20, 2015
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 146659CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/09/02 20:00From September 2, 2015 to December 18, 2015
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
$10.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Hamilton 146663InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/02 23:30From September 2, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$1.00
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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Hamilton 127410Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/02 20:00From September 2, 2015 to June 10, 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
$33.00
Seasonal Sports at Hamilton 127682InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Hamilton 127683InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/09/17 22:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Table Tennis - Open at Hamilton 128115OpenSports - Table Tennis21 and upMale2015/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$15.00
Teen Club at Hamilton 146661OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/04 23:30From September 4, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$16.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Hamilton 146660InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/09/02 22:30From September 2, 2015 to December 16, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$2.00
Urban Moves at Hamilton 147820InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2015/09/17 22:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$2.00
Urban Moves at Hamilton 146662InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$3.00
Volleyball - Open at Hamilton 128745OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/09/18 22:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$21.00
Winter Break Camp at Hamilton 146850CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/12/21 16:00From December 21, 2015 to December 31, 2015
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
$3.00

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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.