Hamlin Park

  • 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60618 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Rich Blake
  • Phone: (312) 742-7785

Located in the North Center community (two blocks south of Belmont Avenue, with its eastern border abutting Damen Avenue), Hamlin Park sits on approximately eight acres. The fieldhouse contains a fitness center, two gymnasiums, an assembly hall (with stage), a kitchen, and clubrooms available for rental. Outside, there’s a swimming pool, two senior and two junior baseball fields, named Legends Field for Chicago Cubs Greats Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ryne Sandberg, Ron Santo, a combination football-soccer field, a basketball court, two tennis courts, a playground, and an assembly area. Dog owners appreciate that Hamlin Park is one of the sites containing a designated dog-friendly area.

With a strong focus on fitness, Hamlin Park offers Qi Gong, yoga, Kids Fitness, Olympic weightlifting, and walking club.Sports include baseball, basketball, boxing, dodgeball, floor hockey, Junior Bears Youth football, kickball, seasonal sports, soccer, softball, track & field, and volleyball. Parents will appreciate the opportunity for their of tots / preschoolers to increase their socialization skills in programs such as: Moms Pops & Tots Interaction, Tot Spot, Tiny Tot Tumbling, Fun & Games, Arts & Crafts, and Music & Movement.Teens can make new friendships in the park’s Teen Club. During the summer, besides regular programming, Hamlin Park will keep youth and young teens involved and well supervised with its popular and affordable six-week Day Camp, Teen Leadership Camp, Music Camp, and Sports Camp.

In addition to programs, Hamlin Park host special events, such as its annual Boxing Show. Chicago Moving Company is Hamlin Park’s Arts-Partner-in-Residence.CMC is a modern dance company which offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced dance classes to the community.Come out to Hamlin Park Theater to attend a performance by CMC or other dance companies from the community. Hamlin Park Baseball Association is a not-for-profit organization which provides competitive baseball for boys and girls, ranging from ages 5 to 19.HPBA is staffed by parent volunteers.

History

The Lincoln Park Commission created Hamlin Park in 1910. Although the park commission had been established in 1869 to improve and manage Lincoln Park, in the early 1900s administrators began creating new parks and playgrounds in congested neighborhoods within their jurisdiction. In 1908, residents of the area around Damen and Belmont Avenues petitioned the commission for a new park in their neighborhood. The following year, 210 members of the nearby Galilee Baptist Church submitted a letter urging the park's development. Later in 1909, the Lincoln Park Commission acquired the eight-acre park site. Dwight H. Perkins of the firm Perkins, Fellows, and Hamilton designed the Hamlin Park fieldhouse. Perkins played a significant role in Chicago's progressive reform movement and was a noted Prairie School architect. In addition to the Hamlin Park fieldhouse, he designed several Lincoln Park buildings including the Daily News Fresh Air Sanitarium (now Theater on the Lake), Seward Park's fieldhouse, and Stanton Park's original fieldhouse. Of the fieldhouses, Hamlin Park's was most extensive. It had men's and women's gymnasiums, locker and changing rooms, an assembly hall, club rooms, a lunch room, a branch of the Chicago Public Library, and an outdoor swimming pool. In the 1930s, architect Clarence Hatzfeld made alterations to the building. The Lincoln Park Commission named most of their neighborhood parks in honor of members of President Abraham Lincoln's cabinet. Hamlin Park honors Hannibal Hamlin (1809-1891), Lincoln's vice-president.

Parking/Directions

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Legends Field

Legends Field

Location: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Hamlin Basketball Court

Hamlin Basketball Court

Location: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Hamlin Boxing Gym

Hamlin Boxing Gym

Location: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Hamlin Dog Friendly Area

Hamlin Dog Friendly Area

Location: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Notes: .16 acres, located at northeast corner of Wellington and Hoyne. Water supply.

Hamlin Fieldhouse

Hamlin Fieldhouse

Location: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Hamlin Fitness Center

Hamlin Fitness Center

Location: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Notes: M-F, 9:30am-9:30pm; Sa 9:30am-2:30pm; Su 9:30am-4:30pm; closed 2:30-3:30pm for cleaning; Sign up for a membership

Hamlin Football/Soccer

Hamlin Football/Soccer

Location: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Hamlin Large Gymnasium

Hamlin Large Gymnasium

Location: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Notes: 1 Large 1 Small

Hamlin Auditorium & Clubrooms

Hamlin Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Notes: Clubroom + Auditorium

Hamlin Picnic Area

Hamlin Picnic Area

Location: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Hamlin Playground

Hamlin Playground

Location: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Hamlin Tennis Court East

Hamlin Tennis Court East

Location: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Events

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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
Family Swim at Hamlin 87255OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 14, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Each Sunday from 3:15pm to 5pm
Each Sunday from 5:45pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 5pm
Free
Junior Bear Football at Hamlin 82725InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to October 16, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Free
Junior Bear Football at Hamlin 82724InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11CoedFrom July 15, 2014 to October 16, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Free
Lap Swim at Hamlin 87412OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 7am to 11am
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 11am
Each Thursday from 7am to 11am
Each Friday from 7am to 11am
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 5:45pm to 7:15pm
$40.00
Open Swim at Hamlin 87251OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from Noon to 3pm
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
Free
Parent and Tot Swim at Hamlin 87468OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Free
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball League at Hamlin 91832Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMaleFrom September 4, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$260.00
16" Softball League at Hamlin 91831Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoedFrom August 27, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$260.00
Art & ABCs at Hamlin 92007InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$40.00
Arts & Crafts at Hamlin 92057InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$40.00
Arts & Crafts at Hamlin 92058InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$40.00
Basketball at Hamlin 92284InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11FemaleFrom October 29, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Basketball at Hamlin 92282InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11MaleFrom October 31, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Basketball at Hamlin 92283InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 13CoedFrom October 31, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Bitty Basketball at Hamlin 92410InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom October 27, 2014 to November 24, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Boxing at Hamlin 92480InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 3pm
$43.00
Boxing at Hamlin 92479InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 10 but less than 18CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 3pm
Free
Dance - Modern Arts Partner at Hamlin 92740PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Dance16 and upCoedFrom September 9, 2014 to December 16, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$80.00
Dance - Modern Arts Partner at Hamlin 92741PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Dance16 and upCoedFrom September 12, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$80.00
Dodgeball at Hamlin 92760InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom October 27, 2014 to November 24, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 92847InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$15.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 92849InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$20.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 92850InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$15.00
Fun and Games at Hamlin 92976InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$40.00
Fun and Games at Hamlin 92977InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$40.00
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Hamlin 111657PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$60.00
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Hamlin 111658PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$60.00
Kickboxing at Hamlin 93449InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00
Kiddie College at Hamlin 93491InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:30pm
$70.00
Kiddie College at Hamlin 93492InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$70.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Hamlin 93751InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$26.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Hamlin 93786InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 5CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$12.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hamlin 93854InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$58.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hamlin 93855InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$58.00
Music and Movement at Hamlin 93902InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$43.00
Painting at Hamlin 94007InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 24, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$40.00
Qigong Arts Partner at Hamlin 94248PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 9, 2014 to December 16, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$105.00
Qigong at Hamlin 94249InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$26.00
Seasonal Sports at Hamlin 110813InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$15.00
Seasonal Sports at Hamlin 94373InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at Hamlin 94524InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$25.00
Small Group Personal Training at Hamlin 94525InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom November 1, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$25.00
Soccer at Hamlin 94567InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$26.00
Soccer at Hamlin 94568InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$26.00
Storytime at Hamlin 94718InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 22, 2014 to November 24, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 10:45am
$26.00
Storytime at Hamlin 94719InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$26.00
Tap & Ballet at Hamlin 94777InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$40.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hamlin 95225InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$26.00
Tot Spot at Hamlin 95268OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$34.00
Volleyball at Hamlin 95393InstructionSports - Volleyball60 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
Free
Volleyball at Hamlin 95395InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 11CoedFrom October 28, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Volleyball at Hamlin 95396InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 11 but less than 14CoedFrom October 28, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Yoga at Hamlin 95548InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$52.00
Yoga at Hamlin 95549InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$52.00

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Located in the North Center community (two blocks south of Belmont Avenue, with its eastern border abutting Damen Avenue), Hamlin Park sits on approximately eight acres. The fieldhouse contains a fitness center, two gymnasiums, an assembly hall (with stage), a kitchen, and clubrooms available for rental. Outside, there’s a swimming pool, two senior and two junior baseball fields, named Legends Field for Chicago Cubs Greats Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ryne Sandberg, Ron Santo, a combination football-soccer field, a basketball court, two tennis courts, a playground, and an assembly area. Dog owners appreciate that Hamlin Park is one of the sites containing a designated dog-friendly area.

With a strong focus on fitness, Hamlin Park offers Qi Gong, yoga, Kids Fitness, Olympic weightlifting, and walking club.Sports include baseball, basketball, boxing, dodgeball, floor hockey, Junior Bears Youth football, kickball, seasonal sports, soccer, softball, track & field, and volleyball. Parents will appreciate the opportunity for their of tots / preschoolers to increase their socialization skills in programs such as: Moms Pops & Tots Interaction, Tot Spot, Tiny Tot Tumbling, Fun & Games, Arts & Crafts, and Music & Movement.Teens can make new friendships in the park’s Teen Club. During the summer, besides regular programming, Hamlin Park will keep youth and young teens involved and well supervised with its popular and affordable six-week Day Camp, Teen Leadership Camp, Music Camp, and Sports Camp.

In addition to programs, Hamlin Park host special events, such as its annual Boxing Show. Chicago Moving Company is Hamlin Park’s Arts-Partner-in-Residence.CMC is a modern dance company which offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced dance classes to the community.Come out to Hamlin Park Theater to attend a performance by CMC or other dance companies from the community. Hamlin Park Baseball Association is a not-for-profit organization which provides competitive baseball for boys and girls, ranging from ages 5 to 19.HPBA is staffed by parent volunteers.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 3035 N. Hoyne Ave. 4
Basketball Court - Outdoor 3035 N. Hoyne Ave. 1
Boxing Gym 3035 N. Hoyne Ave. 1
Dog Friendly Areas 3035 N. Hoyne Ave. 1 .16 acres, located at northeast corner of Wellington and Hoyne. Water supply.
Fieldhouse 3035 N. Hoyne Ave. 0
Fitness Centers 3035 N. Hoyne Ave. 1 M-F, 9:30am-9:30pm; Sa 9:30am-2:30pm; Su 9:30am-4:30pm; closed 2:30-3:30pm for cleaning; Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer 3035 N. Hoyne Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 3035 N. Hoyne Ave. 2 1 Large 1 Small
Meeting/Event Space 3035 N. Hoyne Ave. 3 Clubroom + Auditorium
Picnic Groves 3035 N. Hoyne Ave. 1
Playgrounds 3035 N. Hoyne Ave. 1
Swimming Pools 3035 N. Hoyne Ave. 0
Tennis Courts 3035 N. Hoyne Ave. 1
The Lincoln Park Commission created Hamlin Park in 1910. Although the park commission had been established in 1869 to improve and manage Lincoln Park, in the early 1900s administrators began creating new parks and playgrounds in congested neighborhoods within their jurisdiction. In 1908, residents of the area around Damen and Belmont Avenues petitioned the commission for a new park in their neighborhood. The following year, 210 members of the nearby Galilee Baptist Church submitted a letter urging the park's development. Later in 1909, the Lincoln Park Commission acquired the eight-acre park site. Dwight H. Perkins of the firm Perkins, Fellows, and Hamilton designed the Hamlin Park fieldhouse. Perkins played a significant role in Chicago's progressive reform movement and was a noted Prairie School architect. In addition to the Hamlin Park fieldhouse, he designed several Lincoln Park buildings including the Daily News Fresh Air Sanitarium (now Theater on the Lake), Seward Park's fieldhouse, and Stanton Park's original fieldhouse. Of the fieldhouses, Hamlin Park's was most extensive. It had men's and women's gymnasiums, locker and changing rooms, an assembly hall, club rooms, a lunch room, a branch of the Chicago Public Library, and an outdoor swimming pool. In the 1930s, architect Clarence Hatzfeld made alterations to the building. The Lincoln Park Commission named most of their neighborhood parks in honor of members of President Abraham Lincoln's cabinet. Hamlin Park honors Hannibal Hamlin (1809-1891), Lincoln's vice-president.

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