Hamlin Park

  • 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60618 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Rich Blake
  • Park 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

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Legends Field

Legends Field

Location Notes: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Hamlin Basketball Court

Hamlin Basketball Court

Location Notes: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Hamlin Boxing Gym

Hamlin Boxing Gym

Location Notes: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Hamlin Dog Friendly Area

Hamlin Dog Friendly Area

Location Notes: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

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

Hamlin Fieldhouse

Hamlin Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Hours: ,

Hamlin Fitness Center

Hamlin Fitness Center

Location Notes:

Hours: , ,

Notes:

closed 2:30-3:30pm for cleaning;

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Hamlin Football/Soccer

Hamlin Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Hamlin Large Gymnasium

Hamlin Large Gymnasium

Location Notes: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Notes: 1 Large 1 Small

Hamlin Auditorium & Clubrooms

Hamlin Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location Notes: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Notes: Clubroom + Auditorium

Hamlin Picnic Area

Hamlin Picnic Area

Location Notes: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Hamlin Playground

Hamlin PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Winter 2015, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Hamlin Park Pool

Hamlin Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (312)742-7785

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Hamlin Tennis Court East

Hamlin Tennis Court East

Location Notes: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Events

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
Junior Bear Football - Pee Wee at Hamlin 156929InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/07/19 21:00From July 19, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Hamlin 156936InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2016/07/12 21:00From July 12, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball League at Hamlin 164792Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2016/09/06 23:30From September 6, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
$270.00
16" Softball League at Hamlin 164791Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2016/08/31 23:30From August 31, 2016 to November 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
$270.00
Art & ABCs at Hamlin 164989InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 17:30From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$42.00
Arts & Crafts at Hamlin 165026InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 17:30From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$42.00
Boxing at Hamlin 165474InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 10 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to December 10, 2016
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
$0
Boxing at Hamlin 165475InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to December 10, 2016
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
$45.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Hamlin 184670InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/20 22:15From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$27.00
Dance - Modern Arts Partner at Hamlin 165708PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Dance16 and upCoed2016/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$80.00
Dino Diggers at Hamlin 185214InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 19:30From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$41.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 165908InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 01:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$17.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 165909InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$22.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 165910InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/24 16:15From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$17.00
Fun and Games at Hamlin 166040InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 18:30From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$42.00
Fun and Games at Hamlin 166041InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 17:30From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$42.00
Kickboxing at Hamlin 166611InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$22.00
Kiddie College at Hamlin 166669InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:30pm
$72.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Hamlin 166964InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 18:30From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$28.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Hamlin 167000InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2016/09/24 14:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$14.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hamlin 167036InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/19 15:15From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$60.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hamlin 167037InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/21 15:15From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$60.00
Music and Movement at Hamlin 167078InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$45.00
Painting at Hamlin 167180InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 17:30From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$42.00
Qigong Arts Partner at Hamlin Cancelled167621PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/13 22:00From September 13, 2016 to December 20, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$105.00
Qigong at Hamlin 167622InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/23 16:45From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$28.00
Recreational Tumbling at Hamlin 184668InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/20 21:15From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$27.00
Seasonal Sports at Hamlin 167761InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 19:30From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$28.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Hamlin 184665InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2016/11/01 21:30From November 1, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Small Group Personal Training at Hamlin 167987InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/24 17:30From September 24, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Hamlin 167988InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/10/29 17:30From October 29, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$27.00
Soccer at Hamlin 168032InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 19:30From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$28.00
Soccer at Hamlin 168033InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 19:30From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$28.00
Storytime at Hamlin 168161InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/26 15:00From September 26, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tap & Ballet at Hamlin 168229InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:30From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$42.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hamlin 168710InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 19:30From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$28.00
Tot Spot at Hamlin 168748OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$36.00
Volleyball - Open at Hamlin 168921OpenSports - Volleyball60 and upCoed2016/09/22 15:00From September 22, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Yoga at Hamlin 169112InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$54.00
Yoga at Hamlin 169113InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to December 3, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$54.00

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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.

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.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.