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

Hamlin Football/Soccer

Hamlin Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

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 Playground

Location Notes: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Notes: Renovated Winter 2015, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Hamlin Park Pool

Hamlin Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (312)742-7785

Hamlin Tennis Court East

Hamlin Tennis Court East

Location Notes: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

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.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 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
16" Softball League at Hamlin 104833Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2015/04/21 23:30From April 21, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$265.00
16" Softball League at Hamlin 104831Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2015/04/21 23:30From April 21, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$265.00
16" Softball League at Hamlin 104832Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2015/04/23 23:30From April 23, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$265.00
Art & ABCs at Hamlin 105005InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 17:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$41.00
Arts & Crafts at Hamlin 105055InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 17:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$41.00
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Hamlin 105157InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2015/04/02 21:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Boxing at Hamlin 105492InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 10 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
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 105494InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
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
$44.00
Circus Arts at Hamlin 129715InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$61.00
Dance - Modern Arts Partner at Hamlin 105724PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Dance16 and upCoed2015/03/17 23:00From March 17, 2015 to May 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$100.00
Dance- Int/Adv Modern Arts Partner at Hamlin 105756PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Dance16 and upCoed2015/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$100.00
Dino Diggers at Hamlin 129187InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 15:00From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$41.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 105878InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 00:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$21.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 105880InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/04 14:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$21.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 105881InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/04 16:15From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:15am to Noon
$12.00
Fun and Games at Hamlin 105934InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 18:30From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$27.00
Fun and Games at Hamlin 105933InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 16:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$27.00
Golf Partnership at Hamlin 130600InstructionSports - GolfAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/22 21:00From April 22, 2015 to June 10, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Hamlin 106248InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Kickboxing at Hamlin 106276InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$21.00
Kiddie College at Hamlin 106312InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 16:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:30pm
$71.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Hamlin 106580InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 18:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$27.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 106608InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 22:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$12.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 106609InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 12:45pm
$12.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hamlin 106678InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/03/30 15:15From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$59.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hamlin 106679InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/01 15:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$59.00
Music and Movement at Hamlin 106726InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$44.00
Painting at Hamlin 106921InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 17:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hamlin 129716InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/03/31 17:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$27.00
Qigong at Hamlin 107103InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 16:45From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$27.00
Seasonal Sports at Hamlin 107226InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/04/01 22:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$27.00
Seasonal Sports at Hamlin 107227InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 19:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Hamlin 107438InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to May 2, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at Hamlin 107439InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/05/09 15:00From May 9, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$26.00
Soccer at Hamlin 107483InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/03/31 19:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$27.00
Soccer at Hamlin 107484InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 19:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Tap & Ballet at Hamlin 107764InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 18:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$41.00
T-Ball at Hamlin 107696InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$41.00
T-Ball at Hamlin 107695InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2015/04/03 21:15From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$27.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hamlin 108106InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 19:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Tot Spot at Hamlin 108145OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$35.00
Track & Field at Hamlin 108184InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2015/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$27.00
Volleyball at Hamlin 108291InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2015/03/30 22:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$27.00
Volleyball at Hamlin 108292InstructionSports - Volleyball60 and upCoed2015/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Volleyball at Hamlin 108290InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2015/03/31 22:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$27.00
Yoga at Hamlin 108393InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$53.00
Yoga at Hamlin 108392InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$53.00

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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.