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.

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.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

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 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
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
Baseball-Basketball Camp at Hamlin 189723CampsCamps - SportsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/12/29 17:00December 29, 2016
Thursday from 11am to 2pm
$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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Winter Break Camp at Hamlin 188728CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/12/27 15:00From December 27, 2016 to December 30, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$75.00
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Hamlin 171881InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/11 18:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$43.00
Arts & Crafts at Hamlin 171920InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 18:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$43.00
Basketball at Hamlin 172191InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$18.00
Basketball at Hamlin 172192InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$18.00
Basketball League at Hamlin 172266Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/01/20 00:30From January 19, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$275.00
Bitty Basketball at Hamlin 172337InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$29.00
Bitty Basketball at Hamlin 172336InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2017/01/14 00:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$38.00
Boxing at Hamlin 172441InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 10 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 2017
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 172442InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 2017
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
$46.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Hamlin 188727InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/01/10 23:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$27.00
Dino Diggers at Hamlin 172723InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 20:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$43.00
Dodgeball at Hamlin 187500InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 172867InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$15.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 172868InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 01:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$25.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 172869InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/14 15:15From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
$20.00
Floor Hockey at Hamlin 172894InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$29.00
Fun and Games at Hamlin 172943InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 19:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$43.00
Fun and Games at Hamlin 172942InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$43.00
Kickboxing at Hamlin 173410InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$25.00
Kickboxing at Hamlin 172870InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 17:15From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:15am to Noon
$15.00
Kiddie College at Hamlin 173444InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:30pm
$73.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Hamlin 173705InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 19:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$29.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Hamlin 173740InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 23:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$15.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Hamlin 173749InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 12:45pm
$15.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hamlin 173785InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/09 16:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$61.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hamlin 173786InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/11 16:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$61.00
Music and Movement at Hamlin 173821InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$46.00
Painting at Hamlin 173898InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$53.00
Qi Gong Arts Partner at Hamlin 174139InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 17:45From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$29.00
Recreational Tumbling at Hamlin 188726InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/01/10 22:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$27.00
Seasonal Sports at Hamlin 174260InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 20:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$29.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Hamlin 187499InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Small Group Personal Training at Hamlin 174469InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to February 11, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Small Group Personal Training at Hamlin 174470InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/02/18 16:00From February 18, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Soccer at Hamlin 174518InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/01/10 20:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$29.00
Soccer at Hamlin 174519InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 20:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$29.00
Soccer League at Hamlin 174562Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/02/11 16:00From February 11, 2017 to March 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$43.00
Soccer League at Hamlin 174563Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2017/02/11 18:30From February 11, 2017 to March 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$43.00
Storytime at Hamlin 174637InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$29.00
Tap & Ballet at Hamlin 174714InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$43.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hamlin 175105InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 20:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$29.00
Tot Spot at Hamlin 175143OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$37.00
Volleyball - Open at Hamlin 175319OpenSports - Volleyball60 and upCoed2017/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Volleyball at Hamlin 175343InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$29.00
Yoga at Hamlin 175472InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$55.00
Yoga at Hamlin 175473InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$55.00

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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.