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 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

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
Art & ABCs at Hamlin 211457InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2018/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$45.00
Arts & Crafts at Hamlin 211506InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 18:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$45.00
Basketball at Hamlin 211772InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2018/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$19.00
Basketball at Hamlin 211773InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2018/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$19.00
Basketball League at Hamlin 211839Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2018/01/19 00:30From January 18, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$290.00
Bitty Basketball at Hamlin 211931InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Boot Camp at Hamlin 226971InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$25.00
Boxing at Hamlin 212019InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 17, 2018
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
$48.00
Boxing at Hamlin 212018InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 10 but less than 18Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 17, 2018
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 212115InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2018/01/09 23:15From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$28.00
Dino Diggers at Hamlin 212297InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 18:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$45.00
Dodgeball at Hamlin 212316InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2018/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
FFW Preview - Boot Camp at Hamlin 228803InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/10 00:30January 9, 2018
Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
FFW Preview - Fitness Center at Hamlin 228570OpenWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/08 15:30From January 8, 2018 to January 14, 2018
Each Sunday from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Each Monday from 9:30am to 2:30pm
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 4:30pm
$0
FFW Preview - Kickboxing at Hamlin 228813InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/10 01:30January 9, 2018
Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
FFW Preview - Yoga at Hamlin 228922InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2018/01/09 00:00January 8, 2018
Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
FFW Preview - Yoga at Hamlin 228928InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2018/01/13 17:00January 13, 2018
Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
Floor Hockey at Hamlin 212466InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Fun and Games at Hamlin 212524InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 19:30From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$45.00
Fun and Games at Hamlin 212523InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 19:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$45.00
Kickboxing at Hamlin 226972InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/10 01:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$25.00
Kiddie College at Hamlin 212793InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:30pm
$77.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Hamlin 213074InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 19:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hamlin 213156InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/08 16:15From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$64.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hamlin 213157InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/10 16:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$64.00
Music and Movement at Hamlin 213201InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$48.00
Painting at Hamlin 213270InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$56.00
Qi Gong Arts Partner at Hamlin 213499InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/12 17:45From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Recreational Tumbling at Hamlin 213523InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2018/01/09 22:15From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$28.00
Seasonal Sports at Hamlin 213592InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 20:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$30.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Hamlin 213682InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Male2018/01/12 22:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Soccer at Hamlin 213848InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2018/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$30.00
Soccer at Hamlin 213849InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 20:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$30.00
Soccer League at Hamlin 213893Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2018/02/10 16:00From February 10, 2018 to March 24, 2018
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$45.00
Soccer League at Hamlin 213894Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2018/02/10 18:30From February 10, 2018 to March 24, 2018
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$45.00
Storytime at Hamlin 213978InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Tap & Ballet at Hamlin 214056InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$45.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hamlin 214376InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 20:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$30.00
Tot Spot at Hamlin 214416OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/12 16:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$39.00
Volleyball - Open at Hamlin 214458OpenSports - Volleyball60 and upCoed2018/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Volleyball at Hamlin 214483InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Wiffle Ball at Hamlin 226252InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$30.00
Yoga at Hamlin 214628InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2018/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$58.00
Yoga at Hamlin 214629InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2018/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$58.00

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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.