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 Tennis Court East

Hamlin Tennis Court East

Location Notes: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 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
Boxing at Hamlin 118223InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2015/06/08 20:00From June 8, 2015 to August 15, 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
Boxing at Hamlin 118222InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 10 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 20:00From June 8, 2015 to August 14, 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
Day Camp at Hamlin 118388CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$299.00
Early Bird Camp at Hamlin 118511CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$49.00
Family Swim at Hamlin 118780OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/13 20:15From June 13, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 3:15pm to 5pm
Each Sunday from 5:45pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 4, 2015
$0
Family Swim at Hamlin 131808OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/07 17:30September 7, 2015
Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 119005InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/17 01:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
$21.00
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Hamlin 119186Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/06/22 17:00From June 22, 2015 to August 5, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 4pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 4pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Pee Wee at Hamlin 119216InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2015/07/14 21:00From July 14, 2015 to October 15, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Hamlin 119217InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2015/06/30 21:00From June 30, 2015 to October 15, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Kickboxing at Hamlin 119248InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/17 00:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$21.00
Lap Swim at Hamlin 119329OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/12 16:00From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
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
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 3, 2015
$40.00
Lap Swim at Hamlin 131810OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/07 20:45September 7, 2015
Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$40.00
Leadership Camp at Hamlin 119474CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/29 13:45From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8:45am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 8:45am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 8:45am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 8:45am to 3pm
Each Friday from 8:45am to 3pm
$31.00
Learn to Swim at Hamlin 119578InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/16 21:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hamlin 119579InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/18 21:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hamlin 119580InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 4, 2015
$28.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Hamlin 119723InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/06/16 23:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$12.00
Music Camp at Hamlin 119741CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 15:00From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Hamlin 120135OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/12 17:00From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 3pm
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 3, 2015
Saturday, July 4, 2015
$0
Open Swim at Hamlin 131806OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/07 15:30September 7, 2015
Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Monday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Hamlin 120775OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/06/15 22:00From June 15, 2015 to August 23, 2015
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
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 3, 2015
Saturday, July 4, 2015
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Hamlin 131803OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/09/07 14:00September 7, 2015
Monday from 9am to 10:30am
$0
Play Camp at Hamlin 120842CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$112.00
POST Family Swim at Hamlin 131176OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/25 20:15From August 25, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 3:15pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 5pm
$0
POST Lap Swim at Hamlin 131181OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 16:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$40.00
POST Open Swim at Hamlin 131184OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 17:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 3pm
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$0
POST Parent and Tot Swim at Hamlin 131183OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/08/24 22:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$0
POST Youth Swim at Hamlin 131798OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 16:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$0
POST Youth Swim at Hamlin 131179OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/25 21:00From August 25, 2015 to September 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
TEAM Sports at Hamlin 147810InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/30 19:00From June 30, 2015 to September 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball League at Hamlin 124925Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2015/09/03 23:30From September 3, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$265.00
16" Softball League at Hamlin 124924Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2015/08/26 23:30From August 26, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$265.00
Art & ABCs at Hamlin 125112InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 17:30From September 16, 2015 to November 25, 2015
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$41.00
Arts & Crafts at Hamlin 125165InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 17:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$41.00
Boxing at Hamlin 125603InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 10 but less than 18Coed2015/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2015 to December 5, 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 125604InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2015/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2015 to December 5, 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
Dance - Modern Arts Partner at Hamlin 125827PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Dance16 and upCoed2015/09/08 23:00From September 8, 2015 to December 15, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$80.00
Dance - Modern Arts Partner at Hamlin 125828PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Dance16 and upCoed2015/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$80.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 126000InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/16 01:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$16.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 126001InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$21.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 126002InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/09/19 16:15From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$16.00
Fun and Games at Hamlin 126152InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 18:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$41.00
Fun and Games at Hamlin 126153InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 16:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$41.00
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Hamlin 126239PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$60.00
Kickboxing at Hamlin 126637InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$21.00
Kiddie College at Hamlin 126691InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 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 126982InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 18:30From September 18, 2015 to November 27, 2015
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$27.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Hamlin 127021InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2015/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$13.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hamlin 127110InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/14 15:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$59.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hamlin 127111InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/16 15:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$59.00
Music and Movement at Hamlin 127155InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$44.00
Painting at Hamlin 127296InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 17:30From September 14, 2015 to November 23, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$41.00
Qigong Arts Partner at Hamlin 127551PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/08 22:00From September 8, 2015 to December 15, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$105.00
Qigong at Hamlin 127552InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/18 16:45From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$27.00
Seasonal Sports at Hamlin 127685InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 19:30From September 18, 2015 to November 27, 2015
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Hamlin 127916InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/19 17:30From September 19, 2015 to October 24, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at Hamlin 127917InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/10/31 17:30From October 31, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$26.00
Soccer at Hamlin 127957InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/09/15 19:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$27.00
Soccer at Hamlin 127958InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 19:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Storytime at Hamlin 128078InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/09/21 15:00From September 21, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$27.00
Tap & Ballet at Hamlin 128139InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$41.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hamlin 128574InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 19:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Tot Spot at Hamlin 128619OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$35.00
Volleyball - Open at Hamlin 128769OpenSports - Volleyball60 and upCoed2015/09/17 15:00From September 17, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Yoga at Hamlin 128960InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$53.00
Yoga at Hamlin 128961InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2015 to November 28, 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.