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 Tennis Court East

Hamlin Tennis Court East

Location Notes: 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Events

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Boxing at Hamlin 156258InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/06/13 20:00From June 13, 2016 to August 20, 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 156257InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 10 but less than 18Coed2016/06/13 20:00From June 13, 2016 to August 19, 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
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Dance Camp at Hamlin 159068CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
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
$50.00
Day Camp at Hamlin 156419CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$314.00
Early Bird Camp at Hamlin 156538CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$50.00
Family Swim at Hamlin 156703OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/21 20:15From June 21, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 3:15pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 5pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Hamlin 156752InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 01:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
$22.00
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Hamlin 156902Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/06/27 17:00From June 27, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 4pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
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
Kickboxing at Hamlin 156965InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 00:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$22.00
Lap Swim at Hamlin 156980OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
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, July 4, 2016
Monday, July 4, 2016
$40.00
Leadership Camp at Hamlin 157048CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 13:45From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$32.00
Learn to Swim at Hamlin 157154InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/21 21:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hamlin 157155InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/23 21:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hamlin 157156InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Hamlin 157300InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/06/21 23:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$13.00
Open Swim at Hamlin 157343OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 17:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 3pm
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Open Swim at Hamlin 157343OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 17:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 3pm
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Open Swim at Hamlin 157343OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 17:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 3pm
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Hamlin 157410OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/06/20 22:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
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, July 4, 2016
$0
Play Camp at Hamlin 157462CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/06 14:00From July 6, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$114.00
TEAM Sports at Hamlin 158318InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/21 19:00From June 21, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00

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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.