Hermosa Park

  • 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60639 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Cirilo Gonzalez
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7540

Located in the Hermosa community (south of Fullerton Avenue, and mid-way between Cicero & Pulaski avenues), Hermosa Park’s fieldhouse sits on a little over four acres.The fieldhouse is equipped with several meeting rooms and a small kitchen.

Outdoors, the park offers two walking paths (appx. one-quarter mile, each), one senior and two junior baseball fields, one softball field, a combination football/soccer field, a basketball court, a volleyball court, plus a playground with a sandbox and spray pool.

Depending on age and season, a large variety of programs are offered for youth & teens: Drop-In (after school program), Sports Club, basketball, football, and Teen Leadership Club.In the summer, youth can participate in our traditional 6-week day camp as well as sports camps (baseball, football, softball); teens can continue with the Teen Leadership Program.

Parents gather at Hermosa Park with their preschoolers for classes such as: Art & ABCs, Preschool, Fun & Games, and our summer Play Camp.Adults can join the fitness class and walking club.

We invite you to stop by and check out the program offering at Hermosa Park!

History

Hermosa Park takes its name from that of the surrounding neighborhood, originally known as Garfield's subdivision, and redesignated Hermosa in 1889 at the request of the City of Chicago. The park was created by the Northwest Park District, one of 22 park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. The Hermosa Improvement Association asked the Northwest Park District to develop a park in its neighborhood, and the district purchased property in 1915. The park was slow to take shape, however. Increasing industrial development adjacent to the park site initially caused many to question the location, and there was talk of selling it. The community became frustrated by the slow pace of the park's development. In late 1917, 750 citizens petitioned the district to begin park development immediately. Still, no action was taken until mid-1919, when the park district implemented a few temporary improvements. Landscape architects were not hired until two years later. In the meantime, local groups had been making regular use of the Hermosa Park property. Between 1925 and 1927, the park district finally erected a permanent fieldhouse designed by Albert A. Schwartz, the architect for a number of Northwest Park District facilities.

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For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Hermosa Baseball

Hermosa Baseball

Location Notes: 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Hermosa Basketball

Hermosa Basketball

Location Notes: 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Hermosa Fieldhouse

Hermosa Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Hours: , ,

Hermosa Football/Soccer

Hermosa Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Hermosa Gymnasium

Hermosa Gymnasium

Location Notes: 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Hermosa Clubrooms

Hermosa Clubrooms

Location Notes: 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Hermosa Playground

Hermosa PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Hermosa Volleyball

Hermosa Volleyball

Location Notes: 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Hermosa Spray Pool

Hermosa Spray Pool

Location Notes: 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.

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. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

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 dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
Junior Bear Cheerleading at Hermosa 163089InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 22:30From September 21, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Pee Wee at Hermosa 163091InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Hermosa 184396InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$9.00
Teen Leadership Club at Hermosa 164362InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/26 22:00From September 26, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 7:30pm
$0

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Located in the Hermosa community (south of Fullerton Avenue, and mid-way between Cicero & Pulaski avenues), Hermosa Park’s fieldhouse sits on a little over four acres.The fieldhouse is equipped with several meeting rooms and a small kitchen.

Outdoors, the park offers two walking paths (appx. one-quarter mile, each), one senior and two junior baseball fields, one softball field, a combination football/soccer field, a basketball court, a volleyball court, plus a playground with a sandbox and spray pool.

Depending on age and season, a large variety of programs are offered for youth & teens: Drop-In (after school program), Sports Club, basketball, football, and Teen Leadership Club.In the summer, youth can participate in our traditional 6-week day camp as well as sports camps (baseball, football, softball); teens can continue with the Teen Leadership Program.

Parents gather at Hermosa Park with their preschoolers for classes such as: Art & ABCs, Preschool, Fun & Games, and our summer Play Camp.Adults can join the fitness class and walking club.

We invite you to stop by and check out the program offering at Hermosa Park!

Hermosa Park takes its name from that of the surrounding neighborhood, originally known as Garfield's subdivision, and redesignated Hermosa in 1889 at the request of the City of Chicago. The park was created by the Northwest Park District, one of 22 park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. The Hermosa Improvement Association asked the Northwest Park District to develop a park in its neighborhood, and the district purchased property in 1915. The park was slow to take shape, however. Increasing industrial development adjacent to the park site initially caused many to question the location, and there was talk of selling it. The community became frustrated by the slow pace of the park's development. In late 1917, 750 citizens petitioned the district to begin park development immediately. Still, no action was taken until mid-1919, when the park district implemented a few temporary improvements. Landscape architects were not hired until two years later. In the meantime, local groups had been making regular use of the Hermosa Park property. Between 1925 and 1927, the park district finally erected a permanent fieldhouse designed by Albert A. Schwartz, the architect for a number of Northwest Park District facilities.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.