Hermosa Park

  • 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60639 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Cirilo Gonzalez
  • 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.

Parking/Directions

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

Hermosa Baseball

Hermosa Baseball

Location: 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Hermosa Basketball

Hermosa Basketball

Location: 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Hermosa Fieldhouse

Hermosa Fieldhouse

Location: 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Hermosa Football/Soccer

Hermosa Football/Soccer

Location: 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Hermosa Gymnasium

Hermosa Gymnasium

Location: 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Hermosa Clubrooms

Hermosa Clubrooms

Location: 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Hermosa Playground

Hermosa Playground

Location: 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Hermosa Volleyball

Hermosa Volleyball

Location: 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Hermosa Spray Pool

Hermosa Spray Pool

Location: 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Events

Summer
Online registration for our park began Monday, April 7. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

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
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Hermosa 80801InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom June 14, 2014 to August 16, 2014
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Free
Day Camp at Hermosa 80964CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$175.00
Junior Bear Football at Hermosa 81211InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 12CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
Free
Play Camp at Hermosa 81460CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
$55.00
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Hermosa 81665Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Hermosa 81664Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free

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Description

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!

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave. 2
Basketball Court - Outdoor 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave. 1
Fieldhouse 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave. 0
Football / Soccer 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave. 5
Playgrounds 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave. 1
Volleyball Courts - Outdoor 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave. 1
Water Spray Features 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave. 1
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.