Kedvale Park

  • 4134 W. Hirsch St.   Chicago, Illinois 60651 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Daniel Hernandez
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7543

Located in the Humboldt Park Community, Kedvale Park totals 1.49 acres and features a small brick field house with a game room. Outside, the park offers basketball courts, an artificial turf junior soccer field, soft surface playground and inter active water feature.

Many of these spaces are available for rental

Park-goers can play soccer, basketball and table games at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Kedvale Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as holiday events.

History

In 1930, the City of Chicago's Bureau of Parks and Recreation recommended the creation of a public playground within three blocks of every child living in the city's congested neighborhoods. One area targeted for a small park was the Humboldt Park neighborhood, which was experiencing significant growth as numerous Italian, German, Polish, and Russian-Jewish immigrants were then settling there. The bureau began leasing 1/2-acre from the Board of Education and constructed a park which included playground equipment, sand boxes, a small brick recreation building, and boys' and girls' playing fields that were flooded in the winter for ice skating. Opened to the public in 1931, this site was named for the adjacent Kedvale Avenue, which was likely derived from the Native American word, ked, meaning moccasin, and the Middle English vale, meaning valley. The city transferred Kedvale Park to the Chicago Park District along with more than 250 other sites in 1959. The park district soon installed basketball courts, and then added a spray pool in 1970. In 1990, the Chicago Park District assumed ownership of the park from the Board of Education. Also that year, the park installed a new soft surface playground in Kedvale Park.

Parking/Directions

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

Kedvale Basketball Courts

Kedvale Basketball Courts

Location Notes: 4134 W. Hirsch St.

Kedvale Fieldhouse

Kedvale Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4134 W. Hirsch St.

Hours: ,

Kedvale Jr. Soccer Field

Kedvale Jr. Soccer Field

Location Notes: 4134 W. Hirsch St.

Descriptors: Grass

Kedvale Artificial Turf

Kedvale Artificial Turf

Location Notes: 4134 W. Hirsch St.

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

Kedvale Clubrooms

Kedvale Clubrooms

Location Notes: 4134 W. Hirsch St.

Kedvale Playground

Kedvale PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Kedvale Spray Pool

Kedvale Spray Pool

Location Notes: 4134 W. Hirsch St.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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 view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 14, 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
Conditioning at Kedvale Cancelled202650InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 14:30From September 12, 2017 to November 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$13.00
Park Kids - Fall at Kedvale 203622InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/09/05 19:30From September 5, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 5pm
$8.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Kedvale 203638Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/09/05 19:30From September 5, 2017 to June 15, 2018$24.00
Seasonal Sports at Kedvale 203889InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Kedvale 203888InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Teen Club at Kedvale 204318OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Kedvale 210286InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2018/01/08 20:30From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 5pm
$7.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Kedvale 216100InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2018/04/02 19:30From April 2, 2018 to June 26, 2018
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 5pm
$7.00

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Description

Located in the Humboldt Park Community, Kedvale Park totals 1.49 acres and features a small brick field house with a game room. Outside, the park offers basketball courts, an artificial turf junior soccer field, soft surface playground and inter active water feature.

Many of these spaces are available for rental

Park-goers can play soccer, basketball and table games at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Kedvale Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as holiday events.

In 1930, the City of Chicago's Bureau of Parks and Recreation recommended the creation of a public playground within three blocks of every child living in the city's congested neighborhoods. One area targeted for a small park was the Humboldt Park neighborhood, which was experiencing significant growth as numerous Italian, German, Polish, and Russian-Jewish immigrants were then settling there. The bureau began leasing 1/2-acre from the Board of Education and constructed a park which included playground equipment, sand boxes, a small brick recreation building, and boys' and girls' playing fields that were flooded in the winter for ice skating. Opened to the public in 1931, this site was named for the adjacent Kedvale Avenue, which was likely derived from the Native American word, ked, meaning moccasin, and the Middle English vale, meaning valley. The city transferred Kedvale Park to the Chicago Park District along with more than 250 other sites in 1959. The park district soon installed basketball courts, and then added a spray pool in 1970. In 1990, the Chicago Park District assumed ownership of the park from the Board of Education. Also that year, the park installed a new soft surface playground in Kedvale Park.

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