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

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 Monday, August 22, 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
Conditioning at Kedvale 162575InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$12.00
Family Sports Workshop at Kedvale 162720InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$6.00
Park Kids - Fall at Kedvale 163584InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/13 19:30From September 13, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 5:15pm
$7.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Kedvale 163608Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/13 19:30From September 13, 2016 to June 23, 2017$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Kedvale 163920InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Kedvale 163921InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/21 21:30From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Teen Club at Kedvale 164340OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/23 21:30From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0

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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.