Kedvale Park

  • 4134 W. Hirsch St.   Chicago, Illinois 60651 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
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  • 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.

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Kedvale Artificial Turf

Kedvale Artificial Turf

Location Notes: 4134 W. Hirsch St.

Kedvale Jr. Soccer Field

Kedvale Jr. Soccer Field

Location Notes: 4134 W. Hirsch St.

Kedvale Clubrooms

Kedvale Clubrooms

Location Notes: 4134 W. Hirsch St.

Kedvale Playground

Kedvale PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 4134 W. Hirsch St.

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 29 - August 7. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 10, 2015.

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 Kedvale 116009InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/06/15 15:00From June 15, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Day Camp at Kedvale 116213CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$120.00
Early Bird Camp at Kedvale 116281CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$36.00
Leadership Camp at Kedvale 116746CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$117.00
Sports Camp at Kedvale 132442CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2015/08/10 15:00From August 10, 2015 to August 21, 2015
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
$10.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Conditioning at Kedvale 122779InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2015 to November 27, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$11.00
Family Sports Workshop at Kedvale 122905InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2015 to November 26, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$5.00
Neighborhood Soccer League at Kedvale 123747Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/16 19:30From September 16, 2015 to November 6, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$0
Neighborhood Soccer League at Kedvale 123748Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/09/16 21:30From September 16, 2015 to November 6, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall Session at Kedvale 123867InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/01 19:30From September 1, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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
$6.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Kedvale 123889Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/01 19:30From September 1, 2015 to June 21, 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
$18.00
Seasonal Sports at Kedvale 124134InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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 124135InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/16 21:30From September 16, 2015 to November 25, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Teen Club at Kedvale 124501OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/09/18 21:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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.