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.

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

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.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, May 1, 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Kedvale 176831InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 19:30From April 3, 2017 to June 27, 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
$7.00
Seasonal Sports at Kedvale 177515InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 20:00From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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 177599InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/05 21:00From April 5, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Teen Club at Kedvale 176889OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/07 21:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Tiny Tot Sports at Kedvale 193662InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$8.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Day Camp at Kedvale 194087CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$132.00
Early Bird Camp at Kedvale 194165CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$39.00
Leadership Camp at Kedvale 194387CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$126.00

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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.