LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community

  • 5120 W. 44th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60638 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Cheryl Hill-Beverly
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6438

Located in the Garfield Ridge community, LeClaire-Hearst Park totals 12.33 acres and features a gymnasium, kitchen and meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers, basketball courts, baseball fields, an athletic field for football or soccer, a playground and tennis courts. LeClaire also has a community garden.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play seasonal sports & recreation programs 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. Le Claire is also the site for early childhood programs offered through a partnership with the Hull House.

In addition to programs, LeClaire Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as holiday and Black History month activities.

History

The Chicago Park District planned and developed LeClaire-Hearst Park in conjunction with the Chicago Housing Authority's construction of the nearby LeClaire Courts public housing project. The park district first purchased land for the park in 1948, and acquired additional property from C.H.A. in 1968 and from the Board of Education in 1991. In 1974, the park was officially designated LeClaire Courts - Hearst Community Park for the neighboring communities. The park district expanded the park with Board of Education land in 1991. LeClaire Courts, which opened in 1950, was Chicago's first attempt at integrated, lowrise public housing. The complex takes its name from Antoine Le Claire, a fur trader and government interpreter who came to Chicago with John Kinzie (1763-1828) in 1809. LeClaire Street, which terminates at the south edge of the park, also bears his name. Hearst is the single-family residential community south of 45th Street. Its name derives from that of philanthropist Phoebe Apperson Hearst (1842-191), mother of newspaper publisher and businessman William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951).

Parking/Directions

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

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Baseball Fields

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Baseball Fields

Location Notes: 5120 W. 44th St.

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Outdoor Basketball Courts

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Outdoor Basketball Courts

Location Notes: 5120 W. 44th St.

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Football/Soccer Field

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Football/Soccer Field

Location Notes: 5120 W. 44th St.

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Gymnasium

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Gymnasium

Location Notes: 5120 W. 44th St.

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Meeting Room

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Meeting Room

Location Notes: 5120 W. 44th St.

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LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Path/Trail

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Path/Trail

Location Notes: 5120 W. 44th St.

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Playground

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Playground

Location Notes: 5120 W. 44th St.

Notes: Renovated Fall 2015, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Tennis Courts

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 5120 W. 44th St.

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 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
Arts & Crafts at LeClaire-Hearst 133773InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/01/05 20:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Basketball - Open at LeClaire-Hearst 153583OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/01/04 16:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
$20.00
Basketball at LeClaire-Hearst 133951InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at LeClaire-Hearst 151843InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 18:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$10.00
Chair Exercise at LeClaire-Hearst 134167InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at LeClaire-Hearst 151846InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Drop-in at LeClaire-Hearst 134334InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:30From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Inner City Basketball at LeClaire-Hearst 137736Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2016/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Kiddie College at LeClaire-Hearst 151841InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 18:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
$10.00
Moms, Dads & Tots Gymnastics at LeClaire-Hearst 151842InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 21:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$10.00
Music and Movement at LeClaire-Hearst 135060InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2016/01/05 01:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at LeClaire-Hearst 135409InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at LeClaire-Hearst 135487OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/01/05 15:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 3pm
$0
Soccer - 3 on 3 at LeClaire-Hearst 151847InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at LeClaire-Hearst 151844InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$10.00
Teen Club at LeClaire-Hearst 135783OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$6.00
Volleyball at LeClaire-Hearst 151845InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$10.00
Walking Club at LeClaire-Hearst 136074OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2016/01/04 16:30From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at LeClaire-Hearst 153547InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/03/29 19:30From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at LeClaire-Hearst 153545OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/03/28 15:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$20.00
Basketball at LeClaire-Hearst 140199InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/04/11 22:00From April 11, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Basketball Skills at LeClaire-Hearst 153549InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at LeClaire-Hearst 153544InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/03/29 17:00From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Chair Exercise at LeClaire-Hearst 140394InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/04/07 14:30From April 7, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$0
Drop-in at LeClaire-Hearst 140552InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/04/07 20:00From April 7, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - RBI Jr. at LeClaire-Hearst 140824Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/04/07 20:00From April 7, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6:30pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - RBI Sr. at LeClaire-Hearst 153552Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2016/04/01 20:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - Youth at LeClaire-Hearst 153550Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2016/03/28 20:00From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Kiddie College at LeClaire-Hearst 153540InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/03/28 17:00From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports at LeClaire-Hearst 141623InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/04/07 20:00From April 7, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at LeClaire-Hearst 141624InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/04/07 22:00From April 7, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at LeClaire-Hearst 141695OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/04/07 14:30From April 7, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 3pm
$0
Soccer - 3 on 3 at LeClaire-Hearst 153542InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/03/29 18:00From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Soccer - 5 on 5 at LeClaire-Hearst 153541InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Soccer League at LeClaire-Hearst 141217Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Spring Break Camp at LeClaire-Hearst 141907CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/21 17:00From March 21, 2016 to March 25, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 6pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 6pm
Each Friday from Noon to 6pm
$0
Teen Club at LeClaire-Hearst 142045OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/04/07 23:00From April 7, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Volleyball at LeClaire-Hearst 153543InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$10.00

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Located in the Garfield Ridge community, LeClaire-Hearst Park totals 12.33 acres and features a gymnasium, kitchen and meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers, basketball courts, baseball fields, an athletic field for football or soccer, a playground and tennis courts. LeClaire also has a community garden.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play seasonal sports & recreation programs 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. Le Claire is also the site for early childhood programs offered through a partnership with the Hull House.

In addition to programs, LeClaire Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as holiday and Black History month activities.

The Chicago Park District planned and developed LeClaire-Hearst Park in conjunction with the Chicago Housing Authority's construction of the nearby LeClaire Courts public housing project. The park district first purchased land for the park in 1948, and acquired additional property from C.H.A. in 1968 and from the Board of Education in 1991. In 1974, the park was officially designated LeClaire Courts - Hearst Community Park for the neighboring communities. The park district expanded the park with Board of Education land in 1991. LeClaire Courts, which opened in 1950, was Chicago's first attempt at integrated, lowrise public housing. The complex takes its name from Antoine Le Claire, a fur trader and government interpreter who came to Chicago with John Kinzie (1763-1828) in 1809. LeClaire Street, which terminates at the south edge of the park, also bears his name. Hearst is the single-family residential community south of 45th Street. Its name derives from that of philanthropist Phoebe Apperson Hearst (1842-191), mother of newspaper publisher and businessman William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951).
For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.