Chicago Park District
LeClaire Fieldhouse

LeClaire Fieldhouse

 
LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community

 
LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community

 
LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community

 

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community

5120 W. 44th St. Chicago IL 60638

Hours: +Park: M-F 9am - 9pm, Sa and Su 9am-3pm

Park Supervisor:
Cheryl Hill-Beverly

(312) 747-6438

 
 
 

Description

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.

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Monday, February 24 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Monday, April 7 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18. 

Join us! 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 5120 W. 44th St. 1
Basketball Court - Outdoor 5120 W. 44th St. 1
Football / Soccer - Grass 5120 W. 44th St. 1
Gymnasiums 5120 W. 44th St. 1
Meeting/Event Space 5120 W. 44th St. 0
Paths and Trails 5120 W. 44th St. 1
Playgrounds 5120 W. 44th St. 1
Tennis Courts 5120 W. 44th St. 1
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).

Contact: Cheryl Beverly 

Contact Title: Park Supervisor

Phone: (312) 747-6438

Email: cheryl.beverly@chicagoparkdistrict.com

 

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

 

 

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