LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community

  • 5120 W. 44th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60638 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
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  • 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 Meeting Room

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Meeting Room

Location Notes: 5120 W. 44th St.

Hours: ,

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Football/Soccer Field

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Football/Soccer Field

Location Notes: 5120 W. 44th St.

Descriptors: Grass

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Gymnasium

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Gymnasium

Location Notes: 5120 W. 44th St.

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 PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Fall 2015, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Tennis Courts

LeClaire Courts/Hearst Community Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 5120 W. 44th St.

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. 

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 162147InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Basketball at LeClaire-Hearst 162323InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at LeClaire-Hearst 162617InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2016/09/21 22:00From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Dance - Modern at LeClaire-Hearst 162631InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Drop-in at LeClaire-Hearst 162701InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/29 20:00From August 29, 2016 to December 23, 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 Flag Football at LeClaire-Hearst 163077InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to December 3, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Kiddie College at LeClaire-Hearst 184492InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
$15.00
Recreational Tumbling at LeClaire-Hearst 163455InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at LeClaire-Hearst 163924InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at LeClaire-Hearst 163925InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at LeClaire-Hearst 164003OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
$0
Teen Club at LeClaire-Hearst 164343OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$7.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at LeClaire-Hearst 184493InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:30From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$5.00
Walking Club at LeClaire-Hearst 164648OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Zumba at LeClaire-Hearst 184494InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$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.