Revere Park

  • 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.   Chicago, Illinois 60618 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Greg Czajkowski
  • Park Phone: (773) 478-1220

Located along Irving Park Road, Revere Park opens its doors to a steady stream of traffic from children and adults seeking fun athletic leagues and instruction year round. Whether your game of choice is baseball, softball, football, soccer, volleyball, basketball or even rugby, there is a sport for everyone to choose from at the park. The park features four outdoor tennis courts, baseball fields and a new ADA accessible playground.

During the school year, Revere Park hosts a strong PARK KIDS after-school program that runs from 2 to 6 p.m. every weekday. They also have many programs for ages 5 and under including Tumbling, Fun & Games, Kids Fitness, and Arts & Crafts

The Revere Park field house contains a beautifully-restored auditorium with stage, which can be permitted for private events. The auditorium also comes to life for summer camp talent shows, dance classes, and other special events.

History

Revere Park lies just east of the Chicago River's North Branch, in the North Center neighborhood, once home to a nationally important brick making industry. In 1898, Wolfram Blaul built a brick factory on the 9-acre property that would later become Revere Park. In little more than a decade, however, the site's clay pits were being used as a city dump. By 1917, River Park District Commissioner John J. O'Shea had tired of this eyesore, and began to push for a park on the site. O'Shea quickly won over the park board, which acquired the property in 1921. Improvements began the following year. Blaul's original cottage was remodeled as a fieldhouse, and some planting began. In 1926, another River Park District board member, Albert F. Otte, suggested that the new park, then known as O'Shea Park, be dedicated to the honor of patriot Paul Revere (1735-1818). Revere, a silversmith, made a famous midnight ride through the Massachusetts countryside to warn of the British approach during the early days of the American Revolution. By 1928, Jacob L. Crane, Jr., a landscape architect and an early River Park board member, had prepared detailed plans for Revere Park. The Chicago Landscape Company executed a modified version of Crane's plans that included an athletic fields and tennis courts set in a green landscape of trees and curving paths. Chicago architect Clarence Hatzfeld designed a slate-roofed, brick fieldhouse, dedicated in 1931. Blaul's old cottage was remodeled yet again, this time for use as a community house. In 1934, the River Park District and 21 other independent park commissions consolidated into the unified Chicago Park District. The Chicago Park District installed a wading pool with sand courts and a shelter house in 1948. Around 1960, the park district demolished the original cottage, replacing it with a new boys' club building. The park received a new soft surface playground in 1989.

Parking/Directions

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

Revere Softball Fields

Revere Softball Fields

Location Notes: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.

Revere Fieldhouse

Revere Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd

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Revere Football Fields

Revere Football Fields

Location Notes: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd

Revere Gymnasium

Revere Gymnasium

Location Notes: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.

Revere Clubrooms

Revere Clubrooms

Location Notes: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.

Revere Picnic Area

Revere Picnic Area

Location Notes: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.

Revere Playground

Revere PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.

Revere Tennis Courts

Revere Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.

Events

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

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.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 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
Art & ABCs - Fall Winter Spring at Revere 111568Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 15:30From September 16, 2014 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:45pm
$315.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Revere 111993Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2014 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
$270.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Revere 94139Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/02 20:00From September 2, 2014 to June 12, 2015
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
$455.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs - Spring Session at Revere 105018InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/24 15:30From March 24, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:45pm
$107.00
Arts & Crafts at Revere 131559InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2015/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$40.00
Arts & Crafts at Revere 131560InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2015/03/31 16:00From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$40.00
Arts & Crafts at Revere 131564InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 18:15From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$15.00
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Revere 130171Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/05/15 23:15From May 15, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:45pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Revere 131561InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2015/03/31 17:45From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 3pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Revere 131562InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/04/02 23:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$40.00
Drawing & Painting at Revere 131563InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$0
Drop-In at Revere 105801InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/04/06 20:00From April 6, 2015 to June 12, 2015
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$87.00
Fun and Games at Revere 105949InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/29 18:00From April 29, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$16.00
Music and Movement at Revere 130215InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 18:00From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$16.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Revere 106996InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 12, 2015
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
$143.00
Seasonal Sports at Revere 107258InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/03/31 20:45From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Table Tennis - Open at Revere 130216OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2015/03/30 23:30From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$6.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Revere 108117InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/23 18:00From March 23, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$16.00
Volleyball - Open at Revere 131626OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upFemale2015/04/02 00:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art Camp at Revere 132190CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/06/30 20:00From June 30, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$75.00
Day Camp at Revere 118424CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$340.00
Drawing & Painting at Revere 132191InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2015/06/16 17:30From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Revere 132192InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/06/16 23:30From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Play Camp at Revere 120865CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 14:30From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
$168.00

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Located along Irving Park Road, Revere Park opens its doors to a steady stream of traffic from children and adults seeking fun athletic leagues and instruction year round. Whether your game of choice is baseball, softball, football, soccer, volleyball, basketball or even rugby, there is a sport for everyone to choose from at the park. The park features four outdoor tennis courts, baseball fields and a new ADA accessible playground.

During the school year, Revere Park hosts a strong PARK KIDS after-school program that runs from 2 to 6 p.m. every weekday. They also have many programs for ages 5 and under including Tumbling, Fun & Games, Kids Fitness, and Arts & Crafts

The Revere Park field house contains a beautifully-restored auditorium with stage, which can be permitted for private events. The auditorium also comes to life for summer camp talent shows, dance classes, and other special events.

Revere Park lies just east of the Chicago River's North Branch, in the North Center neighborhood, once home to a nationally important brick making industry. In 1898, Wolfram Blaul built a brick factory on the 9-acre property that would later become Revere Park. In little more than a decade, however, the site's clay pits were being used as a city dump. By 1917, River Park District Commissioner John J. O'Shea had tired of this eyesore, and began to push for a park on the site. O'Shea quickly won over the park board, which acquired the property in 1921. Improvements began the following year. Blaul's original cottage was remodeled as a fieldhouse, and some planting began. In 1926, another River Park District board member, Albert F. Otte, suggested that the new park, then known as O'Shea Park, be dedicated to the honor of patriot Paul Revere (1735-1818). Revere, a silversmith, made a famous midnight ride through the Massachusetts countryside to warn of the British approach during the early days of the American Revolution. By 1928, Jacob L. Crane, Jr., a landscape architect and an early River Park board member, had prepared detailed plans for Revere Park. The Chicago Landscape Company executed a modified version of Crane's plans that included an athletic fields and tennis courts set in a green landscape of trees and curving paths. Chicago architect Clarence Hatzfeld designed a slate-roofed, brick fieldhouse, dedicated in 1931. Blaul's old cottage was remodeled yet again, this time for use as a community house. In 1934, the River Park District and 21 other independent park commissions consolidated into the unified Chicago Park District. The Chicago Park District installed a wading pool with sand courts and a shelter house in 1948. Around 1960, the park district demolished the original cottage, replacing it with a new boys' club building. The park received a new soft surface playground in 1989.

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