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.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

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
Arts & Crafts at Revere 92068InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2014/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
$40.00
Arts & Crafts at Revere 92069InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2014/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
$40.00
Arts & Crafts at Revere 110769InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Revere 110770InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$40.00
Ballet - Beginner at Revere 110768InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2014/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Ballet - Beginner at Revere 92127InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2014/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 28, 2014
$15.00
Drop-in at Revere 92794InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2014/09/02 20:00From September 2, 2014 to December 19, 2014
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
$85.00
Fun and Games at Revere 92989InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/17 18:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$10.00
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 Session at Revere 94078InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/02 20:00From September 2, 2014 to December 19, 2014
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, October 13, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
$175.00
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
Seasonal Sports at Revere 94414InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2014/09/16 20:45From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
$10.00
Storytime at Revere 110732InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2014/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
$10.00
Team Gymnastics at Revere 94828InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$15.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Revere 95237InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 13, 2014
$15.00
Trash to Treasure at Revere 110734InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2014/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$15.00
Trash to Treasure at Revere 110733InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2014/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$15.00
Volleyball at Revere Cancelled95414InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2014/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$5.00
Volleyball at Revere Cancelled95415InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2014/09/19 23:45From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Volleyball at Revere Cancelled95416InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2014/09/20 00:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
$5.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Drop-in at Revere 99469InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 27, 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
$85.00
Fun and Games at Revere 99684InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 19:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Music and Movement at Revere 98746InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Revere 100949InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 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
$140.00
Seasonal Sports at Revere 101217InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/01/06 21:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$10.00
Table Tennis - Open at Revere 113314OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:15From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Team Tumbling at Revere 101660InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Revere 101983InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$15.00

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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.