Revere Park

  • 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.   Chicago, Illinois 60618 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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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

Hours: , ,

Revere Football Fields

Revere Football Fields

Location Notes: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd

Descriptors: Grass

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

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Revere Tennis Courts

Revere Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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
Day Camp at Revere 195673CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$375.00
Drawing & Painting at Revere 195717InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2017/06/29 17:30From June 29, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, August 10, 2017
$0
Extended Camp at Revere 195274CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/06/26 20:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$128.00
Lil' Campers at Revere 200196CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/27 14:30From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
$108.00
Photography - Film at Revere 196773InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography60 and upCoed2017/06/27 17:30From June 27, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
$0
Photography - Film at Revere 196772InstructionCulture and Arts - PhotographyAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2017/06/27 23:30From June 27, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
$71.00
Play Camp at Revere 196839CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 14:30From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
$72.00

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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.