Revere Park

  • 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.   Chicago, Illinois 60618 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Greg Czajkowski
  • 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: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.

Revere Fieldhouse

Revere Fieldhouse

Location: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd

Revere Football Fields

Revere Football Fields

Location: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd

Revere Gymnasium

Revere Gymnasium

Location: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.

Revere Clubrooms

Revere Clubrooms

Location: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.

Revere Picnic Area

Revere Picnic Area

Location: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.

Revere Playground

Revere PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.

Revere Tennis Courts

Revere Tennis Courts

Location: 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 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
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Revere 82180InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 8CoedFrom May 16, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 23, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Free
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Revere 82180InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 8CoedFrom May 16, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 23, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Free
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Revere 82180InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 8CoedFrom May 16, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 23, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Free
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Revere 82180InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 8CoedFrom May 16, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 23, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Free
Day Camp at Revere 82292CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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:
Friday, July 4, 2014
$333.00
Extended Camp at Revere 82477CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 4, 2014
$75.00
Play Camp at Revere 83144CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to July 30, 2014
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
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 4, 2014
$165.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Revere 92068InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4CoedFrom 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 4CoedFrom 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 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Ballet - Beginner at Revere 110768InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6FemaleFrom 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 6FemaleFrom 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 15CoedFrom 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 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$10.00
Kiddie College at Revere 93504InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 13, 2014
$90.00
Storytime at Revere 110732InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
$10.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Revere 95237InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 13, 2014
$15.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Revere 95237InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom 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 4CoedFrom 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 4CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$15.00
Volleyball at Revere 95416InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 28, 2014
$5.00

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Description

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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 2509 W. Irving Park Rd. 4
Fieldhouse 2509 W. Irving Park Rd 0
Football / Soccer 2509 W. Irving Park Rd 3
Gymnasiums 2509 W. Irving Park Rd. 1
Meeting/Event Space 2509 W. Irving Park Rd. 2
Picnic Groves 2509 W. Irving Park Rd. 1
Playgrounds 2509 W. Irving Park Rd. 0
Tennis Courts 2509 W. Irving Park Rd. 4
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.