Revere Park

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

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 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
Arts & Crafts at Revere 205081InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$0
Arts & Crafts at Revere 205079InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2017/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$22.00
Arts & Crafts at Revere 205080InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2017/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$22.00
Ballet - Beginner at Revere 205138InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$18.00
Drawing & Painting at Revere 205901InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2017/09/12 18:00From September 12, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$0
Drop-in at Revere 205914InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2017/09/01 20:00From September 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017
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
$93.00
Fun and Games at Revere 206179InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$18.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Revere 206445InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
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 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$99.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Revere 206457Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to June 1, 2018$297.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Revere 206178InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
$18.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Revere 224304InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$15.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Revere 224306InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$21.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Revere 206871InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$21.00
Mural at Revere 207189InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting18 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$25.00
Mural at Revere 224305InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting60 and upCoed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$0
Mural at Revere 205082InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 11 but less than 17Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$10.00
Park Kids - Fall at Revere 207109InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/28 20:00From August 28, 2017 to December 15, 2017
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 9, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$191.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Revere 207175Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/28 20:00From August 28, 2017 to June 1, 2018$499.00
Photography - Film at Revere 207190InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography60 and upCoed2017/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$0
Photography - Film at Revere 207188InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2017/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$33.00
Play School - Fall at Revere 207237InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 17:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$65.00
Play School - Fall Winter Spring at Revere 207239Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 17:00From September 12, 2017 to May 31, 2018$195.00
Seasonal Sports at Revere 207326InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$10.00
Volleyball - Open at Revere 224307OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upFemale2017/09/14 00:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
$22.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Winter at Revere 212779InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 11am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1:30pm
$99.00
Park Kids - Winter at Revere 213367InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
$154.00
Play School - Winter at Revere 213447InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2018/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1:45pm
$65.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Spring at Revere 218658InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/04/02 15:30From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
$99.00
Park Kids - Spring at Revere 219294InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:00From April 2, 2018 to June 22, 2018
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
$154.00
Play School - Spring at Revere 219378InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2018/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2018 to June 7, 2018
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1:45pm
$65.00

Documents

There are no documents available.

Photos & Videos

Reviews

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.

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.