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.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

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
Drop-in at Revere 165825InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2016/09/09 20:00From September 9, 2016 to December 23, 2016
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
$89.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Revere 166654Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to June 9, 2017$282.00
Park Kids - Fall at Revere 167311InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2016 to December 23, 2016
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
$183.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Revere 167392Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2016 to June 9, 2017$475.00
Play Camp at Revere 187749CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/12/12 16:30From December 12, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$51.00
Play School - Fall Winter Spring at Revere 184573Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 16:30From September 20, 2016 to June 8, 2017$186.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Revere 171931InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Arts & Crafts at Revere 171933InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2017/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$22.00
Arts & Crafts at Revere 171932InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2017/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$22.00
Arts & Crafts at Revere 187741InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$27.00
Ballet - Beginner at Revere 171992InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$18.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Revere 174766InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Drawing & Painting at Revere 172769InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Drop-in at Revere 172781InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
$91.00
Fun and Games at Revere 172959InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$18.00
Fun and Games at Revere 174293InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$6.00
Fun and Games at Revere 187740InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 19:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$18.00
Gymnastics at Revere 173040InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Revere 173421InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
$94.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Revere 187742InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$31.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Revere 187743InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/12 16:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$31.00
Music and Movement at Revere 173836InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$18.00
Park Kids - Winter at Revere 174029InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
$149.00
Photography - Film at Revere 174061InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$88.00
Photography - Film at Revere 174062InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography60 and upCoed2017/01/12 19:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Photography - Film at Revere 174059InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$32.00
Play School - Winter at Revere 184571InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/01/10 17:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1pm
$63.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Revere 175115InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 19:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$18.00
Volleyball - Open at Revere 175325OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/01/12 01:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$22.00

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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.