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

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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.

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 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
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Revere 126668Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2015 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
$276.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Revere 125105Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2015 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1pm
$183.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Revere 127447Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/08 20:00From September 8, 2015 to June 10, 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
$465.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Revere 150152InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Arts & Crafts at Revere 150411InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2016/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$20.00
Arts & Crafts at Revere 150410InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2016/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$20.00
Ballet - Beginner at Revere 150396InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Ballet - Beginner at Revere 150394InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$16.00
Drawing & Painting at Revere 150412InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2016/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Revere 150413InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2016/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$40.00
Drop-in at Revere 137256InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2016/01/04 21:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 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
$87.00
Fun and Games at Revere 137424InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$16.00
Gymnastics at Revere 150400InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Revere 137799InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 16:30From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
$92.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Revere 148315InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 16:30From January 5, 2016 to March 17, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1pm
$61.00
Music and Movement at Revere 138240InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 19:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$16.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Revere 138407InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:00From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 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
$143.00
Photography - Film at Revere 150416InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$84.00
Photography - Film at Revere 150415InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography60 and upCoed2016/01/07 19:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Photography - Film at Revere 150414InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2016/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$84.00
Photography - Film at Revere 150417InstructionCulture and Arts - PhotographyAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/08 22:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$20.00
Seasonal Sports at Revere 138666InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Seasonal Sports at Revere 150407InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 19:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$16.00
Table Tennis - Open at Revere 139060OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2016/01/07 00:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
$10.00
Team Tumbling at Revere 139136InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Revere 139468InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 19:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$16.00
Volleyball - Open at Revere 150419OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/01/07 01:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$20.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Revere 153300InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 21:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Arts & Crafts at Revere 140073InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2016/04/01 15:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$21.00
Arts & Crafts at Revere 140074InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2016/04/01 16:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$21.00
Ballet - Beginner at Revere 153296InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Ballet - Beginner at Revere 153294InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 18:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$16.00
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Revere 142823InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/05/20 23:15From May 20, 2016 to August 5, 2016
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:45pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Revere 153297InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Drawing & Painting at Revere 143482InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2016/03/29 18:00From March 29, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Drop-In at Revere 143496InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/04/04 20:00From April 4, 2016 to June 17, 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
Fun and Games at Revere 143638InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 18:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$17.00
Gymnastics at Revere 153298InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Gymnastics at Revere 153299InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/03/30 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Revere 143989InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 15:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
$92.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Revere 148316InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 15:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1pm
$61.00
Music and Movement at Revere 144439InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 18:00From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$17.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Revere 144625InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:00From March 28, 2016 to June 17, 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
$143.00
Photography - Film at Revere 153302InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2016/03/29 23:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$84.00
Photography - Film at Revere 153301InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography60 and upCoed2016/03/31 18:00From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Photography - Film at Revere 153303InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2016/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Photography - Film at Revere 153304InstructionCulture and Arts - PhotographyAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Seasonal Sports at Revere 153955InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/31 18:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$16.00
Table Tennis - Open at Revere 145550OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2016/03/28 23:30From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 30, 2016
$7.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Revere 145948InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$17.00

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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.