Revere Park

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

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30, for most parks.

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 147631InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Arts & Crafts at Revere 125176InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2015/09/18 15:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$20.00
Arts & Crafts at Revere 125177InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2015/09/18 16:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$20.00
Drawing & Painting at Revere 147611InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2015/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Revere 147632InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2015/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$40.00
Drop-in at Revere 125923InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2015/09/08 20:00From September 8, 2015 to December 18, 2015
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 126171InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Fun and Games at Revere 147612InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 18:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$16.00
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 Session at Revere 127364InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/08 20:00From September 8, 2015 to December 18, 2015
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
$179.00
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
Photography - Film at Revere 147627InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$84.00
Photography - Film at Revere 147633InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography60 and upCoed2015/09/17 18:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Photography - Film at Revere 147626InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2015/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Photography - Film at Revere 148034InstructionCulture and Arts - PhotographyAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/18 21:15From September 17, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:45pm
$25.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Revere 128586InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$16.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Revere 147628InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 18:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$16.00
Volleyball League at Revere 147630Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/09/25 23:45From September 25, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 9pm
$150.00

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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.