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.

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

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 dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
Arts & Crafts at Revere 165039InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Arts & Crafts at Revere 165037InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2016/09/23 15:00From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$21.00
Arts & Crafts at Revere 165038InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2016/09/23 16:00From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$21.00
Arts & Crafts at Revere 167417InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 21:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$26.00
Ballet - Beginner at Revere 184574InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 18:00From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$17.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Revere 184575InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Dodgeball at Revere 184578InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/26 21:00From September 26, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Drawing & Painting at Revere 165805InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Revere 165806InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$41.00
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
Fun and Games at Revere 166059InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/26 18:00From September 26, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$17.00
Fun and Games at Revere 166060InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/29 18:00From September 29, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$17.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Revere 166636InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
$94.00
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
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Revere 184577InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$35.00
Music and Movement at Revere 168724InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$17.00
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
Photography - Film at Revere 167415InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$86.00
Photography - Film at Revere 167416InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography60 and upCoed2016/09/22 18:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Photography - Film at Revere 167414InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$31.00
Play School - Fall at Revere 166635InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 16:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1pm
$62.00
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
Recreational Tumbling at Revere 184576InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 16, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Revere 168723InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 18:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 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.