Chicago Park District
This World War II tank is one of many monuments at Smith Park honoring vet

This World War II tank is one of many monuments at Smith Park.

 
Smith Park

Smith Park

 
Smith Park

Smith Park

 
Smith Park

Smith Park

 
Smith Park

Smith Park

 

Smith Park

2526 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60612

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm

Fieldhouse: M-F 9:30am - 8pm, Sa 9am - 5pm, Su Closed

Park Supervisor:
Travis Bogle

(312) 742-7534

 
 
 

Description

Located in the West Town Community, Smith Park totals 9.82 acres and features a field house with a gymnasium, kitchen and meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers a children’s soft surface playground, water spray feature, swimming pool and baseball fields and an athletic field for football or soccer.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play seasonal sports at the facility or bring the children for tots programming. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Smith Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Family tot events, Skate Nights and Movies in the Park. Smith is also the host site of the annual Ukrainian Festival.

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us! 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 2526 W. Grand Ave. Chicago IL 60612 3
Ceramics Studios 2526 W. Grand Ave. Chicago IL 60612 1
Concessions Smith Park, 2526 W. Grand Ave. 1 Food & Beverage, 11am - 8pm, 773.415.1484
Fieldhouse 2526 W. Grand Ave. Chicago IL 60612 0
Football / Soccer - Grass 2526 W. Grand Ave. Chicago IL 60612 1
Gardens 2526 W. Grand Ave. Ornamental 1 Community Garden
Gymnasiums 2526 W. Grand Ave. Chicago IL 60612 1
Meeting/Event Space 2526 W. Grand Ave. Chicago IL 60612 4
Playgrounds 2526 W. Grand Ave. Chicago IL 60612 Rubberized Surface 1
Swimming Pools - Outdoor 2526 W. Grand Ave. Chicago IL 60612 0 Pool Closed for the Season. Accessibility feature: Lift.
Tennis Courts 2526 W. Grand Ave. Chicago IL 60612 2
Water Spray Features 2526 W. Grand Ave. Chicago IL 60612 1
In 1929, when a large city dump in the West Town neighborhood had been completely filled, the Bureau of Sanitation transferred part of the site to the Bureau of Parks and Recreation. The city soon named it the Smith Athletic Field for Joseph Higgins Smith, alderman of the surrounding 32nd ward from 1914 to 1933. (At the time, the city regularly named parks for standing aldermen of the wards in which the sites were located.) Although it had been named, the park had few improvements until the late 1930s, when the city installed playground equipment, constructed a small brick recreation building, and created an athletic field that was flooded in winter for ice skating. By the late 1950s, a World War II tank and artillery piece had been placed in the park. In 1959, the city transferred Smith Park to the Chicago Park District, along with more than 250 other properties. After making initial improvements, the park district added a spraypool, swimming pool, and bath house in the late 1960s. In 1979, a large modern fieldhouse was constructed in Smith Park. Nine years later, the park district dedicated its gymnasium to Tommy Positano, a high school student who had been active at the park, and who received a Junior Citizenship Award posthumously.

Contact: Erik Muellner

Contact Title: President

Phone: (312) 742-7534

Meeting Date/Time: 3rd Wednesday, quarterly at 7:00 p.m.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

 

 

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