Trebes Park

  • 2250 N. Clifton Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60614 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Arnulfo Rimando
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7769

Located in Lincoln Park, Trebes Park welcomes neighborhood residents of all ages to enjoy their community playground year-round. With a colorful array of flower beds at the park entrance the visitors feel right at home.

Children can choose from bitty basketball, seasonal sports, Saturday Kickers soccer and baseball/t-ball to name a few program offerings. Adults are also invited to come out and play at our basketball league and Chicago's favorite summer pastime - 16" softball. Considered a neighborhood park, it's not unusual to see families gathering at the soft surface playground enjoying a warm day in the park. Or, dads coaching their children for Saturday Kickers on a fall weekend. Or, a special event in the summer.

The Sheffield Neighborhood Association continues to maintain the park and the "award winning gardens" as the pride of the community.

 

History

In the early 1940s, the City of Chicago purchased land in the near north side Lincoln Park neighborhood for creation of a 44th Ward Recreation Center. The city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation transformed a two-story brick rowhouse into a community center, naming it the Robert Trebes Recreation Center on March 18, 1943. Within a few years, the bureau had constructed a spray pool, a sand box, and two playing fields on adjacent property to the south. In the late 1950s, the Trebes Recreation Center was demolished, along with the other structures on the block. In 1958, the Board of Education began constructing the new Oscar Mayer Elementary School on the northern half of the block. The Trebes Park property also passed into the hands of the Board of Education; however the Chicago Park District began maintaining the park the following year. The Park District and the Board of Education soon began joint operations at the school and park, an arrangement that continues today. In 1991, the Board of Education transferred full ownership of Trebes Park to the Park District. The Sheffield Neighborhood Association, in conjunction with the Park District, led the community effort to renovate the park. In the early 1990's, funded projects include tree planting around the perimeter parkways, installing an iron ornamental "prairie style" fence, the ornamental metal park benches, garbage containers, walkway lights and installing the ornamental iron gazebo in the park plaza entrance. At that time, the Park District constructed a soft surface playground. The new playground was funded through a generous bequest of Dorothy Melamerson, a retired local school teacher whose savings have paid for a number of park improvements in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the Sheffield Neighborhood Association and community neighbors. In addition, the Sheffield Neighborhood Association has raised funds for the numerous improvements to the park. Taking personal pride in their local park volunteers have spent thousand of hours in gardening and other greening initiatives. The Sheffield Neighborhood Association continues to maintain the park and the "award winning gardens" as the pride of the community.

Parking/Directions

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Trebes Diamond

Trebes Diamond

Location Notes: 2250 N. Clifton Ave.

Trebes Diamond

Trebes Diamond

Location Notes: 2250 N. Clifton Ave.

Trebes Community Garden

Trebes Community Garden

Location Notes: 2250 N. Clifton Ave

Notes: Community Garden

Trebes Fieldhouse

Trebes Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2250 N. Clifton Ave.

Hours: ,

Notes: Within School Building

Trebes Gymnasium

Trebes Gymnasium

Location Notes: 2250 N. Clifton Ave.

Notes: Within School Building

Trebes Playground

Trebes Playground

Location Notes: 2250 N. Clifton Ave.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 11, 2017.

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
Basketball - Open at Trebes 205291OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$70.00
Basketball - Open at Trebes 221190OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Male2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$24.00
Seasonal Sports at Trebes 221188InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$24.00
Seasonal Sports at Trebes 224149InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$24.00
Volleyball - Open at Trebes 221189OpenSports - VolleyballAt least 21 but less than 45Coed2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$68.00

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Located in Lincoln Park, Trebes Park welcomes neighborhood residents of all ages to enjoy their community playground year-round. With a colorful array of flower beds at the park entrance the visitors feel right at home.

Children can choose from bitty basketball, seasonal sports, Saturday Kickers soccer and baseball/t-ball to name a few program offerings. Adults are also invited to come out and play at our basketball league and Chicago's favorite summer pastime - 16" softball. Considered a neighborhood park, it's not unusual to see families gathering at the soft surface playground enjoying a warm day in the park. Or, dads coaching their children for Saturday Kickers on a fall weekend. Or, a special event in the summer.

The Sheffield Neighborhood Association continues to maintain the park and the "award winning gardens" as the pride of the community.

 

In the early 1940s, the City of Chicago purchased land in the near north side Lincoln Park neighborhood for creation of a 44th Ward Recreation Center. The city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation transformed a two-story brick rowhouse into a community center, naming it the Robert Trebes Recreation Center on March 18, 1943. Within a few years, the bureau had constructed a spray pool, a sand box, and two playing fields on adjacent property to the south. In the late 1950s, the Trebes Recreation Center was demolished, along with the other structures on the block. In 1958, the Board of Education began constructing the new Oscar Mayer Elementary School on the northern half of the block. The Trebes Park property also passed into the hands of the Board of Education; however the Chicago Park District began maintaining the park the following year. The Park District and the Board of Education soon began joint operations at the school and park, an arrangement that continues today. In 1991, the Board of Education transferred full ownership of Trebes Park to the Park District. The Sheffield Neighborhood Association, in conjunction with the Park District, led the community effort to renovate the park. In the early 1990's, funded projects include tree planting around the perimeter parkways, installing an iron ornamental "prairie style" fence, the ornamental metal park benches, garbage containers, walkway lights and installing the ornamental iron gazebo in the park plaza entrance. At that time, the Park District constructed a soft surface playground. The new playground was funded through a generous bequest of Dorothy Melamerson, a retired local school teacher whose savings have paid for a number of park improvements in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the Sheffield Neighborhood Association and community neighbors. In addition, the Sheffield Neighborhood Association has raised funds for the numerous improvements to the park. Taking personal pride in their local park volunteers have spent thousand of hours in gardening and other greening initiatives. The Sheffield Neighborhood Association continues to maintain the park and the "award winning gardens" as the pride of the community.

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