Hours

Park Hours
Sunday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Monday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Fieldhouse Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday Closed

History

Bell Park takes its name from Major General George Bell, Jr. (1859-1926), who led American troops in the Spanish American War and in the Philippine Insurrection of 1903. Bell also commanded the 33rd, or Prairie, Division of the Allied Expeditionary Force during World War I, and won the Distinguished Service medal for his efforts. Bell Park is among the thirteen parks created by the Northwest Park District. Established in 1911, the park district was one of 22 park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. The Northwest Park District purchased land for the park in 1927 at the request of the Mont Clare Boosters Improvement Association, which hoped to raise land values in the surrounding neighborhood. Shortly thereafter, citizens petitioned for the installation of a fieldhouse. They had a long wait. Although the Northwest District built a playground, shelter house, and wading pool before 1930, a fieldhouse was not constructed until 1954, almost 25 years later.

Parking Directions

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

Advisory Council

Contact: Les Kniskern,   President
Meeting Details:

3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm

 

Map & Facilities

3020 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634

3020 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634

3020 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634

3020 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634

3020 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634

3020 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634

3020 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634

3020 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634

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