Hours

Park Hours
Day Time slot Comment
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
Day Time slot Comment
Sunday Closed
Monday 12:30 pm-5:30 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm-5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am-5:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm-5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am-5:30 pm
Saturday Closed

Description

Located in the Humboldt Park Community, Kedvale Park totals 1.65 acres and features a small brick field house with a game room. Outside, the park offers basketball courts, an artificial turf junior soccer field, soft surface playground and inter active water feature.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play soccer, basketball and table games at the facility. 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, Kedvale Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as holiday events.

History

In 1892, the Chicago Board of Education acquired land for a park.  In 1930, the City of Chicago's Bureau of Parks and Recreation recommended the creation of a public playground within three blocks of every child living in the city's congested neighborhoods. One area targeted for a small park was the Humboldt Park neighborhood, which was experiencing significant growth as numerous Italian, German, Polish, and Russian-Jewish immigrants were then settling there.

The bureau began leasing 1/2-acre from the Board of Education and constructed a park which included playground equipment, sand boxes, a small brick recreation building, and boys' and girls' playing fields that were flooded in the winter for ice skating. Opened to the public in 1931, this site was named for the adjacent Kedvale Avenue, which was likely derived from the Native American word, ked, meaning moccasin, and the Middle English vale, meaning valley.

The Park District installed basketball courts, and then added a spray pool in 1970. In 1991, the Chicago Park District assumed ownership of the park from the Board of Education. Also, that year, the park installed a new soft surface playground in Kedvale Park.  The Chicago Park District acquired more land for the park in 2000, 2003, and again in 2004 completing the park’s expansion.

Parking/Directions

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

Map & Facilities

Kedvale Basketball Courts - Outdoor

4134 W. Hirsch St.
Chicago, IL 60651
United States

Kedvale Clubrooms

4134 W. Hirsch St.
Chicago, IL 60651
United States

Kedvale Fieldhouse

4134 W. Hirsch St.
Chicago, IL 60651
United States

Kedvale Football/Soccer Field

4134 W. Hirsch St.
Chicago, IL 60651
United States

Kedvale Playground

4134 W. Hirsch St.
Chicago, IL 60651
United States

Kedvale Water Spray Feature

4134 W. Hirsch St.
Chicago, IL 60651
United States

Kedvale Football/Soccer Field - Artificial Turf

4134 W. Hirsch St.
Chicago, IL 60651
United States

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Kedvale Basketball Courts - Outdoor

4134 W. Hirsch St.
Chicago, IL 60651
United States

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Kedvale Clubrooms

4134 W. Hirsch St.
Chicago, IL 60651
United States

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Kedvale Fieldhouse

4134 W. Hirsch St.
Chicago, IL 60651
United States

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Kedvale Football/Soccer Field

4134 W. Hirsch St.
Chicago, IL 60651
United States

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Kedvale Playground
Kedvale Playground

4134 W. Hirsch St.
Chicago, IL 60651
United States

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Kedvale Water Spray Feature

4134 W. Hirsch St.
Chicago, IL 60651
United States

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