Baseball is a well-loved sport in Chicago and with the warm weather approaching, baseball players will be heading to the fields to practice and play games. There are several hundred baseball fields across the city that are managed by the Chicago Park District. Here are the five best baseball fields in Chicago that are great for baseball as well as softball.
1400 N. Sacramento Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60622
Park Hours are 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Fieldhouse Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Humboldt Park is on 219 acres and is home to the replica of the Chicago Cubs stadium “Little Cubs Field.” Humboldt Park boasts a total of 15 different softball and baseball fields. Those who are fans of the Cubbies will certainly enjoy spending time at this park and “Little Cubs Field.” It is highly recommended to stop by the Humboldt Park Field House. Built in 1928 and inspired by Georgian and Tudor architectural styles, the workmanship of this structure is impressive.
5100 N. Leavitt St.
Chicago, Illinois 60625
Park Hours are 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Fieldhouse Hours are Monday through Friday 1:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Winnemac Park is on 40 acres and has five baseball diamonds; one of the five has a grass infield. It is an excellent park for baseball players because the grass infield is more challenging to find in Chicago. The baseball diamonds and outfields are always maintained to the highest levels and are ready for play at any time. Check with the park office for their league schedule and public availability schedule.
2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60618
Park hours are 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Fieldhouse hours are Saturday & Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Horner Park is on 55 acres and has twelve diamonds and three baseball fields and nine softball fields. This is one of the largest parks in the north side of the city. It is an excellent place to play baseball or watch multiple baseball games while enjoying the warm weather in Chicago. Horner Park has Little League Baseball Programs for all ages: Pee-Wee Baseball, Intermediate ages 4 to 14 and Teenage Baseball from 14 to 18 years of age. The Intermediate and Teenage Baseball Programs compete at a district and regional levels. They also have the opportunity to participate in the Little League World Series.
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3400 N. Rockwell St.
Chicago, IL 60618
Clark Playlot Park hours are 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Kerry Wood Cubs Field includes seating for 1,250 spectators and fans. The field is used by Chicago public high schools throughout the high school baseball season. The Park District will also use the field for recreational leagues and for the general public. The baseball infield is artificial turf. Kerry Wood Cubs Field is available for rental. The park is located on approximately 19 acres along the east bank of the Chicago River, just south of Addison and adjacent to Lane Tech College Prep High School. The Clark Playlot Park sits on land once occupied by the Riverview Amusement Park, which operated on this site between 1904 and 1967.
500 S. Central Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60644
Park hours are 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Fieldhouse hours are Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Columbus Park is on 135 acres in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. Its baseball diamonds are located at the southeast corner of the park and the field is artificial turf.Columbus Park is a gem in the city’s Park District and is considered one of the better parks with its lagoon, beautiful field house, baseball fields, bike paths and public golf. Park Supervisor is Jeanette Stovall.
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