4833 Fairview Avenue (at Sheldon Avenue)
Hummer Park is a highly visible and popular neighborhood park situated immediately northeast of the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Sheldon Avenue. During the summer months, the park is used for group picnics, mostly utilizing the large brick pavilion. The pavilion contains restrooms and 3 built-in grills for summer cookouts. The large play area was recently redeveloped, with separate age 2-5 and age 5-12 play areas. There are two parking lots with a capacity of approximately 50 cars. During the winter months, the creek is dammed-up and a flat area at the southwest corner of the park is flooded to create an area suitable for ice skating. The park is home to several mature trees that couple with the creek to create an attractive natural setting.
Dawn to Dusk except evenings when permitted lighted activity (operational, artificial lighting) is occurring. The park will close immediately after lights are turned off until dawn the following day. No person shall remain in the park unless a permit is granted in advance. Security lighting shall not be considered operational, artificial lighting.
|* BBQ Grill|
|* Drinking Fountain|
|* Ice Skating (weather permitting)|
|* Picnic Tables|
|* Playground with ADA & CPSC - Compliant Play Equipment and Mulch Safety Surfacing|
|Age 2-5 “Tot” Play Equipment|
|Age 5-12 “Big Kid” Play Equipment|
|* Large Picnic Shelter|
|* 11 Acres|
Hummer Park was once known as “Fairview Avenue Picnic Grove.” It was named for the Park Board’s first president and administrator, Otto H. Hummer. The Park District purchased three parcels of land in 1951, 1953 and 1956 which became the site of the Park District’s first offices, maintenance garage and community center, “Hummer House.” The Hummer House, a six-room house, was razed after Lincoln Center opened. The Park District constructed the picnic pavilion in 1982.
Parking Lot Renovation