Archer Park

  • 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60632 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Roland Konow
  • Park Phone: (773) 284-7029

Located in the Archer Heights community, Archer Park totals 13.22 acres and features indoors a gymnasium, kitchen, and fitness center. It is an A-3 facility. Outside, the park offers an interactive water spray feature, baseball fields, basketball court athletic field for football and soccer, horseshoe area and a playground.

Many of these spaces are available for rental for private parties or sports activities.

Park-goers can play baseball, football and soccer sports 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, Archer Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Movies In the Park.

History

Archer Park takes its name from the surrounding Archer Heights community. The community and its main artery, Archer Avenue, are named for Col. William Beatty Archer (1793-1870), a commissioner for the Illinois and Michigan Canal, which paralleled the road in the 1800s. Archer, an abolitionist as well as a civil engineer, nominated Abraham Lincon for vice president in 1856. The Chicago Park District created Archer Park in the late 1940s to provide green space in an area then experiencing significant industrial development. The new park was part of a ten-year, district-wide program to increase recreational opportunities in underserved neighborhoods in post-World War II Chicago. Archer Park provided solely outdoor recreational facilities until 1970, when the park district constructed a small fieldhouse.

Parking/Directions

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

Archer Diamond Baseball

Archer Diamond Baseball

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Archer Outdoor Basketball

Archer Outdoor Basketball

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Archer Park - Irma Abelar

Archer Park - Irma Abelar

Location: 4901 S. Kilbourn

Hours: ,

Phone: (773)676-3159

Archer Fieldhouse

Archer Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Hours: ,

Archer Fitness Center

Archer Fitness Center

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Notes: ADA Accessible Equipment

Archer Soccer

Archer Soccer

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Archer Gymnasium

Archer Gymnasium

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Archer Horseshoe

Archer Horseshoe

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Archer Picnic Grove

Archer Picnic Grove

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Archer Playground

Archer Playground

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Archer Interactive Water Play Area

Archer Interactive Water Play Area

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

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
Arts & Crafts at Archer 89409InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$5.00
Basketball - 5 on 5 at Archer 89518Team_LeagueSports - Basketball21 and upMaleFrom September 21, 2014 to November 30, 2014
Each Sunday from 9am to 3pm
$175.00
Basketball - 5 on 5 at Archer 89517Team_LeagueSports - Basketball21 and upMaleFrom September 20, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 3pm
$175.00
Basketball at Archer 89551InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$5.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Archer 89783InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 12FemaleFrom September 15, 2014 to November 10, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$5.00
Conditioning at Archer 111828InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upMaleFrom September 21, 2014 to December 7, 2014
Each Sunday from 3pm to 5pm
$15.00
Dance - Modern at Archer 111826InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$5.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Archer 89960InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$16.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Archer 89961InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$16.00
Floor Hockey at Archer 90034InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 13MaleFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$5.00
Fun and Games at Archer 90099InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$10.00
Fun with Food at Archer 90143InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 11CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$5.00
Gymnastics at Archer 91000InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Kiddie College at Archer 90352InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$160.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Archer 90559InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$5.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Archer 90558InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$5.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Archer 90653InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
$20.00
Nature Fun at Archer 90714InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$5.00
Play School at Archer 90886InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$120.00
Recreational Tumbling at Archer 90944InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$5.00
Recreational Tumbling at Archer 90945InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 10 but less than 12CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$5.00
Seasonal Sports at Archer 91017InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$5.00
Sing-Along at Archer 91145InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$5.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 91149InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to October 21, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$25.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 91150InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom November 4, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$25.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 91152InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom November 6, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$25.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 91151InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to October 23, 2014
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$25.00
Soccer at Archer 91200InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$10.00
Tap & Ballet at Archer 91356InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6FemaleFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
$10.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Archer 91555InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$5.00
Volleyball - 6 on 6 at Archer 91669Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 15FemaleFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
$180.00
Volleyball - 6 on 6 at Archer 91670Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 11FemaleFrom September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$150.00
Volleyball - 6 on 6 at Archer 91668Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 13FemaleFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$180.00
Volleyball at Archer 91675InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$10.00
Volleyball at Archer 91677Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 10pm
$200.00
Volleyball at Archer 91678Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 10pm
$200.00
Volleyball at Archer 91676Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 10pm
$200.00

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Located in the Archer Heights community, Archer Park totals 13.22 acres and features indoors a gymnasium, kitchen, and fitness center. It is an A-3 facility. Outside, the park offers an interactive water spray feature, baseball fields, basketball court athletic field for football and soccer, horseshoe area and a playground.

Many of these spaces are available for rental for private parties or sports activities.

Park-goers can play baseball, football and soccer sports 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, Archer Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Movies In the Park.

Archer Park takes its name from the surrounding Archer Heights community. The community and its main artery, Archer Avenue, are named for Col. William Beatty Archer (1793-1870), a commissioner for the Illinois and Michigan Canal, which paralleled the road in the 1800s. Archer, an abolitionist as well as a civil engineer, nominated Abraham Lincon for vice president in 1856. The Chicago Park District created Archer Park in the late 1940s to provide green space in an area then experiencing significant industrial development. The new park was part of a ten-year, district-wide program to increase recreational opportunities in underserved neighborhoods in post-World War II Chicago. Archer Park provided solely outdoor recreational facilities until 1970, when the park district constructed a small fieldhouse.

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