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 122351InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$6.00
Basketball at Archer 122510InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$6.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Archer 122747InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 12Female2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to November 9, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$6.00
Conditioning at Archer 122767InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upMale2015/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$20.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Archer 122927InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$17.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Archer 122928InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$17.00
Floor Hockey at Archer 123012InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 13Male2015/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$6.00
Fun and Games at Archer 123087InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$11.00
Fun with Food at Archer 123134InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$6.00
Gymnastics at Archer 123170InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Kiddie College at Archer 123357InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$163.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Archer 123572InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 18:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$6.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Archer 123571InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/09/16 21:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$6.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Archer 123673InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/18 18:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
$21.00
Nature Fun at Archer 123742InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 18:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$6.00
Play School at Archer 123957InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$122.00
Recreational Tumbling at Archer 124014InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$6.00
Recreational Tumbling at Archer 124015InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 10 but less than 12Coed2015/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$6.00
Seasonal Sports at Archer 124107InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$6.00
Sing-Along at Archer 124253InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/09/14 18:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$6.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 124254InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/16 00:15From September 15, 2015 to October 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 124255InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/11/04 01:15From November 3, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 124257InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/11/06 01:15From November 5, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 124256InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/18 00:15From September 17, 2015 to October 22, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$26.00
Soccer at Archer 124291InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Tap & Ballet at Archer 124436InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2015/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
$11.00
Volleyball at Archer 124760InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/09/16 22:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$11.00
Volleyball League at Archer 124748Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 15Female2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
$190.00
Volleyball League at Archer 124762Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/09/17 00:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 10pm
$204.00
Volleyball League at Archer 124747Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 13Female2015/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$190.00
Volleyball League at Archer 124749Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 11Female2015/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2015 to November 27, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$160.00

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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.