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.

Events

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 114605InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$5.00
Basketball at Archer 96043InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/07 00:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Archer 96264InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 4 but less than 8Coed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$5.00
Conditioning at Archer 96286InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 50Male2015/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 5:15pm
$15.00
Dance - Modern at Archer 96343InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$5.00
Floor Hockey at Archer 96536InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 10 but less than 15Male2015/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$5.00
Fun and Games at Archer 96590InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 19:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$5.00
Fun With Food at Archer 96640InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2015/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$5.00
Gymnastics at Archer 97625InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$5.00
Kiddie College at Archer 96872InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
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 97057InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 19:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$5.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Archer 97056InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/01/07 22:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$5.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Archer 97160InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/09 19:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
$20.00
Nature Fun at Archer 97228InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$5.00
Play School at Archer 97517InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/01/06 19:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 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
$110.00
Seasonal Sports at Archer 97653InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 23:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$5.00
Sing-Along at Archer 97803InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/01/07 20:00From January 7, 2015 to March 11, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$5.00
Soccer at Archer 97855InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 23:45From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$10.00
Storybook Adventures at Archer 97950InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$5.00
Tap & Ballet at Archer 97983InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
$10.00
Team Gymnastics at Archer 114601InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$5.00
Tot Spot at Archer 98167OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
$5.00
Volleyball at Archer 98281InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$10.00

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Description

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.