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

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

Archer Fieldhouse

Archer Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Hours: ,

Archer Fitness Center

Archer Fitness CenterAccessible

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Hours: ,

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Archer Soccer

Archer Soccer

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

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 PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Archer Interactive Water Play Area

Archer Interactive Water Play Area

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

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 202240InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$8.00
Basketball at Archer 202385InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$8.00
Floor Hockey at Archer 202906InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 13Male2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$8.00
Fun and Games at Archer 202969InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 18:30From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$13.00
Gymnastics at Archer 203052InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Kiddie College at Archer 203209InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 1, 2017
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
$174.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Archer 203424InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 18:30From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$8.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Archer 203423InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/13 21:15From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$8.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Archer 203471InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
$23.00
Music and Movement at Archer 221295InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$8.00
Recreational Tumbling at Archer 203774InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$8.00
Sing-Along at Archer 203997InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/11 18:30From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$8.00
Soccer at Archer 204024InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Soccer at Archer 204025InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$8.00
Team Developmental Gymnastics at Archer 221294InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$10.00
Volleyball League at Archer 204622Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 15Female2017/10/30 21:00From October 30, 2017 to February 5, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
$204.00
Volleyball League at Archer 204624Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/10/05 00:30From October 4, 2017 to February 7, 2018
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 10pm
$218.00
Volleyball League at Archer 204623Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 11Female2017/11/10 22:00From November 10, 2017 to February 2, 2018
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$171.00
Winter Break Camp at Archer 224575CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/12/26 16:00From December 26, 2017 to December 29, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Archer 224576CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/02 16:00From January 2, 2018 to January 5, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$0

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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.