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.

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now. Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

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
Basketball Camp at Archer 161108CampsCamps - SportsAt least 3 but less than 13Coed2016/08/22 15:00From August 22, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$10.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Archer 162127InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$7.00
Basketball at Archer 162285InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$7.00
Conditioning at Archer 162570InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upMale2016/10/01 20:30From October 1, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Archer 162740InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$18.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Archer 162741InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$18.00
Floor Hockey at Archer 162820InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 13Male2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$7.00
Fun and Games at Archer 162882InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:30From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$12.00
Fun with Food at Archer 162925InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Gymnastics at Archer 162969InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Kiddie College at Archer 163134InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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
$166.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Archer 163366InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 18:30From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$7.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Archer 163365InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/21 21:15From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$7.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Archer 163406InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/23 18:30From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
$22.00
Recreational Tumbling at Archer 163806InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports at Archer 163894InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Sing-Along at Archer 164041InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/19 18:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$7.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 164043InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/10/26 00:15From October 25, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 164042InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:15From September 20, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 164044InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/23 00:15From September 22, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 164045InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/10/28 00:15From October 27, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$27.00
Soccer at Archer 164071InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00
Soccer at Archer 184429InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 18:30From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$7.00
Tap & Ballet at Archer 164270InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
$12.00
Volleyball at Archer 164610InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00
Volleyball League at Archer 164628Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 15Female2016/11/07 22:00From November 7, 2016 to February 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
$194.00
Volleyball League at Archer 164630Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/11/10 01:30From November 9, 2016 to February 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 10pm
$208.00
Volleyball League at Archer 164627Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 13Female2016/11/18 22:00From November 18, 2016 to February 10, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$194.00
Volleyball League at Archer 164629Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 11Female2016/11/18 22:00From November 18, 2016 to February 10, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$163.00

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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.