Archer Park

  • 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60632 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Roland Konow
  • 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: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Archer Outdoor Basketball

Archer Outdoor Basketball

Location: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Archer Park - Irma Abelar

Archer Park - Irma Abelar

Location: 4901 S. Kilbourn

Archer Fieldhouse

Archer Fieldhouse

Location: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Archer Fitness Center

Archer Fitness Center

Location: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Notes: ADA Accessible Equipment

Archer Soccer

Archer Soccer

Location: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Archer Gymnasium

Archer Gymnasium

Location: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Archer Horseshoe

Archer Horseshoe

Location: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Archer Picnic Grove

Archer Picnic Grove

Location: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Archer Playground

Archer Playground

Location: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Archer Interactive Water Play Area

Archer Interactive Water Play Area

Location: 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
Day Camp at Archer 80934CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$293.00
Early Bird Camp at Archer 81038CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$100.00
Extended Camp at Archer 81574CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$100.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Archer Cancelled88561InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$16.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Archer 88562InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$16.00
Play Camp at Archer 81437CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 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
$100.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer Cancelled81535InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 10, 2014 to August 12, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$19.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 81536InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 12, 2014 to August 14, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$19.00
Volleyball Camp at Archer 81769CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 2014
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
$15.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball League at Archer 89318Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 1pm
$250.00
16" Softball League at Archer 89318Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 1pm
$250.00
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
Conditioning at Archer 111828InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upMaleFrom September 21, 2014 to December 7, 2014
Each Sunday from 3pm to 5pm
$15.00
Conditioning at Archer 111827InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upMaleFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 10pm
$15.00
Dance - Modern at Archer 111826InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom 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
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
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 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
$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 5pm to 6pm
$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 Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
$120.00
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
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 91555InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt 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 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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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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 6
Basketball Court - Outdoor 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 1
Concessions Archer Park, 4901 S. Kilbourn 0
Fieldhouse 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 0
Fitness Centers 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 1 ADA Accessible Equipment
Football / Soccer 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 1
Horseshoe Pits 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 2
Picnic Groves 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 1
Playgrounds 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 1
Water Playgrounds 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 1
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.