Chicago Park District
Archer Park

Archer Park

 

Archer Park

4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. Chicago IL 60632

Hours: Park: 6am - 11pm,

Fieldhouse: M-F 9am - 10pm, Sa-Su 9am - 5pm

Park Supervisor:
Roland Konow

(773) 284-7029

 
 
 

Description

Located in the Archer Heights community, Archer Park totals 13.22 acres and features indoors a gymnasium, kitchen, a fitness center, and meeting room. 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.

WINTER PROGRAMS:

Online registration for Archer Park begins on Monday, November 26 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins on Saturday, December 1.

Winter programs run the week of January 7 through March 18.  Online registration closes Sunday, January 13.  In-person registration continues until all spots are full. 

 
 

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 1 Food & Beverage, 4pm - 8pm, 773.676.3159
Fieldhouse 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 1
Fitness Centers 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 1 ADA Accessible Equipment
Football / Soccer - Grass 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 1
Horseshoe Pits 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 2
Meeting/Event Space 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 3
Picnic Groves 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 1
Playgrounds 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. 1
Tennis Courts 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.

 

 

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