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 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Conditioning at Archer Cancelled162570InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upMale2016/10/01 20:30From October 1, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
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 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Archer 169327InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$8.00
Basketball at Archer 169471InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$8.00
Dodgeball at Archer 189698InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Dodgeball at Archer 189697InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$8.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Archer 169900InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$25.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Archer 169901InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$25.00
Fun and Games at Archer 169994InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$13.00
Fun With Food at Archer 170033InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$8.00
Gymnastics at Archer 170082InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$8.00
Gymnastics at Archer 170083InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Kiddie College at Archer 170275InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
$169.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Archer 170479InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 19:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$8.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Archer 170522InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/13 19:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
$23.00
Recreational Tumbling at Archer 187753InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$8.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer Cancelled170995InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 01:15From January 10, 2017 to February 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$30.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer Cancelled170996InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/02/15 01:15From February 14, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$30.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 170998InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/02/17 01:15From February 16, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$30.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer Cancelled170997InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 01:15From January 12, 2017 to February 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$30.00
Soccer at Archer 171030InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Soccer at Archer 187754InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 19:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$8.00
Storybook Adventures at Archer 171165InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/09 19:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$8.00
Tap & Ballet at Archer 171208InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
$13.00
Volleyball at Archer 171531InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/18 23:00From January 18, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$8.00

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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.