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.

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Camp Sign for Deaf & Hard of Hearing at Archer 159353CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/07/05 17:00From July 5, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 6pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 6pm
Each Friday from Noon to 6pm
$50.00
Day Camp at Archer 154591CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$315.00
Early Bird Camp at Archer 154698CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$104.00
Extended Camp at Archer 154733CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$104.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Archer 154794InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/21 23:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$18.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Archer 154795InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/23 23:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$18.00
Leadership Camp (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Archer 159355CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 15 but less than 19Coed2016/07/05 17:00From July 5, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 6pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 6pm
Each Friday from Noon to 6pm
$50.00
Leadership Camp (Deaf & HOH) at Archer 183734CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 15 but less than 19Coed2016/07/18 17:00From July 18, 2016 to July 29, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 6pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 6pm
Each Friday from Noon to 6pm
$50.00
Leadership Camp at Archer 159130CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$0
Play Camp at Archer 155203CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 4, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$104.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 155555InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/07/27 00:15From July 26, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 155557InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 00:15From June 21, 2016 to July 19, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 155558InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/24 00:15From June 23, 2016 to July 21, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 155556InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/07/29 00:15From July 28, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$26.00
Soccer Camp at Archer 159131CampsCamps - SportsAt least 3 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 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
Sports Camp (Deaf & HOH) at Archer 183733CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/07/18 17:00From July 18, 2016 to July 29, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 6pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 6pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 6pm
Each Friday from Noon to 6pm
$50.00
Volleyball Camp at Archer 155831CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 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
$17.00

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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.