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

Archer Fieldhouse

Archer Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Hours: ,

Archer Fitness Center

Archer Fitness Center

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Notes: ADA Accessible Equipment

Archer Soccer

Archer Soccer

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

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 Playground

Location Notes: 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.

Archer Interactive Water Play Area

Archer Interactive Water Play Area

Location Notes: 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
16" Softball League at Archer 102353Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2015/04/05 14:00From April 5, 2015 to June 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 9am to 1pm
$498.00
16" Softball League at Archer 102354Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2015/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$498.00
Art & ABCs at Archer 102450InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$6.00
Arts & Crafts at Archer 102476InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$6.00
Baseball at Archer 103836InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
Basketball at Archer 102685InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 23:45From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
$6.00
Basketball League at Archer 122189Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/04/05 14:00From April 5, 2015 to June 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 9am to 2pm
$179.00
Basketball League at Archer 102749Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/04/04 14:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 2pm
$179.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Archer 103005InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$17.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Archer 103004InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/02 23:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$17.00
Fun and Games at Archer 103073InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 18:15From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$11.00
Fun with Food at Archer 103113InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 21:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$6.00
Gymnastics at Archer 103165InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$6.00
Kiddie College at Archer 103288InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 15:00Mon-Fri, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm$163.00
Kiddie College at Archer 103288InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 15:00Mon-Fri, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm$163.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Archer 103499InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$6.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Archer 103500InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 18:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$6.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Archer 103597InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/03 18:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
$21.00
Play School at Archer 103840InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/03/31 18:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$112.00
Seasonal Sports at Archer 103953InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$6.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 104110InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 00:15From March 31, 2015 to April 28, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 104108InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/05/06 00:15From May 5, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 104107InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/05/08 00:15From May 7, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 104109InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 00:15From April 2, 2015 to April 30, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$26.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Archer 104139InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
T-Ball at Archer 104297InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Track & Field at Archer 104546InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$6.00
Track & Field at Archer 104545InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/10 18:15From April 10, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$6.00
Volleyball at Archer 104655InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$11.00
Volleyball League at Archer 104673Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upFemale2015/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm
$204.00
Volleyball League at Archer 104672Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/04/03 00:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$204.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Day Camp at Archer 116169CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$300.00
Early Bird Camp at Archer 116271CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$102.00
Extended Camp at Archer 116304CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$102.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Archer 116524InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/16 23:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$17.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Archer 116525InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/18 23:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$17.00
Play Camp at Archer 117488CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$102.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 117587InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/07/15 00:15From July 14, 2015 to August 11, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at Archer 117588InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/07/10 00:15From July 9, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$25.00
Volleyball Camp at Archer 117852CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 15:00From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
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
$16.00

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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.