Horner Park

  • 2741 W. Montrose Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60618 [View Map]
  • Horner Fieldhouse Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Thomas McManamon
  • Park Phone: (773) 478-3499

At nearly 55 acres, Horner Park is one of the largest parks on the North Side and boasts nine softball fields, three senior baseball diamonds with night baseball on two diamonds, two football/soccer fields, four outdoor basketball standards, five tennis courts, a playground, a relaxing nature area and 13 picnic groves.

The park, located at the major intersection of Montrose and California Avenues, plays a prominent role in its Irving Park neighborhood.Horner Park hosts a number of holiday and seasonal special events, including an annual pumpkin patch, movies/concerts in the park, their popular Doggie Egg Hunt along with various public community meetings.The park offers programming to meet every possible age group, interest and need.

Area youth and teens play sports, such as basketball, football, volleyball, softball, track & field and floor hockey.Youth also participate in recreational tumbling and gymnastics. Preschoolers get started as early as age three, building skills in tumbling and tap & ballet.The park offers traditional early childhood recreation classes—preschool; playschool; Moms, Pops & Tots and playgroup. Adults join in athletics with basketball, volleyball and softball leagues.

On the cultural side, Horner Park offers woodcraft for all ages in its downstairs shop.Youth and teens choose from multi-cultural art, piano and guitar. For adults there are more specialized classes, such as tile mosaic, clay/hand building, open pottery studio and Horner Park Jazz Band.

Horner is one of the few parks to teach two levels of American Sign Language, plus offers programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community such as park kids and Friday Night teen club.

History

After 1900, Chicago's northwest side Irving Park community developed quickly. Residential construction boomed, and industries soon located along the North Branch of the Chicago River. Among these was a brick manufacturer, which excavated its riverside property for brick-making clay. Some years later, the company abandoned the site, and the clay pits became a garbage dump. Because community organizations opposed this new use, the property was eventually down-zoned from its industrial designation.

In the spring of 1946, the Chicago Park District began acquiring the nearly 55-acre site as part of a ten-year, citywide plan to increase recreational opportunities throughout the city. In 1949, the park district began demolishing the brick kilns and industrial structures. Filling and grading were soon underway. By the early 1950s, the park had a large tobogganing hill, tennis courts, a playground, and a comfort station. A large, open meadow bordered with trees stretched across the southern section of the park. A fieldhouse was added in 1956. After adding handball courts in the 1970s and making various upgrades in the 1980s, the park district installed a large new soft surface playground with separate areas for tots, young children, and older children.

The park honors Henry Horner (1878-1940), Illinois' first Jewish governor, who served from 1933 to 1940. A native Chicagoan, Horner was appointed attorney for the Cook County Board of Assessors in 1907, and was elected judge of the Cook County Probate Court seven years later. Having gained an early, solid reputation for integrity, he won increasing popularity with diverse segments of the community. This broad-based support propelled Horner to the governorship, and fostered acceptance of a state sales tax to fund much-needed welfare programs during the Depression. A red granite monument in the northwest corner of Horner Park depicts the former governor's accomplishments. The art deco relief, carved by sculptor John David Brcin (b. 1899) in 1948, stood in Grant Park until 1956, when it was moved in time for the Horner Park fieldhouse dedication.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Horner Baseball

Horner Baseball

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Descriptors: Softball

Horner Baseball

Horner Baseball

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Descriptors: Softball

Horner Baseball

Horner Baseball

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Baseball

Horner Baseball

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Descriptors: Baseball

Horner Basketball

Horner Basketball

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Ceramics Studio

Horner Ceramics Studio

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave

Horner Park - D & G Inc.

Horner Park - D & G Inc.

Location: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Hours: ,

Phone: (773)478-5659

Horner Park - Emma's Fruitas

Horner Park - Emma's Fruitas

Location: 2741 W. Montrose

Hours:

Phone: (773)999-0336

Horner Fieldhouse

Horner Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Notes: Junior Fieldhouse

Descriptors: Junior

Horner Fieldhouse

Horner Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Hours: ,

Horner Football/Soccer

Horner Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Gymnasium

Horner Gymnasium

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Clubrooms

Horner Clubrooms

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Playground

Horner Playground

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Tennis Court

Horner Tennis Court

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Woodcraft Room

Horner Woodcraft Room

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

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
American Sign Language at Horner Cancelled111859InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2014/09/17 00:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$100.00
American Sign Language at Horner Cancelled111860InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 9 but less than 16Coed2014/09/19 22:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$50.00
American Sign Language Storytime at Horner Cancelled111861InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2014/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$50.00
Art & ABCs at Horner 92008InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 18:45From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$10.00
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Horner 92030InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2014/09/18 00:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$50.00
Band - Jazz at Horner 93919InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2014/09/16 01:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8pm to 9:30pm
$0
Band - Jazz at Horner 92139InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2014/09/20 00:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Horner 92291OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2014/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$20.00
Basketball (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 92152InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 50Coed2014/09/25 23:30From September 25, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$10.00
Bitty Basketball at Horner 111902InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2014/09/19 18:45From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Ceramics at Horner 92541InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2014/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$65.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Horner 92565InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$10.00
Dodgeball at Horner 92762InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/19 20:45From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$10.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 92780InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least but less than 8Coed2014/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$65.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 111952InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least but less than 13Coed2014/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$65.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 92778InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2014/09/18 17:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from Noon to 3:30pm
$30.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 92779InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2014/09/18 17:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from Noon to 3:30pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Horner 92781InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least but less than 8Coed2014/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$65.00
Family Club (Deaf and Hard of Hearing) at Horner Cancelled111862OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least but less than 5Coed2014/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:15am
$0
Fun and Games (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner Cancelled111863InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2014/09/20 17:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at Horner Cancelled111951InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2014/09/20 17:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$15.00
Fun and Games at Horner 111555InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/17 18:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Fun and Games at Horner 92983InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/18 16:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
$15.00
Fun and Games at Horner 92982InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/25 19:00From September 25, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$15.00
Fun and Games at Horner 111907InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/25 19:00From September 25, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$15.00
Guitar at Horner 93075InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2014/09/15 22:15From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
$30.00
Guitar at Horner 93074InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2014/09/19 22:15From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
$30.00
Gymnastics at Horner 111910InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2014/09/23 20:30From September 23, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Handbuilding at Horner 93126InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2014/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
$120.00
Indoor Soccer at Horner 93351InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Indoor Soccer at Horner 93354InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
$15.00
Indoor Soccer at Horner 111557InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$15.00
Indoor Soccer at Horner 93353Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2014/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$30.00
Indoor Soccer at Horner 93352Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2014/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Jewelry Making at Horner 93403InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoed2014/09/17 17:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
$0
Jewelry Making at Horner 93402InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2014/09/17 17:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
$30.00
Kiddie College at Horner 111908InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/17 15:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
$125.00
Kiddie College at Horner 111909InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/16 14:30From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11am
$65.00
Kiddie College at Horner 111901InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/16 17:30From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$65.00
Mixed Media - Drawing at Horner 93766InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 2 but less than Coed2014/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$65.00
Mixed Media - Drawing at Horner 93765InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least but less than 6Coed2014/09/19 18:15From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$65.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction (Spcl Rec) at Horner 111950InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 5Coed2014/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:15am
$0
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Horner 93835InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2014/09/15 14:15From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$25.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Horner 93836InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2014/09/17 14:15From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$25.00
Open Studio - Sculpture at Horner 93994OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2014/09/17 15:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 7pm
Each Friday from Noon to 4pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 4pm
$20.00
Outdoor Tennis at Horner 94004InstructionSports - TennisAt least 4y 2m but less than 6y 2m Coed2014/09/17 19:15From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$30.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 94170InstructionCulture and Arts - Music60 and upCoed2014/09/15 19:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$0
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 94165InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2014/09/15 20:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$35.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 94171InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$35.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 94166InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2014/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$35.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 94169InstructionCulture and Arts - Music60 and upCoed2014/09/19 19:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$0
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 94163InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2014/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$35.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 94172InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$35.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 94173InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2014/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$35.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Horner 94168InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2014/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$35.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Horner 94167InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2014/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$35.00
Pilates at Horner 94184InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/19 14:15From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$25.00
Pre-Teen Club (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 94237OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2014/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$5.00
Seasonal Sports at Horner 94380InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/17 18:45From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$10.00
Storytime at Horner 94709InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$10.00
Team Gymnastics at Horner 94788InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Teen Leadership Club (Deaf & HOH) at Horner 94877InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 15 but less than 19Coed2014/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$5.00
Volleyball at Horner 95397Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball21 and upCoed2014/09/17 00:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$200.00
Woodcraft at Horner 95510InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking60 and upCoed2014/09/17 18:30From September 17, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Woodcraft at Horner 95523InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2014/09/17 18:30From September 17, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$50.00
Woodcraft at Horner 95524InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2014/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$50.00
Woodcraft at Horner 95525InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2014/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Woodcraft at Horner 95528InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2014/09/17 22:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Woodcraft at Horner 95526InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2014/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Woodcraft at Horner 95527InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2014/09/18 22:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Woodcraft at Horner 95529InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2014/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$15.00
Woodcraft at Horner 95511InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking7 and upCoed2014/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
$20.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Horner 98620InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 19:45From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Horner 98676InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5y 5m but less than 8Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$65.00
Arts & Crafts at Horner 98677InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5y 5m but less than 8Coed2015/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$65.00
Band - Jazz at Horner 98764InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/01/10 01:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Horner 98825OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2015/01/07 16:30From January 7, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$20.00
Basketball (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 98781InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 50Coed2015/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$10.00
Basketball Partnership at Horner 98944PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 15Male2015/01/11 15:30From January 11, 2015 to March 22, 2015
Each Sunday from 9:30am to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball Partnership at Horner 98945PartnershipGroupSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$10.00
Basketball Partnership at Horner 98942PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 14Female2015/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball Partnership at Horner 98941PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 9Coed2015/01/10 15:30From January 10, 2015 to February 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$150.00
Basketball Partnership at Horner 113808PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 9Coed2015/01/10 16:45From January 10, 2015 to February 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$150.00
Bitty Basketball at Horner 99087InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 19:45From January 9, 2015 to March 13, 2015
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Ceramics at Horner 99222InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$65.00
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Art at Horner 98642InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2015/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$50.00
Dodgeball at Horner 99438InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$10.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 99456InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2015/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 2:30pm
$30.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 99457InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2015/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 2:30pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Horner 99455InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$65.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 99453InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2015/01/08 18:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from Noon to 3:30pm
$30.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 99454InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2015/01/08 18:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from Noon to 3:30pm
$0
Family Workshop at Horner 99560InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking7 and upCoed2015/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
$20.00
Fun and Games at Horner 99674InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/01/06 20:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$15.00
Fun and Games at Horner 99673InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/14 19:00From January 14, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Guitar - Group - Beginner at Horner 99740InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 23:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
$30.00
Guitar - Group - Beginner at Horner 99739InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 23:15From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
$30.00
Handbuilding at Horner 99814InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
$120.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Horner 100025InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2015/01/07 18:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
$30.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Horner 100026InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoed2015/01/07 18:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
$0
Kiddie College at Horner 100086InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 16:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
$125.00
Kiddie College at Horner 100087InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/01/06 15:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$65.00
Kiddie College at Horner 113503InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/01/06 18:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
$65.00
Mixed Media - Drawing at Horner 100367InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 2y 5m but less than Coed2015/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$65.00
Mixed Media - Drawing at Horner 100366InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 3y 5m but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 19:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$65.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Horner 100457InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/01/05 15:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$15.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Horner 100458InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/01/07 15:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$15.00
Music Ensembles at Horner 100526InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/01/06 01:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 100988InstructionCulture and Arts - Music60 and upCoed2015/01/05 20:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$0
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 100985InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$35.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 100986InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:45From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:15pm
$35.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 100987InstructionCulture and Arts - Music60 and upCoed2015/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$0
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 100983InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 7Coed2015/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$35.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 100984InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:15pm
$35.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Horner 100990InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2015/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$35.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Horner 100989InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$35.00
Pilates at Horner 100996InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/09 15:15From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$20.00
Sculpture - Open Studio at Horner 100553OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 4pm
$20.00
Seasonal Sports at Horner 114268InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4y 5m but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Soccer at Horner 101470InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than Coed2015/01/08 20:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$15.00
Soccer League at Horner 101494Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2015/01/07 22:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 6:30pm
$30.00
Soccer League at Horner 101493Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2015/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
$30.00
Storytime at Horner 101557InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$10.00
Tone Stretch Balance at Horner 114269InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 19:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Woodcraft at Horner 102244InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2015/01/07 19:30From January 7, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$50.00
Woodcraft at Horner 102232InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking60 and upCoed2015/01/07 19:30From January 7, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Woodcraft at Horner 102246InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2015/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$50.00
Woodcraft at Horner 102250InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2015/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Woodcraft at Horner 102248InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2015/01/07 23:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Woodcraft at Horner 102245InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2015/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Woodcraft at Horner 102247InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Woodcraft at Horner 102249InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$15.00

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At nearly 55 acres, Horner Park is one of the largest parks on the North Side and boasts nine softball fields, three senior baseball diamonds with night baseball on two diamonds, two football/soccer fields, four outdoor basketball standards, five tennis courts, a playground, a relaxing nature area and 13 picnic groves.

The park, located at the major intersection of Montrose and California Avenues, plays a prominent role in its Irving Park neighborhood.Horner Park hosts a number of holiday and seasonal special events, including an annual pumpkin patch, movies/concerts in the park, their popular Doggie Egg Hunt along with various public community meetings.The park offers programming to meet every possible age group, interest and need.

Area youth and teens play sports, such as basketball, football, volleyball, softball, track & field and floor hockey.Youth also participate in recreational tumbling and gymnastics. Preschoolers get started as early as age three, building skills in tumbling and tap & ballet.The park offers traditional early childhood recreation classes—preschool; playschool; Moms, Pops & Tots and playgroup. Adults join in athletics with basketball, volleyball and softball leagues.

On the cultural side, Horner Park offers woodcraft for all ages in its downstairs shop.Youth and teens choose from multi-cultural art, piano and guitar. For adults there are more specialized classes, such as tile mosaic, clay/hand building, open pottery studio and Horner Park Jazz Band.

Horner is one of the few parks to teach two levels of American Sign Language, plus offers programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community such as park kids and Friday Night teen club.

After 1900, Chicago's northwest side Irving Park community developed quickly. Residential construction boomed, and industries soon located along the North Branch of the Chicago River. Among these was a brick manufacturer, which excavated its riverside property for brick-making clay. Some years later, the company abandoned the site, and the clay pits became a garbage dump. Because community organizations opposed this new use, the property was eventually down-zoned from its industrial designation.

In the spring of 1946, the Chicago Park District began acquiring the nearly 55-acre site as part of a ten-year, citywide plan to increase recreational opportunities throughout the city. In 1949, the park district began demolishing the brick kilns and industrial structures. Filling and grading were soon underway. By the early 1950s, the park had a large tobogganing hill, tennis courts, a playground, and a comfort station. A large, open meadow bordered with trees stretched across the southern section of the park. A fieldhouse was added in 1956. After adding handball courts in the 1970s and making various upgrades in the 1980s, the park district installed a large new soft surface playground with separate areas for tots, young children, and older children.

The park honors Henry Horner (1878-1940), Illinois' first Jewish governor, who served from 1933 to 1940. A native Chicagoan, Horner was appointed attorney for the Cook County Board of Assessors in 1907, and was elected judge of the Cook County Probate Court seven years later. Having gained an early, solid reputation for integrity, he won increasing popularity with diverse segments of the community. This broad-based support propelled Horner to the governorship, and fostered acceptance of a state sales tax to fund much-needed welfare programs during the Depression. A red granite monument in the northwest corner of Horner Park depicts the former governor's accomplishments. The art deco relief, carved by sculptor John David Brcin (b. 1899) in 1948, stood in Grant Park until 1956, when it was moved in time for the Horner Park fieldhouse dedication.

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