Horner Park

  • 2741 W. Montrose Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60618 [View Map]
  • Horner Fieldhouse Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Notes: Park: 6am - 11pm
  • Park Supervisor: Thomas McManamon
  • 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: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Descriptors: Softball

Horner Baseball

Horner Baseball

Location: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Descriptors: Softball

Horner Baseball

Horner Baseball

Location: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Baseball

Horner Baseball

Location: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Descriptors: Baseball

Horner Basketball

Horner Basketball

Location: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Ceramics Studio

Horner Ceramics Studio

Location: 2741 W. Montrose Ave

Horner Park - D & G Inc.

Horner Park - D & G Inc.

Location: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Park - Emma's Fruitas

Horner Park - Emma's Fruitas

Location: 2741 W. Montrose

Horner Fieldhouse

Horner Fieldhouse

Location: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Notes: Junior Fieldhouse

Descriptors: Junior

Horner Fieldhouse

Horner Fieldhouse

Location: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Football/Soccer

Horner Football/Soccer

Location: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Gymnasium

Horner Gymnasium

Location: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Clubrooms

Horner Clubrooms

Location: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Playground

Horner Playground

Location: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Tennis Court

Horner Tennis Court

Location: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Woodcraft Room

Horner Woodcraft Room

Location: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 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
16" Softball League at Horner 81817Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMaleFrom May 5, 2014 to August 11, 2014
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
$245.00
16" Softball League at Horner 81817Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMaleFrom May 5, 2014 to August 11, 2014
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
$245.00
16" Softball League at Horner 81817Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMaleFrom May 5, 2014 to August 11, 2014
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
$245.00
16" Softball League at Horner 81817Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMaleFrom May 5, 2014 to August 11, 2014
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
$245.00
16" Softball League at Horner 81817Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMaleFrom May 5, 2014 to August 11, 2014
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
$245.00
16" Softball League at Horner 81817Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMaleFrom May 5, 2014 to August 11, 2014
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
$245.00
16" Softball League at Horner 81816Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMaleFrom May 7, 2014 to August 13, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
$245.00
16" Softball League at Horner 81816Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMaleFrom May 7, 2014 to August 13, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
$245.00
16" Softball League at Horner 81816Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMaleFrom May 7, 2014 to August 13, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
$245.00
16" Softball League at Horner 81816Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMaleFrom May 7, 2014 to August 13, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
$245.00
16" Softball League at Horner 81816Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMaleFrom May 7, 2014 to August 13, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
$245.00
16" Softball League at Horner 81816Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMaleFrom May 7, 2014 to August 13, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
$245.00
Band - Jazz at Horner 81957InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Free
Basketball Camp at Horner 82073CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 8CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 2014
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
$35.00
Basketball Camp at Horner 82074CampsCamps - SportsAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$35.00
Basketball Camp at Horner 82075CampsCamps - SportsAt least 11 but less than 14CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$35.00
Camp Sign for Deaf & Hard of Hearing at Horner 82143CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 7 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11:30am to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 5:30pm
$260.00
Day Camp at Horner 82261CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$333.00
Extended Camp at Horner 82451CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 7 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$111.00
Guitar at Horner 82558InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 11CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:30pm
$30.00
Guitar at Horner 82560InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7pm
$30.00
Leadership Camp at Horner 83416CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$155.00
Lil' Campers (Special Rec) at Horner 82421CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 7, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
Free
Music Camp at Horner 83028CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 7 but less than 14CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$94.00
Open Studio at Horner 83046OpenCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoedFrom August 25, 2014 to September 15, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$40.00
Outdoor Tennis at Horner 83058InstructionSports - TennisAt least 9 but less than 14CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$35.00
Outdoor Tennis at Horner 83058InstructionSports - TennisAt least 9 but less than 14CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$35.00
Outdoor Tennis at Horner 83058InstructionSports - TennisAt least 9 but less than 14CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$35.00
Outdoor Tennis at Horner 83058InstructionSports - TennisAt least 9 but less than 14CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$35.00
Outdoor Tennis at Horner 83058InstructionSports - TennisAt least 9 but less than 14CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$35.00
Outdoor Tennis at Horner 83058InstructionSports - TennisAt least 9 but less than 14CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$35.00
Piano at Horner 83093InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Piano at Horner 83091InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 11CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6pm
$30.00
Play Camp at Horner 83127CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$200.00
Sculpture Camp at Horner 83219CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 19CoedFrom July 28, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$90.00
Sports Camp (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 82334CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$10.00
Tennis Camp at Horner 83479CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 8CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
$33.00
Tennis Camp at Horner 83479CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 8CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
$33.00
Tennis Camp at Horner 83479CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 8CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
$33.00
Tennis Camp at Horner 83479CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 8CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
$33.00
Tennis Camp at Horner 83479CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 8CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
$33.00
Tennis Camp at Horner 83479CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 8CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
$33.00
Tennis Camp at Horner 83480CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 11CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$35.00
Tennis Camp at Horner 83480CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 11CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$35.00
Tennis Camp at Horner 83480CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 11CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$35.00
Tennis Camp at Horner 83480CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 11CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$35.00
Tennis Camp at Horner 83481CampsCamps - SportsAt least 11 but less than 14CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$35.00
Tennis Camp at Horner 83481CampsCamps - SportsAt least 11 but less than 14CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$35.00
Tennis Camp at Horner 83481CampsCamps - SportsAt least 11 but less than 14CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$35.00
Woodcraft at Horner 87033CampsCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 13 but less than 19CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$30.00
Woodcraft at Horner 87039OpenCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 18 but less than 60CoedFrom June 18, 2014 to August 12, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
$40.00
Woodcraft at Horner 87035OpenCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 60 but less than 89CoedFrom June 18, 2014 to August 14, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Free
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
American Sign Language at Horner 111859InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 18 but less than 60CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$100.00
American Sign Language at Horner 111860InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 9 but less than 16CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$50.00
American Sign Language Storytime at Horner 111861InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4CoedFrom 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 6CoedFrom 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 upCoedFrom 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 upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8pm to 9:30pm
Free
Band - Jazz at Horner 92139InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Free
Basketball (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 92152InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 50CoedFrom September 25, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$10.00
Basketball at Horner 92291OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$20.00
Basketball at Horner 92289InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Basketball at Horner 92290InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Bitty Basketball at Horner 111902InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 5CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Bitty Basketball at Horner 111902InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 5CoedFrom 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 13CoedFrom 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 12CoedFrom 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 12CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$10.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 111899InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 24, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to 2:30pm
$30.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 111900InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 24, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to 2:30pm
Free
Drawing & Painting at Horner 92780InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least but less than 8CoedFrom 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 13CoedFrom 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 upCoedFrom 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 upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from Noon to 3:30pm
Free
Drawing & Painting at Horner 92781InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least but less than 8CoedFrom 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 111862OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least but less than 5CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:15am
Free
Flag Football at Horner 92885InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$15.00
Fun and Games (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 111863InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 9CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
Free
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at Horner Cancelled111951InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 9CoedFrom 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 6CoedFrom 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 4CoedFrom 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 4CoedFrom 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 13CoedFrom 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 13CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
$30.00
Handbuilding at Horner 93126InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoedFrom 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 6CoedFrom 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 4CoedFrom 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 4CoedFrom 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 10CoedFrom 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 13CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Indoor Tennis at Horner 93370InstructionSports - TennisAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$30.00
Jewelry Making at Horner 93402InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
$30.00
Jewelry Making at Horner 93403InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Free
Kickball at Horner 93438InstructionSports - KickballAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$10.00
Kiddie College at Horner 111908InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom 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 4CoedFrom 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 4CoedFrom 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 CoedFrom 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 6CoedFrom 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 111950InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least but less than 5CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:15am
Free
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction (Spcl Rec) at Horner 111950InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 5CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:15am
Free
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Horner 93835InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom 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 CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$25.00
Mosaics at Horner 93889InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
$120.00
Open Studio - Sculpture at Horner 93994OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoedFrom 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 CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$30.00
Outdoor Tennis at Horner 94004InstructionSports - TennisAt least 4y 2m but less than 6y 2m CoedFrom 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 upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3pm
Free
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 94165InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7CoedFrom 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 13CoedFrom 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 13CoedFrom 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 upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3pm
Free
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 94163InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7CoedFrom 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 13CoedFrom 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 9CoedFrom 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 12CoedFrom 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 9CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$35.00
Pilates at Horner 94184InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom 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 15CoedFrom 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 6CoedFrom 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 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$10.00
Team Gymnastics at Horner 94788InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom 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 19CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$5.00
Tennis at Horner 95091InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 10CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$30.00
Tennis at Horner 94929InstructionSports - TennisAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Tiny Tot Tennis at Horner 95089InstructionSports - TennisAt least 4 but less than 7CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$30.00
Tiny Tot Tennis at Horner 95090InstructionSports - TennisAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$30.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Horner 91525InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$10.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Horner 95226InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$15.00
Tot Spot at Horner 95270OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$10.00
Volleyball at Horner 95397Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball21 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$200.00
Woodcraft at Horner 95510InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help60 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Free
Woodcraft at Horner 95523InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoedFrom 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 95510InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking60 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Free
Woodcraft at Horner 95523InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoedFrom 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 upCoedFrom 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 95524InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoedFrom 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 95509InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help60 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Free
Woodcraft at Horner 95522InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$50.00
Woodcraft at Horner 95525InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 11CoedFrom 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 13CoedFrom 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 11CoedFrom 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 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Woodcraft at Horner 95529InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 13 but less than 19CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$15.00
Woodcraft at Horner 95529InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 13 but less than 19CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$15.00
Woodcraft at Horner 95511InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking7 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
$20.00
Woodcraft at Horner 95511InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help7 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
$20.00

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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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 2741 W. Montrose Ave. Softball 9
Baseball Field 2741 W. Montrose Ave. Softball 9
Baseball Field 2741 W. Montrose Ave. 2
Baseball Field 2741 W. Montrose Ave. Baseball 1
Basketball Court - Outdoor 2741 W. Montrose Ave. 4
Ceramics Studios 2741 W. Montrose Ave 1
Concessions Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose 0
Concessions Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose 0
Fieldhouse 2741 W. Montrose Ave. Junior 1 Junior Fieldhouse
Fieldhouse 2741 W. Montrose Ave. 0
Football / Soccer 2741 W. Montrose Ave. 2
Gymnasiums 2741 W. Montrose Ave. 2
Meeting/Event Space 2741 W. Montrose Ave. 5
Playgrounds 2741 W. Montrose Ave. 1
Tennis Courts 2741 W. Montrose Ave. 6
Woodshops 2741 W. Montrose Ave. 1

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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