Horner Park

  • 2741 W. Montrose Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60618 [View Map]
  • Horner Fieldhouse Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Deb Groh
  • 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.

Governor Henry Horner Memorial

Governor Henry Horner Memorial (1)

Location Notes: South of W. Montrose Avenue and east of N. California Avenue

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Horner Baseball

Horner Baseball

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Baseball

Horner Baseball

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Baseball

Horner Baseball

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Baseball

Horner Baseball

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

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

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

Horner Park - Emma's Fruitas

Horner Park - Emma's Fruitas

Location: 2741 W. Montrose

Hours:

Phone: (773)999-0336

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

Horner Fieldhouse

Horner Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Notes: Junior Fieldhouse

Horner Fieldhouse

Horner Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Hours: , ,

Horner Fitness Center

Horner Fitness CenterAccessible

Hours: ,

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year, Senior (Limited Hrs)

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Horner Football/Soccer

Horner Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Horner Gymnasium

Horner Gymnasium

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Clubrooms

Horner Clubrooms

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Playground

Horner PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Fall 2016, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Horner Tennis Court

Horner Tennis Court

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Horner Woodcraft Room

Horner Woodcraft Room

Location Notes: 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Events

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  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 Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

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 222180InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$21.00
American Sign Language at Horner 204851InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$54.00
Art & ABCs (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 205025InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 14:30From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$7.00
Art & ABCs at Horner 205031InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 17:15From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Thursday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$33.00
Art & ABCs at Horner 205030InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 19:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$18.00
Band - Jazz at Horner 205154InstructionCulture and Arts - Music16 and upCoed2017/09/12 00:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$0
Basketball - Open at Horner 205226OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/17 14:00From September 17, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Each Sunday from 9am to 1pm
$23.00
Basketball - Open at Horner 205227OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/12 15:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Horner 205229OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/13 23:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$26.00
Basketball - Open at Horner 222068OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/14 01:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9:30pm
$26.00
Basketball - Open for Veterans at Horner 222169OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/21 23:30From September 21, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$10.00
Basketball at Horner 205347InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$13.00
Basketball at Horner 222087InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/12 00:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$26.00
Basketball at Horner 222069InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 20:45From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$13.00
Basketball at Horner 205348InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 22:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$13.00
Basketball at Horner 224308InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$10.00
Basketball at Horner 222070InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/15 01:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$20.00
Basketball at Horner 224309InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/09/16 00:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$0
Bitty Basketball at Horner 205497InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 18:45From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$18.00
Ceramics at Horner 205606InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least but less than Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$70.00
Ceramics at Horner 205604InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$70.00
Ceramics at Horner 205605InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least but less than Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$70.00
Cross Country at Horner 222089InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$15.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Horner 222078InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 20:45From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$16.00
Dance - Latin at Horner 224313InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2017/09/14 00:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$18.00
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Arts & Crafts at Horner 205841InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 18:45From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 3pm
$7.00
Dino Diggers at Horner 222084InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 19:30From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$31.00
Dodgeball at Horner 205871InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$13.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 205895InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/09/11 16:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$34.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 205896InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2017/09/11 16:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$0
Drawing & Painting at Horner 205899InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2017/09/14 17:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from Noon to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$0
Drawing & Painting at Horner 205898InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/09/14 17:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from Noon to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$34.00
Floor Hockey at Horner 206088InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 18:45From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$13.00
Floor Hockey at Horner 206087InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$13.00
Fun and Games (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 206132InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 17:30From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:45pm
$7.00
Fun and Games at Horner 206162InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 16:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$18.00
Fun and Games at Horner 206161InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 18:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$18.00
Guitar at Horner 224310InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 22:15From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$39.00
Guitar at Horner 206233InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 22:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$39.00
Gymnastics at Horner 222082InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$26.00
Handbuilding at Horner 206330InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/09/12 22:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$130.00
Handbuilding at Horner 206331InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/09/15 19:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$110.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Horner 206382InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2017/09/13 16:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$34.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Horner 206383InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoed2017/09/13 16:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$0
Judo (Special Recreation) at Horner 206387InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-Defense15 and upCoed2017/10/06 00:00From October 5, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Kiddie College - Fall at Horner 206440InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$138.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Horner 206441InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 14:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$70.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Horner 206456Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to June 1, 2018$414.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Horner 208766Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 14:30From September 12, 2017 to June 1, 2018$210.00
Mixed Media - Drawing at Horner 222067InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/09/15 14:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$55.00
Mixed Media - Drawing at Horner 206790InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least but less than Coed2017/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$70.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Horner 206795InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 2 but less than Coed2017/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$70.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Horner 208286InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/11 14:15From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 30, 2017
$31.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Horner 208287InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/13 14:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$31.00
Music Ensembles at Horner 206924InstructionCulture and Arts - Music16 and upCoed2017/09/16 00:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$0
Open Swim (Deaf and HOH) at Horner 223790OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/23 17:30From September 23, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Horner 222086InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 22:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$25.00
Parent & Tot Sports (Deaf & HOH) at Horner 222168InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:30am
$7.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 207197InstructionCulture and Arts - Music60 and upCoed2017/09/11 19:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$0
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 207194InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 30, 2017
$39.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 207198InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$39.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 207195InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$39.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 207196InstructionCulture and Arts - Music60 and upCoed2017/09/15 19:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$0
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 207193InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/09/15 20:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$39.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 207199InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$39.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 207200InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$39.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Horner 207202InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$39.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Horner 207201InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$39.00
Pilates Partnership at Horner 207228PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 14:15From September 13, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
$45.00
Pilates Partnership at Horner 207227PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/15 14:15From September 15, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 24, 2017
$45.00
Science of Superheroes at Horner 222080InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 19:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$17.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Horner 207372OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Horner 207373OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 4pm
$50.00
Seasonal Sports (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner Cancelled222167InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 20:00From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 207375InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 20:00From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports at Horner 207421InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$18.00
Seasonal Sports at Horner 207420InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 16:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$18.00
Soccer at Horner 207681InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$13.00
Soccer at Horner 207682InstructionSports - Soccer18 and upMale2017/09/13 00:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$26.00
Soccer at Horner 207680InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 18:45From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$13.00
Soccer at Horner 207678InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 20:45From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$13.00
Soccer at Horner 207679InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 20:45From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$13.00
Sport Art & Dart at Horner 224314InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:45From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$15.00
Storytime (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 207835InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 15:15From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 10:45am
$7.00
Team Gymnastics at Horner 224312InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$26.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Horner 222079InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 19:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$17.00
Trash to Treasure at Horner 222083InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$17.00
Volleyball League at Horner 208475Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$218.00
Winter Break Camp (Deaf & HOH) at Horner 225067CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/02 16:00From January 2, 2018 to January 5, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$11.00
Winter Break Camp (Deaf & HOH) at Horner Cancelled208534CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/12/19 16:00From December 19, 2017 to December 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$11.00
Winter Break Camp (Deaf & HOH) at Horner 208535CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/12/26 16:00From December 26, 2017 to December 29, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$11.00
Woodcraft - Family at Horner 205976InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 7 but less than 16Coed2017/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$23.00
Woodcraft at Horner 222071InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
$65.00
Woodcraft at Horner 222072InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$18.00
Woodcraft at Horner 222074InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/09/12 15:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$65.00
Woodcraft at Horner 222075InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$18.00
Woodcraft at Horner 208605InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/09/13 18:30From September 13, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$55.00
Woodcraft at Horner 208604InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking60 and upCoed2017/09/13 18:30From September 13, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$0
Woodcraft at Horner 208606InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$55.00
Woodcraft at Horner 208612InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$18.00
Woodcraft at Horner 208607InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$18.00
Woodcraft at Horner 208611InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/09/15 17:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$42.00
Woodcraft at Horner 208610InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$18.00
Young Scientist at Horner 222081InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 18:45From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$17.00
Young Scientist at Horner 224311InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$17.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Winter at Horner 212774InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
$138.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Horner 212775InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2018/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$70.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Spring at Horner 218653InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/04/02 15:30From April 2, 2018 to June 1, 2018
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
$138.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Horner 218654InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2018/04/03 14:30From April 3, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$70.00

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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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