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.

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 Fitness Center

Horner Fitness CenterAccessible

Hours: ,

Notes: Sign up for a membership

Senior Hours: Monday-Friday | 10am-2pm

Notice Valid From: 11/20/2015 - 12/31/2016

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 PlaygroundAccessible

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

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
American Sign Language at Horner 150560InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2016/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$50.00
Art & ABCs (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 150552InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$5.00
Art & ABCs at Horner 136399InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 19:45From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$16.00
Art & ABCs at Horner 150440InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/05 19:45From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
$30.00
Band - Jazz at Horner 150473InstructionCulture and Arts - Music16 and upCoed2016/01/05 01:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Horner 151118OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/01/12 16:30From January 12, 2016 to March 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Horner 136595OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2016/01/06 16:30From January 6, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$10.00
Basketball - Open at Horner 136826OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$25.00
Basketball at Horner 150438InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 20:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$16.00
Basketball at Horner 150439InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Bitty Basketball at Horner 136859InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 19:45From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$16.00
Ceramics at Horner 137003InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$66.00
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Art at Horner 150548InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2016/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$25.00
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Art at Horner 150549InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2016/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Art at Horner 150558InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/09 21:15From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$5.00
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Basketball at Horner 150550InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upFemale2016/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$11.00
Dodgeball at Horner 137220InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least but less than 13Coed2016/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 137239InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2016/01/04 17:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 2:30pm
$31.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 137240InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2016/01/04 17:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 2:30pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Horner 150467InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least but less than 8Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$66.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 137238InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$66.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 137237InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2016/01/07 18:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from Noon to 3:30pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Horner 137236InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2016/01/07 18:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from Noon to 3:30pm
$31.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 150465InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least but less than 8Coed2016/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$66.00
Family Woodcraft at Horner 137302InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 7 but less than 16Coed2016/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
$21.00
Fitness & Nutrition (Deaf & HOH) at Horner 150555InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 2:30pm
$5.00
Floor Hockey at Horner 150456InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 20:45From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$11.00
Floor Hockey at Horner 150458InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$16.00
Fun and Games (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 150554InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:30am to Noon
$5.00
Fun and Games at Horner 137413InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/05 17:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$16.00
Fun and Games at Horner 137412InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 19:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$16.00
Guitar - Group - Beginner at Horner 137478InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 23:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
$31.00
Guitar - Group - Beginner at Horner 137477InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/08 23:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
$31.00
Handbuilding at Horner 137568InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
$122.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Horner 137756InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2016/01/06 18:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
$31.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Horner 137757InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoed2016/01/06 18:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
$0
Judo (Special Recreation) at Horner 150559InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-Defense8 and upCoed2016/01/08 01:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Kiddie College at Horner 137825InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 16:30From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
$128.00
Kiddie College at Horner 137826InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/01/05 15:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$66.00
Mixed Media - Drawing at Horner 138116InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least but less than Coed2016/01/08 19:45From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
$66.00
Mixed Media Arts at Horner 150865InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than Coed2016/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$66.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Horner 150462InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Music Ensembles at Horner 136534InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/01/09 01:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Nature Fun (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 150557InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$5.00
Park Kids (Deaf&HardofHearing) at Horner 150547InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/01/05 20:30From January 5, 2016 to March 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$50.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 138445InstructionCulture and Arts - Music60 and upCoed2016/01/04 20:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$0
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 138442InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2016/01/04 21:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$36.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 138443InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:45From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:15pm
$36.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 138444InstructionCulture and Arts - Music60 and upCoed2016/01/08 20:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$0
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 138440InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2016/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$36.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 138441InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:15pm
$36.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Horner 138447InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 22:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$36.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Horner 138446InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$36.00
Pilates Partnership at Horner 151817PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/08 15:15From January 8, 2016 to March 18, 2016
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$35.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Horner 138604OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2016/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 4pm
$21.00
Seasonal Sports (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 150556InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$5.00
Seasonal Sports at Horner 138645InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 19:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$16.00
Seasonal Sports at Horner 150455InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/07 17:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$11.00
Soccer at Horner 150449InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$15.00
Soccer at Horner 138917InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 19:45From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$16.00
Soccer at Horner 150450InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$15.00
Soccer at Horner 150452InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Storytime (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 150553InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:30am
$5.00
Storytime at Horner 139023InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$11.00
T-Ball at Horner 150441InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 20:45From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$11.00
Teen Club (Special Recreation) at Horner 150551InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
$6.00
Tot Spot at Horner 138182OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/01/04 15:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$10.00
Tot Spot at Horner 138183OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/01/06 15:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$10.00
Volleyball League at Horner 151122Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$204.00
Woodcraft at Horner 139730InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking60 and upCoed2016/01/06 19:30From January 6, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Woodcraft at Horner 139731InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2016/01/06 19:30From January 6, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$51.00
Woodcraft at Horner 139733InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2016/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$51.00
Woodcraft at Horner 139737InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2016/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$16.00
Woodcraft at Horner 139735InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2016/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$16.00
Woodcraft at Horner 139732InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$16.00
Woodcraft at Horner 139734InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2016/01/07 23:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$16.00
Woodcraft at Horner 150472InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2016/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$40.00
Woodcraft at Horner 139736InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$16.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball League at Horner 154263Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2016/04/18 23:30From April 18, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$250.00
16" Softball League at Horner 154264Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2016/04/20 23:30From April 20, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$250.00
American Sign Language at Horner 152848InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2016/03/30 00:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$51.00
Art & ABCs (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 152841InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$6.00
Art & ABCs at Horner 142688InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 18:45From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$17.00
Art & ABCs at Horner 153974InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 17:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$31.00
Band - Jazz at Horner 142809InstructionCulture and Arts - Music16 and upCoed2016/03/29 00:30From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Horner 153270OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2016/03/30 15:30From March 30, 2016 to June 29, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$10.00
Basketball - Open at Horner 153271OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/03/30 23:30From March 30, 2016 to June 29, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$25.00
Basketball - Open at Horner 153973OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2016/04/01 15:30From April 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$10.00
Basketball at Horner 153267InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 19:30From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$16.00
Basketball at Horner 153268InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Basketball at Horner 153269InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/03/29 15:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Horner 143101InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 18:45From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$17.00
Ceramics at Horner 143232InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/03/29 21:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$67.00
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Art at Horner 143435InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 18 but less than 51Coed2016/03/30 23:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$26.00
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Art at Horner 152839InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2016/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$21.00
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Art at Horner 152847InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/04/02 20:15From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$6.00
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Basketball at Horner 143436InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upFemale2016/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$12.00
Dodgeball at Horner 143454InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/04/01 20:45From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$12.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 143480InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2016/03/28 16:00From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 2:30pm
$32.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 143481InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2016/03/28 16:00From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 2:30pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Horner 143476InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$67.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 143477InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least but less than 13Coed2016/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$67.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 153266InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2016/03/31 17:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from Noon to 3:30pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Horner 143478InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2016/03/31 17:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from Noon to 3:30pm
$32.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 143479InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$67.00
Family Woodcraft at Horner 146232Family_InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking7 and upCoed2016/04/01 23:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
$22.00
Fitness & Nutrition (Deaf & HOH) at Horner 152844InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/04/02 19:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 2:30pm
$6.00
Floor Hockey at Horner 153261InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/31 19:45From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$11.00
Floor Hockey at Horner 153262InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$16.00
Fun and Games (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 152843InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/02 16:30From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:30am to Noon
$6.00
Fun and Games at Horner 143629InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/03/29 16:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$16.00
Fun and Games at Horner 143628InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$17.00
Guitar at Horner 143690InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 22:15From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
$37.00
Guitar at Horner 143689InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/04/01 22:15From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
$37.00
Handbuilding at Horner 143768InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
$124.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Horner 143933InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2016/03/30 17:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
$32.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Horner 143932InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoed2016/03/30 17:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
$0
Judo (Special Recreation) at Horner 152849InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-Defense8 and upCoed2016/04/01 00:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Kiddie College at Horner 144014InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 15:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
$131.00
Kiddie College at Horner 144015InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/03/29 14:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$67.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Horner 144320InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 2 but less than Coed2016/04/01 15:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$67.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Horner 144319InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least but less than Coed2016/04/01 18:45From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
$67.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Horner 144382InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Music Ensembles at Horner 144451InstructionCulture and Arts - Music16 and upCoed2016/04/02 00:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Nature Fun (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 152846InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/04/02 19:30From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$6.00
Park Kids (Deaf&HardofHearing) at Horner 152838InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/03/29 19:30From March 29, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$51.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 144652InstructionCulture and Arts - Music60 and upCoed2016/03/28 19:30From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$0
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 144654InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2016/03/28 20:00From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$37.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 144653InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:45From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$37.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 144650InstructionCulture and Arts - Music60 and upCoed2016/04/01 19:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$0
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 144657InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2016/04/01 20:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$37.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 144651InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/04/01 20:45From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:15pm
$37.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Horner 144656InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 21:30From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$37.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Horner 144655InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$37.00
Pilates Partnership at Horner 144667PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/04/01 14:15From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$35.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Horner 144967OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2016/03/28 15:00From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 4pm
$22.00
Seasonal Sports (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 152845InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$6.00
Seasonal Sports at Horner 145006InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 18:00From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$17.00
Seasonal Sports at Horner 153260InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/03/31 16:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$17.00
Soccer at Horner 153264InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13½Coed2016/03/29 20:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$15.00
Soccer at Horner 145292InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than Coed2016/03/30 18:45From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$16.00
Soccer at Horner 153263InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than Coed2016/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$15.00
Soccer at Horner 153265InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13½Coed2016/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Storytime (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 152842InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/02 16:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:30am
$6.00
Storytime at Horner 145464InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 18:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$12.00
T-Ball at Horner 153975InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 19:45From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$12.00
Tot Spot at Horner 153258OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/03/28 14:15From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$10.00
Tot Spot at Horner 154262OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than Coed2016/03/28 15:30From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$12.00
Tot Spot at Horner 153259OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/03/30 14:15From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$10.00
Volleyball League at Horner 146158Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/03/29 23:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$204.00
Woodcraft at Horner 146225InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking60 and upCoed2016/03/30 18:30From March 30, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Woodcraft at Horner 146227InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2016/03/30 18:30From March 30, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$52.00
Woodcraft at Horner 146228InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2016/03/30 23:30From March 30, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$52.00
Woodcraft at Horner 146226InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2016/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$17.00
Woodcraft at Horner 146229InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2016/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$17.00
Woodcraft at Horner 146233InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2016/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$17.00
Woodcraft at Horner 146230InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2016/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$17.00
Woodcraft at Horner 153257InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2016/04/01 17:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$40.00
Woodcraft at Horner 146231InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$17.00

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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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