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

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.

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

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Baseball-Basketball Camp at Horner 189722CampsCamps - SportsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/12/28 17:00December 28, 2016
Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Horner 165179OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/09/21 23:30From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$25.00
Ceramics at Horner 189579InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2016/12/27 16:00From December 27, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 4pm
$40.00
Ceramics at Horner 189580InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/12/01 21:30From December 1, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$15.00
Fun and Games (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 166026InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
$6.00
Judo (Special Recreation) at Horner 166561InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-Defense15 and upCoed2016/10/14 00:00From October 13, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Horner 183731Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to June 9, 2017$393.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Horner 183732Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 14:30From September 20, 2016 to June 8, 2017$201.00
Nature Fun (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 167105InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/24 19:30From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$6.00
Pilates Partnership at Horner 184534PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/07 14:15From September 7, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$50.00
Pilates Partnership at Horner 167437PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/09 14:15From September 9, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$50.00
Pre-Teen Club (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 167614OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2016/09/23 23:30From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 167723InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/24 18:00From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$6.00
Storytime (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 168156InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 15:15From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11am
$6.00
Teen Leadership Club (Deaf & HOH) at Horner 185211InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/23 23:30From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$7.00
Winter Break Camp (Deaf & HOH) at Horner 189834InstructionCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/12/27 16:00From December 27, 2016 to December 30, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$10.00
Winter Break Camp (Deaf & HOH) at Horner 189835InstructionCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/03 16:00From January 3, 2017 to January 6, 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
$10.00
Winter Camp at Horner Park 188733CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/12/05 16:00From December 5, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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
$20.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
American Sign Language at Horner 186944InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$36.00
American Sign Language at Horner 171718InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2017/01/11 01:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:45pm
$52.00
Art & ABCs (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 171877InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 15:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$7.00
Art & ABCs at Horner 171882InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 19:45From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$18.00
Art & ABCs at Horner 171883InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 18:15From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Thursday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$32.00
Band - Jazz at Horner 172007InstructionCulture and Arts - Music16 and upCoed2017/01/10 01:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Horner 189527OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$11.00
Basketball - Open at Horner 172077OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Horner 172075OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2017/01/11 16:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$11.00
Basketball - Open at Horner 172076OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/01/12 00:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$26.00
Basketball - Open at Horner 187655OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/12 02:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9:30pm
$26.00
Basketball at Horner 189518InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Basketball at Horner 172193InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/01/10 21:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 3:45pm to 5pm
$13.00
Basketball at Horner 172193InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/01/10 21:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 3:45pm to 5pm
$13.00
Basketball at Horner 187636InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 23:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$11.00
Basketball at Horner 187637InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$11.00
Basketball at Horner 187658InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/01/14 01:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Horner 172343InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 19:45From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$18.00
Boot Camp at Horner 187628InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$25.00
Ceramics at Horner 172767InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least but less than Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$68.00
Ceramics at Horner 172496InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$68.00
Ceramics at Horner 172764InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least but less than Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$68.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Horner 187617InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$16.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Horner 187621InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 00:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
Dance - Latin at Horner 187634InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2017/01/12 01:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$16.00
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Art at Horner 172716InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2017/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$21.00
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Art at Horner 172718InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 21:45From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$7.00
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Basketball at Horner 172719InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upFemale2017/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$13.00
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Family Swim at Horner 188541OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/14 18:45From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 2:15pm
$0
Dino Diggers at Horner 187605InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$30.00
Dodgeball at Horner 187635InstructionSports - Dodgeball18 and upCoed2017/01/13 02:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
$16.00
Dodgeball at Horner 172743InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 172765InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 2:30pm
$33.00
Drawing & Painting at Horner 172766InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 2:30pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Horner 172763InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2017/01/12 18:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from Noon to 3:30pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Horner 172762InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/01/12 18:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from Noon to 3:30pm
$33.00
Family Woodcraft at Horner 172836InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 7 but less than 16Coed2017/01/14 00:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
$23.00
Floor Hockey at Horner 189516InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 19:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$13.00
Floor Hockey at Horner 189517InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$13.00
Fun and Games (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 172925InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 17:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to Noon
$7.00
Fun and Games at Horner 172948InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 17:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$18.00
Fun and Games at Horner 172947InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 19:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$18.00
Guitar - Group - Beginner at Horner 173014InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 23:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
$38.00
Guitar - Group - Beginner at Horner 173013InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 23:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
$38.00
Gymnastics at Horner 187618InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$25.00
Handbuilding at Horner 173156InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/01/10 23:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$126.00
Handbuilding at Horner 187638InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/01/13 20:15From January 13, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 5:15pm
$126.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Horner 173381InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2017/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2:30pm
$33.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Horner 173382InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoed2017/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2:30pm
$0
Judo (Special Recreation) at Horner 173388InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-Defense8 and upCoed2017/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Kiddie College - Winter at Horner 173445InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
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 - Winter at Horner 173446InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/01/10 15:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$67.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Horner 187614InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 20:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$16.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Horner 173733InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 2 but less than Coed2017/01/13 16:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$68.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Horner 173725InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least but less than Coed2017/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$68.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Horner 175145InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/09 15:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Horner 175146InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/11 15:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Horner 173789InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Music and Movement at Horner 187615InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 20:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$16.00
Music Ensembles at Horner 173848InstructionCulture and Arts - Music16 and upCoed2017/01/14 01:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 10, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Friday, February 10, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Music Ensembles at Horner 173848InstructionCulture and Arts - Music16 and upCoed2017/01/14 01:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 10, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Friday, February 10, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 174068InstructionCulture and Arts - Music60 and upCoed2017/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$0
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 174065InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$38.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 174066InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$38.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 187639InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$38.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 174067InstructionCulture and Arts - Music60 and upCoed2017/01/13 20:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$0
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 174063InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/01/13 21:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$38.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 174064InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 21:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$38.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Horner 187640InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$38.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Horner 174070InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$38.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Horner 174069InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$38.00
Pilates Partnership at Horner 187644PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 15:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$50.00
Pilates Partnership at Horner 174088PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 15:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$50.00
Science of Superheroes at Horner 187606InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 20:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$16.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Horner 174224OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Horner 187660OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 4pm
$23.00
Seasonal Sports (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 174227InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 20:45From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 3:35pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports at Horner 174268InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$18.00
Seasonal Sports at Horner 174269InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 17:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$18.00
Soccer at Horner 174522InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Soccer at Horner 174522InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Soccer at Horner 189525InstructionSports - Soccer18 and upCoed2017/01/11 01:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
$25.00
Soccer at Horner 174521InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 19:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$13.00
Soccer at Horner 174523InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/01/11 21:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$13.00
Soccer at Horner 174524InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/01/12 21:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$13.00
Storytime (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Horner 174632InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 16:15From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11am
$7.00
Storytime at Horner 174638InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$13.00
Strength & Conditioning at Horner 187623InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$5.00
Teen Club at Horner 187633OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 01:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Trash to Treasure at Horner 187616InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$16.00
Volleyball League at Horner 175372Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$212.00
Woodcraft at Horner 189519InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
$65.00
Woodcraft at Horner 189522InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$18.00
Woodcraft at Horner 189521InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
$65.00
Woodcraft at Horner 189523InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$18.00
Woodcraft at Horner 175422InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/01/11 19:30From January 11, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$53.00
Woodcraft at Horner 175421InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking60 and upCoed2017/01/11 19:30From January 11, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Woodcraft at Horner 175424InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/01/11 23:45From January 11, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 8:45pm
$65.00
Woodcraft at Horner 175428InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$18.00
Woodcraft at Horner 175423InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$18.00
Woodcraft at Horner 175429InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/01/13 18:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$42.00
Woodcraft at Horner 175427InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$18.00
Young Scientist at Horner 187604InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$16.00

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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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