Kelly Park

  • 2725 W. 41st St.   Chicago, Illinois 60632 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Francisco Rodriguez
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6197

Located in the Brighton Park Commmunity, Kelly Park is a school/park facilitity that offers sports, recreational games and indoor swimming at Kelly High School.

Kelly Park hosts several community gatherings, including Movies in the Park and other Night Out in the Parks special events. The location also offers an artificial turf athletic field and a playground that was renovated in Spring 2015 as part of Mayor Emanuel’s Chicago Plays! Program. 

History

Soon after World War II, the Chicago Park District and the Board of Education began providing cooperative programs in many of the city's rapidly growing neighborhoods. Known as the school-park plan, the intent was to save money and utilize buildings to the fullest extent by sharing facilities. To create a park across the street from Thomas Kelly High School, the park district began leasing part of the seven-acre site from the Board of Education. The district had to condemn the remainder from reluctant home owners. All of the property was finally acquired in 1951, and the Engineering Department began preparing plans for the new park. By 1953, the park included a large athletic field, a smaller practice field, horseshoe courts, a children's playground, and plantings. Three years later, the park district constructed a small brick fieldhouse there. This jointly operated site has always provided park district athletic programs which are run out of the high school. In 1991, the Board of Education transferred its part of the site to the park district. Although the adjacent high school is named for 28th Ward alderman and Chicago Drainage Board president Thomas Kelly (1843-1914), the park's name honors Edward J. Kelly (1876-1950), fourteen-year mayor of Chicago. Having grown up in the Back of the Yards and Brighton Park neighborhoods, Kelly began working as a newsboy at the age of 9. He held many different jobs while attending school, and worked his way up to Chief Engineer for the Sanitary District. Appointed to the board of the South Park Commission in 1922, he became president the following year. Kelly was a member of the committee that nominated Anton J. Cermak for the state legislature. When, as Mayor, Cermak was shot by an assassin, the city council elected Kelly to fill Cermak's unexpired term. Serving three more terms as mayor, Kelly helped Chicago cope with the Great Depression and realize major construction projects such as the city's subway system.

Parking/Directions

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

Kelly Baseball

Kelly Baseball

Location Notes: 2725 W. 41st St.

Kelly Basketball

Kelly Basketball

Location Notes: 2725 W. 41st St.

Kelly Fieldhouse

Kelly Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2725 W. 41st St.

Hours: , ,

Kelly Football/Soccer

Kelly Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 2725 W. 41st St.

Descriptors: Grass

Kelly Gymnasiums

Kelly Gymnasiums

Location Notes: 2725 W. 41st St.

Kelly Clubroom

Kelly Clubroom

Location Notes: 2725 W. 41st St.

Kelly Playground

Kelly PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Winter Programs

Most winter  programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, February 13.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Kelly 167361Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to June 20, 2017$96.00
Soccer League at Kelly 168085Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/10/25 23:00From October 25, 2016 to March 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 10pm
$102.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Kelly 187904InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$8.00
Baseball at Kelly 189685InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$8.00
Baseball at Kelly 189687InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 01:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$8.00
Baseball at Kelly 189686InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2017/01/14 19:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$8.00
Basketball - Open at Kelly 187906OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$16.00
Basketball at Kelly 172196InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$8.00
Family Sports Workshop at Kelly 187905InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports6 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$8.00
Inner City Basketball at Kelly 189814Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Inner City Basketball at Kelly 189689Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Female2017/01/14 00:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Kelly 173572InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 01:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 173576InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/13 01:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 173573InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 15:15From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 173574InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 16:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 173575InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 17:45From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Kelly 173889OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Monday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:45pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Kelly 174012InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$32.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Kelly 174353InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Soccer - Open at Kelly 187907OpenSports - Soccer18 and upCoed2017/01/14 00:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$16.00
Soccer at Kelly 174527InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$8.00
TEAM Sports at Kelly 174749InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$35.00
Teen Club at Kelly 189688OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Kelly 175038InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 22:45From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Kelly 175039InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 22:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$34.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball League at Kelly 198300Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/04/25 23:00From April 25, 2017 to August 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 10pm
$150.00
16" Softball League at Kelly 198301Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/04/28 23:00From April 28, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 10pm
$150.00
Arts & Crafts at Kelly 178385InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$8.00
Basketball at Kelly 178675InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$8.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 179944InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 00:45From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 179939InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 00:45From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 179943InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/07 00:45From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 179945InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/08 00:45From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 179940InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 14:15From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 179941InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 15:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 179942InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 16:45From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Kelly 180247OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Monday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Tuesday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Thursday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Friday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, April 18, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
$0
Park Kids - Spring at Kelly 180377InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/03/27 20:00From March 27, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$32.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Kelly 180849InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Soccer at Kelly 181041InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 23:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$8.00
Soccer League at Kelly 181091Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/24 22:00From April 24, 2017 to September 7, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 10pm
$105.00
Spring Break Camp at Kelly 198302CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/10 14:00From April 10, 2017 to April 14, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 1pm
Each Friday from 9am to 1pm
$0
T-Ball at Kelly 178481InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 2pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Kelly 181349InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Kelly 181670InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 21:45From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Kelly 181671InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 21:45From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$34.00

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Description

Located in the Brighton Park Commmunity, Kelly Park is a school/park facilitity that offers sports, recreational games and indoor swimming at Kelly High School.

Kelly Park hosts several community gatherings, including Movies in the Park and other Night Out in the Parks special events. The location also offers an artificial turf athletic field and a playground that was renovated in Spring 2015 as part of Mayor Emanuel’s Chicago Plays! Program. 

Soon after World War II, the Chicago Park District and the Board of Education began providing cooperative programs in many of the city's rapidly growing neighborhoods. Known as the school-park plan, the intent was to save money and utilize buildings to the fullest extent by sharing facilities. To create a park across the street from Thomas Kelly High School, the park district began leasing part of the seven-acre site from the Board of Education. The district had to condemn the remainder from reluctant home owners. All of the property was finally acquired in 1951, and the Engineering Department began preparing plans for the new park. By 1953, the park included a large athletic field, a smaller practice field, horseshoe courts, a children's playground, and plantings. Three years later, the park district constructed a small brick fieldhouse there. This jointly operated site has always provided park district athletic programs which are run out of the high school. In 1991, the Board of Education transferred its part of the site to the park district. Although the adjacent high school is named for 28th Ward alderman and Chicago Drainage Board president Thomas Kelly (1843-1914), the park's name honors Edward J. Kelly (1876-1950), fourteen-year mayor of Chicago. Having grown up in the Back of the Yards and Brighton Park neighborhoods, Kelly began working as a newsboy at the age of 9. He held many different jobs while attending school, and worked his way up to Chief Engineer for the Sanitary District. Appointed to the board of the South Park Commission in 1922, he became president the following year. Kelly was a member of the committee that nominated Anton J. Cermak for the state legislature. When, as Mayor, Cermak was shot by an assassin, the city council elected Kelly to fill Cermak's unexpired term. Serving three more terms as mayor, Kelly helped Chicago cope with the Great Depression and realize major construction projects such as the city's subway system.

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