Kelly Park

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

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

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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.

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Kelly Football/Soccer

Kelly Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 2725 W. 41st St.

Kelly Gymnasiums

Kelly Gymnasiums

Location Notes: 2725 W. 41st St.

Kelly Clubroom

Kelly Clubroom

Location Notes: 2725 W. 41st St.

Kelly Playground

Kelly Playground

Location Notes: 2725 W. 41st St.

Kelly Park playground is under construction as part of the Chicago Plays! renovation program.

Notice Valid From: 10/20/2014 - 6/30/2015

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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 110445Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/02 20:00From September 2, 2014 to June 12, 2015
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 13, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
$90.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Kelly 105158InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/05/05 23:00From May 5, 2015 to June 27, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Baseball at Kelly 121608InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 10, 2015
$6.00
Basketball at Kelly 121607InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, April 6, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
$6.00
Dodgeball at Kelly 121609InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2015 to May 27, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
$6.00
Lap Swim at Kelly 106845OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/03/31 00:45From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, April 6, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 106445InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 00:45From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 106449InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/04/03 00:45From April 2, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 106446InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/04 14:15From April 4, 2015 to May 30, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 11, 2015
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 106447InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2015 to May 30, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 11, 2015
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 106448InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/04 16:45From April 4, 2015 to May 30, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 11, 2015
$28.00
Open Swim at Kelly 121612OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:45pm
$0
Park Kids - Spring Session at Kelly 110447InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
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
$31.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Kelly 130323InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/02 23:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Soccer at Kelly 121610InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 23:00From April 2, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
$6.00
Soccer League at Kelly 121611Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/05/04 22:00From May 4, 2015 to September 25, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
$153.00
Soccer League at Kelly 130315Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/05/09 15:00From May 9, 2015 to September 19, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
TEAM Sports at Kelly 107784InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, April 6, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Kelly 108003InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/03/30 21:45From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, April 6, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Kelly 108047InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 21:45From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
$32.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Day Camp at Kelly 118396CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$100.00
Lap Swim at Kelly 120193OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/15 13:15From June 15, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Friday from 8:15am to 9am
$40.00
Leadership Camp at Kelly 131585CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$50.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 119585InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/16 14:15From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 119586InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/18 14:15From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$28.00
Open Swim at Kelly 120199OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/08 17:30From June 8, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 3:45pm
$0
POST Lap Swim at Kelly 130991OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 13:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 10:15am
Each Wednesday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 10:15am
Each Friday from 8:15am to 9am
$40.00
POST Open Swim at Kelly 130992OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 17:30From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 3:45pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Kelly 132176OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 15:30From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:15pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:15pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:15pm
$0
PRE Lap Swim at Kelly 130558OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/08 13:15From June 8, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Friday from 8:15am to 9am
$40.00
PRE Youth Swim at Kelly 132175OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 15:30From June 8, 2015 to June 26, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:15pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:15pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:15pm
$0
Sports Camp at Kelly 131764CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 15:00From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
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
$20.00
TEAM Sports at Kelly 121175InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/15 14:15From June 15, 2015 to August 31, 2015
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$28.00

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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.