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 atheletic field.

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

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. 

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
Arts & Crafts at Kelly 165777InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$7.00
Basketball - Open at Kelly 184485OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$15.00
Basketball at Kelly 165290InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
$7.00
Family Sports Workshop at Kelly 165979InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports6 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$7.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 166818InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 00:45From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 166817InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 00:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 184359InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 00:45From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 166813InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/23 00:45From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 184362InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/24 00:45From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 4, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 166814InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/24 14:15From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 166815InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/24 15:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 166816InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/24 16:45From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016
$30.00
Open Swim at Kelly 167170OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Kelly 167293InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 2016
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
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
Seasonal Sports Club at Kelly 167863InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$0
Soccer - Open at Kelly 165938OpenSports - Soccer18 and upCoed2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 4, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$15.00
Soccer at Kelly 168039InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
$7.00
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
TEAM Sports at Kelly 168252InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 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
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Kelly 168586InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 21:45From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Kelly 168687InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 21:45From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$34.00
World Art at Kelly 184487InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$7.00

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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 atheletic field.

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.