Kelly Park

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

Located in the Brighton Park Commmunity, this school park location offers sports, recreational games, indoor swimming in Kelly High School and community special events., including Movies in the Park.  The location also has installed 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.

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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.

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

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Soccer League at Kelly 145349Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/04/18 22:00From April 18, 2016 to September 1, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 10pm
$50.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Day Camp at Kelly 156427CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$113.00
Early Bird Camp at Kelly 159162CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$20.00
Extended Camp at Kelly 159163CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$20.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 157161InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/21 14:15From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 157162InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/23 14:15From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$30.00
Open Swim at Kelly 157348OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 17:30From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 8:15am to 9am
$0
Sports Camp at Kelly 158228CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 14:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Each Friday from 9am to 4pm
$25.00
Sports Camp at Kelly 159164CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/22 14:00From August 22, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Each Friday from 9am to 4pm
$25.00
TEAM Sports at Kelly 158323InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 14:15From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$28.00

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Located in the Brighton Park Commmunity, this school park location offers sports, recreational games, indoor swimming in Kelly High School and community special events., including Movies in the Park.  The location also has installed 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.