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 park 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

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  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, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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
Arts & Crafts at Kelly 205066InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$8.00
Basketball - Open at Kelly 205235OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to November 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$16.00
Basketball at Kelly 205351InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$8.00
Family Sports Workshop at Kelly 205955InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports6 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$8.00
Inner City Flag Football at Kelly 224555InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to November 11, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Kelly 206621InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 00:45From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 206620InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 00:45From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 206622InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 00:45From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 206616InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/15 00:45From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 206623InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/16 00:45From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 206617InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 14:15From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 206618InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 15:30From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 206619InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 16:45From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Kelly 206972OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:45pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Kelly 207092InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 20:00From August 29, 2017 to December 15, 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
$34.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Kelly 207152Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 20:00From August 29, 2017 to June 12, 2018$102.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Kelly 207519InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Soccer - Open at Kelly 207650OpenSports - Soccer18 and upCoed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$16.00
Soccer at Kelly 207688InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to November 22, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$8.00
Soccer League at Kelly 207736Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/10/17 23:00From October 17, 2017 to February 23, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 10pm
$107.00
TEAM Sports at Kelly 207944InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to January 5, 2018
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 208179InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 21:45From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Kelly 208180InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 21:45From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$34.00
Winter Break Camp at Kelly 224163CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/12/26 15:00From December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$0
World Art at Kelly 208630InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$8.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Kelly 213350InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Kelly 219277InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/03/26 20:00From March 26, 2018 to June 22, 2018
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

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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 park 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.