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.

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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

Events

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Day Camp at Kelly 195644CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$119.00
Early Bird Camp at Kelly 195765CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$21.00
Extended Camp at Kelly 195848CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$21.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 196515InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/20 14:15From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kelly 196516InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/22 14:15From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$30.00
Open Swim at Kelly 196697OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/12 17:30From June 12, 2017 to August 18, 2017
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 197070CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 14:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
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
$26.00
Sports Camp at Kelly 197071CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/14 14:00From August 14, 2017 to August 18, 2017
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
$26.00
TEAM Sports at Kelly 197170InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 14:15From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$35.00

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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.