Kelvyn Park

  • 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60639 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Raquel Maldonado
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7547

Located in the Hermosa community (one block south of Diversey Avenue, and mid-way between Cicero & Pulaski avenues), Kelvyn Park’s fieldhouse sits on eight and one-half acres.The fieldhouse is equipped with a fitness center, gymnasium, auditorium, several meeting rooms, and a small kitchen.

Outdoors, the park offers two walking paths (less than one-half mile, each), two softball fields, a combination football/soccer field, a basketball court, a volleyball court, two tennis courts, horseshoe courts, plus a playground with a sandbox and spray pool.

Families can come together to participate in Kraft Great Kids family nights and Family Sports Workshop.Tots can enjoy our Preschool and Play Camp programs.The fitness center is restricted to adult use, only—and we also offer men’s basketball and men’s volleyball.

Depending on age and season, a large variety of programs are offered for youth & teens: our signature Park Kids after-school program, Kids’ Fitness, Fun & Games, cheerleading, football, Seasonal Sports / Sports Club, teen basketball, Teen Club.The Junior Bears football program is one of the stand-out programs at the park.

Additionally, Kelvyn Park offers youth: Winter- & Spring-Break Camps, our traditional 6-week summer Day Camp (with the Extended Camp option, as well as summer Sports Camp.

We invite you to stop by and check out our program offerings!

History

Kelvyn was among the original parks created by the Northwest Park District, which first formed in 1911. At that time, the Northwest Park District aimed to provide one park for each of the ten square miles within its growing middle-class jurisdiction. The park district began purchasing land for Mozart, Kelyvn, and Kosciuszko Parks in early 1914, receiving input from the Special Parks Commission and the West End Fullerton Avenue Improvement Association on how to develop the park. The district hired American Park Builders Inc. to produce the landscape design for Kelvyn Park. (The American Park Builders also designed Portage Park.) In 1928, a handsome two-story brick field house was constructed in Kelvyn Park. Designed by architect Walter W. Ahlschlager (1887–1965), the building is nearly identical to the field houses at Riis and Simons Parks.

Kelvyn Park takes its name from the surrounding Kelvyn Park subdivision. The subdivision honors British Baronet William Thomson Kelvyn (1824–1907), an eminent mathematician and physicist whose scientific research revolutionized thinking about the thermal properties of steam. Kelvyn Park became part of the Chicago Park District in 1934, when all of the city’s 22 independent park commissions were consolidated into a single agency.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Kelvyn Softball

Kelvyn Softball

Location Notes: 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Kelvyn Basketball

Kelvyn Basketball

Location Notes: 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Kelvyn Park - V & J

Kelvyn Park - V & J

Hours:

Phone: (773)297-6242

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

Kelvyn Fieldhouse

Kelvyn Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Hours: , ,

Kelvyn Fitness Center

Kelvyn Fitness Center

Hours: , ,

Notes:

Closed for cleaning weekdays from 3:30-5pm

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Kelvyn Football/Soccer

Kelvyn Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Kelvyn Outdoor Soccer Turf Field

Kelvyn Outdoor Soccer Turf Field

Location Notes: 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Kelvyn Gymnasium

Kelvyn Gymnasium

Location Notes: 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Kelvyn Auditorium & Clubrooms

Kelvyn Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location Notes: 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Notes: Clubrooms & Auditorium

Kelvyn Playground

Kelvyn PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Kelvyn Tennis Court

Kelvyn Tennis Court

Location Notes: 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Kelvyn Volleyball

Kelvyn Volleyball

Location Notes: 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Kelvyn Spray Pool

Kelvyn Spray Pool

Location Notes: 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

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Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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 Monday, August 7, 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
Basketball - Open at Kelvyn 193900OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/06/14 23:00From June 14, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 15, 2017
$20.00
Boot Camp at Kelvyn 194260InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$19.00
Boot Camp at Kelvyn 194261InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/21 23:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$19.00
Cheerleading - Competitive at Kelvyn 194002InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2017/07/24 19:00From July 24, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Day Camp at Kelvyn 194088CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$265.00
Extended Camp at Kelvyn 194206CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 20:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 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
$126.00
Junior Bear Football - Pee Wee at Kelvyn 194283InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/06/19 21:00From June 19, 2017 to November 2, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Kelvyn 194282InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2017/06/19 21:00From June 19, 2017 to October 26, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Kelvyn 194282InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2017/06/19 21:00From June 19, 2017 to October 26, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Kelvyn 194282InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2017/06/19 21:00From June 19, 2017 to October 26, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Leadership Camp at Kelvyn 194388CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$61.00
Play Camp at Kelvyn 194658CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 15:30From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$83.00
Yoga/Pilates at Kelvyn 195061InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/20 00:00From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$15.00
Yoga/Pilates at Kelvyn 195060InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/22 00:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$15.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Kelvyn 204450InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than Coed2017/09/13 18:00From September 13, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$11.00
Basketball - Open at Kelvyn 202350OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$28.00
Basketball - Open at Kelvyn 202349OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2017/09/12 16:30From September 12, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$28.00
Boot Camp at Kelvyn 202847InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$19.00
Boot Camp at Kelvyn 202848InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$19.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Kelvyn 202617InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 8 but less than 13Female2017/08/30 22:00From August 30, 2017 to November 24, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Crafting at Kelvyn 202663InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoed2017/09/11 19:30From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Cross Training at Kelvyn 202679InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 14:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$19.00
Dance - Modern at Kelvyn 202715InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Fitness Combo at Kelvyn 202864InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Kelvyn 203623InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6:30pm
$55.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Kelvyn 203639Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to June 15, 2018$165.00
Recreational Tumbling at Kelvyn 203797InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Kelvyn 203933InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/14 23:45From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 8:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Kelvyn 203934InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Team Tumbling at Kelvyn 203796InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$11.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Kelvyn 204485InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/13 19:00From September 13, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3:06pm
$11.00
Tone Stretch Balance at Kelvyn 204471InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2017/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$19.00
Tot Spot at Kelvyn 203521OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than Coed2017/09/12 17:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$11.00
Volleyball - Open at Kelvyn 204582OpenSports - Volleyball21 and upMale2017/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4:30pm
$27.00
Winter Break Camp at Kelvyn 204682CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/12/26 15:00From December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$16.00
Yoga/Pilates at Kelvyn 204767InstructionWellness - Yoga16 and upCoed2017/09/12 00:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$19.00
Yoga/Pilates at Kelvyn 204768InstructionWellness - Yoga16 and upCoed2017/09/14 00:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$19.00
Zumba at Kelvyn 204806InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 16 but less than 70Coed2017/09/12 22:15From September 12, 2017 to November 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$16.00
Zumba at Kelvyn 204805InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/14 14:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$19.00

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Description

Located in the Hermosa community (one block south of Diversey Avenue, and mid-way between Cicero & Pulaski avenues), Kelvyn Park’s fieldhouse sits on eight and one-half acres.The fieldhouse is equipped with a fitness center, gymnasium, auditorium, several meeting rooms, and a small kitchen.

Outdoors, the park offers two walking paths (less than one-half mile, each), two softball fields, a combination football/soccer field, a basketball court, a volleyball court, two tennis courts, horseshoe courts, plus a playground with a sandbox and spray pool.

Families can come together to participate in Kraft Great Kids family nights and Family Sports Workshop.Tots can enjoy our Preschool and Play Camp programs.The fitness center is restricted to adult use, only—and we also offer men’s basketball and men’s volleyball.

Depending on age and season, a large variety of programs are offered for youth & teens: our signature Park Kids after-school program, Kids’ Fitness, Fun & Games, cheerleading, football, Seasonal Sports / Sports Club, teen basketball, Teen Club.The Junior Bears football program is one of the stand-out programs at the park.

Additionally, Kelvyn Park offers youth: Winter- & Spring-Break Camps, our traditional 6-week summer Day Camp (with the Extended Camp option, as well as summer Sports Camp.

We invite you to stop by and check out our program offerings!

Kelvyn was among the original parks created by the Northwest Park District, which first formed in 1911. At that time, the Northwest Park District aimed to provide one park for each of the ten square miles within its growing middle-class jurisdiction. The park district began purchasing land for Mozart, Kelyvn, and Kosciuszko Parks in early 1914, receiving input from the Special Parks Commission and the West End Fullerton Avenue Improvement Association on how to develop the park. The district hired American Park Builders Inc. to produce the landscape design for Kelvyn Park. (The American Park Builders also designed Portage Park.) In 1928, a handsome two-story brick field house was constructed in Kelvyn Park. Designed by architect Walter W. Ahlschlager (1887–1965), the building is nearly identical to the field houses at Riis and Simons Parks.

Kelvyn Park takes its name from the surrounding Kelvyn Park subdivision. The subdivision honors British Baronet William Thomson Kelvyn (1824–1907), an eminent mathematician and physicist whose scientific research revolutionized thinking about the thermal properties of steam. Kelvyn Park became part of the Chicago Park District in 1934, when all of the city’s 22 independent park commissions were consolidated into a single agency.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.