Kelvyn Park

  • 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60639 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • 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.

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.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Cheerleading - Recreational at Kelvyn 162535InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 8 but less than 13Female2016/09/07 22:00From September 7, 2016 to December 3, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Kelvyn 163585InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 2016
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
$52.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Kelvyn 163599Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to June 23, 2017$156.00
Recreational Tumbling at Kelvyn 163829InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$10.00
Winter Break Camp at Kelvyn 164670CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/12/27 15:00From December 27, 2016 to January 4, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$15.00
Yoga at Kelvyn 163121InstructionWellness - Yoga16 and upCoed2016/09/21 15:30From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$18.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Kelvyn 188636InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$12.00
Basketball - Open at Kelvyn 169442OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/01/15 00:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$28.00
Basketball - Open at Kelvyn 169441OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$28.00
Basketball - Teen League at Kelvyn 169467Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 14Coed2017/01/27 23:30From January 27, 2017 to April 28, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
$13.00
Basketball League at Kelvyn 169576Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/01/27 22:00From January 27, 2017 to April 28, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$13.00
Cardio Conditioning at Kelvyn 188632InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 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
Crazy Crafter's Club at Kelvyn 169466InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2017/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Dance - Modern at Kelvyn 188629InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2017/01/17 22:00From January 17, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Kelvyn 169917InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$19.00
Floor Hockey League at Kelvyn 169985Individual_LeagueSports - Floor Hockey18 and upCoed2017/01/25 00:30From January 24, 2017 to May 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$12.00
Fun and Games at Kelvyn 189290InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$10.00
Gymnastics at Kelvyn 188633InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Kickboxing at Kelvyn 170486InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2017/01/16 22:30From January 16, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Kelvyn 170472InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/11 22:30From January 11, 2017 to March 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$15.00
Park Kids - Winter at Kelvyn 170679InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 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
$52.00
Seasonal Sports at Kelvyn 170932InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/14 15:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$5.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Kelvyn 170931InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 21:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$10.00
Team Gymnastics at Kelvyn 170097InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 17Female2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$11.00
Teen Club at Kelvyn 171280OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 01:30From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Teen Club at Kelvyn 188638OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Female2017/01/13 23:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Sports at Kelvyn 188634InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/11 19:15From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$12.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Kelvyn 188637InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$10.00
Tone Stretch Balance at Kelvyn 169916InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 16:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$18.00
Volleyball - Open at Kelvyn 171527OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upMale2017/01/14 20:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4:30pm
$20.00
Yoga/Pilates at Kelvyn 170730InstructionWellness - Yoga16 and upCoed2017/01/10 01:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8pm
$19.00
Yoga/Pilates at Kelvyn 171617InstructionWellness - Yoga16 and upCoed2017/01/12 01:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:15pm to 8pm
$19.00
Zumba at Kelvyn 188628InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2017/01/10 23:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$15.00
Zumba at Kelvyn 188630InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/19 15:30From January 19, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$18.00

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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.