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.

Events

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 register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
Basketball - Open at Kelvyn 154435OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/06/22 23:00From June 22, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$17.00
Cheerleading - Competitive at Kelvyn 159537InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/08/01 19:00From August 1, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Day Camp at Kelvyn 154636CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$252.00
Extended Camp at Kelvyn 154748CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 20:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$120.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Kelvyn 154811InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$18.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Kelvyn 154812InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 23:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$18.00
Football Camp at Kelvyn 154837CampsCamps - SportsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/07/06 21:00From July 6, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Football Camp at Kelvyn 154838CampsCamps - SportsAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2016/07/06 21:00From July 6, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Leadership Camp at Kelvyn 154954CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$58.00
Play Camp at Kelvyn 155227CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 15:30From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$79.00
Soccer - Open at Kelvyn 160089OpenSports - SoccerAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/07/06 21:30From July 6, 2016 to August 17, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$12.00
Soccer - Open at Kelvyn 160088OpenSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:30From July 5, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$12.00
Teen Club at Kelvyn 155692OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/07/05 23:30From July 5, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Yoga/Pilates at Kelvyn 154915InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/21 00:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$14.00
Yoga/Pilates at Kelvyn 154531InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/23 00:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$14.00

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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.