Kennicott Park

  • 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60653 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Renee Shepherd
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-7138

Located in the Oakland Community, Kennicott Park totals 2.52 acres and features a field house, formerly the home of the Judd Elementary School. The field house offers a gymnasium, an art room, a fitness center, a kitchen, a dance studio and conference rooms. Outside, the park offers a small athletic field and playground that was renovated in Summer 2014 as part of the Chicago Plays! Program. 

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Kennicott Park is the site for several community-based partnerships that provide programs for children and adults.

Park-goers come to Kennicott Park to play basketball and table games at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well include cooking programs and doll camp.

In addition to programs, Kennicott Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park at nearby Gwendolyn Brooks Park, Halloween activities and other Night Out in the Parks events.

To view a few of the fabulous park programs, click on the multimedia tab!

History

Kennicott Park came into being in 1990 when the Board of Education transferred Judd Elementary School to the Chicago Park District. The park district now operates the former school building in partnership with other city agencies and non-profit organizations, providing a wide array of programs and services to the previously under-served Kenwood neighborhood.

Kenwood was founded in 1856 by Dr. Jonathan A. Kennicott (1824-1893), from whom the park takes its name. A native New Yorker, Kennicott graduated from Chicago's Rush Medical College in 1843 and practiced dentistry in Milwaukee for several years before returning to Chicago. Kennicott's estate, named Kenwood for his mother's birthplace in Scotland, stood on Dorchester Street at 48th Street. The fashionable Kenwood community soon became known as the "Lake Forest of the South Side."

Parking/Directions

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

Kennicott Park Fieldhouse

Kennicott Park Fieldhouse

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Kennicott Fitness Center

Kennicott Fitness CenterAccessible

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Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Kennicott Gym

Kennicott Gym

Location Notes: 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.

Kennicott Clubrooms

Kennicott Clubrooms

Location Notes: 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.

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Kennicott Playground

Kennicott PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014- Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

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


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 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
Art & ABCs at Kennicott 205068InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/05 20:30From September 5, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$30.00
Arts & Crafts at Kennicott 224339InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/05 21:00From September 5, 2017 to December 12, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Kennicott 205069InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/05 22:00From September 5, 2017 to December 12, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Band at Kennicott 205156InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2017/09/05 21:00From September 5, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Band at Kennicott 205157InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 22:00From September 5, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Basketball at Kennicott 205354InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/08/29 23:30From August 29, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Kennicott 205655InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/07 22:00From September 7, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Chess at Kennicott 205672OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/06 18:00From September 6, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Chess at Kennicott 205673OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/06 19:30From September 6, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$15.00
Competitive Dance Team at Kennicott 205698InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/04 23:30From September 4, 2017 to December 11, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Dino Diggers at Kennicott 205853InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2017/09/05 17:30From September 5, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$30.00
Fun and Games at Kennicott 206167InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/05 19:00From September 5, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$30.00
Fun with Food at Kennicott 224349InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Fun with Food at Kennicott 224348InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 11, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Game Room at Kennicott 206213OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/07 21:00From September 7, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Girls in the Game Partnership at Kennicott 224347InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/09/08 21:00From September 8, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Homework Time at Kennicott 206341InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 22:00From September 5, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$45.00
Junior Achievement at Kennicott 206388InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/06 21:00From September 6, 2017 to December 20, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Kiddie College at Kennicott 206472InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/06 17:30From September 6, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$45.00
KidzEnergy at Kennicott 206491InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2017/09/05 14:00From September 5, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10:30am
$30.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kennicott 224340InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/06 19:00From September 6, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$30.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kennicott 206771InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/06 18:00From September 6, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kennicott 206770InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/06 19:30From September 6, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$15.00
Music and Movement at Kennicott 206897InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2017/09/08 19:00From September 8, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Friday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$15.00
Park Kids at Kennicott 207184InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 19:00From September 5, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 6pm
$18.00
Photography - Digital at Kennicott 224344InstructionCulture and Arts - PhotographyAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/06 21:00From September 6, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Pickleball at Kennicott 224488InstructionSports - Pickleball55 and upCoed2017/09/05 15:00From September 5, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$0
Play School at Kennicott 207264InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2017/09/06 15:30From September 6, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
$45.00
Seasonal Sports at Kennicott 224342InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/06 21:00From September 6, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Seasonal Sports at Kennicott 224341InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/06 22:00From September 6, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Storytime at Kennicott 207840InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2017/09/06 20:30From September 6, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$45.00
Table Games at Kennicott 207883OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/08 22:00From September 8, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Team Adventure at Kennicott 224350InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 6 but less than 13Male2017/09/08 21:00From September 8, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Teen Club at Kennicott 207986OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/08/30 23:30From August 30, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Tot Spot at Kennicott 208291OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2017/09/06 14:00From September 6, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 9am to 10:30am
$45.00
Urban Moves at Kennicott 205795InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 21:00From September 5, 2017 to December 12, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Weight Training at Kennicott 208518InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/08/29 23:30From August 29, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Kennicott 208565CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/12/26 14:00From December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 6pm
Each Friday from 8am to 6pm
$40.00
World Art at Kennicott 224343InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/08 22:00From September 8, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Young Scientist at Kennicott 208722InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2017/09/05 15:30From September 5, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
$30.00
Youth Activity Center at Kennicott 224345InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/05 21:00From September 5, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Youth Activity Center at Kennicott 224346InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 22:00From September 5, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Kennicott 211462InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$30.00
Arts & Crafts at Kennicott 211510InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Kennicott 227199InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Band at Kennicott 211581InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2018/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Band at Kennicott 211583InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2018/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Band at Kennicott 211582InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2018/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Basketball at Kennicott 211780InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Male2018/01/10 01:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Boot Camp at Kennicott 211983InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$36.00
Bridge Club at Kennicott 212045OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2018/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 11am to 4pm
$0
Chair Exercise at Kennicott 212094InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/09 15:15From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Kennicott 212117InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Competitive Dance Team at Kennicott 227200InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Competitive Dance Team at Kennicott 212160InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Dino Diggers at Kennicott 212302InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$30.00
Fun and Games at Kennicott 212531InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$30.00
Fun with Food at Kennicott 227203InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Fun with Food at Kennicott 227204InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Game Room at Kennicott 212573OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Girls in the Game Partnership at Kennicott 227202PartnershipGroupOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Female2018/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Homework Time at Kennicott 227201InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2018/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
$45.00
Homework Time at Kennicott 212635InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$45.00
Junior Achievement at Kennicott 212748InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Kiddie College at Kennicott 212794InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$45.00
KidzEnergy at Kennicott 212814InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10:30am
$30.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kennicott 213078InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 20:00From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$30.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kennicott 213076InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2018/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kennicott 213077InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/10 20:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$15.00
Music and Movement at Kennicott 213205InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 20:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$15.00
Park Kids - CHA at Kennicott 213313InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 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
$18.00
Photography - Digital at Kennicott 227207InstructionCulture and Arts - PhotographyAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2018/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Pickleball - Open at Kennicott 213422OpenSports - Pickleball55 and upCoed2018/01/12 16:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$0
Play School at Kennicott 213467InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
$45.00
Seasonal Sports at Kennicott 213688InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Seasonal Sports at Kennicott 213604InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2018 to March 21, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Storytime at Kennicott 213980InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$45.00
Table Games at Kennicott 212131OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Table Games at Kennicott 212132OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/01/10 20:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$15.00
Table Games at Kennicott 212574OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2018/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Team Adventure at Kennicott 227208InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 6 but less than 13Male2018/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Teen Club at Kennicott 214126OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2018/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Tot Spot at Kennicott 214419OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 15:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 9am to 10:30am
$45.00
Urban Moves at Kennicott 212237InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Weight Training at Kennicott 214543InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2018/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Kennicott 214558Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2018/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2018 to March 31, 2018
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
$0
Young Scientist at Kennicott 214697InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
$30.00
Youth Activity Center at Kennicott 227205InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Youth Activity Center at Kennicott 227206InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00

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Located in the Oakland Community, Kennicott Park totals 2.52 acres and features a field house, formerly the home of the Judd Elementary School. The field house offers a gymnasium, an art room, a fitness center, a kitchen, a dance studio and conference rooms. Outside, the park offers a small athletic field and playground that was renovated in Summer 2014 as part of the Chicago Plays! Program. 

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Kennicott Park is the site for several community-based partnerships that provide programs for children and adults.

Park-goers come to Kennicott Park to play basketball and table games at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well include cooking programs and doll camp.

In addition to programs, Kennicott Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park at nearby Gwendolyn Brooks Park, Halloween activities and other Night Out in the Parks events.

To view a few of the fabulous park programs, click on the multimedia tab!

Kennicott Park came into being in 1990 when the Board of Education transferred Judd Elementary School to the Chicago Park District. The park district now operates the former school building in partnership with other city agencies and non-profit organizations, providing a wide array of programs and services to the previously under-served Kenwood neighborhood.

Kenwood was founded in 1856 by Dr. Jonathan A. Kennicott (1824-1893), from whom the park takes its name. A native New Yorker, Kennicott graduated from Chicago's Rush Medical College in 1843 and practiced dentistry in Milwaukee for several years before returning to Chicago. Kennicott's estate, named Kenwood for his mother's birthplace in Scotland, stood on Dorchester Street at 48th Street. The fashionable Kenwood community soon became known as the "Lake Forest of the South Side."

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