Kennicott Park

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

Located in the Oakland Community, Kennicott Park totals 2.52 acres and features a field house—the former Judd Elementary School, a gymnasium, fitness center, kitchen, dance studio and meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers a playground and small athletic field. [outdoor facilities].

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 in the community.

Park-goers can 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 and Halloween activities.

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 Fitness Center

Kennicott Fitness Center

Location: 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.

Notes: ADA Accessible Equipment

Kennicott Gym

Kennicott Gym

Location: 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.

Kennicott Clubrooms

Kennicott Clubrooms

Location: 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.

Kennicott Playground

Kennicott Playground

Location: 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.

Events

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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 Camp at Kennicott 82498CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 8 but less than 13FemaleFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$374.00
Art Camp at Kennicott 81934CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$374.00
Band at Kennicott 81961InstructionCulture and Arts - Music60 and upCoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 18, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Free
Boot Camp at Kennicott 82095InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$15.00
Bridge Club at Kennicott 82140OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 11am to 4pm
Free
Camp Create: Cook, Garden and Sew at Kennicott 82141CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$374.00
Chair Exercise at Kennicott 82152InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Free
Dance Camp at Kennicott 82187CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 13FemaleFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$374.00
Early Bird Camp at Kennicott 82378CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$121.00
Extended Camp at Kennicott 82454CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$121.00
Kickboxing at Kennicott 82759InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Free
Lil' Campers at Kennicott 82986CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 12:30pm
$200.00
Lil' Campers at Kennicott 82987CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 4pm
$200.00
Pickleball at Kennicott 83095InstructionSports - Pickleball50 and upCoedFrom June 18, 2014 to August 20, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Free
Pilates at Kennicott 83098InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$15.00
Play Camp at Kennicott 86917CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 12:30pm
$200.00
Play Camp at Kennicott 86918CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 4pm
$200.00
Sports Camp at Kennicott 83292CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 6pm
Each Friday from 8am to 6pm
$100.00
Sports Camp at Kennicott 83291CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13MaleFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$374.00
Tumbling Camp at Kennicott 86916CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$374.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Kennicott 83636Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom June 6, 2014 to August 16, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
Free
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Kennicott 92060InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 18, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$20.00
Band at Kennicott 92143InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to November 19, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Free
Bitty Basketball at Kennicott 92414InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6MaleFrom September 3, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$30.00
Boot Camp at Kennicott 92446InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$15.00
Bridge Club at Kennicott 92513OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs50 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 11am to 4pm
Free
Chair Exercise at Kennicott 92554InstructionWellness - Fitness50 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Free
Cheerleading - Recreational at Kennicott 110796InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 3 but less than 6FemaleFrom September 4, 2014 to December 16, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$20.00
Fall Break Camp at Kennicott 92805CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13CoedFrom September 29, 2014 to October 3, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 6pm
Each Friday from 8am to 6pm
$25.00
Fun and Games at Kennicott 110795InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 3, 2014 to December 17, 2014
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$30.00
Game Room at Kennicott 110812InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 18, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$20.00
Game Room at Kennicott 93010OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 13CoedFrom September 3, 2014 to December 17, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:15pm
$10.00
Game Room at Kennicott 93009OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 13CoedFrom September 3, 2014 to December 17, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3:30pm
$10.00
Game Room at Kennicott 110814OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 5, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$10.00
Kickboxing at Kennicott 93451InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 1, 2014 to December 17, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Free
Kickboxing at Kennicott 93452InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 9 but less than 12CoedFrom August 27, 2014 to December 12, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$20.00
Kiddie College at Kennicott 93467InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 3, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
KidzEnergy at Kennicott 110805InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 4, 2014 to December 18, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$20.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kennicott 110817InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 3, 2014 to December 17, 2014
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$30.00
Music and Movement at Kennicott 110820InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 4, 2014 to December 18, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$20.00
Pilates at Kennicott 94185InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$15.00
Play School at Kennicott 94197InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Play School at Kennicott 94197InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Recreational Tumbling at Kennicott 95298InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5MaleFrom September 2, 2014 to December 18, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$20.00
Sports Conditioning at Kennicott 110799InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18MaleFrom September 2, 2014 to December 18, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Free
Storytime at Kennicott 110808InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 18, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$30.00
Teen Club at Kennicott 94849OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 3, 2014 to December 17, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Free
Tot Spot at Kennicott 95256OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 3, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$30.00
Weight Training at Kennicott 110816InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 18, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Free
Windy City Hoops Basketball at Kennicott 95479Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom August 29, 2014 to December 27, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
Free
Winter Break Camp at Kennicott 93142CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13CoedFrom December 22, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Friday from 8am to 6pm
$30.00
Young Scientist at Kennicott 110810InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 18, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$20.00

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Located in the Oakland Community, Kennicott Park totals 2.52 acres and features a field house—the former Judd Elementary School, a gymnasium, fitness center, kitchen, dance studio and meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers a playground and small athletic field. [outdoor facilities].

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 in the community.

Park-goers can 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 and Halloween activities.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Fitness Centers 4434 S. Lake Park Ave. 1 ADA Accessible Equipment
Gymnasiums 4434 S. Lake Park Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 4434 S. Lake Park Ave. 0
Playgrounds 4434 S. Lake Park Ave. 1
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.