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

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Kennicott Playground

Kennicott PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014- Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

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 Tuesday, August 8, 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 at Kennicott 195401InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Male2017/06/21 00:30From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Bridge Club at Kennicott 195480OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/06/22 16:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to 4pm
$0
Chair Exercise at Kennicott 195500InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/20 14:15From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Pickleball at Kennicott 196780InstructionSports - Pickleball60 and upCoed2017/06/19 15:15From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11:30am
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11:30am
$0
Teen Club at Kennicott 197214OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/06/22 00:30From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Weight Training at Kennicott 197604InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/06/20 23:30From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Weightlifting at Kennicott 201462InstructionSports - Weightlifting60 and upCoed2017/06/19 13:00From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$0
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
Band at Kennicott 205155InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
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
Bridge Club at Kennicott 205584OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2017 to November 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to 4pm
$0
Chair Exercise at Kennicott 205631InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 14:15From September 12, 2017 to November 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$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
Chess at Kennicott 224487OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/09 20:00From September 9, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm 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
Fall Break Camp at Kennicott Cancelled205941CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/10/23 13:00From October 23, 2017 to October 27, 2017
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
$32.00
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 and Games at Kennicott Cancelled207209InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
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
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Kennicott 208532Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/08/26 00:00From August 25, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 7pm to 10pm
$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

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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.