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—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 Park Fieldhouse

Kennicott Park Fieldhouse

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Kennicott Fitness Center

Kennicott Fitness CenterAccessible

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Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

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 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now. 

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
Arts & Crafts at Kennicott 165028InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/07 20:30From September 7, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Arts & Crafts at Kennicott 165029InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/06 21:00From September 6, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Band at Kennicott 184722InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/06 21:00From September 6, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Band at Kennicott 184723InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 22:00From September 6, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Band at Kennicott 165117InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball at Kennicott 165291InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/07 21:00From September 7, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Basketball at Kennicott 165292InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/07 22:00From September 7, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Basketball at Kennicott 165293InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/09/06 23:30From September 6, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Kennicott 165416InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Male2016/09/08 20:30From September 8, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$32.00
Bridge Club at Kennicott 165499OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/22 16:00From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to 4pm
$0
Cardio Global Rhythms at Kennicott 165504InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$32.00
Cartooning at Kennicott 165509InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2016 to December 19, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Chair Exercise at Kennicott 165539InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/20 14:15From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Kennicott 165558InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/08 22:00From September 8, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Chess at Kennicott 165581OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/07 18:00From September 7, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$12.00
Chess at Kennicott 165582OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/07 19:30From September 7, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$12.00
Competitive Dance Team at Kennicott 165614InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2016 to December 19, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Cooking Club at Kennicott 165646InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/07 18:00From September 7, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$12.00
Cooking Club at Kennicott 165645InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/07 19:30From September 7, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$12.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Kennicott 165699InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/07 22:00From September 7, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00
Dino Diggers at Kennicott 165761InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2016/09/06 17:30From September 6, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$22.00
Fall Break Camp at Kennicott 165844CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/10/31 13:00From October 31, 2016 to November 4, 2016
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
$30.00
Fun and Games at Kennicott 166049InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/08 19:00From September 8, 2016 to December 20, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$32.00
Game Room at Kennicott 166083OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/09 22:00From September 9, 2016 to December 19, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Homework Time at Kennicott 166259InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 22:00From September 6, 2016 to December 22, 2016
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
$32.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Kennicott 184725InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Female2016/09/09 21:00From September 9, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Junior Achievement at Kennicott 184724InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/07 21:00From September 7, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Kiddie College at Kennicott 166630InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/07 17:30From September 7, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$32.00
KidzEnergy at Kennicott 166694InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2016/09/08 14:00From September 8, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10:30am
$22.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kennicott 166965InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2016/09/07 19:00From September 7, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$22.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kennicott 166966InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 21:00From September 6, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Music and Movement at Kennicott 167083InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2016/09/09 19:00From September 9, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Friday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$12.00
Park Kids at Kennicott 167411InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 19:00From September 6, 2016 to December 22, 2016
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
$17.00
Pickleball at Kennicott 184726InstructionSports - PickleballAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/09 21:00From September 9, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Play School at Kennicott 167469InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2016/09/07 15:30From September 7, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
$32.00
Storytime at Kennicott 168165InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2016/09/09 19:00From September 9, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Friday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$12.00
Table Games at Kennicott 184727OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/09 21:00From September 9, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Teen Club at Kennicott 168291OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/07 23:30From September 7, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Cheerleading at Kennicott 168559InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Female2016/09/06 20:30From September 6, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$22.00
Tot Spot at Kennicott 168751OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2016/09/07 14:00From September 7, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 9am to 10:30am
$32.00
Weight Training at Kennicott 169011InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/06 23:30From September 6, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Kennicott 169019Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/03 00:00From September 2, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 7pm to 10pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Kennicott 169040CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/12/27 14:00From December 27, 2016 to January 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 6pm
$32.00
Young Scientist at Kennicott 169171InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2016/09/06 15:30From September 6, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
$22.00

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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.

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.