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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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

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

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.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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 Camp at Kennicott 195271CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$413.00
Art Camp at Kennicott 195272CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 8 but less than 13Female2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$413.00
Band at Kennicott 195299InstructionCulture and Arts - Music60 and upCoed2017/06/19 20:30From June 19, 2017 to August 14, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
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
Clubhouse Camp at Kennicott 200130CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$413.00
Competitive Dance Team at Kennicott 195524InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 23:30From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Dance Camp at Kennicott 195569CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$413.00
Doll Camp at Kennicott 195715CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 9Female2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$413.00
Early Bird Camp at Kennicott 195766CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$134.00
Extended Camp at Kennicott 195849CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$134.00
Lil' Campers at Kennicott 196624CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$219.00
Lil' Campers at Kennicott 196625CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 18:30From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$219.00
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
Sports Camp at Kennicott 197072CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$413.00
Sports Camp at Kennicott 199208CampsCamps - SportsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$413.00
Teen Camp at Kennicott 197202CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$321.00
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
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Kennicott 197611Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 19Coed2017/06/09 23:00From June 9, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 10pm
$0

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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.