Kennicott Park

  • 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60653 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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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, a fitness center, a kitchen, a dance studio and meeting 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 in the community.

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 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.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

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 171884InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$23.00
Arts & Crafts at Kennicott 171924InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$23.00
Band at Kennicott 172008InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Band at Kennicott 174071InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$23.00
Band at Kennicott 172009InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$23.00
Basketball at Kennicott 172199InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$23.00
Basketball at Kennicott 172198InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$23.00
Basketball at Kennicott 172197InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Male2017/01/11 01:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Kennicott 172347InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Male2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$23.00
Boot Camp at Kennicott 172477InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$34.00
Bridge Club at Kennicott 172468OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/12 17:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to 4pm
$0
Cartooning at Kennicott 172485InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Chair Exercise at Kennicott 172514InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 15:15From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Kennicott 172532InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$23.00
Chess at Kennicott 172552OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 19:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$13.00
Chess at Kennicott 172553OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 20:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$13.00
Competitive Dance Team at Kennicott 172583InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Cooking Club at Kennicott 173706InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$23.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Kennicott 172660InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$23.00
Dance - Modern at Kennicott 173383InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Dino Diggers at Kennicott 172726InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$23.00
Fun and Games at Kennicott 172951InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$23.00
Game Room at Kennicott 172987OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$23.00
Game Room at Kennicott 174971OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Homework Time at Kennicott 173163InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
$33.00
Junior Achievement at Kennicott 173389InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$23.00
Kiddie College at Kennicott 173419InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$33.00
KidzEnergy at Kennicott 173464InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10:30am
$23.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kennicott 173707InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$23.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kennicott 172609InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2017/01/11 19:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$13.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kennicott 172610InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 20:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$13.00
Music and Movement at Kennicott 173827InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 20:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$13.00
Park Kids - CHA at Kennicott 173977InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 2017
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
Pickleball at Kennicott 174072InstructionSports - Pickleball60 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:15From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
Pickleball at Kennicott 174089InstructionSports - PickleballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Play School at Kennicott 174110InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
$33.00
Seasonal Sports at Kennicott 175107InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 24, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Kennicott 187851InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 25 but less than 41Coed2017/01/14 00:30From January 13, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$11.00
Storytime at Kennicott 174628InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 21:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$13.00
Table Games at Kennicott 174641OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Teen Club at Kennicott 174783OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/01/12 00:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Cheerleading at Kennicott 174958InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 3 but less than 6Female2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$23.00
Tot Spot at Kennicott 175149OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 9am to 10:30am
$33.00
Urban Moves at Kennicott 189588InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Weight Training at Kennicott 175400InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Kennicott 175409Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2017 to April 1, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
$0
Young Scientist at Kennicott 175533InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
$23.00

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Description

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, a fitness center, a kitchen, a dance studio and meeting 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 in the community.

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 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.