Kennicott Park

  • 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60653 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • 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 Center

Location Notes: 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.

Notes: 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 Playground

Location Notes: 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014- Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30, for most parks.

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 125167InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/01 20:30From September 1, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Arts & Crafts at Kennicott 125168InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2015/08/25 20:30From August 25, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Band at Kennicott 125260InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2015 to November 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball at Kennicott 125429InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/02 20:30From September 2, 2015 to December 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Basketball at Kennicott 125430InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/02 21:45From September 2, 2015 to December 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$21.00
Basketball at Kennicott 147685InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/02 00:30From September 1, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Kennicott 125531InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Male2015/09/02 20:30From September 2, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$31.00
Boot Camp at Kennicott 125567InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2015 to November 26, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$16.00
Bridge Club at Kennicott 125632OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/09/17 16:00From September 17, 2015 to November 26, 2015
Each Thursday from 11am to 4pm
$0
Cardio Global Rhythms at Kennicott 148209InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:30From September 14, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$16.00
Cartooning at Kennicott 125646InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/07 20:30From September 7, 2015 to December 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Chair Exercise at Kennicott 125677InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/15 14:15From September 15, 2015 to November 26, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Kennicott 125696InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2015/09/03 20:30From September 3, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Kennicott 125695InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/03 21:45From September 3, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$21.00
Chess at Kennicott 147687OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/02 18:00From September 2, 2015 to December 16, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$11.00
Chess at Kennicott 147688OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/02 19:15From September 2, 2015 to December 16, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3:30pm
$11.00
Competitive Dance Team at Kennicott 147686InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/07 23:30From September 7, 2015 to December 14, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Cooking Club at Kennicott 125766InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/02 18:00From September 2, 2015 to December 16, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:15pm
$11.00
Cooking Club at Kennicott 125765InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/02 19:15From September 2, 2015 to December 16, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3:30pm
$11.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Kennicott 125816InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/04 21:45From September 4, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$11.00
Dance - Tap at Kennicott 148230InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2015/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$31.00
Dance - Tap at Kennicott 148208InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 21:45From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$21.00
Dino Diggers at Kennicott 147689InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2015/09/01 17:30From September 1, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$21.00
Fall Break Camp at Kennicott 125938CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/28 13:00From September 28, 2015 to October 2, 2015
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
$26.00
Fun and Games at Kennicott 126163InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/02 19:30From September 2, 2015 to December 16, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$31.00
Game Room at Kennicott 126199OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/04 21:45From September 4, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$11.00
Homework Time at Kennicott 126340InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/01 21:45From September 1, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$31.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Kennicott 126592InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/04 20:30From September 4, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Kickboxing at Kennicott 126638InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/31 23:30From August 31, 2015 to December 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Kickboxing at Kennicott 126639InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2015/08/26 20:30From August 26, 2015 to December 11, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Kennicott 126697InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/02 16:00From September 2, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$31.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Kennicott 148210Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/02 16:00From September 2, 2015 to June 10, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$93.00
KidzEnergy at Kennicott 126722InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2015/09/03 14:00From September 3, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$21.00
Martial Arts at Kennicott 126966InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2015/09/07 21:45From September 7, 2015 to December 14, 2015
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$11.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kennicott 126985InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2015/09/02 17:30From September 2, 2015 to December 16, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$31.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kennicott 126986InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/04 20:30From September 4, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Music and Movement at Kennicott 127160InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2015/09/03 16:00From September 3, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$21.00
Park Kids at Kennicott 127464InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/01 19:00From September 1, 2015 to December 18, 2015
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
$16.00
Piano at Kennicott 127486InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2015/09/03 20:30From September 3, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Play School at Kennicott 127521InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2015/09/14 18:30From September 14, 2015 to November 27, 2015
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$31.00
Recreational Tumbling at Kennicott 127581InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Male2015/09/01 18:30From September 1, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$21.00
Storytime at Kennicott 128081InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2015/09/02 15:00From September 2, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$31.00
Teen Club at Kennicott 128195OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/02 23:30From September 2, 2015 to December 16, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Cheerleading at Kennicott 148232InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Female2015/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$21.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Kennicott 147690InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2015/09/01 19:30From September 1, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$21.00
Tot Spot at Kennicott 128621OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2015/09/02 14:00From September 2, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$31.00
Weight Training at Kennicott 128839InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/01 23:30From September 1, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Kennicott 128849Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/28 22:00From August 28, 2015 to December 26, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Kennicott 128863CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/12/21 14:00From December 21, 2015 to December 30, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
$31.00
Young Scientist at Kennicott 129024InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2015/09/01 15:00From September 1, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$21.00

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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.