Kilbourn Park

  • 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60641 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Matt Fontana
  • Park Phone: (773) 685-3351

This 12-acre beautifully maintained community gathering place is filled with activity year-round. From toddler programs to our popular Park Kids after-school program and fitness to sporting activities, as well as numerous greening programs there is something for everyone...young and old. Most programs charge a nominal fee—and pre-registration is required.

For those who enjoy a good game of soccer - check out the Nike Grind Field Turf funded by our partners through Nike’s national Reuse-A-Shoe program.This new field is an example of environmental innovation and Nike giving-back to communities. Contact the park for rental availability.

Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse:

 Discover the wonderful world of nature! Spark your curiosity and explore the fun & educational offerings at the Chicago Park District’s only park with a teaching greenhouse. Kids can get their hands dirty while enjoying the 3-season Harvest Garden youth program, Garden Buddies program for toddlers, environmental-themed projects and crafts, as well as various family workshops throughout the year. Plus, each spring the greenhouse hosts its annual plant sale for community gardeners.

The first-ever public fruit tree orchard in a major metropolitan city was planted in Kilbourn Park at the Greenhouse in fall 2008. The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation generously donated 24 high-quality, mature fruit trees and helped plant with a team of volunteers a new orchard at Kilbourn Park. The fruit trees include apples, pears, plums, cherries, and paw paws. They are still getting adjusted to their new home, but we look forward to years of harvesting fruit in the park! In addition, we planted currants, goumie berries, blackberries, raspberries and several grape vines. These fruits are going to be a wonderful addition to our already abundant strawberry harvest.

The Greenhouse is always looking for volunteers—including parents with their children! Kilbourn Park is located in Chicago’s Kilbourn Park neighborhood (on the south side of Addison Street, between Cicero and Milwaukee Avenues).

OPEN GARDEN HOURS: Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 am – Noon

During open garden hours families can participate in an art activity and explore the garden while helping us create a new Nature’s Playground at Kilbourn Park.

For further information regarding the park or its programs, contact the Kilbourn Park fieldhouse at (773) 685-3351. The telephone number for information about Kilbourn’s Greenhouse and its programs is (773) 685-3359.

The fieldhouse is open 7 days a week, excluding major holidays.

History

Created by the Irving Park District, Kilbourn Park takes its name from adjoining Kilbourn Street, named in honor of a small town located near the Wisconsin Dells. The Irving Park District had formed in 1910 to create and manage parks for its tree-lined, middle-class neighborhood. Fifteen years later, the district acquired the site for Kilbourn Park and improvements began. By the late 1920s, the park's recreational features included athletic fields, a running track, horseshoe and tennis courts, an 18-hole putting green, two playgrounds, a children's wading pool, a sand box, and penned-in rabbits. Kilbourn Park also had a fieldhouse, maintenance building, and greenhouse. A unique feature, the greenhouse was used to display tropical plants and to propagate outdoor plants for use throughout the entire Irving Park District.

Clarence Hatzfeld designed all three of the buildings in Kilbourn Park. Having been trained in the office of Chicago architect Julius Huber, Hatzfeld became known for numerous north- and northwest-side park fieldhouses, commercial buildings, and residences. During the Depression, he worked for the Chicago Park District, which formed in 1934 through the consolidation of the city's 22 independent park agencies. Hatzfeld went on to serve as Recreation Technician for the Federal Works Administration in Washington, D.C.

In the late 1930s, the Chicago Park District planted a large perennial garden in Kilbourn Park. Although the original garden was not maintained, a renewed interest in gardening at Kilbourn Park has sparked a volunteer program in the greenhouse and a new perennial garden outside. Additionally, the park district has been able to provide increased recreational programming since the Kilbourn Park fieldhouse underwent a major expansion in 1991.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Kilbourn Baseball

Kilbourn Baseball

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave

Kilbourn Basketball

Kilbourn Basketball

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Kilbourn Community and Childrens Garden

Kilbourn Community and Childrens Garden

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave

Notes: Community and Childrens Garden

Kilbourn Park - Emma Fruitas

Kilbourn Park - Emma Fruitas

Location: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (773)999-0336

Kilbourn Greenhouse

Kilbourn Greenhouse

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Notes: Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse

Kilbourn Fieldhouse

Kilbourn Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Hours: , ,

Kilbourn Football/Soccer

Kilbourn Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Kilbourn Turf Field

Kilbourn Turf Field

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Notes: Junior Field

Kilbourn Gymnasium

Kilbourn Gymnasium

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Kilbourn Auditorium & Clubrooms

Kilbourn Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Kilbourn Playground

Kilbourn Playground

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Notes: Renovated Fall 2013, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Kilbourn Running Track

Kilbourn Running Track

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Kilbourn Tennis Courts

Kilbourn Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Events

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

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
16" Softball League at Kilbourn 121862Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2015/05/15 23:30From May 15, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$102.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Conditioning at Kilbourn 116136InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/16 00:15From June 15, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$21.00
Day Camp at Kilbourn 116216CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$299.00
Extended Camp at Kilbourn 116320CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 20:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$145.00
Leadership Camp at Kilbourn 116748CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$21.00
Martial Arts Partnership at Kilbourn 116639PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 3 but less than 18Coed2015/06/16 22:45From June 16, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 8pm
$120.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kilbourn 132053InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/06/15 21:00From June 15, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Play Camp at Kilbourn 117521CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$143.00
Team Gymnastics at Kilbourn 117698InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/06/17 19:45From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 4pm
$11.00
Toddler Camp at Kilbourn 117795CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/06/30 15:00From June 30, 2015 to August 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
$46.00
Toddler Camp at Kilbourn 131569CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/07/02 15:00From July 2, 2015 to August 6, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$46.00
Yoga at Kilbourn 117884InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/06/15 23:15From June 15, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$21.00

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This 12-acre beautifully maintained community gathering place is filled with activity year-round. From toddler programs to our popular Park Kids after-school program and fitness to sporting activities, as well as numerous greening programs there is something for everyone...young and old. Most programs charge a nominal fee—and pre-registration is required.

For those who enjoy a good game of soccer - check out the Nike Grind Field Turf funded by our partners through Nike’s national Reuse-A-Shoe program.This new field is an example of environmental innovation and Nike giving-back to communities. Contact the park for rental availability.

Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse:

 Discover the wonderful world of nature! Spark your curiosity and explore the fun & educational offerings at the Chicago Park District’s only park with a teaching greenhouse. Kids can get their hands dirty while enjoying the 3-season Harvest Garden youth program, Garden Buddies program for toddlers, environmental-themed projects and crafts, as well as various family workshops throughout the year. Plus, each spring the greenhouse hosts its annual plant sale for community gardeners.

The first-ever public fruit tree orchard in a major metropolitan city was planted in Kilbourn Park at the Greenhouse in fall 2008. The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation generously donated 24 high-quality, mature fruit trees and helped plant with a team of volunteers a new orchard at Kilbourn Park. The fruit trees include apples, pears, plums, cherries, and paw paws. They are still getting adjusted to their new home, but we look forward to years of harvesting fruit in the park! In addition, we planted currants, goumie berries, blackberries, raspberries and several grape vines. These fruits are going to be a wonderful addition to our already abundant strawberry harvest.

The Greenhouse is always looking for volunteers—including parents with their children! Kilbourn Park is located in Chicago’s Kilbourn Park neighborhood (on the south side of Addison Street, between Cicero and Milwaukee Avenues).

OPEN GARDEN HOURS: Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 am – Noon

During open garden hours families can participate in an art activity and explore the garden while helping us create a new Nature’s Playground at Kilbourn Park.

For further information regarding the park or its programs, contact the Kilbourn Park fieldhouse at (773) 685-3351. The telephone number for information about Kilbourn’s Greenhouse and its programs is (773) 685-3359.

The fieldhouse is open 7 days a week, excluding major holidays.

Created by the Irving Park District, Kilbourn Park takes its name from adjoining Kilbourn Street, named in honor of a small town located near the Wisconsin Dells. The Irving Park District had formed in 1910 to create and manage parks for its tree-lined, middle-class neighborhood. Fifteen years later, the district acquired the site for Kilbourn Park and improvements began. By the late 1920s, the park's recreational features included athletic fields, a running track, horseshoe and tennis courts, an 18-hole putting green, two playgrounds, a children's wading pool, a sand box, and penned-in rabbits. Kilbourn Park also had a fieldhouse, maintenance building, and greenhouse. A unique feature, the greenhouse was used to display tropical plants and to propagate outdoor plants for use throughout the entire Irving Park District.

Clarence Hatzfeld designed all three of the buildings in Kilbourn Park. Having been trained in the office of Chicago architect Julius Huber, Hatzfeld became known for numerous north- and northwest-side park fieldhouses, commercial buildings, and residences. During the Depression, he worked for the Chicago Park District, which formed in 1934 through the consolidation of the city's 22 independent park agencies. Hatzfeld went on to serve as Recreation Technician for the Federal Works Administration in Washington, D.C.

In the late 1930s, the Chicago Park District planted a large perennial garden in Kilbourn Park. Although the original garden was not maintained, a renewed interest in gardening at Kilbourn Park has sparked a volunteer program in the greenhouse and a new perennial garden outside. Additionally, the park district has been able to provide increased recreational programming since the Kilbourn Park fieldhouse underwent a major expansion in 1991.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.