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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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.
Click on the program name links below to 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
16" Softball League at Kilbourn 147506Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2015/08/18 23:30From August 18, 2015 to October 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 10pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
$105.00
Arts & Crafts at Kilbourn 122374InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 17:30From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$16.00
Arts & Crafts at Kilbourn 122375InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/09/14 21:15From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Basketball at Kilbourn 122551InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$11.00
Basketball at Kilbourn 122552InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/19 00:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 122635Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$204.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 122636Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to 3pm
$204.00
Dodgeball at Kilbourn 122855InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Eco Explorers at Kilbourn 148029InstructionCamps - Special InterestAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2015/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$21.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Kilbourn Cancelled122943InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 00:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$21.00
Floor Hockey at Kilbourn 123028InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$16.00
Fun with Food at Kilbourn 123142InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/09/18 18:15From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$16.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 147504InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 17:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$21.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 147505InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least but less than 4Coed2015/09/18 15:15From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$21.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 123176InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$11.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 123177InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2015/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$11.00
Harvest Garden at Kilbourn 148028InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 21:30From September 14, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$21.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 123317PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$245.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 123318PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 22:45From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
$120.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 148031PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2015 to October 19, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$60.00
Kickboxing at Kilbourn 123342InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/14 23:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$16.00
Kiddie College at Kilbourn 123384InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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
$128.00
Kiddie College at Kilbourn 147503InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
$51.00
Little Artists at Kilbourn 122332InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4y 1m Coed2015/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$21.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kilbourn 147509InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Kilbourn 147507InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 5m Coed2015/09/15 14:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to 9:45am
Each Thursday from 9am to 9:45am
$31.00
Organic Gardening Series at Kilbourn 148030InstructionOutdoor & Environment - Gardening60 and upCoed2015/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Kilbourn 147508InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/09/18 16:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$16.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Kilbourn 123869InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2015 to December 18, 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
$179.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Kilbourn 123883Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2015 to June 10, 2016
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
$465.00
Quilting at Kilbourn 124006InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2015/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
$0
Soccer League at Kilbourn 148690Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/08/29 23:00From August 29, 2015 to October 24, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Saturday from 9pm to 10pm
$56.00
Soccer League at Kilbourn 124354Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/08/29 23:00From August 29, 2015 to October 24, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Saturday from 9pm to 10pm
$56.00
Soccer League at Kilbourn 124356Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2015/08/29 15:00From August 29, 2015 to October 24, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$56.00
Soccer League at Kilbourn 124355Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/08/29 17:00From August 29, 2015 to October 24, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$56.00
Team Gymnastics at Kilbourn 124453InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 17Coed2015/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Teen Leadership Club at Kilbourn 124518InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/09/01 20:00From September 1, 2015 to December 18, 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
$31.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Kilbourn 124614InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/09/16 17:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$11.00
Volleyball - Open at Kilbourn 124754OpenSports - VolleyballAt least 14 but less than 17Coed2015/10/22 23:30From October 22, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Yoga at Kilbourn 124868InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/15 00:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$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.