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

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Notes: Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse

Kilbourn Fieldhouse

Kilbourn Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

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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.

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Kilbourn 133770InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 18:30From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$16.00
Arts & Crafts at Kilbourn 133771InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 22:15From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 134028Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2016 to March 14, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
$56.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 134027Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2016/01/14 00:00From January 13, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$56.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 134029Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$204.00
Bitty Basketball at Kilbourn 134093InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
$56.00
Dodgeball at Kilbourn 134300InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Fun and Games at Kilbourn 134476InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 19:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$11.00
Fun with Food at Kilbourn 150127InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Fun with Food at Kilbourn 134511InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 19:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$16.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 134523InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$21.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 134524InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least but less than 4Coed2016/01/08 16:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$21.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 134556InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2016/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$11.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 134555InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2016/01/07 22:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$11.00
Harvest Garden at Kilbourn 134625InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$16.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 134713PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$120.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 134712PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 23:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
$120.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 150129PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$60.00
Kiddie College at Kilbourn 134770InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 16:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
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 149750InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
$51.00
Little Artists at Kilbourn 133725InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 5Coed2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$21.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kilbourn 134970InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/01/04 22:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Kilbourn 135121InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 4Coed2016/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$16.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Kilbourn 135181InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 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
$143.00
Pilates at Kilbourn 134383InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/05 00:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$21.00
Play School at Kilbourn 151090InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2016/01/05 15:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 9:45am
Each Thursday from 9am to 9:45am
$11.00
Quilting at Kilbourn 135295InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles55 and upCoed2016/01/04 19:30From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to Noon
$0
Seed Starting at Kilbourn 150128InstructionOutdoor & Environment - Gardening60 and upCoed2016/03/03 00:30From March 2, 2016 to March 16, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Soccer at Kilbourn 150126InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$11.00
Team Gymnastics at Kilbourn 135728InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 17Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Teen Leadership Club at Kilbourn 153539InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/01/18 21:00From January 18, 2016 to March 11, 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
$30.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Kilbourn 135407InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 19:15From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$11.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Kilbourn 135898InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 18:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$11.00
Yoga at Kilbourn 136130InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/01/05 01:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$21.00
Young Scientist at Kilbourn 136175InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 19:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$11.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball League at Kilbourn 139893Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2016/05/20 23:30From May 20, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$104.00
Arts & Crafts at Kilbourn 140044InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 17:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 30, 2016
$17.00
Arts & Crafts at Kilbourn 140045InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/03/28 21:15From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$17.00
Baseball at Kilbourn 140163InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to April 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$12.00
Baseball at Kilbourn 140164InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/03/29 23:45From March 29, 2016 to April 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
$12.00
Basketball - Open at Kilbourn 140196OpenSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 18Male2016/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball at Kilbourn 140265InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/03/29 21:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$12.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 140322Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/04/30 15:00From April 30, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 1pm
$210.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 153960Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/04/30 18:00From April 30, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$210.00
Conditioning at Kilbourn 140439InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/29 00:30From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$22.00
Dodgeball at Kilbourn 140521InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/04/01 20:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Eco Explorers at Kilbourn 153289InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, May 14, 2016
$30.00
Fun and Games at Kilbourn 153287InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 18:15From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$11.00
Fun Food Facts at Kilbourn 153288InstructionWellness - NutritionAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Fun with Food at Kilbourn 140698InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 18:15From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$17.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 140710InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 17:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$22.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 140711InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least but less than 4Coed2016/04/01 15:15From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$22.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 153290InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least but less than 4Coed2016/04/02 13:30From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 8:30am to 9:15am
$22.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 140751InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 21:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$12.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 153284InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/30 23:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$15.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 140752InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2016/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$12.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 153959PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/29 23:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$255.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 140848PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 22:45From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
$120.00
Kiddie College at Kilbourn 140902InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 15:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
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
$131.00
Kiddie College at Kilbourn 140903InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 15:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
$52.00
Little Artists at Kilbourn 140009InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/03/28 23:00From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$17.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kilbourn 141103InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/03/28 21:30From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Kilbourn 141274InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 4Coed2016/04/01 16:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$17.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Kilbourn 141331InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:00From March 28, 2016 to June 21, 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
$143.00
Play School at Kilbourn 141153InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2016/03/29 14:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 9:45am
Each Thursday from 9am to 9:45am
$32.00
Quilting at Kilbourn 141520InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles55 and upCoed2016/03/28 16:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 30, 2016
$0
Soccer at Kilbourn 141805InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/03/29 20:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$12.00
Sports Conditioning at Kilbourn 154239InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/28 22:30From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$0
Team Gymnastics at Kilbourn 141996InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 17Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Teen Leadership Club at Kilbourn 142066InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/03/28 20:00From March 28, 2016 to June 17, 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
$32.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Kilbourn 153286InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 18:15From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$11.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Kilbourn 142168InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 17:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$17.00
Yoga/Pilates at Kilbourn 142439InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/03/28 23:30From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$22.00
Young Scientist at Kilbourn 153958InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 18:15From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$11.00

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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.