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
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This 12-acre beautifully maintained community gathering place is filled with activity year-round. From toddler programs to our popular after-school parks and fitness to sporting activities, as well as, numerous greening programs [at the greenhouse] there is something for everyone.  

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.  The field is an example of environmental innovation and Nike given back to the communities.  Contact the park supervisor for rental availability.

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, located within the grounds of Kilbourn Park.

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

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Notes: Community and Childrens Garden

Kilbourn Park - Emma Fruitas

Kilbourn Park - Emma Fruitas

Location: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (773)999-0336

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

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.

Descriptors: Grass

Kilbourn Turf Field

Kilbourn Turf Field

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Notes: Junior Field

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

Kilbourn Gymnasium

Kilbourn Gymnasium

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Kilbourn Auditorium & Clubrooms

Kilbourn Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

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Kilbourn Playground

Kilbourn PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Fall 2013, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Kilbourn Running Track

Kilbourn Running Track

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Kilbourn Tennis Courts

Kilbourn Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

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 Monday, December 5, 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
Basketball League at Kilbourn 162401Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/09/08 23:30From September 8, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$208.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 188110Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/10/21 23:00From October 21, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
$200.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 162400Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/09/10 16:30From September 10, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Plus the following dates:
Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10am to 11:30am
$208.00
Eco Explorers at Kilbourn 162710InstructionCamps - Special InterestAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/09/24 17:30From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$22.00
Fun with Food at Kilbourn 162934InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/23 18:15From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$17.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 162948InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least but less than 4Coed2016/09/23 14:00From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 9:45am
$22.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 162975InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2016/09/22 21:30From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$12.00
Harvest Garden at Kilbourn 163037InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 163103PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$245.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 163104PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 22:45From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
$120.00
Park Kids - Fall at Kilbourn 163586InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 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
$146.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Kilbourn 163600Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to June 9, 2017$438.00
Volleyball - Open at Kilbourn 164604OpenSports - VolleyballAt least 14 but less than 17Coed2016/11/01 23:30From November 1, 2016 to December 20, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Kilbourn 169349InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$18.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 169578Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/01/11 00:45From January 10, 2017 to March 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 8:30pm
$58.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 169577Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$58.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 169579Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2017 to April 20, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$215.00
Bitty Basketball at Kilbourn 169635InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/01/18 00:00From January 17, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$58.00
Dodgeball at Kilbourn 169832InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/13 21:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Floor Hockey at Kilbourn 187723InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$13.00
Fun with Food at Kilbourn 170041InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 19:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$13.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 170057InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$23.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 187720InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/13 15:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 9:45am
$23.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 170058InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least but less than 4Coed2017/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$23.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 170099InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$16.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 170098InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/01/12 22:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$16.00
Harvest Garden at Kilbourn 170165InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/01/10 22:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$18.00
Harvest Garden at Kilbourn 187721InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$18.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 170248PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$120.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 170247PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 23:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
$120.00
Kickboxing at Kilbourn 170731InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$23.00
Kiddie College at Kilbourn 170300InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
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
$134.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kilbourn 170487InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Mighty Munchkins at Kilbourn 187726InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 19:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$18.00
Organic Gardening Series at Kilbourn 187725InstructionOutdoor & Environment - Gardening18 and upCoed2017/01/21 16:00From January 21, 2017 to January 28, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$11.00
Organic Gardening Series Partnership at Kilbourn 189530PartnershipGroupOutdoor & Environment - Gardening18 and upCoed2017/02/04 18:00From February 4, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Saturday from Noon to 1:30pm on the 1st, 3rd weeks of each month
$15.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Kilbourn 170625InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 4Coed2017/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$18.00
Park Kids - Winter at Kilbourn 170680InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
$146.00
Soccer at Kilbourn 171047InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$13.00
Team Gymnastics at Kilbourn 171230InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 17Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Teen Club at Kilbourn 189532OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$5.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Kilbourn 171314InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:15From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$13.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Kilbourn 171397InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 19:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$13.00
Yoga at Kilbourn 171618InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/10 01:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$23.00
Young Scientist at Kilbourn 171662InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 18:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$13.00

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This 12-acre beautifully maintained community gathering place is filled with activity year-round. From toddler programs to our popular after-school parks and fitness to sporting activities, as well as, numerous greening programs [at the greenhouse] there is something for everyone.  

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.  The field is an example of environmental innovation and Nike given back to the communities.  Contact the park supervisor for rental availability.

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, located within the grounds of Kilbourn Park.

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.