Kilbourn Park

  • 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60641 [View Map]
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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.

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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.

Events

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Tomato Fest at Kilbourn

Location: Kilbourn Park, Chicago, IL  60641

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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 198325Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/05/09 23:00From May 9, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
$30.00
16" Softball League at Kilbourn 177759Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/05/09 23:30From May 9, 2017 to August 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$111.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 177209Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/04/29 15:00From April 29, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 3pm
$220.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Conditioning at Kilbourn 194010InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/20 00:15From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$23.00
Day Camp at Kilbourn 194090CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$330.00
Eco Explorers at Kilbourn 199195CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/08/08 14:00From August 8, 2017 to August 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 2pm
$75.00
Extended Camp at Kilbourn 194207CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 20:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 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
$155.00
Leadership Camp at Kilbourn 194390CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$30.00
Martial Arts Partnership at Kilbourn 194528PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 3 but less than 18Coed2017/06/13 22:45From June 13, 2017 to August 17, 2017
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 194532InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/06/26 21:30From June 26, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Play Camp at Kilbourn 194660CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$153.00
Team Gymnastics at Kilbourn 194837InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/06/14 20:15From June 14, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
$20.00
Toddler Camp at Kilbourn 194956CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/06/27 15:00From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
$49.00
Toddler Camp at Kilbourn 194957CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$49.00
Yoga at Kilbourn 195042InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:15From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$23.00

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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.