Kilbourn Park

  • 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60641 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Matt Fontona
  • 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: Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013

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

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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
Art & ABCs at Kilbourn 89395InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4y 1m CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$20.00
Arts & Crafts at Kilbourn 89439InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Kilbourn 89440InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 8CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$15.00
Basketball at Kilbourn 110729InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$10.00
Basketball at Kilbourn 110730InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$10.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 110722Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom September 10, 2014 to December 10, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$200.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 89695Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom September 6, 2014 to December 13, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to 3pm
$200.00
Dodgeball at Kilbourn 89897InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Kilbourn 89973InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$20.00
Floor Hockey at Kilbourn 110727InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$10.00
Fun and Games at Kilbourn 111698InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1pm
$20.00
Fun with Food at Kilbourn 110690InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$15.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 110723InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$10.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 110725InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 9CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$10.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 90320PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$240.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 90323PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
$120.00
Kickboxing at Kilbourn 90343InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$15.00
Kiddie College at Kilbourn 90382InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
$125.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Kilbourn 90557InstructionWellness - Fitness3 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$12.00
Music and Movement at Kilbourn 110720InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$10.00
Organic Gardening Series at Kilbourn Cancelled110721InstructionOutdoor & Environment - Gardening18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to October 11, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$40.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Kilbourn 90815InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13CoedFrom August 25, 2014 to December 19, 2014
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
$175.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Kilbourn 111633Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13CoedFrom August 25, 2014 to June 12, 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
$455.00
Quilting at Kilbourn 90933InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles55 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to Noon
Free
Seasonal Sports at Kilbourn 110685InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$10.00
Soccer League at Kilbourn 91196Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7CoedFrom September 6, 2014 to November 1, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$55.00
Soccer League at Kilbourn 91198Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10CoedFrom September 6, 2014 to November 1, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$55.00
Soccer League at Kilbourn 91197Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 13CoedFrom September 13, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$55.00
Soccer League at Kilbourn 91199Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom September 6, 2014 to November 1, 2014
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$55.00
Team Gymnastics at Kilbourn 91373InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 17CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Teen Leadership Club at Kilbourn 91447InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 19, 2014
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 Tumbling at Kilbourn 110691InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$10.00
Tot Spot at Kilbourn 111699OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$30.00
Volleyball League at Kilbourn 111564Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$100.00
Yoga at Kilbourn 91784InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$20.00
Yoga/Pilates at Kilbourn 91802InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$20.00
Young Scientist at Kilbourn 110692InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$10.00
Zumba at Kilbourn 89974InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$20.00

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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.