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.

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.

Events

SEP
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tomato

Tomato Fest at Kilbourn

Location: Kilbourn Park, Chicago, IL  60641

DEC
19

Gym Showcase at Kilbourn

Location: Kilbourn Park, Chicago, IL  60641

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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 202131Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/08/22 23:30From August 22, 2017 to October 27, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 10pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$112.00
16" Softball League at Kilbourn 225084Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/09/08 23:30From September 8, 2017 to November 3, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$50.00
16" Softball Tournament at Kilbourn 222204TournamentSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/10/21 15:00From October 21, 2017 to October 22, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to 4pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 4pm
$30.00
Arts & Crafts at Kilbourn 202257InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 17:30From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$12.00
Basketball at Kilbourn 202418InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$15.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 202490Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/07 23:30From September 7, 2017 to December 22, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 10:30pm
$210.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 202488Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/23 15:30From September 23, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
$50.00
Eco Explorers at Kilbourn 202806InstructionCamps - Special InterestAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/09 17:30From September 9, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$23.00
Flag Football at Kilbourn 224299InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$15.00
Fun and Games at Kilbourn 224296InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/11 18:15From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$20.00
Fun with Food at Kilbourn 203017InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/15 18:15From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$20.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 203026InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least but less than 4Coed2017/09/15 14:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 9:45am
$23.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 203027InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least but less than 4Coed2017/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$23.00
Gardening (Special Recreation) at Kilbourn 222179InstructionOutdoor & Environment - Gardening18 and upCoed2017/09/13 15:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 222173InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$13.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 203057InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to November 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$16.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 203056InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$13.00
Harvest Garden at Kilbourn 203112InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:15From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$23.00
Harvest Garden at Kilbourn 222174InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 21:15From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$23.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 203177PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$245.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 203178PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 22:45From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
$120.00
Kickboxing at Kilbourn 203196InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:15From September 11, 2017 to October 23, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$18.00
Kiddie College at Kilbourn 203233InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to December 8, 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
$138.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kilbourn 203433InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Nature Fun at Kilbourn 203025InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 17:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$23.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Kilbourn 224302InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$20.00
Park Kids - Fall at Kilbourn 203624InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 22, 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
$153.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Kilbourn 203640Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to June 15, 2018$459.00
Soccer - Open at Kilbourn 224300OpenSports - Soccer18 and upMale2017/09/14 00:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm
$15.00
Soccer League at Kilbourn 222175Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:30pm
$50.00
Soccer League at Kilbourn 222176Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$50.00
Team Gymnastics at Kilbourn 204267InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Kilbourn 204363InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 18:15From September 12, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$23.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Kilbourn 224297InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/13 17:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1:15pm
$20.00
Volleyball League at Kilbourn 224301Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/09/14 00:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$60.00
Yoga at Kilbourn 204736InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/12 00:15From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$23.00
Young Scientist at Kilbourn 224298InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/13 18:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$20.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Kilbourn 210288InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
$153.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Kilbourn 216102InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:00From April 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
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
$153.00

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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.