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

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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
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
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
Arts & Crafts at Kilbourn 176068InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 17:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$11.00
Basketball - Open at Kilbourn 177286OpenSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 50Male2017/04/04 14:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$0
Basketball at Kilbourn 177250InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$14.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 177207Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/06 23:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
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
Dodgeball at Kilbourn 177398InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 20:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$14.00
Eco Explorers at Kilbourn 176846InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/04/08 17:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017
$31.00
Fun and Games at Kilbourn 198156InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 18:15From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$19.00
Fun with Food at Kilbourn 176974InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 17:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$14.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 193496InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least but less than 4Coed2017/04/14 14:00From April 14, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 9:45am
$24.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 176852InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least but less than 4Coed2017/04/07 15:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$24.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 176853InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least but less than 4Coed2017/04/08 13:15From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 8:15am to 9am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, May 20, 2017
$24.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 176680InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$17.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 176682InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/11 21:30From April 11, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$17.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 176681InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/04/06 21:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$17.00
Harvest Garden at Kilbourn 193497InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 177054PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$258.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 177055PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 22:45From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
$124.00
Kiddie College at Kilbourn 176480InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 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
$135.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kilbourn 177911InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2017 to May 29, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Nature Fun at Kilbourn 176851InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 17:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$24.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Kilbourn 176733InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 4Coed2017/04/07 16:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$19.00
Park Kids - Spring at Kilbourn 176833InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 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
Sports Conditioning at Kilbourn 178018InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$0
Team Gymnastics at Kilbourn 176533InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 17Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$19.00
Teen Leadership Club at Kilbourn 176917InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 23, 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
$33.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Kilbourn 177505InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 18:15From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$15.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Kilbourn 176762InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 18:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$19.00
Volleyball at Kilbourn 177857InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2017/05/09 23:00From May 9, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Yoga/Pilates at Kilbourn 178088InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$24.00
Young Scientist at Kilbourn 176962InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 17:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$13.00
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.