Kilbourn Park

  • 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60641 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Matt Fontana
  • Park Phone: (773) 685-3351

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

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

Kilbourn Greenhouse

Kilbourn Greenhouse

Hours: , , , ,

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.

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.

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

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  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, April 4, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Kilbourn 123883Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2015 to June 10, 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
$465.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball League at Kilbourn 139893Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2016/05/20 23:30From May 20, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$104.00
Arts & Crafts at Kilbourn 140044InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 17:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 30, 2016
$17.00
Basketball - Open at Kilbourn 140196OpenSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 18Male2016/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball League at Kilbourn 140227Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball League at Kilbourn 140322Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/04/30 15:00From April 30, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 1pm
$210.00
Basketball League at Kilbourn 153960Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/04/30 18:00From April 30, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$210.00
Dodgeball at Kilbourn 140521InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/04/01 20:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Eco Explorers at Kilbourn 153289InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, May 14, 2016
$30.00
Fun and Games at Kilbourn 153287InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 18:15From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$11.00
Fun Food Facts at Kilbourn 153288InstructionWellness - NutritionAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Fun with Food at Kilbourn 140698InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 18:15From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$17.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 140710InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 17:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$22.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 140711InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least but less than 4Coed2016/04/01 15:15From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$22.00
Garden Buddies at Kilbourn 153290InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least but less than 4Coed2016/04/02 13:30From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 8:30am to 9:15am
$22.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 153284InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/30 23:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$15.00
Gymnastics at Kilbourn 140752InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2016/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$12.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 153959PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/29 23:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$255.00
Karate Partnership at Kilbourn 140848PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 22:45From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
$120.00
Kiddie College at Kilbourn 140902InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 15:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
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
$131.00
Kiddie College at Kilbourn 140903InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 15:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
$52.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Kilbourn 141274InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 4Coed2016/04/01 16:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$17.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Kilbourn 141331InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:00From March 28, 2016 to June 21, 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
$143.00
Play School at Kilbourn 141153InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2016/03/29 14:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 9:45am
Each Thursday from 9am to 9:45am
$32.00
Quilting at Kilbourn 141520InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles55 and upCoed2016/03/28 16:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 30, 2016
$0
Team Gymnastics at Kilbourn 141996InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 17Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Teen Leadership Club at Kilbourn 142066InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/03/28 20:00From March 28, 2016 to June 17, 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
$32.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Kilbourn 153286InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 18:15From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$11.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Kilbourn 142168InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 17:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$17.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Conditioning at Kilbourn 154552InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/21 00:15From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$22.00
Day Camp at Kilbourn 154638CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$314.00
Extended Camp at Kilbourn 154749CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 20:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 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
$148.00
Leadership Camp at Kilbourn 154956CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$25.00
Martial Arts Partnership at Kilbourn 155089PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 3 but less than 18Coed2016/06/21 22:45From June 21, 2016 to August 25, 2016
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 155094InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Play Camp at Kilbourn 155229CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/06 14:00From July 6, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$146.00
Team Gymnastics at Kilbourn 155658InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/06/22 20:15From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Toddler Camp at Kilbourn 155763CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
$47.00
Toddler Camp at Kilbourn 155764CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/07/07 15:00From July 7, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$47.00
Yoga at Kilbourn 155854InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/20 23:15From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$22.00

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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.