Kosciuszko Park

  • 2732 N. Avers Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60647 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Rebecca Tirado
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7546

Kosciuszko Park is located in the Logan Square community (the park’s northern border touches Diversey Avenue; the park’s western border is one block east of Pulaski Road), and comprises slightly over eight acres.

The large fieldhouse features an indoor pool, a combination gymnasium and assembly hall (with a stage—available for rental), a small kitchen; club rooms are also available for rental. Outside, the park offers four baseball / softball fields and a combination football / soccer field, a tennis court, an artificial-turf soccer field, as well as a soft-surface ADA-accessible playground with a spray feature—all available for rental.

Kosciuszko (fondly known to the community as “Koz”) Park is also noted for its Special Recreation programs & ADA-accessible facilities for people with disabilities—including training for Special Olympics.

Stay active through recreational programs such as: baseball, basketball, conditioning, football, martial arts, soccer, softball, tumbling, and volleyball. Koz Park also offers aquatics programs all year long. Social clubs are available for both Pre-teens, Teens, plus the noted Go Girl Go program. A variety of programs are available for tots / preschoolers. On the cultural side, Koz Park offers Kraft Great Kids Family Night Out, to expose patrons to the wonders of Chicago’s museums.

Koz Park is one of the sites for the popular Park Kids after school program for youth. Winter- and Spring-Break Camps, as well as school-holiday special events, are available during days when schools are temporarily closed. In the summer, youth can attend the Koz Park’s six-week day camp; the Teen Leadership camp is also a popular summer option.

In addition to seasonal programs, Koz Park hosts fun special events for the whole family, such as the Movies in the Parks series.

History

Dedicated in 1916, Kosciuszko Park takes its name from Polish patriot Thadeuz Kosciuszko (1756-1817). Kosciuszko came to America in 1776. Shortly thereafter, the Continental Congress appointed him colonel of engineers. For his success building fortifications at Saratoga and elsewhere along the Hudson River, he was awarded with U.S. citizenship and the rank of brigadier general. In 1784, Kosciuszko returned to Poland, where he led his country's military forces in the uprising of 1794. Kosciuszko was among the original parks of the Northwest Park District, one of 22 park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Established in 1911, the Northwest Park District aimed to provide one park for each of the ten square miles within its growing middle-class jurisdiction. The Northwest Park District began to purchase land for Mozart, Kelyvn, and Kosciuszko Parks in early 1914. Improvement of the three sites began almost immediately. For Kosciuszko, architect Albert A. Schwartz designed a Tudor revival-style fieldhouse, expanded in 1936 to include an assembly hall. The Chicago Park District built a natatorium there in the 1980s.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Kosciuszko Baseball

Kosciuszko Baseball

Location Notes: 2732 N. Avers Ave.

Kosciuszko Fieldhouse

Kosciuszko Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2732 N. Avers Ave.

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Kosciuszko Football/Soccer

Kosciuszko Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 2732 N. Avers Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Kosciuszko Soccer Turf

Kosciuszko Soccer Turf

Location Notes: 2732 N. Avers Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Kosciuszko Gymnasium

Kosciuszko Gymnasium

Location Notes: 2732 N. Avers Ave.

Kosciuszko Auditorium & Clubrooms

Kosciuszko Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location Notes: 2732 N. Avers Ave.

Kosciuszko Playground

Kosciuszko PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Kosciuszko Tennis Court

Kosciuszko Tennis Court

Location Notes: 2732 N. Avers Ave.

Kosciuszko Spray Pool

Kosciuszko Spray Pool

Location Notes: 2732 N. Avers Ave.

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

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now. Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
Cardio Global Rhythms Partnership at Kosciuszko 155109PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness15 and upCoed2016/06/28 23:00From June 28, 2016 to September 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Leadership Club (Special Rec) at Kosciuszko 184431InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs13 and upCoed2016/09/23 16:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 4pm
$0
Adult Swim at Kosciuszko 162028OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Kosciuszko 162062InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 14:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Kosciuszko 162063InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/22 14:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$30.00
Art & ABCs at Kosciuszko 184433InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/09/23 15:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$12.00
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Kosciuszko 162121InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts14 and upCoed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Kosciuszko 185003InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 22:00From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Arts & Crafts at Kosciuszko 184447InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 16:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$12.00
Basketball at Kosciuszko 184440InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/22 00:00From September 21, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Basketball at Kosciuszko 184442InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2016/09/21 22:00From September 21, 2016 to November 16, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
$12.00
Basketball at Kosciuszko 184441InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 23:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$12.00
Bitty Basketball at Kosciuszko 185512InstructionSports - BasketballAt least but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 17:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$12.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Kosciuszko 162490InstructionSports - Bowling14 and upCoed2016/09/21 20:00From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6:30pm
$0
Family Swim at Kosciuszko 162726OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2016/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$0
Flag Football at Kosciuszko 184444InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 21:45From September 22, 2016 to October 27, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Kosciuszko 184589InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 22:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$12.00
Fun and Games (Special Rec) at Kosciuszko 162879InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games14 and upCoed2016/09/20 19:30From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$27.00
Fun and Games (Special Rec) at Kosciuszko 162878InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Fun and Games at Kosciuszko 184450InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$12.00
Karate at Kosciuszko 163101InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 7 but less than 16Coed2016/09/21 22:45From September 21, 2016 to December 14, 2016
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 7pm
$37.00
Karate at Kosciuszko 163099InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2016 to December 12, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Karate at Kosciuszko 163100InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2016/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$37.00
Karate at Kosciuszko 184438InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-Defense17 and upCoed2016/09/24 00:00From September 23, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Lacrosse at Kosciuszko 184445InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:45From September 19, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
Lap Swim at Kosciuszko 163222OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 12:00From September 19, 2016 to January 7, 2017
Each Monday from 7am to 9am
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 7am to 9am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 9am
Each Friday from 7am to 9am
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
Learn to Swim (Home School) at Kosciuszko 163228InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 16:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kosciuszko 163286InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kosciuszko 163282InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kosciuszko 163285InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/22 00:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kosciuszko 163283InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kosciuszko 163280InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kosciuszko 163284InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/24 17:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Kosciuszko 163281InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 18:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Kosciuszko 184451InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 18:30From September 21, 2016 to November 16, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$12.00
Music and Movement at Kosciuszko 184449InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:45am to 11:30am
$12.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Kosciuszko 163564OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Kosciuszko 163587InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/12 19:30From September 12, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$52.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Kosciuszko 163609Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/12 19:30From September 12, 2016 to June 16, 2017$156.00
Play School at Kosciuszko 163700InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 16:30From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$30.00
Powerlifting (Special Recreation) at Kosciuszko 163721InstructionSports - Weightlifting16 and upCoed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Kosciuszko 184446InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/26 18:30From September 26, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$12.00
Self Defense at Kosciuszko 185002InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-Defense18 and upMale2016/09/27 00:00From September 26, 2016 to December 12, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$12.00
Self Defense at Kosciuszko 184437InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-Defense18 and upFemale2016/09/22 00:00From September 21, 2016 to December 14, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$11.00
Senior Swim at Kosciuszko 164015OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2016/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Soccer at Kosciuszko 184434InstructionSports - SoccerAt least but less than 5Coed2016/09/21 15:45From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:45am to 11:30am
$15.00
Soccer at Kosciuszko 184436InstructionSports - SoccerAt least but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 18:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$12.00
Soccer at Kosciuszko 184435InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/17 14:30From September 17, 2016 to November 5, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$20.00
Soccer at Kosciuszko 185285InstructionSports - SoccerAt least but less than 9Coed2016/09/24 17:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$20.00
Soccer at Kosciuszko 184977InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/17 19:30From September 17, 2016 to November 5, 2016
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$20.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Kosciuszko 164186InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs15 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Special Olympics Gymnastics at Kosciuszko 164195InstructionGymnastics - Recreational15 and upCoed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Special Olympics Practice at Kosciuszko 185631InstructionSports - Special Olympics8 and upCoed2016/08/30 20:00From August 30, 2016 to September 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Kosciuszko 164205InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$17.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Kosciuszko 164204InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports13 and upCoed2016/09/27 20:00From September 27, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
$11.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Kosciuszko 164206InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2016/09/24 13:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 8am to 3pm
$0
Special Olympics Soccer at Kosciuszko 164215InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Kosciuszko 185218InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Kosciuszko 164390InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/21 14:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Kosciuszko 184432InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/23 15:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Kosciuszko 164425InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Kosciuszko 164420InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 15:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Kosciuszko 164421InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 19:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Kosciuszko 164422InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Kosciuszko 164423InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 15:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Kosciuszko 164424InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Kosciuszko 164427InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 19:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Kosciuszko 164426InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Kosciuszko 185009InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:45From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 10:45am to 11:30am
$12.00
Volleyball at Kosciuszko 184443InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$7.00
Volleyball at Kosciuszko 185286InstructionSports - Volleyball16 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$7.00
Winter Break Camp at Kosciuszko 164671CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/12/27 16:00From December 27, 2016 to December 30, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$20.00
Winter Break Camp at Kosciuszko 164672CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/03 16:00From January 3, 2017 to January 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$20.00
Youth Swim at Kosciuszko 164779OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$0

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Description

Kosciuszko Park is located in the Logan Square community (the park’s northern border touches Diversey Avenue; the park’s western border is one block east of Pulaski Road), and comprises slightly over eight acres.

The large fieldhouse features an indoor pool, a combination gymnasium and assembly hall (with a stage—available for rental), a small kitchen; club rooms are also available for rental. Outside, the park offers four baseball / softball fields and a combination football / soccer field, a tennis court, an artificial-turf soccer field, as well as a soft-surface ADA-accessible playground with a spray feature—all available for rental.

Kosciuszko (fondly known to the community as “Koz”) Park is also noted for its Special Recreation programs & ADA-accessible facilities for people with disabilities—including training for Special Olympics.

Stay active through recreational programs such as: baseball, basketball, conditioning, football, martial arts, soccer, softball, tumbling, and volleyball. Koz Park also offers aquatics programs all year long. Social clubs are available for both Pre-teens, Teens, plus the noted Go Girl Go program. A variety of programs are available for tots / preschoolers. On the cultural side, Koz Park offers Kraft Great Kids Family Night Out, to expose patrons to the wonders of Chicago’s museums.

Koz Park is one of the sites for the popular Park Kids after school program for youth. Winter- and Spring-Break Camps, as well as school-holiday special events, are available during days when schools are temporarily closed. In the summer, youth can attend the Koz Park’s six-week day camp; the Teen Leadership camp is also a popular summer option.

In addition to seasonal programs, Koz Park hosts fun special events for the whole family, such as the Movies in the Parks series.

Dedicated in 1916, Kosciuszko Park takes its name from Polish patriot Thadeuz Kosciuszko (1756-1817). Kosciuszko came to America in 1776. Shortly thereafter, the Continental Congress appointed him colonel of engineers. For his success building fortifications at Saratoga and elsewhere along the Hudson River, he was awarded with U.S. citizenship and the rank of brigadier general. In 1784, Kosciuszko returned to Poland, where he led his country's military forces in the uprising of 1794. Kosciuszko was among the original parks of the Northwest Park District, one of 22 park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Established in 1911, the Northwest Park District aimed to provide one park for each of the ten square miles within its growing middle-class jurisdiction. The Northwest Park District began to purchase land for Mozart, Kelyvn, and Kosciuszko Parks in early 1914. Improvement of the three sites began almost immediately. For Kosciuszko, architect Albert A. Schwartz designed a Tudor revival-style fieldhouse, expanded in 1936 to include an assembly hall. The Chicago Park District built a natatorium there in the 1980s.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.