Lawler Park

  • 5210 W. 64th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60638 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Nancy Kohn
  • Phone: (773) 284-7328

Located in the Clearing Community, Lawler Park totals 6.20 acres and features a multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers two baseball diamonds, playground, and basketball courts.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, preschool and playschool activities, and arts & crafts. The Park Kids after school program is offered throughout the school year, and during the summer youth attend the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Lawler Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday-themed events.

History

Chicago's Clearing community remained sparsely populated until the 1940s, when industrial development on the southwest side and in nearby suburbs brought a surge of residential construction to the area. Among the new developments was the Lawler Park subdivision, established in 1944. In 1947, the City of Chicago began creating a 6.2-acre park in the new subdivision. By 1950, the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation had improved the site with a sand box and playground equipment. Clearing's population again increased significantly during the following decade. To meet the needs of the rapidly-growing community, the bureau began extensive improvements in 1958, upgrading the playground equipment and adding basketball and volleyball courts, as well as a brick recreation building. The city transferred Lawler Park to the Chicago Park District the following year. In 1985, after obtaining a $100,000 appropriation from the State of Illinois, the park district thoroughly rehabilitated the athletic field and the playground area. Further planting and playground improvements were made during the 1990s. Originally known as Leamington Park for the street to the west, by 1958, the park had been give the name of the surrounding subdivision. The park, the subdivision, and nearby Lawler Avenue all honor the memory of Union General Michael K. Lawler (1814-1882). Born in Kildare, Ireland, Lawler emigrated to the United States, fought in the Mexican War, and was made a general by Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War.

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Lawler Softball Field

Lawler Softball Field

Location: 5210 W. 64th St.

Lawler Basketball

Lawler Basketball

Location: 5210 W. 64th St.

Lawler Fieldhouse

Lawler Fieldhouse

Location: 5210 W. 64th St.

Lawler Football/Soccer

Lawler Football/Soccer

Location: 5210 W. 64th St.

Lawler Horseshoe Pit

Lawler Horseshoe Pit

Location: 5210 W. 64th St.

Lawler Clubroom

Lawler Clubroom

Location: 5210 W. 64th St.

Lawler Playground

Lawler Playground

Location: 5210 W. 64th St.

Lawler Volleyball

Lawler Volleyball

Location: 5210 W. 64th St.

Lawler Spray Feature

Lawler Spray Feature

Location: 5210 W. 64th St.

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.
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  • 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
Kiddie College at Lawler 90383InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$80.00
Recreational Tumbling at Lawler 90968InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$10.00
Soccer at Lawler 91226InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$10.00
Teen Club at Lawler 91431OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Free
Walking Club at Lawler 91723OpenWellness - WalkingAnyCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Free

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Description

Located in the Clearing Community, Lawler Park totals 6.20 acres and features a multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers two baseball diamonds, playground, and basketball courts.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, preschool and playschool activities, and arts & crafts. The Park Kids after school program is offered throughout the school year, and during the summer youth attend the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Lawler Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday-themed events.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 5210 W. 64th St. 2
Basketball Court - Outdoor 5210 W. 64th St. 2
Fieldhouse 5210 W. 64th St. 1
Football / Soccer 5210 W. 64th St. 1
Horseshoe Pits 5210 W. 64th St. 1
Meeting/Event Space 5210 W. 64th St. 1
Playgrounds 5210 W. 64th St. 1
Volleyball Courts - Outdoor 5210 W. 64th St. 1
Water Spray Features 5210 W. 64th St. 1
Chicago's Clearing community remained sparsely populated until the 1940s, when industrial development on the southwest side and in nearby suburbs brought a surge of residential construction to the area. Among the new developments was the Lawler Park subdivision, established in 1944. In 1947, the City of Chicago began creating a 6.2-acre park in the new subdivision. By 1950, the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation had improved the site with a sand box and playground equipment. Clearing's population again increased significantly during the following decade. To meet the needs of the rapidly-growing community, the bureau began extensive improvements in 1958, upgrading the playground equipment and adding basketball and volleyball courts, as well as a brick recreation building. The city transferred Lawler Park to the Chicago Park District the following year. In 1985, after obtaining a $100,000 appropriation from the State of Illinois, the park district thoroughly rehabilitated the athletic field and the playground area. Further planting and playground improvements were made during the 1990s. Originally known as Leamington Park for the street to the west, by 1958, the park had been give the name of the surrounding subdivision. The park, the subdivision, and nearby Lawler Avenue all honor the memory of Union General Michael K. Lawler (1814-1882). Born in Kildare, Ireland, Lawler emigrated to the United States, fought in the Mexican War, and was made a general by Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War.

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