Lawler Park

  • 5210 W. 64th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60638 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours: ,
  • Park Supervisor: Nancy Ursetta
  • Park 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.

Parking/Directions

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

Lawler Softball Field

Lawler Softball Field

Location Notes: 5210 W. 64th St.

Lawler Basketball

Lawler Basketball

Location Notes: 5210 W. 64th St.

Lawler Fieldhouse

Lawler Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 5210 W. 64th St.

Hours: ,

Lawler Football/Soccer

Lawler Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 5210 W. 64th St.

Descriptors: Grass

Lawler Horseshoe Pit

Lawler Horseshoe Pit

Location Notes: 5210 W. 64th St.

Lawler Clubroom

Lawler Clubroom

Location Notes: 5210 W. 64th St.

Lawler Playground

Lawler PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Lawler Volleyball

Lawler Volleyball

Location Notes: 5210 W. 64th St.

Lawler Spray Feature

Lawler Spray Feature

Location Notes: 5210 W. 64th St.

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
Arts & Crafts at Lawler 176081InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 18:00From April 7, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$14.00
Bitty Basketball at Lawler 177192InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/04/05 21:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$10.00
Dodgeball at Lawler 177399InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 21:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Homework Time at Lawler 192364InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 20:45From April 4, 2017 to May 25, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$0
Kiddie College at Lawler 176482InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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
$89.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Lawler 176367InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/13 23:00From April 13, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$8.00
Pre-Teen Club at Lawler 176892OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/14 22:30From April 14, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Lawler 177546InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Soccer at Lawler 177132InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:30pm
$14.00
T-Ball at Lawler 177732InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$14.00
Track & Field at Lawler 192365InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$10.00
Walking Club at Lawler 178073OpenWellness - Walking5 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Day Camp at Lawler 194094CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$265.00
Play Camp at Lawler 194662CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$99.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Lawler 194951InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/21 17:00From August 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
$8.00
Walking Club at Lawler 195024OpenWellness - WalkingAnyCoed2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0

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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.

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.