Paschen Park

  • 1932 W. Lunt Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60626 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Tanya Dillard-Baldwin
  • Park Phone: (773) 262-5871

Located at Lunt and Damen Avenues in the Rogers Park community, Paschen Park is a great little place to enjoy holiday and special events, such as summer fest, unity day, concerts in the parks and movie night. The park’s playground with sandbox attracts many families, and teens and children use the four outdoor basketball standards and volleyball court. During the school year, Paschen Park offers an after-school program for ages 6-12 that combines drama, arts & crafts, gymnastics, sports, game room and homework hour. Participants enjoy using three new computers generously donated by a member of the Lunt Neighbors Association.

The park’s pre-teen club also uses the computers for their needs. Youth can experience cultural programs at Paschen Park, including arts and crafts, play production and dance such as hip-hop, tap, and jazz. Or, they may participate in track and field, floor hockey, recreational tumbling, co-recreational volleyball, basketball and, in the summer, day camp. Smaller children join in preschool classes or moms, pops & tots where adults also participate. For adults, Paschen Park offers basketball.

History

In 1929, the City of Chicago began leasing less than an acre of land from the Board of Education to create a small park in the Rogers Park community, which was experiencing significant growth. The city installed playground equipment and a center playfield, which was flooded for ice-skating in the winter. A small one-story brick building also was constructed. This office and bathroom building was flanked by open brick structures sheltering boys' and girls' sand courts. In 1947, the city enlarged the building by enclosing the brick shelters. The Board of Education transferred Paschen Park to the Chicago Park District in 1990. The city named this park in honor Christian P. Paschen (1884-1954), who served as Commissioner of Buildings from 1927 to 1931. Paschen, owner of one of Chicago's oldest and largest companies, Paschen Construction, was involved in various philanthropic efforts.

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

Paschen Basketball

Paschen Basketball

Location Notes: 1932 W. Lunt Ave.

Paschen Fieldhouse

Paschen Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 1932 W. Lunt Ave.

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Paschen Clubrooms

Paschen Clubrooms

Location Notes: 1932 W. Lunt Ave.

Paschen Playground

Paschen PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 1932 W. Lunt Ave.

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Paschen Volleyball

Paschen Volleyball

Location Notes: 1932 W. Lunt Ave.

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 is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 12, 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 at Paschen 167308InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/08/29 19:30From August 29, 2016 to December 9, 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
$72.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Paschen 167389Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/08/29 19:30From August 29, 2016 to June 16, 2017$216.00
Pre-Teen Club at Paschen 167619OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Reading Club at Paschen 167630OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 20:30From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Game Room at Paschen 172989OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:45pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Paschen 174026InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 2017
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
$73.00
Pre-Teen Club at Paschen 174136OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0

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Located at Lunt and Damen Avenues in the Rogers Park community, Paschen Park is a great little place to enjoy holiday and special events, such as summer fest, unity day, concerts in the parks and movie night. The park’s playground with sandbox attracts many families, and teens and children use the four outdoor basketball standards and volleyball court. During the school year, Paschen Park offers an after-school program for ages 6-12 that combines drama, arts & crafts, gymnastics, sports, game room and homework hour. Participants enjoy using three new computers generously donated by a member of the Lunt Neighbors Association.

The park’s pre-teen club also uses the computers for their needs. Youth can experience cultural programs at Paschen Park, including arts and crafts, play production and dance such as hip-hop, tap, and jazz. Or, they may participate in track and field, floor hockey, recreational tumbling, co-recreational volleyball, basketball and, in the summer, day camp. Smaller children join in preschool classes or moms, pops & tots where adults also participate. For adults, Paschen Park offers basketball.

In 1929, the City of Chicago began leasing less than an acre of land from the Board of Education to create a small park in the Rogers Park community, which was experiencing significant growth. The city installed playground equipment and a center playfield, which was flooded for ice-skating in the winter. A small one-story brick building also was constructed. This office and bathroom building was flanked by open brick structures sheltering boys' and girls' sand courts. In 1947, the city enlarged the building by enclosing the brick shelters. The Board of Education transferred Paschen Park to the Chicago Park District in 1990. The city named this park in honor Christian P. Paschen (1884-1954), who served as Commissioner of Buildings from 1927 to 1931. Paschen, owner of one of Chicago's oldest and largest companies, Paschen Construction, was involved in various philanthropic efforts.

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