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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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 Playground

Location Notes: 1932 W. Lunt Ave.

Paschen Volleyball

Paschen Volleyball

Location Notes: 1932 W. Lunt Ave.

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 Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 11, 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
Arts & Crafts at Paschen 92065InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:30am
$10.00
Go Girl Go at Paschen 93049InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 13FemaleFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Free
Music and Movement at Paschen 93910InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:30am
$8.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Paschen 94075InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13CoedFrom August 25, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
$70.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Paschen 94136Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13CoedFrom August 25, 2014 to June 12, 2015
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
$210.00
Pre-Teen Club at Paschen 94243OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Free
Reading Club at Paschen 94258OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Free
Step Aerobics at Paschen 94700InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$20.00

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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.