Pasteur Park

  • 5825 S. Kostner Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60629 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Notes: Hours for the gymnasium (located at Pasteur Elementary School) will be from 5pm until 9pm.
  • Park Supervisor: Carmen Escamilla
  • Park Phone: (773) 284-0530

Located in the West Elston Community, Pasteur Park totals 12.51 acres and features a multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers baseball/softball/soccer fields, an artificial turf field, tennis/roller hockey courts, playground, and a sprinkler.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, preschool activities, gymnastics, tap & ballet. On the cultural side, the park offers acting/drama classes, painting, and choir. Nature programs include Garden Buddies. After school programs are 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, Pasteur Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as Park Showcase and holiday-themed events.

History

Pasteur Park, which sits adjacent to Pasteur School, is among a number of park sites operated jointly by the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Board of Education. The park district acquired most of the park property in 1948, as part of a ten-year plan to increase recreational opportunities in under-served neighborhoods in post-World War II Chicago. At the time, the southwestern section of the West Elsdon community was experiencing substantial residential growth. When the city vacated a portion of South Kolin Street and adjacent alleys in 1953, the park expanded by several acres. Within the next few years, the park district installed playground equipment and constructed a comfort station with an office and game room. The park district rehabilitated the playground in 1996. Pasteur Park and the adjacent school bear the name of chemist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895). A native of Dole, France, Pasteur is recognized as the founder of the microbiological sciences. Pasteur postulated that microscopic organisms, which he called germs, caused both spoilage in food and disease in humans. Following up on his theories through experimentation, he developed pasteurization, a heat treatment that destroys micro-organisms in food and other perishable items. His experiments also led to vaccines for various life-threatening diseases, including rabies.

Parking/Directions

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

Pasteur Baseball/Softball

Pasteur Baseball/Softball

Location Notes: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Pasteur Fieldhouses

Pasteur Fieldhouses

Location Notes: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Hours: ,

Pasteur Football/Soccer

Pasteur Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Football/Soccer - Turf

Football/Soccer - Turf

Location Notes: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

Pasteur Gymnasium

Pasteur Gymnasium

Location Notes: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Hours: ,

Pasteur Auditorium & Clubroom

Pasteur Auditorium & Clubroom

Location Notes: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Pasteur Playground

Pasteur PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Pasteur Roller Hockey

Pasteur Roller Hockey

Location Notes: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Pasteur Tennis Court

Pasteur Tennis Court

Location Notes: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Pasteur Volleyball

Pasteur Volleyball

Location Notes: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Pasteur Spray Pool

Pasteur Spray Pool

Location Notes: 5825 S. Kostner 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. 

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
Basketball at Pasteur 162349InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2016/09/19 22:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$12.00
Children's Theater at Pasteur 162555InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/10/04 22:00From October 4, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$17.00
Dodgeball at Pasteur 162674InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 22:30From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$12.00
Flag Football at Pasteur 162804InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 13Male2016/09/23 21:30From September 23, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$7.00
Guitar - Group at Pasteur 162963InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$12.00
Gymnastics at Pasteur 162983InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/21 21:30From September 21, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$12.00
Gymnastics at Pasteur 162984InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/21 22:30From September 21, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$12.00
Indoor Soccer at Pasteur 163063InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$12.00
Kiddie College at Pasteur 163176InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$89.00
Kiddie College at Pasteur 163178InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$89.00
Little Artists at Pasteur 184953InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 16:00From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
$12.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Pasteur 163631InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2016/10/04 21:00From October 4, 2016 to December 13, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Pasteur 163632InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2016/10/06 20:30From October 6, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$12.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Pasteur 163651InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/10/04 20:30From October 4, 2016 to December 13, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$12.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Pasteur 163650InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2016/10/06 21:00From October 6, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Pasteur 162848InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2016/09/22 21:30From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Storytime at Pasteur 184954InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$12.00
Team Gymnastics at Pasteur 164293InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Female2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$17.00
Teen Club at Pasteur 183812OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 12 but less than 18Coed2016/09/28 21:30From September 28, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Dance at Pasteur 164378InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Female2016/09/23 19:00From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$12.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Pasteur 164480InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$12.00
Wrestling at Pasteur Cancelled185047InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 8 but less than 14Male2016/09/20 22:30From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$12.00

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Located in the West Elston Community, Pasteur Park totals 12.51 acres and features a multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers baseball/softball/soccer fields, an artificial turf field, tennis/roller hockey courts, playground, and a sprinkler.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, preschool activities, gymnastics, tap & ballet. On the cultural side, the park offers acting/drama classes, painting, and choir. Nature programs include Garden Buddies. After school programs are 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, Pasteur Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as Park Showcase and holiday-themed events.

Pasteur Park, which sits adjacent to Pasteur School, is among a number of park sites operated jointly by the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Board of Education. The park district acquired most of the park property in 1948, as part of a ten-year plan to increase recreational opportunities in under-served neighborhoods in post-World War II Chicago. At the time, the southwestern section of the West Elsdon community was experiencing substantial residential growth. When the city vacated a portion of South Kolin Street and adjacent alleys in 1953, the park expanded by several acres. Within the next few years, the park district installed playground equipment and constructed a comfort station with an office and game room. The park district rehabilitated the playground in 1996. Pasteur Park and the adjacent school bear the name of chemist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895). A native of Dole, France, Pasteur is recognized as the founder of the microbiological sciences. Pasteur postulated that microscopic organisms, which he called germs, caused both spoilage in food and disease in humans. Following up on his theories through experimentation, he developed pasteurization, a heat treatment that destroys micro-organisms in food and other perishable items. His experiments also led to vaccines for various life-threatening diseases, including rabies.

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