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) vary from fieldhouse hours. See the facilities tab below for gym hours.
  • Park Supervisor: Andrea Ryniec
  • 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.

Maria Guzman

Maria Guzman

Location Notes: Pasteur Park, 5825 S. Kostner

Notes: Food & Beverage, 3pm - 9pm, 773.571.9596

Pasteur Fieldhouses

Pasteur Fieldhouses

Location Notes: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Hours: , ,

Football/Soccer - Turf

Football/Soccer - Turf

Location Notes: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Pasteur Football/Soccer

Pasteur Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

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 Playground

Location Notes: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

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
Day Camp at Pasteur 116233CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$241.00
Play Camp at Pasteur 117532CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/30 16:00From June 30, 2015 to August 6, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
$82.00
Soccer Camp at Pasteur 117630CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/08/10 21:00From August 10, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Soccer Camp at Pasteur 117631CampsCamps - SportsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 22:00From August 10, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Softball Camp at Pasteur 117641CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/08/11 21:30From August 11, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$11.00
Sports Camp at Pasteur 117661CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$51.00

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Description

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.