Pasteur Park

  • 5825 S. Kostner Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60629 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Andrea Ryniec
  • 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: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Maria Guzman

Maria Guzman

Location: Pasteur Park, 5825 S. Kostner

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

Pasteur Fieldhouses

Pasteur Fieldhouses

Location: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Football/Soccer - Turf

Football/Soccer - Turf

Location: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Pasteur Football/Soccer

Pasteur Football/Soccer

Location: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Pasteur Gymnasium

Pasteur Gymnasium

Location: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Pasteur Auditorium & Clubroom

Pasteur Auditorium & Clubroom

Location: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Pasteur Playground

Pasteur Playground

Location: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Pasteur Roller Hockey

Pasteur Roller Hockey

Location: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Pasteur Tennis Court

Pasteur Tennis Court

Location: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Pasteur Volleyball

Pasteur Volleyball

Location: 5825 S. Kostner Ave.

Pasteur Spray Pool

Pasteur Spray Pool

Location: 5825 S. Kostner 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.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 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
Fun and Games at Pasteur 90128InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 7CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$10.00
Kiddie College at Pasteur 90392InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$85.00
Kiddie College at Pasteur 90393InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
$85.00
Kiddie College at Pasteur 90394InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$85.00
Tap & Ballet at Pasteur 91365InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6FemaleFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$10.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Pasteur 91599InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$10.00

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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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 5825 S. Kostner Ave. 1
Concessions Pasteur Park, 5825 S. Kostner 1 Food & Beverage, 3pm - 9pm, 773.571.9596
Fieldhouse 5825 S. Kostner Ave. 0
Football / Soccer 5825 S. Kostner Ave. 0
Football / Soccer 5825 S. Kostner Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 5825 S. Kostner Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 5825 S. Kostner Ave. 2
Playgrounds 5825 S. Kostner Ave. 1
Roller Hockey Rinks 5825 S. Kostner Ave. 1
Tennis Courts 5825 S. Kostner Ave. 1
Volleyball Courts - Outdoor 5825 S. Kostner Ave. 1
Water Spray Features 5825 S. Kostner Ave. 1
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.