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 Moran
  • 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

Notes: Chicago Plays! Renovation, Summer 2015

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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

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 202440InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2017/09/11 22:30From September 11, 2017 to December 11, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$13.00
Baton & Pom Pom at Pasteur 221023InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 8 but less than 16Female2017/09/13 23:30From September 13, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$13.00
Bitty Basketball at Pasteur 221036InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 8Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to December 11, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$13.00
Children's Theater at Pasteur 202632InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/26 22:00From September 26, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$18.00
Dodgeball at Pasteur 202761InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$13.00
Fun and Games at Pasteur 221038InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 17:30From September 11, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$13.00
Guitar - Group at Pasteur 203045InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$13.00
Gymnastics at Pasteur 203063InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/09/13 21:30From September 13, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$13.00
Gymnastics at Pasteur 203064InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/09/13 22:30From September 13, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$13.00
Indoor Soccer at Pasteur 203134InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 12, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Kiddie College at Pasteur 203248InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$93.00
Kiddie College at Pasteur 203249InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 18:00From September 12, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$93.00
Little Artists at Pasteur 203412InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 17:00From September 14, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$13.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Pasteur 203674InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/09/26 21:00From September 26, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Pasteur 203675InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/09/28 20:30From September 28, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$13.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Pasteur 203687InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/26 20:30From September 26, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$13.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Pasteur 203686InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/09/28 21:00From September 28, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Pasteur 203938InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2017/09/14 22:30From September 14, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Storytime at Pasteur 204224InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$13.00
Team Gymnastics at Pasteur 204273InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$18.00
Teen Club at Pasteur 204326OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 12 but less than 18Coed2017/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Pasteur 204462InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 12, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$13.00

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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.