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

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.

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

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.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
Day Camp at Pasteur 194108CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$266.00
Early Bird Camp at Pasteur 198580CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$55.00
Play Camp at Pasteur 194670CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/27 16:00From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
$88.00
Sand Volleyball League at Pasteur 194702Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 15 but less than 19Coed2017/06/13 23:30From June 13, 2017 to August 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Sports Camp at Pasteur 194805CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$55.00

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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.