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.

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

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.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 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
16" Softball at Pasteur 102347InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/05/04 22:30From May 4, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$11.00
Children's Theater at Pasteur 102397InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$16.00
Dodgeball at Pasteur 102949InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2015/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$11.00
Garden Buddies at Pasteur 103136InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$11.00
Guitar at Pasteur 103156InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$11.00
Kiddie College at Pasteur 103333InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 14:30From March 30, 2015 to May 20, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$66.00
Kiddie College at Pasteur 103332InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2015 to May 20, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
$66.00
Kiddie College at Pasteur 103334InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 18:00From March 31, 2015 to May 21, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$66.00
Lacrosse at Pasteur 103374InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2015/03/31 22:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$11.00
Piano at Pasteur 121707InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$11.00
Piano at Pasteur 121708InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Piano at Pasteur 121709InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$11.00
Piano at Pasteur 121710InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/04/02 21:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Soccer at Pasteur 104205InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$11.00
Soccer at Pasteur 104206InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$11.00
Storytime at Pasteur 104286InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 19:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$11.00
T-Ball at Pasteur 104322InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 8Coed2015/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$11.00
Team Gymnastics at Pasteur 104361InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2015/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2015 to May 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$16.00
Track & Field at Pasteur 104561InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 21:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$11.00
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.