Tilton Park

  • 230 N. Kolmar   Chicago, Illinois 60624 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Cherry Bullock
  • Park Phone: (773) 287-0806

Located in the West Garfield Park community, Tilton Park includes a fieldhouse, clubroom, playground, grass field, and outdoor basketball courts.  Program offerings for Tilton take palce at Camelot School, 230 N. Kolmar.   At the school, the park has 3 clubrooms, and a gymnasium for activities. 

History

After 1900, the West Garfield Park community became a magnet for upwardly-mobile first- and second-generation immigrants, primarily Irish, but also, increasingly, of Russian-Jewish descent. West Garfield Park's population topped 40,000 in 1920. To serve the needs of the growing community, the City of Chicago established a new park on Board of Education-owned property along North Kostner Avenue in 1926. By 1928, the site had playground equipment and plantings, and a small, tile-roofed recreational building, which sat at the back of the site. The structure faced a gravel-surfaced playing field that could be flooded for ice skating in winter. The Chicago Park District began leasing the park from the Board of Education in 1959, gaining full ownership in 1991. Several years before, in 1987, the park district had thoroughly rehabilitated the park with new plantings, playground equipment, a jogging path, and resurfaced basketball courts. The park honors George W. Tilton (1830-1890), for whom a nearby school is also named. Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, Tilton came to west Aurora, Illinois in 1858 to work for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad. He eventually moved on to Chicago and the Northwestern Railroad, rising through the ranks to become superintendent of the motive power and machine repair division of the entire Northwestern line. In that position, he designed a locomotive that bears his name. Ironically, Tilton died as the result of a train accident in 1890.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Tilton Basketball

Tilton Basketball

Location Notes: 305 N. Kostner Ave.

Tilton Park Community Garden

Tilton Park Community Garden

Location Notes: 305 N.Kostner Ave.

Notes: Community Garden

Camelot School Fieldhouse

Camelot School Fieldhouse

Location: 205 N. Kolmar

Hours: , ,

Camelot School Gymnasium

Camelot School Gymnasium

Location: 205 N. Kolmar

Camelot School Clubroom

Camelot School Clubroom

Location: 205 N. Kolmar

Tilton Playground

Tilton PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

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 register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 11, 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 Tilton 203914InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Basketball at Tilton 224217InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 16:00From September 11, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
Basketball at Tilton 203915InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 4pm
$0
Baton & Pom Pom at Tilton 224212InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Competitive Dance Team at Tilton 224218InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Competitive Dance Team at Tilton 203913InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Tilton 224214InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Tilton 224215InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Flag Football at Tilton 224220InstructionSports - FootballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Flag Football at Tilton 203912InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Fun and Games at Tilton 203008InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Tilton 203633InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 20:30From August 29, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Tilton 224573Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 20:30From August 29, 2017 to June 18, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Tilton 224223InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Table Tennis at Tilton 202791InstructionSports - Table TennisAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Teen Club at Tilton 204332OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Tilton 210297InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Tilton 216111InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$15.00

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Description

Located in the West Garfield Park community, Tilton Park includes a fieldhouse, clubroom, playground, grass field, and outdoor basketball courts.  Program offerings for Tilton take palce at Camelot School, 230 N. Kolmar.   At the school, the park has 3 clubrooms, and a gymnasium for activities. 

After 1900, the West Garfield Park community became a magnet for upwardly-mobile first- and second-generation immigrants, primarily Irish, but also, increasingly, of Russian-Jewish descent. West Garfield Park's population topped 40,000 in 1920. To serve the needs of the growing community, the City of Chicago established a new park on Board of Education-owned property along North Kostner Avenue in 1926. By 1928, the site had playground equipment and plantings, and a small, tile-roofed recreational building, which sat at the back of the site. The structure faced a gravel-surfaced playing field that could be flooded for ice skating in winter. The Chicago Park District began leasing the park from the Board of Education in 1959, gaining full ownership in 1991. Several years before, in 1987, the park district had thoroughly rehabilitated the park with new plantings, playground equipment, a jogging path, and resurfaced basketball courts. The park honors George W. Tilton (1830-1890), for whom a nearby school is also named. Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, Tilton came to west Aurora, Illinois in 1858 to work for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad. He eventually moved on to Chicago and the Northwestern Railroad, rising through the ranks to become superintendent of the motive power and machine repair division of the entire Northwestern line. In that position, he designed a locomotive that bears his name. Ironically, Tilton died as the result of a train accident in 1890.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.