Tilton Park

  • 230 N. Kolmar   Chicago, Illinois 60624 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Cherry Bullock
  • Park Phone: (773) 287-0806
Programs for Tilton Park take place at Camelot School, 230 N. Kolmar

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

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now. Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 22, 2016.

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
Drop-in at Tilton 162704InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/10 17:00From September 10, 2016 to December 3, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 3:30pm
$0
Fun and Games at Tilton 162921InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to December 2, 2016
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 11am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Tilton 185190InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:30From September 6, 2016 to December 16, 2016
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
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Tilton 185193Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:30From September 6, 2016 to June 16, 2017$45.00
Seasonal Sports at Tilton 163952InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Tilton 163953InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 19 but less than 25Coed2016/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Tilton 163951InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Tilton 184385InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to January 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Tilton 164012OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs55 and upCoed2016/09/20 17:30From September 20, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$0
Teen Club at Tilton 164351OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0

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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.