Touhy Park

  • 7348 N. Paulina St.   Chicago, Illinois 60626 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Jeff Jaski
  • Phone: (773) 262-6737

Located in the Rogers Park community between Clark and Paulina Streets, Touhy Park covers 6.35 acres, with two softball fields, two tennis courts, and two playgrounds.

A small fieldhouse allows children to participate in a number of activities. Weekly programming focuses on early childhood recreation (18 months-5 years) during the morning hours. Nature based programs such as the children's harvest garden are popular at the park. For those of you with a green thumb we invite you come out to the park and get involved in the community garden.

The park advisory council, made up of local neighborhood residents, meets regularly to discuss maintenance, programming and events at the park.

History

Soon after World War II, the Chicago Park District began a major initiative to create new parks for the first time in many years. This Ten Year Plan identified 43 sites in undeveloped areas which were starting to boom and neighborhoods with few existing parks. In 1948, the district acquired 6.35 acres in Rogers Park, which was among the city's neighborhoods most in need of open space and recreational facilities. Due to the flurry of new construction at the time, Touhy Park was not completed until 1954. In the 1960s, the park district built an addition converting the original comfort station into a fieldhouse. In 1990, separate soft surface playgrounds for older children and tots were added. The park and nearby Touhy Avenue pay tribute to Captain Patrick L. Touhy (1839-1911) one of the founders of the Village of Rogers Park. An Irish immigrant who ran a grocery store in Chicago, Touhy married Catherine Rogers, daughter of the area's first white settler, Philip Rogers, in 1865. Several years later, when Catherine inherited hundreds of acres of land, Touhy began developing Rogers Park. Along with a group of other early settlers, he soon established the Rogers Park Building and Land Company. Formally incorporated as a village in 1878, Rogers Park was annexed to Chicago in 1893, and is now among the city's most diverse neighborhoods.

Parking/Directions

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

Touhy Diamond

Touhy Diamond

Location: 7348 N. Paulina St.

Touhy Fieldhouse

Touhy Fieldhouse

Location: 7348 N. Paulina St.

Touhy Football/Soccer

Touhy Football/Soccer

Location: 7348 N. Paulina St.

Touhy Clubroom

Touhy Clubroom

Location: 7348 N. Paulina St.

Touhy Picnic area

Touhy Picnic area

Location: 7348 N. Paulina St.

Touhy Playground

Touhy Playground

Location: 7348 N. Paulina St.

Notes: Chicago Plays! Playground

Touhy Tennis Court

Touhy Tennis Court

Location: 7348 N. Paulina St.

Events

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 11, 2014.

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 Touhy 82311CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$175.00
Play Camp at Touhy 83154CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$75.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Floor Hockey at Touhy 92955InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 13, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
$10.00
Game Room at Touhy 93011OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 11 but less than 16CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 31, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Free
Kiddie College at Touhy 93509InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 13, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
$75.00
Soccer at Touhy 94585InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$10.00
Tot Spot at Touhy 95281OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
$10.00

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Located in the Rogers Park community between Clark and Paulina Streets, Touhy Park covers 6.35 acres, with two softball fields, two tennis courts, and two playgrounds.

A small fieldhouse allows children to participate in a number of activities. Weekly programming focuses on early childhood recreation (18 months-5 years) during the morning hours. Nature based programs such as the children's harvest garden are popular at the park. For those of you with a green thumb we invite you come out to the park and get involved in the community garden.

The park advisory council, made up of local neighborhood residents, meets regularly to discuss maintenance, programming and events at the park.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 7348 N. Paulina St. 2
Fieldhouse 7348 N. Paulina St. 0
Football / Soccer 7348 N. Paulina St. 1
Meeting/Event Space 7348 N. Paulina St. 1
Picnic Groves 7348 N. Paulina St. 1
Playgrounds 7348 N. Paulina St. 1 Chicago Plays! Playground
Tennis Courts 7348 N. Paulina St. 2
Soon after World War II, the Chicago Park District began a major initiative to create new parks for the first time in many years. This Ten Year Plan identified 43 sites in undeveloped areas which were starting to boom and neighborhoods with few existing parks. In 1948, the district acquired 6.35 acres in Rogers Park, which was among the city's neighborhoods most in need of open space and recreational facilities. Due to the flurry of new construction at the time, Touhy Park was not completed until 1954. In the 1960s, the park district built an addition converting the original comfort station into a fieldhouse. In 1990, separate soft surface playgrounds for older children and tots were added. The park and nearby Touhy Avenue pay tribute to Captain Patrick L. Touhy (1839-1911) one of the founders of the Village of Rogers Park. An Irish immigrant who ran a grocery store in Chicago, Touhy married Catherine Rogers, daughter of the area's first white settler, Philip Rogers, in 1865. Several years later, when Catherine inherited hundreds of acres of land, Touhy began developing Rogers Park. Along with a group of other early settlers, he soon established the Rogers Park Building and Land Company. Formally incorporated as a village in 1878, Rogers Park was annexed to Chicago in 1893, and is now among the city's most diverse neighborhoods.

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