Touhy Park

  • 7348 N. Paulina St.   Chicago, Illinois 60626 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Jeff Jaski
  • Park 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.

The Receptor

The Receptor (1)

Location Notes: East of N. Clark Street and south of W. Jarvis Avenue

Descriptors: Playground Art

Touhy Diamond

Touhy Diamond

Location Notes: 7348 N. Paulina St.

Touhy Fieldhouse

Touhy Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 7348 N. Paulina St.

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Touhy Football/Soccer

Touhy Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 7348 N. Paulina St.

Touhy Clubroom

Touhy Clubroom

Location Notes: 7348 N. Paulina St.

Touhy Picnic area

Touhy Picnic area

Location Notes: 7348 N. Paulina St.

Touhy Playground

Touhy Playground

Location Notes: 7348 N. Paulina St.

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014 - Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Touhy Tennis Court

Touhy Tennis Court

Location Notes: 7348 N. Paulina St.

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30, for most parks.

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
Dodgeball at Touhy 125889InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/16 21:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$5.00
Flag Football at Touhy 126061InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/17 21:15From September 17, 2015 to October 22, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$11.00
Floor Hockey at Touhy 126117InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to November 23, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Game Room at Touhy 126202OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 9 but less than 17Coed2015/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2015 to November 20, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Homework Time at Touhy 126345InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 11 but less than 17Coed2015/09/16 22:00From September 16, 2015 to November 25, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Kiddie College at Touhy 126709InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 14:30From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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 12, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
$30.00
Seasonal Sports at Touhy 127745InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 17Coed2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to November 24, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Touhy 127809InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 17Female2015/09/17 22:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Soccer at Touhy 127979InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2015 to November 24, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Tot Spot at Touhy 128632OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2015/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$11.00

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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.

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.