Touhy Park

  • 7348 N. Paulina St.   Chicago, Illinois 60626 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Kristen Rezny
  • 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: Outdoor, Sculpture

Touhy Diamond

Touhy Diamond

Location Notes: 7348 N. Paulina St.

Touhy Fieldhouse

Touhy Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 7348 N. Paulina St.

Hours: , , , , ,

Touhy Football/Soccer

Touhy Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 7348 N. Paulina St.

Descriptors: Grass

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 PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014 - Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Touhy Tennis Court

Touhy Tennis Court

Location Notes: 7348 N. Paulina St.

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 is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 12, 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
Tot Spot at Touhy 168762OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2016/09/24 15:30From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$12.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Touhy 171938InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$8.00
Bitty Basketball at Touhy 172368InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$13.00
Dino Diggers at Touhy 172730InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$10.00
Fun and Games at Touhy 172965InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least but less than 11Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$8.00
Game Room at Touhy 172993OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Kiddie College at Touhy 173457InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11am
$33.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Touhy 173712InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$10.00
Nature Fun at Touhy 173859InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 17:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$10.00
Seasonal Sports at Touhy 174310InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$8.00
Senior Citizens Club at Touhy 187585OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs55 and upCoed2017/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Teen Club at Touhy 173170OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Sports at Touhy 174550InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/16 22:00From January 16, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$13.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Touhy 188796InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$10.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Touhy 188797InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 16:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$10.00
Young Scientist at Touhy 175537InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$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.

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.