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
Adjusted hours | June 16 - 23 | Tues - Fri 3pm-8pm | Sat 10am -3pm
Summer hours | June 20 - August 7 | Mon 8am-4pm | Tues - Fri 8am - 8pm | Sat 10am -3pm

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 Notes: 7348 N. Paulina St.

Touhy Fieldhouse

Touhy Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 7348 N. Paulina St.

Hours: , , , ,

Notes: Monday - closed 12 - 1pm Wednesday - closed 12 - 3pm

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.

Events

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, April 20, 2015.

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
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Touhy 105166InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/30 21:00From April 30, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Touhy 105911InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/08 21:00From April 8, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Game Room - Open at Touhy 105976OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Homework Time at Touhy 106088InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/04/08 22:00From April 8, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Kiddie College at Touhy 106332InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/08 14:30From April 8, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 22, 2015
$31.00
Seasonal Sports at Touhy 107276InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/04/07 22:00From April 7, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$5.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Touhy 107345InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/05/07 22:00From May 7, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Soccer at Touhy 107518InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/07 21:00From April 7, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Tot Spot at Touhy 108168OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 5Coed2015/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, May 23, 2015
$11.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Day Camp at Touhy 118442CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$180.00
Play Camp at Touhy 120878CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$80.00

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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.