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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 14, 2017.

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
Dino Diggers at Touhy 205858InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to November 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$13.00
Flag Football at Touhy 207475InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to October 16, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
$7.00
Floor Hockey at Touhy 224227InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to October 16, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$7.00
Fun and Games at Touhy 206187InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to November 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$13.00
Game Room at Touhy 206217OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 11 but less than 17Coed2017/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2017 to November 24, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Kiddie College at Touhy 206483InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 14:30From September 11, 2017 to November 22, 2017
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 9, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
$33.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Touhy 206778InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 16:00From September 11, 2017 to November 20, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
$13.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Touhy 208104InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$13.00
Nature Fun at Touhy 206934InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$13.00
Seasonal Sports at Touhy 207476InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 17Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to November 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$8.00
Teen Club at Touhy 208008OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Female2017/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Sports at Touhy 208103InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to November 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$13.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Touhy 208264InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$13.00
Tot Spot at Touhy 208302OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2017/09/16 15:30From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to Noon
$13.00
Walking Club at Touhy 208509OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2017/09/12 18:30From September 12, 2017 to November 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Young Scientist at Touhy 205090InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$13.00
Young Scientist at Touhy 208728InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2017 to November 24, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 10, 2017
$13.00

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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.