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: 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.

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, February 29, 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
Arts & Crafts at Touhy 151161InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Bitty Basketball at Touhy 136757InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Dino Diggers at Touhy 151162InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$8.00
Fun and Games at Touhy 151158InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least but less than 11Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$6.00
Game Room at Touhy 137456OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2016/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Homework Time at Touhy 151159InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2016 to March 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$6.00
Homework Time at Touhy 137580InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2016/01/06 23:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Kiddie College at Touhy 137837InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 15:30From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11am
$31.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Touhy 150019InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 17:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$8.00
Nature Fun at Touhy 151164InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 17:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$8.00
Seasonal Sports at Touhy 138682InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
Soccer at Touhy 138938InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Tot Spot at Touhy 139514OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2016/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$11.00
Young Scientist at Touhy 150020InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$8.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Touhy 143601InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
$12.00
Dino Diggers at Touhy 154115InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 16:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$11.00
Fun and Games at Touhy 145328InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/04/05 21:00From April 5, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$12.00
Game Room at Touhy 143666OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2016/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Homework Time at Touhy 143783InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2016/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Kiddie College at Touhy 144026InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 14:30From March 28, 2016 to June 10, 2016
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, May 2, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
$32.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Touhy 154113InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 16:00From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$11.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Touhy 154117InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Nature Fun at Touhy 154116InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/31 16:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$11.00
Seasonal Sports at Touhy 145044InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2016/04/05 22:00From April 5, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
Teen Club at Touhy 145109OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Tot Spot at Touhy 145991OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 5Coed2016/04/02 15:30From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$12.00
Young Scientist at Touhy 154114InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 16:00From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$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.