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

Dec. 2014 hours: M-F, 3-6pm, Closed Sat/Sun & 12/24-25, 12.31, and 1/1

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 12pm - 1pm Wednesday - closed 12pm - 2pm

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

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 8, 2014.

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
Basketball at Touhy 98985InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
$10.00
Floor Hockey at Touhy 99641InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2015/01/08 22:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
$10.00
Game Room - Open at Touhy 99708OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Homework Time at Touhy 99825InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
$0
Kiddie College at Touhy 100104InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 15:30From January 7, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
$30.00
Seasonal Sports at Touhy 101231InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
$5.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Touhy 101310InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
$0
Soccer at Touhy 101479InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 9, 2015
$10.00
Soccer at Touhy 113017InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2015/01/06 22:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
$10.00
Tot Spot at Touhy 102028OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2015/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, February 14, 2015
$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.