West Lawn Park

  • 4233 W. 65th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60629 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Paul Pope
  • Phone: (773) 284-2803

Located in the West Lawn neighborhood, West Lawn Park totals 16.73 acres and features a gymnasium, fitness center, an auto shop, and multi-purpose clubrooms. Outside, the park offers multi-purpose fields, a playground, sandbox, racquetball courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium and multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, preschool activities, gymnastics, cheerleading, arts & crafts, aerobics, walking club, and senior club. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, West Lawn Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, including holiday-themed events.

History

West Lawn Park takes its name from the surrounding community on Chicago's west side. West Lawn dates to 1877, when real estate developers James Webb and John F. Eberhart established the village and its neighbor to the east, Chicago Lawn. Though West Lawn was annexed to Chicago in 1889, the marshy area drew few residents until well into the 20th century. Public improvements were made west of Pulaski Road in the 1930s, and construction of single-family brick residences in West Lawn increased as the Depression gave way to improved circumstances in the World War II years. At the close of the war, the Chicago Park District initiated a Ten Year Plan to increase recreational opportunities in under-served and rapidly-growing areas of the city. West Lawn was among the neighborhoods identified for park development. There was strong community support for creating a park at 65th Street and Keeler Avenue, but property acquisition was delayed until 1948 because the owners wanted to build homes there. Park improvements were also slow to materialize, due to the flurry of construction at other parks throughout the city. General plans were drawn in 1953, and playground equipment was installed the following year. In 1957, the park district constructed a small recreation building, as well as basketball, volley ball, and tether ball courts. Community demands for a wider variety of recreational facilities prompted construction of a substantial new fieldhouse in 1972. More recent improvements include installation of a refrigerated ice skating rink and the replanting of the park's landscape, plus a batting cage.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

West Lawn Auto Shop

West Lawn Auto Shop

Location: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Baseball

West Lawn Baseball

Location: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Fieldhouse

West Lawn Fieldhouse

Location: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Fitness Center

West Lawn Fitness Center

Location: 4233 W. 65th St.

Notes: M-F, 9-9:15pm; Sa & Su, 9-4:45pm. ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership

West Lawn Football/Soccer Field

West Lawn Football/Soccer Field

Location: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Gymnasium

West Lawn Gymnasium

Location: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Club Room

West Lawn Club Room

Location: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Playground

West Lawn Playground

Location: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Racquetball

West Lawn Racquetball

Location: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Water Feature Interactive

West Lawn Water Feature Interactive

Location: 4233 W. 65th St.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 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 League at West Lawn 80871Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to October 24, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$310.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at West Lawn 89401InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at West Lawn 111278InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Auto- Fuel Inject./On-Board Computers at West Lawn 89486InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$57.00
Auto Repair - Basics at West Lawn 89487InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help16 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm
$57.00
Automotive - Drivability Problems at West Lawn 89488InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help55 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$30.00
Automotive - Technology & Systems at West Lawn 89489InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
$37.00
Basketball - 5 on 5 at West Lawn 89527Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to April 3, 2015
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 9:30pm
$310.00
Basketball - Open at West Lawn 89544OpenSports - Basketball35 and upMaleFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 2:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 2:15pm
$17.00
Basketball at West Lawn 89672InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10CoedFrom September 21, 2014 to December 7, 2014
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
$10.00
Basketball at West Lawn 89674InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$5.00
Basketball at West Lawn 89673InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 15CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$10.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at West Lawn 89797InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13FemaleFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at West Lawn 89798InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 8 but less than 16FemaleFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$10.00
Dodgeball at West Lawn 89914InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 10 but less than 15CoedFrom October 27, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$5.00
Fitness Boot Camp at West Lawn 89985InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$16.00
Flag Football at West Lawn 90031InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 15CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to October 14, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$6.00
Floor Hockey at West Lawn 90084InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$9.00
Floor Hockey at West Lawn 90086InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$16.00
Floor Hockey at West Lawn 111227InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 10 but less than 15CoedFrom November 6, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$5.00
Fun and Games at West Lawn 90140InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$9.00
Fun and Games at West Lawn 90921InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$9.00
Kiddie College at West Lawn 90411InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
$84.00
Little Artists at West Lawn 90788InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
$12.00
Low Impact Aerobics at West Lawn 90537InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at West Lawn 90596InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$12.00
Mommy and Me Ballet at West Lawn 89825InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:45am to 10:15am
$9.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at West Lawn 90682InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 2y 11m CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$12.00
Play School at West Lawn 90922InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
$63.00
Pre-Teen Club at West Lawn 90931OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 10 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Free
Recreational Tumbling at West Lawn 91594InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Recreational Tumbling at West Lawn 91595InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports at West Lawn 91089InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports at West Lawn 91090InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 9CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports Club at West Lawn 91310InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
Free
Small Group Personal Training at West Lawn 91179InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$25.00
Small Group Personal Training at West Lawn 91180InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom November 1, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$25.00
Soccer at West Lawn 91256InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 21, 2014 to December 7, 2014
Each Sunday from 11:15am to Noon
$9.00
Soccer at West Lawn 91253InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$9.00
Soccer at West Lawn 91254InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 15CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$10.00
Soccer at West Lawn 91255InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$9.00
Soccer League at West Lawn 90773Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to October 23, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$16.00
Soccer League at West Lawn 91186Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10CoedFrom November 4, 2014 to March 10, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$20.00
Storytime at West Lawn 91334InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$9.00
Team Tumbling at West Lawn 91414InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17FemaleFrom September 17, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$30.00
Teen Club at West Lawn 91442OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 15CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Free
Tiny Tot Tumbling at West Lawn 90999InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$9.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at West Lawn 91346InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$9.00
Tot Spot at West Lawn 90139InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$9.00
Volleyball at West Lawn 91708InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Weight Training at West Lawn 91729InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 10:55am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:55am
Free
Yoga at West Lawn 91790InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$10.00
Yoga at West Lawn 91791InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$12.00

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Located in the West Lawn neighborhood, West Lawn Park totals 16.73 acres and features a gymnasium, fitness center, an auto shop, and multi-purpose clubrooms. Outside, the park offers multi-purpose fields, a playground, sandbox, racquetball courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium and multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, preschool activities, gymnastics, cheerleading, arts & crafts, aerobics, walking club, and senior club. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, West Lawn Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, including holiday-themed events.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Auto Shop 4233 W. 65th St. 1
Baseball Field 4233 W. 65th St. 4
Fieldhouse 4233 W. 65th St. 0
Fitness Centers 4233 W. 65th St. 1 M-F, 9-9:15pm; Sa & Su, 9-4:45pm. ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer 4233 W. 65th St. 1
Gymnasiums 4233 W. 65th St. 1
Meeting/Event Space 4233 W. 65th St. 5
Playgrounds 4233 W. 65th St. 1
Racquetball Courts 4233 W. 65th St. 2
Water Playgrounds 4233 W. 65th St. 0
West Lawn Park takes its name from the surrounding community on Chicago's west side. West Lawn dates to 1877, when real estate developers James Webb and John F. Eberhart established the village and its neighbor to the east, Chicago Lawn. Though West Lawn was annexed to Chicago in 1889, the marshy area drew few residents until well into the 20th century. Public improvements were made west of Pulaski Road in the 1930s, and construction of single-family brick residences in West Lawn increased as the Depression gave way to improved circumstances in the World War II years. At the close of the war, the Chicago Park District initiated a Ten Year Plan to increase recreational opportunities in under-served and rapidly-growing areas of the city. West Lawn was among the neighborhoods identified for park development. There was strong community support for creating a park at 65th Street and Keeler Avenue, but property acquisition was delayed until 1948 because the owners wanted to build homes there. Park improvements were also slow to materialize, due to the flurry of construction at other parks throughout the city. General plans were drawn in 1953, and playground equipment was installed the following year. In 1957, the park district constructed a small recreation building, as well as basketball, volley ball, and tether ball courts. Community demands for a wider variety of recreational facilities prompted construction of a substantial new fieldhouse in 1972. More recent improvements include installation of a refrigerated ice skating rink and the replanting of the park's landscape, plus a batting cage.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.