West Lawn Park

  • 4233 W. 65th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60629 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Paul Pope
  • Park 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 Notes: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Baseball

West Lawn Baseball

Location Notes: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Fieldhouse

West Lawn Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4233 W. 65th St.

Hours: ,

West Lawn Fitness Center

West Lawn Fitness Center

Location Notes: 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 Notes: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Gymnasium

West Lawn Gymnasium

Location Notes: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Club Room

West Lawn Club Room

Location Notes: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Playground

West Lawn Playground

Location Notes: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Racquetball

West Lawn Racquetball

Location Notes: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Water Feature Interactive

West Lawn Water Feature Interactive

Location Notes: 4233 W. 65th St.

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 Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 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
16" Softball at West Lawn 104671InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2015/04/02 21:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Art & ABCs at West Lawn 102467InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/07 18:15From April 7, 2015 to May 26, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$16.00
Arts & Crafts at West Lawn 102549InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$13.00
Auto- Fuel Inject./On-Board Computers at West Lawn 102556InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2015/04/03 00:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$58.00
Auto Repair - Basics at West Lawn 102555InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2015/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm
$58.00
Automotive - Drivability Problems at West Lawn 102557InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help55 and upCoed2015/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$31.00
Automotive - Technology & Systems at West Lawn 102558InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2015/03/30 19:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 5pm
$38.00
Basketball - Open at West Lawn 102675OpenSports - Basketball35 and upCoed2015/04/02 17:45From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 2pm
$18.00
Basketball - Open at West Lawn 102676OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/04/01 23:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$6.00
Basketball - Open at West Lawn 102677OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/04/04 20:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Basketball at West Lawn 102744InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/04/05 15:00From April 5, 2015 to June 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
$11.00
Basketball at West Lawn 102745InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Bitty Basketball at West Lawn 104023InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Cheerleading - Competitive at West Lawn 102829InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$11.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at West Lawn 102838InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at West Lawn 102839InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Fitness Boot Camp at West Lawn 103031InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$17.00
Floor Hockey at West Lawn 103058InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 19:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$10.00
Fun and Games at West Lawn 103108InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/09 18:15From April 9, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$10.00
Fun and Games at West Lawn 103869InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 19:15From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$10.00
Gymnastics at West Lawn 103176InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Gymnastics at West Lawn 103177InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2015/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Kiddie College at West Lawn 103353InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
$86.00
Little Artists at West Lawn 102550InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 16:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
$13.00
Low Impact Aerobics at West Lawn 103490InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/03/30 23:30From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at West Lawn 129523InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/04/04 14:30From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$10.00
Mommy and Me Ballet at West Lawn 129630InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/07 15:00From April 7, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
$10.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at West Lawn 103596InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/02 14:45From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$13.00
Outdoor Soccer at West Lawn 103748InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$21.00
Outdoor Soccer at West Lawn 103749InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2015/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$11.00
Play School at West Lawn 103870InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/04/03 15:45From April 3, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:45am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 10:45am to 12:15pm
$64.00
Pre-Teen Club at West Lawn 129631OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 20:15From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at West Lawn 104060InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 10 but less than 16Coed2015/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Small Group Personal Training at West Lawn 129522InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/05/09 16:45From May 9, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$26.00
Soccer at West Lawn 104222InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/05 16:15From April 5, 2015 to June 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 11:15am to Noon
$10.00
Soccer at West Lawn 104221InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 19:30From April 2, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$10.00
Soccer at West Lawn 104220InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$10.00
Storytime at West Lawn 130693InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 16:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$10.00
T-Ball at West Lawn 104331InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/05/04 22:00From May 4, 2015 to July 2, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$19.00
Teen Club at West Lawn 129632OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/03/30 20:15From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at West Lawn 103930InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$10.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at West Lawn 103931InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 18:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$10.00
Tot Spot at West Lawn 103109OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/06 16:15From April 6, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$10.00
Track & Field at West Lawn 104569InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Weight Training at West Lawn 104690InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/30 14:45From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 9:45am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$0
Yoga at West Lawn 104741InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/04/02 18:15From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$11.00
Yoga at West Lawn 104742InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$13.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Auto - Fuel Inject/On-Board Computers at West Lawn 115986InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2015/06/10 00:00From June 9, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$57.00
Auto Repair - Basics at West Lawn 115987InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help15 and upCoed2015/06/09 00:00From June 8, 2015 to August 12, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm
$57.00
Automotive - Drivability Problems at West Lawn 115988InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2015/06/12 18:00From June 12, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$31.00
Automotive - Technology & Systems at West Lawn 115989InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2015/06/08 18:30From June 8, 2015 to August 12, 2015
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 4pm
$38.00
Basketball - Open at West Lawn 116045OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/12 00:00From June 11, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$9.00
Basketball - Open at West Lawn 116047OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/06/20 20:00From June 20, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Basketball at West Lawn 116057InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/06/14 15:00From June 14, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
$11.00
Basketball Camp at West Lawn 116082CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/17 18:00From August 17, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$11.00
Basketball League at West Lawn 116093Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/06/12 23:30From June 12, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$316.00
Day Camp at West Lawn 116254CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$300.00
Fitness Boot Camp at West Lawn 116546InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/20 15:30From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$17.00
Gymnastics Camp at West Lawn 116599CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 18:00From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$11.00
Gymnastics Camp at West Lawn 116598CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/08/10 20:30From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$16.00
Lil' Campers at West Lawn 116890CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$130.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at West Lawn 116912InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/06/20 14:30From June 20, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$10.00
Seasonal Sports at West Lawn 117567InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/11 19:15From June 11, 2015 to July 30, 2015
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$10.00
Small Group Personal Training at West Lawn 131960InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/20 16:45From June 20, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at West Lawn 131961InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/07/25 16:45From July 25, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$26.00
Soccer at West Lawn 117623InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/14 16:15From June 14, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Each Sunday from 11:15am to Noon
$10.00
Soccer at West Lawn 117624InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/08 19:15From June 8, 2015 to August 10, 2015
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$10.00
Soccer at West Lawn 116559InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2015/06/16 23:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$11.00
Soccer at West Lawn 117625InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/06/12 21:00From June 12, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Soccer Camp at West Lawn 117636CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/17 15:00From August 17, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 12:30pm
$11.00
Sports Camp at West Lawn 117670CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 15:00From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 12:30pm
$11.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at West Lawn 117554InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/17 19:15From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$10.00
Volleyball - Open at West Lawn 117849OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/06/16 00:00From June 15, 2015 to August 10, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
$11.00
Yoga at West Lawn 117887InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/06/20 18:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$13.00

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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.

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.