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 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 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 CenterAccessible

Hours: ,

Notes:

M-F, 9-9:15pm; Sa & Su, 9-4:45pm.

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year, Senior (Limited Hrs)

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

West Lawn Football/Soccer Field

West Lawn Football/Soccer Field

Location Notes: 4233 W. 65th St.

Descriptors: Grass

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 PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Chicago Plays! Renovation, Summer 2015

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

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.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Basketball League at West Lawn 162424Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/11/19 00:45From November 18, 2016 to April 7, 2017
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 9:30pm
$322.00
Soccer League at West Lawn 164179Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/11/09 00:15From November 8, 2016 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
$22.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at West Lawn 169317InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 20:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$18.00
Arts & Crafts at West Lawn 169385InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 00:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$15.00
Basketball - Open at West Lawn 169463OpenSports - Basketball30 and upMale2017/01/10 19:15From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 3pm
$20.00
Basketball at West Lawn 169556InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Bitty Basketball at West Lawn 169555InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/01/15 16:00From January 15, 2017 to March 19, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
$13.00
Bitty Basketball at West Lawn 169557InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Chair Exercise at West Lawn 189368InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 17:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$0
Cheerleading - Competitive at West Lawn 189360InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$20.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at West Lawn 169724InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Dodgeball at West Lawn 171321InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2017/01/16 23:00From January 16, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Dodgeball at West Lawn 169848InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$6.00
Fitness Boot Camp at West Lawn 169934InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/14 16:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$15.00
Floor Hockey at West Lawn 169983InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Floor Hockey at West Lawn 169982InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Fun and Games at West Lawn 170030InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 16:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$12.00
Gymnastics at West Lawn 170121InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Gymnastics at West Lawn 170122InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Kickball at West Lawn 189362InstructionSports - KickballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Kiddie College at West Lawn 170332InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$119.00
Little Artists at West Lawn 170471InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 20:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$15.00
Low Impact Aerobics at West Lawn 189367InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/01/13 18:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
$13.00
Mighty Munchkins at West Lawn 189365InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$12.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at West Lawn 170518InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 15:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$15.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at West Lawn 170551InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/11 00:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$15.00
Music and Movement at West Lawn 170576InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
$12.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at West Lawn 170656InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/11 16:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$12.00
Parent & Tot Sports at West Lawn 189364InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 19:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$12.00
Play School at West Lawn 170780InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$66.00
Pre-Teen Club at West Lawn 170796OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2017/01/09 21:15From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at West Lawn 170915InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Seasonal Sports Club at West Lawn 170943InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Small Group Personal Training at West Lawn 171011InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/14 17:45From January 14, 2017 to February 11, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Small Group Personal Training at West Lawn 171012InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/02/18 17:45From February 18, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at West Lawn 171102InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$13.00
Soccer at West Lawn 171092InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/15 17:15From January 15, 2017 to March 19, 2017
Each Sunday from 11:15am to Noon
$12.00
Soccer at West Lawn 189361InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 19:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$12.00
Soccer at West Lawn 171091InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$12.00
Soccer League at West Lawn 171101Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/01/11 00:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
$18.00
Soccer League at West Lawn 171100Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/01/12 00:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$18.00
Sport Art & Dart at West Lawn 189363InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 17:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$12.00
Storytime & Crafts at West Lawn 171176InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 17:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$12.00
Stretching at West Lawn 189366InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/13 20:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$0
Team Gymnastics at West Lawn 171242InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
$20.00
Team Gymnastics at West Lawn 171243InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$20.00
Teen Club at West Lawn 171292OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2017/01/11 01:15From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at West Lawn 171414InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$12.00
Tot Spot at West Lawn 189359OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/01/09 17:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$12.00
Volleyball at West Lawn 171553InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Weight Training at West Lawn 171571InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 10:45am
$0
Yoga at West Lawn 189358InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/11 18:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$13.00
Yoga at West Lawn 171631InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/14 19:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$15.00

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Located in the West Lawn neighborhood, West Lawn Park totals 16.73 acres and features a gymnasium, fitness center 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.