West Lawn Park

  • 4233 W. 65th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60629 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Paul Veliotis
  • 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 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

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
Art & ABCs at West Lawn 221107InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 18:45From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at West Lawn 223913InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/15 23:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$15.00
Baseball at West Lawn 223915InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 23:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$9.00
Basketball at West Lawn 202472InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2017/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Basketball League at West Lawn 202502Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/11/11 00:45From November 10, 2017 to March 30, 2018
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 9:30pm
$338.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at West Lawn 202623InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Circuit Training at West Lawn 223918InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 15:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$13.00
Dodgeball at West Lawn 202774InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2017/10/16 22:00From October 16, 2017 to November 23, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Kiddie College at West Lawn 203267InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:30From September 11, 2017 to November 22, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$123.00
Little Artists at West Lawn 203415InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 18:45From September 14, 2017 to November 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at West Lawn 221109InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/13 23:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$13.00
Soccer at West Lawn 204115InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/10/25 23:30From October 25, 2017 to November 22, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$9.00
Soccer at West Lawn 204113InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2017/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2017 to November 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$13.00
Soccer at West Lawn 204116InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to November 24, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$13.00
Soccer League at West Lawn 204142Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/10/31 23:15From October 31, 2017 to March 6, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$23.00
Sport Art & Dart at West Lawn 223909InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 17:45From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$13.00
Stretching at West Lawn 223911InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$6.00
Team Gymnastics at West Lawn 221108InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$34.00
Team Gymnastics at West Lawn 223907InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/18 22:00From September 18, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$34.00
Teen Club at West Lawn 221106OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2017/09/12 00:15From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8pm
$10.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at West Lawn 204469InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$13.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at West Lawn 208985InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 19:45From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$16.00
Arts & Crafts at West Lawn 209037InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/13 00:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$16.00
Baseball at West Lawn 225928InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$10.00
Basketball - Open at West Lawn 209115OpenSports - Basketball30 and upMale2018/01/09 19:15From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 3:15pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 3:15pm
$22.00
Basketball at West Lawn 209207InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2018/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$14.00
Bitty Basketball at West Lawn 209302InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2018/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
$14.00
Bitty Basketball at West Lawn 209303InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2018/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$14.00
Cheerleading - Competitive at West Lawn 209364InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2018/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$14.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at West Lawn 209378InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$14.00
Circuit Training at West Lawn 225929InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$14.00
Conditioning at West Lawn 226916InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$10.00
Dodgeball at West Lawn 209504InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2018/01/15 23:00From January 15, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$14.00
Floor Hockey at West Lawn 209627InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2018/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$14.00
Floor Hockey at West Lawn 209626InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2018/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$14.00
Gymnastics at West Lawn 210842InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$14.00
Gymnastics at West Lawn 210843InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2018/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$14.00
Kiddie College at West Lawn 209942InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 19:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$125.00
Little Artists at West Lawn 210086InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 19:45From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$16.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at West Lawn 210180InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$16.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at West Lawn 225931InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/09 00:15From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$14.00
Music and Movement at West Lawn 210203InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$14.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at West Lawn 210260InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/11 16:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$14.00
Play School at West Lawn 210378InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2018/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm
$69.00
Pre-Teen Club at West Lawn 210401OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2018/01/08 21:15From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$0
Pre-Teen Club at West Lawn 210893OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 12 but less than 15Coed2018/01/11 00:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at West Lawn 210504InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2018/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$14.00
Seasonal Sports at West Lawn 225935InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2018/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$14.00
Seasonal Sports Club at West Lawn 210528InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2018/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$10.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at West Lawn 210600InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/10 00:15From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$19.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at West Lawn 210684InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 12 but less than 15Coed2018/01/12 00:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$14.00
Soccer at West Lawn 210678InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/14 17:15From January 14, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Each Sunday from 11:15am to Noon
$14.00
Soccer at West Lawn 210677InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$14.00
Soccer League at West Lawn 210683Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2018/01/11 00:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$19.00
Sport Art & Dart at West Lawn 210739InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 17:15From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 11:15am to Noon
$14.00
Storytime & Crafts at West Lawn 210764InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 17:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$14.00
Stretching at West Lawn 210783InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$14.00
Team Gymnastics at West Lawn 209768InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2018/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$35.00
Team Gymnastics at West Lawn 209769InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2018/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at West Lawn 211033InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$14.00
Tot Spot at West Lawn 211066OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2018/01/08 17:15From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$14.00
Volleyball at West Lawn 211104InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2018/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$14.00
Weight Training at West Lawn 211122InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/09 17:15From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to Noon
$0
Yoga at West Lawn 210089InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2018/01/12 18:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$14.00

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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.