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 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

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.

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

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 dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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 154504Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/06/17 23:30From June 17, 2016 to October 28, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$322.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at West Lawn 162117InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:30From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$17.00
Arts & Crafts at West Lawn Cancelled162184InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$13.00
Basketball - Open at West Lawn 162279OpenSports - Basketball30 and upCoed2016/09/20 18:15From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 3pm
$19.00
Basketball at West Lawn 162383InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2016/09/23 22:00From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$12.00
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
Bitty Basketball at West Lawn 162382InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/25 16:00From September 25, 2016 to November 27, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$12.00
Bitty Basketball at West Lawn 162384InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at West Lawn 162542InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at West Lawn 162543InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00
Dodgeball at West Lawn 162685InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2016/10/24 22:00From October 24, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
From October 27, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00
Dodgeball at West Lawn 162685InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2016/10/24 22:00From October 24, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
From October 27, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00
Fitness Boot Camp at West Lawn 162776InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/24 15:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$18.00
Flag Football at West Lawn 162812InstructionSports - FootballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2016/09/13 23:30From September 13, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
$8.00
Flag Football at West Lawn 163383InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Floor Hockey at West Lawn 162863InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Floor Hockey at West Lawn 162864InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$18.00
Fun and Games at West Lawn 162922InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 15:15From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 25, 2016
$11.00
Fun with Food at West Lawn 162941InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 16:15From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$11.00
Kiddie College at West Lawn 163198InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 25, 2016
$117.00
Little Artists at West Lawn 163361InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 18:30From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$14.00
Low Impact Aerobics at West Lawn 163199InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/09/23 17:00From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 25, 2016
$12.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at West Lawn 163404InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 14:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$14.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at West Lawn 163438InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 2y 11m Coed2016/09/22 14:45From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:45am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$14.00
Music and Movement at West Lawn 163465InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/20 14:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$11.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at West Lawn 163561InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/21 15:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:45am
$11.00
Park Voyagers at West Lawn 164626InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/26 21:00From September 26, 2016 to October 27, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Park Voyagers at West Lawn 184978InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/26 22:00From September 26, 2016 to October 27, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Play School at West Lawn 163718InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$65.00
Pre-Teen Club at West Lawn 163797OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 20:15From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$0
Recreational Tumbling at West Lawn 163862InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Recreational Tumbling at West Lawn 163863InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00
Seasonal Sports at West Lawn 163955InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2016/09/21 22:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00
Seasonal Sports Club at West Lawn 163987InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Small Group Personal Training at West Lawn 164056InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/24 16:45From September 24, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$27.00
Small Group Personal Training at West Lawn 164057InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/10/29 16:45From October 29, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$27.00
Soccer at West Lawn 164146InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/25 15:00From September 25, 2016 to November 27, 2016
Each Sunday from 10am to 10:45am
$11.00
Soccer at West Lawn 164147InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/11/02 23:30From November 2, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$7.00
Soccer at West Lawn 164145InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2016/09/22 23:30From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$12.00
Soccer at West Lawn 164148InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 25, 2016
$11.00
Soccer League at West Lawn 164178Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to October 27, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$18.00
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
Storytime & Crafts at West Lawn 164242InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 16:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$11.00
Team Tumbling at West Lawn 164329InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$32.00
Teen Club at West Lawn 185422OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/19 20:15From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at West Lawn 164488InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Tot Spot at West Lawn 164383OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/09/19 16:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$11.00
Weight Training at West Lawn 164653InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/21 16:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 11:45am
$0
Yoga at West Lawn 164736InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/21 17:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$12.00
Yoga at West Lawn 164737InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/24 18:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$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, 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.