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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
Click on the program name links below to register now.

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 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at West Lawn 122341InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$16.00
Arts & Crafts at West Lawn 122417InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$12.00
Auto- Fuel Inject./On-Board Computers at West Lawn 122420InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2015/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$58.00
Auto Repair - Basics at West Lawn 122419InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help16 and upCoed2015/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 9:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9:45pm
$58.00
Automotive - Drivability Problems at West Lawn 122421InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help55 and upCoed2015/09/18 18:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$31.00
Automotive - Technology & Systems at West Lawn 122422InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2015/09/14 18:30From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 4pm
$38.00
Basketball - Open at West Lawn 122503OpenSports - Basketball30 and upMale2015/09/15 17:45From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 2:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 2:15pm
$18.00
Basketball at West Lawn 122615InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$11.00
Basketball at West Lawn 122617InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$6.00
Basketball at West Lawn 122616InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2015/09/18 22:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Basketball League at West Lawn 122467Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/11/14 00:45From November 13, 2015 to April 1, 2016
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 9:30pm
$316.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at West Lawn 122753InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 14Female2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at West Lawn 122754InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 8 but less than 17Female2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Dodgeball at West Lawn 122875InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2015/10/26 22:00From October 26, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
Fitness Boot Camp at West Lawn 122959InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$17.00
Flag Football at West Lawn 123005InstructionSports - FootballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to October 13, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$7.00
Floor Hockey at West Lawn 123066InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$17.00
Floor Hockey at West Lawn 123064InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2015/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Floor Hockey at West Lawn 148441InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 19:20From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 2:20pm to 3:10pm
$10.00
Fun and Games at West Lawn 123131InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 15:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$10.00
Fun with Food at West Lawn 123130InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 16:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$10.00
Kiddie College at West Lawn 123418InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2015 to November 25, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
$86.00
Kiddie College at West Lawn 124633InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2015/09/18 18:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$42.00
Little Artists at West Lawn 123560InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 18:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$13.00
Mighty Fit Kids at West Lawn 124169InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at West Lawn 123618InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$13.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at West Lawn 123706InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 2y 11m Coed2015/09/17 14:45From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$13.00
Music and Movement at West Lawn 123625InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/09/15 14:45From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$10.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at West Lawn 124661InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:45am
$10.00
Play School at West Lawn 123994InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/09/15 15:45From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:45am to 12:15pm
Each Thursday from 10:45am to 12:15pm
$64.00
Pre-Teen Club at West Lawn 124004OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 20:15From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at West Lawn 124076InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Recreational Tumbling at West Lawn 124077InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/17 22:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Seasonal Sports at West Lawn 124170InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2015/09/16 22:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Seasonal Sports Club at West Lawn 124202InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/09/14 22:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
$0
Small Group Personal Training at West Lawn 124274InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/19 16:45From September 19, 2015 to October 24, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$26.00
Small Group Personal Training at West Lawn 124275InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/10/31 16:45From October 31, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$26.00
Soccer at West Lawn 124350InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 10am to 10:45am
$10.00
Soccer at West Lawn 148443InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/11/05 00:30From November 4, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$6.00
Soccer at West Lawn 124347InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 19:20From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 2:20pm to 3:10pm
$10.00
Soccer at West Lawn 124348InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2015/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$11.00
Soccer at West Lawn 148497InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$10.00
Soccer League at West Lawn 124349Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2015 to October 22, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$17.00
Soccer League at West Lawn 124359Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2015/11/04 00:30From November 3, 2015 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$21.00
Storytime at West Lawn 148442InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 16:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$10.00
Team Tumbling at West Lawn 124511InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$31.00
Tiny Tot Sports at West Lawn 123065InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 19:20From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:20pm to 3:10pm
$10.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at West Lawn 124632InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$10.00
Volleyball at West Lawn 124788InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Weight Training at West Lawn 124412InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/14 15:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$0
Yoga at West Lawn 124878InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
$22.00
Yoga at West Lawn 124879InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 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.