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.

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
Basketball - 3 on 3 League at West Lawn 199971Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/06/23 23:30From June 23, 2017 to July 28, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$13.00
Basketball - Open at West Lawn 193914OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/23 00:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$11.00
Basketball - Open at West Lawn 193915OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/06/24 20:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
$13.00
Basketball at West Lawn 193935InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/06/25 15:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
$13.00
Basketball Camp at West Lawn 193948CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/14 18:00From August 14, 2017 to August 18, 2017
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
$13.00
Boot Camp at West Lawn 194272InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/24 15:30From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$19.00
Day Camp at West Lawn 194129CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$331.00
Gymnastics Camp at West Lawn 194302CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 18:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
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
$13.00
Gymnastics Camp at West Lawn 194301CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/08/07 20:30From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
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
$18.00
Lil' Campers at West Lawn 194524CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$140.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at West Lawn 194540InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/06/24 14:30From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$12.00
Seasonal Sports at West Lawn 194711InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/22 19:15From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$12.00
Small Group Personal Training at West Lawn 194753InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/07/29 16:45From July 29, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$28.00
Soccer at West Lawn 194766InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/25 16:15From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11:15am to Noon
$12.00
Soccer at West Lawn 194767InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/19 19:15From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$12.00
Soccer at West Lawn 194765InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2017/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$13.00
Soccer at West Lawn 194768InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/06/23 21:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Soccer Camp at West Lawn 194777CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/14 15:00From August 14, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$13.00
Sports Camp at West Lawn 194817CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 15:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$13.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at West Lawn 194952InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/21 19:15From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$12.00
Volleyball - Open at West Lawn 195016OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/06/20 00:00From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$16.00
Yoga at West Lawn 195051InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/24 18:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 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.