West Lawn Park

  • 4233 W. 65th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60629 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Paul Pope
  • 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: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Baseball

West Lawn Baseball

Location: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Fieldhouse

West Lawn Fieldhouse

Location: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Fitness Center

West Lawn Fitness Center

Location: 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: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Gymnasium

West Lawn Gymnasium

Location: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Club Room

West Lawn Club Room

Location: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Playground

West Lawn Playground

Location: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Racquetball

West Lawn Racquetball

Location: 4233 W. 65th St.

West Lawn Water Feature Interactive

West Lawn Water Feature Interactive

Location: 4233 W. 65th St.

Summer
Online registration for our park began Monday, April 7. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

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
Auto - Fuel Inject/On-Board Computers at West Lawn 80788InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoedFrom June 10, 2014 to August 14, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$56.00
Auto Repair - Basics at West Lawn 80789InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help15 and upCoedFrom June 9, 2014 to August 13, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm
$56.00
Automotive - Drivability Problems at West Lawn 80790InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$30.00
Automotive - Technology & Systems at West Lawn 80791InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoedFrom June 9, 2014 to August 13, 2014
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 4pm
$37.00
Basketball - Open at West Lawn 80838OpenSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 18CoedFrom June 15, 2014 to August 17, 2014
Each Sunday from 1pm to 3pm
$8.00
Basketball - Open at West Lawn 80839OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom June 15, 2014 to August 17, 2014
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4:45pm
$12.00
Basketball - Open at West Lawn 80837OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom June 12, 2014 to August 14, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$8.00
Basketball at West Lawn 80857InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10CoedFrom June 15, 2014 to August 17, 2014
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
$10.00
Basketball Camp at West Lawn 86038CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$10.00
Basketball League at West Lawn 80871Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to October 24, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$310.00
Cheerleading Camp at West Lawn 86035CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
$10.00
Cheerleading Camp at West Lawn 86036CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
$10.00
Day Camp at West Lawn 81020CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$294.00
Fitness Boot Camp at West Lawn 81126InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 21, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$16.00
Floor Hockey at West Lawn 81133InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 10 but less than 15CoedFrom June 10, 2014 to August 12, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
Gymnastics Camp at West Lawn 81170CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 2014
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
$10.00
Gymnastics Camp at West Lawn 80746CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 2014
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
$15.00
Lil' Campers at West Lawn 81364CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$127.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at West Lawn 81381InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom June 21, 2014 to August 16, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$9.00
Recreational Tumbling at West Lawn 81505InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 11, 2014 to July 30, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$9.00
Seasonal Sports at West Lawn 81511InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 12, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$9.00
Soccer at West Lawn 81555InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 15, 2014 to August 17, 2014
Each Sunday from 11:15am to Noon
$9.00
Soccer at West Lawn 81556InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 9, 2014 to August 11, 2014
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$9.00
Soccer at West Lawn 81557InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Soccer Camp at West Lawn 86039CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 18, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 12:30pm
$10.00
Sports Camp at West Lawn 86037CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 12:30pm
$10.00
Strength and Conditioning at West Lawn 81544InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 21, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$16.00
Volleyball - Open at West Lawn 86040OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 11, 2014
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$10.00
Yoga at West Lawn 81805InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom June 21, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Each Saturday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$12.00

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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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Auto Shop 4233 W. 65th St. 1
Baseball Field 4233 W. 65th St. 4
Fieldhouse 4233 W. 65th St. 0
Fitness Centers 4233 W. 65th St. 1 M-F, 9-9:15pm; Sa & Su, 9-4:45pm. ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer 4233 W. 65th St. 1
Gymnasiums 4233 W. 65th St. 1
Meeting/Event Space 4233 W. 65th St. 5
Playgrounds 4233 W. 65th St. 1
Racquetball Courts 4233 W. 65th St. 2
Water Playgrounds 4233 W. 65th St. 0
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.