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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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 view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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 - Open at West Lawn 202378OpenSports - Basketball30 and upCoed2017/09/12 18:15From September 12, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 3:15pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 3:15pm
$21.00
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
Bitty Basketball at West Lawn 202549InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/17 16:00From September 17, 2017 to November 19, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$13.00
Bitty Basketball at West Lawn 202550InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to November 20, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Boot Camp at West Lawn 202863InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/16 15:30From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$19.00
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
Cheerleading - Recreational at West Lawn 202624InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$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
Flag Football at West Lawn 202901InstructionSports - FootballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2017/09/05 23:30From September 5, 2017 to October 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$9.00
Flag Football at West Lawn 202902InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to October 12, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$9.00
Floor Hockey at West Lawn 202950InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Floor Hockey at West Lawn 202951InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Fun and Games at West Lawn 203009InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to November 20, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 10:45am
$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
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at West Lawn 203470InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 14:30From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$15.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at West Lawn 203506InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/12 15:30From September 12, 2017 to November 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$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
Music and Movement at West Lawn 203528InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/15 15:15From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$13.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at West Lawn 203600InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$13.00
Play School at West Lawn 203753InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 17:00From September 12, 2017 to November 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm
$68.00
Recreational Tumbling at West Lawn 203832InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Recreational Tumbling at West Lawn 203833InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Seasonal Sports at West Lawn 203916InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/09/13 22:00From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Small Group Personal Training at West Lawn 204008InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/16 16:45From September 16, 2017 to October 14, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$28.00
Small Group Personal Training at West Lawn 204009InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/10/21 16:45From October 21, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$28.00
Soccer at West Lawn 204114InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/17 15:00From September 17, 2017 to November 19, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to 10:45am
$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 204141Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$19.00
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
Storytime & Crafts at West Lawn 204217InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 16:15From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$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
$13.00
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 204333OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/09/11 20:15From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$0
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
Tot Spot at West Lawn 204500OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/09/11 16:15From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$13.00
Yoga at West Lawn 204749InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/15 16:15From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$13.00
Yoga at West Lawn 204750InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 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.