Hours

Park Hours
Day Time slot Comment
Sunday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Monday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Fieldhouse Hours
Day Time slot Comment
Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 am-6:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am-6:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am-6:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am-6:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am-6:30 pm
Saturday Closed

Description

At 57.97 acres, Horner Park is one of the largest parks on the North Side and boasts nine softball fields, three senior baseball diamonds with night baseball on two diamonds, two football/soccer fields, four outdoor basketball standards, five tennis courts, a playground, a relaxing nature area and 13 picnic groves.

The park, located at the major intersection of Montrose and California Avenues, plays a prominent role in its Irving Park neighborhood.Horner Park hosts a number of holiday and seasonal special events, including an annual pumpkin patch, movies/concerts in the park, their popular Doggie Egg Hunt along with various public community meetings.The park offers programming to meet every possible age group, interest and need.

Area youth and teens play sports, such as basketball, football, volleyball, softball, track & field and floor hockey.Youth also participate in recreational tumbling and gymnastics. Preschoolers get started as early as age three, building skills in tumbling and tap & ballet.The park offers traditional early childhood recreation classes—preschool; playschool; Moms, Pops & Tots and playgroup. Adults join in athletics with basketball, volleyball and softball leagues.

On the cultural side, Horner Park offers woodcraft for all ages in its downstairs shop.Youth and teens choose from multi-cultural art, piano and guitar. For adults there are more specialized classes, such as tile mosaic, clay/hand building, open pottery studio and Horner Park Jazz Band.

Horner is one of the few parks to teach two levels of American Sign Language, plus offers programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community such as park kids and Friday Night teen club.

History

After 1900, Chicago's northwest side Irving Park community developed quickly. Residential construction boomed, and industries soon located along the North Branch of the Chicago River. Among these was a brick manufacturer, which excavated its riverside property for brick-making clay. Some years later, the company abandoned the site, and the clay pits became a garbage dump. Because community organizations opposed this new use, the property was eventually down-zoned from its industrial designation.

In the spring of 1946, the Chicago Park District began acquiring the nearly 55-acre site as part of a ten-year, citywide plan to increase recreational opportunities throughout the city. In 1949, the park district began demolishing the brick kilns and industrial structures. Filling and grading were soon underway. By the early 1950s, the park had a large tobogganing hill, tennis courts, a playground, and a comfort station. A large, open meadow bordered with trees stretched across the southern section of the park. A fieldhouse was added in 1956. After adding handball courts in the 1970s and making various upgrades in the 1980s, the park district installed a large new soft surface playground with separate areas for tots, young children, and older children.

The park honors Henry Horner (1878-1940), Illinois' first Jewish governor, who served from 1933 to 1940. A native Chicagoan, Horner was appointed attorney for the Cook County Board of Assessors in 1907, and was elected judge of the Cook County Probate Court seven years later. Having gained an early, solid reputation for integrity, he won increasing popularity with diverse segments of the community. This broad-based support propelled Horner to the governorship, and fostered acceptance of a state sales tax to fund much-needed welfare programs during the Depression. A red granite monument in the northwest corner of Horner Park depicts the former governor's accomplishments. The art deco relief, carved by sculptor John David Brcin (b. 1899) in 1948, stood in Grant Park until 1956, when it was moved in time for the Horner Park fieldhouse dedication.

Parking Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Advisory Council

Contact: Peter Schlossman,   President
Phone: (312) 401-8035
Meeting Details:

1st Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. except August. Out of an abundance of caution Park Advisory Council Meetings will be held virtually for the near future. Please contact the Park Advisory Council for meeting information.

Map & Facilities

Governor Henry Horner Memorial

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

Horner Baseball Field

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

Horner Baseball

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

Horner Baseball

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

Horner Baseball

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

Horner Basketball

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

Horner Ceramics Studio

2741 W. Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

Horner Clubrooms

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

Horner Fieldhouse - Jr

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

Horner Fieldhouse

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

Horner Fitness Center

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

Horner Football/Soccer

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

Horner Gymnasium

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

Horner- D & G Inc.

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

:
(773)478-5659

Horner- Emma's Fruitas

2741 W. Montrose
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

:
(773)999-0336

Horner Picnic Groves

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

Horner Playground

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

Horner Tennis Court

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

Horner Woodcraft Room

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

Horner Natural Area

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

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Horner Nature Garden

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

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Mini pitch soccer at Horner

2741 W. Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

:
773.478.3499

Horner Dog Friendly Area

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

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Horner Pickleball Court

2741 W. Montrose Ave
chicago, IL 60618
United States

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Governor Henry Horner Memorial
Governor Henry Horner Memorial

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
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Horner Baseball Field

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
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Horner Baseball

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
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Horner Baseball

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Chicago, IL 60618
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Horner Baseball

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
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Horner Basketball

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
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Horner Ceramics Studio

2741 W. Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
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Horner Clubrooms

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
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Horner Fieldhouse - Jr

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
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Horner Fieldhouse

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
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Horner Fitness Center
Horner Fitness Center

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
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Horner Football/Soccer

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

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Horner Gymnasium

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

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Horner- D & G Inc.

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

:
(773)478-5659
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Horner- Emma's Fruitas

2741 W. Montrose
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

:
(773)999-0336
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Horner Picnic Groves

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

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Horner Playground
Horner Playground

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
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Horner Tennis Court

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
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Horner Woodcraft Room
Horner Woodcraft Room

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
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Horner Natural Area
Horner Natural Area

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
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Horner Nature Garden
Horner Nature Garden

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

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Mini pitch soccer at Horner

2741 W. Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

:
773.478.3499
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Horner Dog Friendly Area

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

:
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Horner Pickleball Court

2741 W. Montrose Ave
chicago, IL 60618
United States

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