Hours

Park Hours
Day Time slot Comment
Sunday: 6:00 am-9:00 pm
Monday: 6:00 am-9:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 am-9:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 am-9:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 am-9:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 am-9:00 pm
Fieldhouse Hours

Description

Located in the Near West community area, Touhy-Herbert Park totals 3.91 acres and features baseball fields, basketball courts, an interactive water spray feature and a playground that was renovated in 2016 as part of Mayor Emanuel's Chicago Plays! Program. The park's small fieldhouse is currently closed. 

Park programs are conducted seasonally out of the neighboring James Jordan Boys & Girls Club & Family Center, 2102 W. Monroe St.  

History

In 1917, the Chicago City Council authorized the purchase of land at the corner of West Adams and South Hoyne Streets. By 1928, the city had acquired enough additional property to create Touhy-Herbert Park, constructing a playing field, a skating pond and an office building/shelter house. Twenty years later, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation built a fieldhouse there.

In 1959, the city transferred the park to the Chicago Park District, which purchased additional land to expand the park to its current 8 acres. Since 1961, the park district and the Board of Education have jointly operated the park and the adjacent Herbert Elementary School.

As early as 1930, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation referred to this site as Touhy Park, a name that recognized the public service of local resident John J. Touhy (1888-1974). Touhy served as a city alderman from 1917 until 1926, when he was elected a trustee of the Sanitary District of Chicago. In 1950, he left the Sanitary District to become a Cook County Commissioner. Touhy retired from office in 1970.

In 1999, the Chicago Park District officially designated the site Touhy-Herbert Park, a name commonly used by neighbors. The new name, of course, mirrors that of the nearby school, which honors American musician, composer, and conductor Victor Herbert (1859-1924). The New York Times eulogized Herbert as "America's Leading Composer of Light Opera."

Parking/Directions

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

Advisory Council

Contact: Randy Carter,   President
Meeting Details:

1st Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

Out of an abundance of caution Park Advisory Council Meetings will be held virtually for the near future. Please contact the Touhy Herbert PAC for details.

Map & Facilities

Touhy-Herbert Park Fieldhouse

2106 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60612
United States

Touhy-Herbert Baseball/Softball Fields

2106 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60612
United States

Touhy-Herbert Playground

2106 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60612
United States

Touhy-Herbert Water Spray Feature

2106 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60612
United States

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Touhy-Herbert Park Fieldhouse

2106 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60612
United States

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Touhy-Herbert Baseball/Softball Fields

2106 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60612
United States

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Touhy-Herbert Playground
Touhy-Herbert Playground

2106 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60612
United States

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Touhy-Herbert Water Spray Feature

2106 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60612
United States

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