Hours

Park Hours
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
Sunday Closed
Monday 8:00 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am-8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am-8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm

History

Kelvyn was among the original parks created by the Northwest Park District, which first formed in 1911. At that time, the Northwest Park District aimed to provide one park for each of the ten square miles within its growing middle-class jurisdiction. The park district began purchasing land for Mozart, Kelyvn, and Kosciuszko Parks in early 1914, receiving input from the Special Parks Commission and the West End Fullerton Avenue Improvement Association on how to develop the park. The district hired American Park Builders Inc. to produce the landscape design for Kelvyn Park. (The American Park Builders also designed Portage Park.) In 1928, a handsome two-story brick field house was constructed in Kelvyn Park. Designed by architect Walter W. Ahlschlager (1887–1965), the building is nearly identical to the field houses at Riis and Simons Parks.

Kelvyn Park takes its name from the surrounding Kelvyn Park subdivision. The subdivision honors British Baronet William Thomson Kelvyn (1824–1907), an eminent mathematician and physicist whose scientific research revolutionized thinking about the thermal properties of steam. Kelvyn Park became part of the Chicago Park District in 1934, when all of the city’s 22 independent park commissions were consolidated into a single agency.

Parking Directions

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

Advisory Council

Contact: Jeff Kowalsky,   President
Meeting Details:

1st Wednesday of the month @ 6pm

 

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4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

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Chicago, IL 60639

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Chicago, IL 60639

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Chicago, IL 60639

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