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 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Saturday Closed

Description

Located in the Morgan Park community, Kennedy Park totals 18.44 acres and features two multi-purpose rooms. Outside, the park offers four baseball diamonds, swimming pool, playground, roller rink and spray pool. 

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, preschool activities, T-ball, Moms & Tots, and arts & crafts. During the summer, specialty camps are offered which include Lil’ Campers and Summer in the City.

In addition to programs, Kennedy Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family such as holiday-themed events.

History

At 18 acres, Kennedy Park was by far the largest park created by the Calumet Park District, one of 22 independent park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. The Calumet District began to purchase land for this park in 1911 at the urging of Morgan Park residents. By 1912, the Calumet Park District had completed acquisition of a dump site and an existing ball field for park development. The park district immediately erected a bath house. Fourteen years later, a swimming pool was added. Although much of the property remained unimproved through the 1920s, the park district worked with the Morgan Park Woman's Club to create a bird sanctuary and wild flower preserve on 5 undeveloped acres. The park district began full-scale improvements in 1930, using labor from the state's Unemployed Relief Service. The laborers removed hundreds of tons of old auto frames and concrete from the site, graded it, planted trees and shrubbery, and constructed a fieldhouse, all by hand. The Chicago Park District took control of Kennedy Park in 1934, and constructed a new pool and fieldhouse in the early 1960s. Initially known as Western Avenue Park, the park received the name D.J. Kennedy Memorial Park in 1932. The new name honors Dennis J. Kennedy (1871-1932), a member of the Calumet Park District commission from 1910 until his death in 1932, and its president for twenty years.

Parking Directions

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

Advisory Council

Map & Facilities

Kennedy Baseball Field

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

Kennedy Fieldhouse

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

Kennedy Football Field

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

Kennedy Park - Fat Tommy's | Concession

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

:
(773)233-3287

Kennedy Park Pool

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

:
(312)747-6198

Kennedy Paths and Trails

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

Kennedy Playground

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

Kennedy Tennis Court

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

Kennedy Volleyball Court - Outside

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

Korean War Memorial

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60643
United States

Kennedy Park Playground Art

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60643
United States

Kennedy - Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Rink

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60643
United States

:
(312) 747-6198

Kennedy Spray Pool

11320 S WESTERN AVE
Chicago, IL 60643
United States

:
Playground Art
Kennedy Park Playground Art

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60643
United States

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Kennedy Baseball Field

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

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Kennedy - Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Rink

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60643
United States

:
(312) 747-6198
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Kennedy Fieldhouse

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

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Kennedy Spray Pool

11320 S WESTERN AVE
Chicago, IL 60643
United States

:
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Kennedy Football Field

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

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Kennedy Park - Fat Tommy's | Concession

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

:
(773)233-3287
Show on Map
Kennedy Park Pool
Kennedy Park Pool

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

:
(312)747-6198
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Kennedy Paths and Trails

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

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Kennedy Playground

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

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Kennedy Tennis Court

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

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Kennedy Volleyball Court - Outside

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
United States

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Korean War Memorial
Korean War Memorial

11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60643
United States

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