Horner Park is located at 2741 W Montrose Avenue and is only five minutes away from McKinley Family Chiropractic in the Chicago, Illinois area. Situated on almost 58 acres, it is one of the biggest parks on the north side of Chicago and features several softball and baseball fields as well as tennis and basketball courts, two football or soccer fields, a playground, a peaceful nature area, and thirteen picnic groves.
The park can be found at the major intersection of Montrose and California Avenues and plays an integral part in its Irving Park neighborhood by hosting special events such as movies and concerts, the annual pumpkin patch and doggie egg hunt, and a variety of public community meetings. People of all ages, interests, and needs can find something fun to do at Horner Park.
The park was named after Henry Horner who was Illinois’ first Jewish governor and served from 1933 to 1940. A native of Chicago, he 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. The accomplishments of the former governor are depicted on a red, granite monument at the northwest corner of Horner Park.