Recreation and Sports

Hours and Facilities

Helwig Recreation Center is located on North Park’s campus at the corner of Kedzie and Carmen avenues. The building’s physical address is 3205 W. Carmen Ave., Chicago, IL 60625. The front desk of the building can be reached at (773) 244-5700.

Spring 2024


Monday–Thursday 7:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00–8:00 p.m.


North Park University and Helwig Recreation Center management may modify hours and close early under certain conditions without prior notice.

You must have a current and valid North Park ID to access Helwig Recreation Center.

First Floor

Donna and Jim Blair Fitness Area

  • Upright Bikes
  • Recumbent Bikes
  • Rowing Machines
  • Stairclimbers
  • Stairmill
  • Adaptive Motion Trainers
  • Treadmills
  • Elliptical Cross Trainers
  • Selectorized Weight Machines
  • Adjustable Multipurpose Cable Machines
  • Free weights, kettle bells, and body bars
  • Fitness mats
  • Stability and Bosu balls
  • Stretching area
  • Jon and Linda Brorson Climbing Wall
  • 200-meter, 2-lane indoor track
  • 2 basketball and 3 volleyball courts
  • 35-yard practice turf

Second Floor

Fitness Class Floor

  • Spinning bikes
  • Free weights
  • Yoga mats
  • Pilates rings
  • Punching bag

Lower Level

John and Bev Schwan Weight Room

  • Adjustable Multipurpose Cable Machines
  • Plate Loaded Hammer Strength Machines
  • Adjustable Cable Cross Over Machine
  • Free Weights: Dumbbells, Plates, and Olympic Bars
  • Flat and Adjustable Benches
  • Smith Machine
  • Lifting Platforms
  • Abdominal Work Station
  • Back Extension Bench
  • Leg Raise