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 2020

Helwig Recreation Center will be closed for Easter Break April 10- April 12

Monday – Thursday 7:00 am- 11:00pm
Friday 7:00am- 7:00pm
Saturday 10:00am- 6:00pm
Sunday 2:00pm- 8:00pm


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

Swimming at Northeastern Illinois University

All North Park students, faculty and staff have access to NEIU’s pool and recreation center during the school year. You must have a valid North Park ID to gain access. Please contact Ericka Adams with questions.