Pasteur Park

5825 S. Kostner Ave.
Chicago, IL 60629

(773) 284-0530


Pasteur Park and the adjacent school bear the name of chemist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895). A native of Dole, France, Pasteur is recognized as the founder of the microbiological sciences. Pasteur postulated that microscopic organisms, which he called germs, caused both spoilage in food and disease in humans. Following up on his theories through experimentation, he developed pasteurization, a heat treatment that destroys micro-organisms in food and other perishable items.

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  • Place Cost Free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Monday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Tuesday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Wednesday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Thursday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Friday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Saturday 6:00am - 11:00pm

Pasteur Park: From the Parents


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