Kelly Woodlawn Church is 8 miles due south of downtown Chicago in a neighborhood called Park Manor in the Greater Grand Crossing community area of Chicago. The church located on King Drive just north of 71st Street is easily accessible by automobile, public transportation or even bicycle.
By automobile, Kelly Woodlawn Church is located near major interstate highways. King Drive, the north-south thoroughfare on which Kelly Woodlawn sits, is approximately one-half mile east of I-94 (the Dan Ryan Expressway as it is called in Chicago).
- If traveling on I-94 (the Dan Ryan) take exit #59C (71st Street). Head east on 71st Street to King Drive (the second stoplight once past the vicinity of the expressway), turn left (northbound) onto King Drive and you will find Kelly Woodlawn Church on your right just beyond the stop sign at the next street (70th Street).
- If traveling on I-90 (the Chicago Skyway) there is only a westbound exit nearby (St. Lawrence Avenue). Take that exit (#101), make a sharp left turn (southbound) onto St. Lawrence Avenue. Proceed to the stoplight ahead (approximately one-eighth mile). Turn right (westbound) at that stoplight onto 71st Street. Proceed along 71st Street to the next stoplight (one-quarter mile), King Drive. Turn right (northbound) onto King Drive and you will find Kelly Woodlawn Church on your right just beyond the stop sign at the next street (70th Street).
Public transportation directions
Kelly Woodlawn Church is well served by public transportation in Chicago. The #3 King Drive route has a stop at 70th Street, the intersection where Kelly Woodlawn Church is located. The #71 71st Street route has a stop at King Drive, one-eighth mile (one block) to the south, and both the #30, South Chicago route, and the #67, 67th-69th-71st route have a stop at King Drive, one-eighth mile (one block) to the north.
The CTA’s “Red Line” trains stop about three-quarters of a mile away at “69th Street.” From there take either the #71, #30, or #67 routes (eastbound) to their King Drive stops as described above. The “Green Line” train has a “King Drive” stop about one mile to the north. From there take a southbound #3 King Drive bus to 70th Street as described above.
For precise public transportation directions (including estimated travel times) from anywhere in the Chicago metropolitan area, click here, enter your starting location, then click the “transit” icon above the starting location. For general information about public transportation in Chicago click here or call the Regional Transportation Authority hotline at (312) 836-7000.
Chicago has one of the largest “bikeshare” programs in the United States. The bikeshare program operates under the name “Divvy” and allows for station-to-station bicycle riding for either low flat rates or unlimited rides for an annual fee that can be as low as $5 for the entire first year (the Divvy for Everyone or D4E program). There is a Divvy station less than one-quarter mile from Kelly Woodlawn Church.
- here, enter your starting location, then click the “bicycle” icon above the starting location for biking directions to this Divvy station;
- here, then click the “walking” icon above the starting location for the walking directions from the Divvy station to Kelly Woodlawn Church
- here for more information about the Divvy bikeshare program
- and here for the special “Divvy for Everyone” program.
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