Anderson Playground Park

  • 3748 S. Prairie Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60653 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours:
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Christopher Zorich
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6007

Anderson Park totals 0.85 acres. Anderson Park is located in the Douglas community and takes its name from attorney Louis B. Anderson 2nd Ward alderman from 1917 to 1933. The Chicago City Council purchased the site of Anderson Park from the Olivet Baptist Church, one of Chicago’s oldest Black churches, in 1926 and the city’s Bureau of Parks began to develop the property the following year. In 1959, the city transferred Anderson Park to the Chicago Park District. Anderson Park has 4 outdoor basketball courts and sits adjacent to the Mayo School Campus and Wendell Phillips High School baseball field and children’s playground.Inside there is a gymnasium and a meeting room. Many of these spaces are available for rental, such as children’s parties or community meetings.

Park-goers can play basketball and baseball at the facility.After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

History

Anderson Park takes its name from attorney Louis B. Anderson (1870-1946), 2nd Ward alderman from 1917 to 1933. The Chicago City Council purchased the site of Anderson Park from the Olivet Baptist Church in 1926, and the city's Bureau of Parks began to develop the property the following year. In 1959, the city transferred Anderson Park to the Chicago Park District under a law that gave the park district oversight of many city parks. The park district replaced a small recreational building constructed by the city with a new fieldhouse in 1981.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Anderson Basketball

Anderson Basketball

Location Notes: 3748 S. Prairie Ave.

Anderson Fieldhouse

Anderson Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 3748 S. Prairie Ave.

Hours:

Anderson Gymnasium

Anderson Gymnasium

Location Notes: 3748 S. Prairie Ave.

Anderson Clubroom

Anderson Clubroom

Location Notes: 3748 S. Prairie Ave.

Anderson Playground

Anderson Playground

Location Notes: 3748 S. Prairie Ave.

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Anderson Tennis Court

Anderson Tennis Court

Location Notes: 3748 S. Prairie Ave.

Anderson Spray Pool

Anderson Spray Pool

Location Notes: 3748 S. Prairie Ave.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration is on-going while spots are available.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - 3 on 3 at Anderson Playground 92155OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
$5.00
Basketball - 5 on 5 at Anderson Playground 92161OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2014/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$15.00
Basketball - Open at Anderson Playground 92192OpenSports - Basketball30 and upMale2014/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$20.00
Boot Camp at Anderson Playground 92444InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 21 but less than 55Coed2014/09/05 23:30From September 5, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Anderson 94026InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/08/25 19:15From August 25, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 6pm
$30.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Anderson 94100Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/08/25 19:15From August 25, 2014 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 6pm
$90.00
Seasonal Sports at Anderson Playground 94335InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Female2014/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Anderson Playground 94336InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Male2014/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0

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Anderson Park totals 0.85 acres. Anderson Park is located in the Douglas community and takes its name from attorney Louis B. Anderson 2nd Ward alderman from 1917 to 1933. The Chicago City Council purchased the site of Anderson Park from the Olivet Baptist Church, one of Chicago’s oldest Black churches, in 1926 and the city’s Bureau of Parks began to develop the property the following year. In 1959, the city transferred Anderson Park to the Chicago Park District. Anderson Park has 4 outdoor basketball courts and sits adjacent to the Mayo School Campus and Wendell Phillips High School baseball field and children’s playground.Inside there is a gymnasium and a meeting room. Many of these spaces are available for rental, such as children’s parties or community meetings.

Park-goers can play basketball and baseball at the facility.After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

Anderson Park takes its name from attorney Louis B. Anderson (1870-1946), 2nd Ward alderman from 1917 to 1933. The Chicago City Council purchased the site of Anderson Park from the Olivet Baptist Church in 1926, and the city's Bureau of Parks began to develop the property the following year. In 1959, the city transferred Anderson Park to the Chicago Park District under a law that gave the park district oversight of many city parks. The park district replaced a small recreational building constructed by the city with a new fieldhouse in 1981.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.