Anderson Playground Park

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

Anderson Park totals 0.85 acres and is located in the Douglas community. The park is named attorney Louis B. Anderson, 2nd Ward alderman from 1917 to 1933. 

Anderson Park has four outdoor basketball courts and sits adjacent to the Mayo School Campus and Wendell Phillips High School, where it shares a baseball field and children’s playground. Inside, the park offers a gymnasium and a meeting room. Many of these spaces are available for rental for children's parties, community meetings and other events. 

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.

Mosaic

Mosaic (1)

Location Notes: Field house lobby

Descriptors: Indoor, Mosaic or Ceramic

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 PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

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

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 14, 2017.

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 - Open at Anderson 205178OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to November 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Anderson 205180OpenSports - Basketball30 and upMale2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to November 22, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$23.00
Basketball - Open at Anderson 205179OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to November 24, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$18.00
Bitty Basketball at Anderson 205469InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$13.00
Bitty Basketball at Anderson 205470InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$13.00
Park Kids - Fall at Anderson 207058InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 19:15From September 5, 2017 to December 15, 2017
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
$34.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Anderson 224574Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 19:15From September 5, 2017 to June 18, 2018
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
$102.00
Seasonal Sports at Anderson 207382InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Anderson 207383InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to November 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Club at Anderson 207966OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Walking Club at Anderson 208493OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2017/09/13 15:00From September 13, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$11.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Anderson 213317InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 20:15From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
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
$32.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Anderson 219244InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 19:15From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
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
$32.00

Documents

There are no documents available.

Photos & Videos

There are no photos or videos available.

Reviews

Description

Anderson Park totals 0.85 acres and is located in the Douglas community. The park is named attorney Louis B. Anderson, 2nd Ward alderman from 1917 to 1933. 

Anderson Park has four outdoor basketball courts and sits adjacent to the Mayo School Campus and Wendell Phillips High School, where it shares a baseball field and children’s playground. Inside, the park offers a gymnasium and a meeting room. Many of these spaces are available for rental for children's parties, community meetings and other events. 

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.