Chicago Park District
Anderson Park

Anderson Park

 
Anderson Playground Park

Anderson Playground Park

 
Anderson Playground Park

Anderson Playground Park

 

Anderson Playground Park

3748 S Prairie Ave Chicago, IL 60653

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm, Fieldhouse: 11:30 am - 8:00 pm

Park Supervisor:
Christopher Zorich

(312) 747-6007

 
 
 

Description

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.

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Monday, March 3.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Monday, April 14.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us!  

 

 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Basketball Court - Outdoor 3748 S. Prairie Ave. 4
Fieldhouse 3748 S. Prairie Ave. 0
Gymnasiums 3748 S. Prairie Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 3748 S. Prairie Ave. 1
Playgrounds 3748 S. Prairie Ave. 1
Tennis Courts 3748 S. Prairie Ave. 2
Water Spray Features 3748 S. Prairie Ave. 1
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.

 

 

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