Anderson Playground Park

  • 3748 S. Prairie Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60653 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Jamal Burton
  • 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.

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.

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 22, 2016.

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 165135OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Anderson 165137OpenSports - Basketball30 and upMale2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$22.00
Basketball - Open at Anderson 165136OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$17.00
Bitty Basketball at Anderson 185293InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$12.00
Bitty Basketball at Anderson 185294InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$12.00
Park Kids - Fall at Anderson 167261InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/13 19:15From September 13, 2016 to December 23, 2016
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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Anderson 167335Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/13 19:15From September 13, 2016 to June 23, 2017$96.00
Seasonal Sports at Anderson 167728InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Anderson 167729InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Club at Anderson 185295OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Walking Club at Anderson 185296OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2016/09/21 15:00From September 21, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$10.00

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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.