Anderson Playground Park

  • 3748 S. Prairie Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60653 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , , , ,
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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: Playground Art

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.

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, February 29, 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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Anderson 127388Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/08 19:15From September 8, 2015 to June 17, 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
$93.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Anderson 151192OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
$16.00
Basketball - Open at Anderson 136564OpenSports - Basketball30 and upMale2016/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$21.00
Basketball - Teen League at Anderson 150574Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
$0
Basketball at Anderson 151191InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball League at Anderson 151194Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$150.00
Bitty Basketball at Anderson 150572InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$10.00
Bitty Basketball at Anderson 150573InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$10.00
Circuit Training at Anderson 151196InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/04 16:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$10.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Anderson 138355InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 20:15From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 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
$31.00
Seasonal Sports at Anderson 138611InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Anderson 138612InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Club at Anderson 151195OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Anderson 151193OpenSports - Volleyball14 and upCoed2016/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$10.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Anderson 154140OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Anderson 142869OpenSports - Basketball30 and upMale2016/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$22.00
Basketball - Open at Anderson 142870OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2016/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$17.00
Bitty Basketball at Anderson 153441InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$11.00
Bitty Basketball at Anderson 153442InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/04/02 16:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$11.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Anderson 144573InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 19:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$31.00
Seasonal Sports at Anderson 144971InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 21:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Anderson 145060InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Strength & Conditioning at Anderson 153443InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2016/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$10.00
Teen Club at Anderson 154141OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0

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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.

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.