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 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 register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 11, 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Anderson 211605OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Anderson 211603OpenSports - Basketball30 and upMale2018/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$24.00
Basketball Skills at Anderson 211872InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2018/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Anderson 211907InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$13.00
Bitty Basketball at Anderson 211908InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$13.00
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
Seasonal Sports at Anderson 213564InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Anderson 213565InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Club at Anderson 214110OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Anderson 211604OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2018/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$15.00
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

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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.