Anderson Playground Park

  • 3748 S. Prairie Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60653 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours:
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Christopher Zorich
  • 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

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Anderson Basketball

Anderson Basketball

Location: 3748 S. Prairie Ave.

Anderson Fieldhouse

Anderson Fieldhouse

Location: 3748 S. Prairie Ave.

Anderson Gymnasium

Anderson Gymnasium

Location: 3748 S. Prairie Ave.

Anderson Clubroom

Anderson Clubroom

Location: 3748 S. Prairie Ave.

Anderson Playground

Anderson Playground

Location: 3748 S. Prairie Ave.

Anderson Tennis Court

Anderson Tennis Court

Location: 3748 S. Prairie Ave.

Anderson Spray Pool

Anderson Spray Pool

Location: 3748 S. Prairie Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 11, 2014.

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
Day Camp at Anderson Playground 82209CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4:30pm
$115.00
Day Camp at Anderson Playground 82209CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4:30pm
$115.00
Day Camp at Anderson Playground 82209CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4:30pm
$115.00
Drop-In Camp at Anderson Playground 82337CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4:30pm
$15.00
Drop-In Camp at Anderson Playground 82337CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4:30pm
$15.00
Drop-In Camp at Anderson Playground 82337CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4:30pm
$15.00
Early Bird Camp at Anderson Playground 82341CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8:30am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8:30am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8:30am to 10am
Each Friday from 8:30am to 10am
$40.00
Early Bird Camp at Anderson Playground 82341CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8:30am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8:30am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8:30am to 10am
Each Friday from 8:30am to 10am
$40.00
Early Bird Camp at Anderson Playground 82341CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8:30am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8:30am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8:30am to 10am
Each Friday from 8:30am to 10am
$40.00
Extended Camp at Anderson Playground 82154CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$40.00
Harvest Garden at Anderson Playground 82575InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Free
Harvest Garden at Anderson Playground 82575InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Free
Harvest Garden at Anderson Playground 82575InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Free
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - 3 on 3 at Anderson Playground 92155OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
$5.00
Basketball - 5 on 5 at Anderson Playground 92161OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$15.00
Basketball - Open at Anderson Playground 92192OpenSports - Basketball30 and upMaleFrom September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$20.00
Boot Camp at Anderson Playground 92444InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 21 but less than 55CoedFrom September 5, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00

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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.

 

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.