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

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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.

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, May 1, 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 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Anderson 178523OpenSports - Basketball30 and upMale2017/04/05 23:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$24.00
Basketball - Open at Anderson 178524OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2017/04/07 23:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$19.00
Bitty Basketball at Anderson 178750InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/08 15:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$13.00
Bitty Basketball at Anderson 178751InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/08 16:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$13.00
Park Kids - Spring at Anderson 180345InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 19:15From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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 180728InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Anderson 180827InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/06 21:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Club at Anderson 181367OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/07 23:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Walking Club at Anderson 198126OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2017/04/05 15:00From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$10.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Day Camp at Anderson 195590CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$132.00
Early Bird Camp at Anderson 195726CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$44.00
Extended Camp at Anderson 195815CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$44.00
Harvest Garden at Anderson 196074InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:30From June 26, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
$0
Late Summer Camp at Anderson 196343CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 15:00From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$36.00
Teen Club at Anderson 197212OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/06/16 22:00From June 16, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Anderson 197230Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
$0

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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.