Anderson Playground Park

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

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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 10, 2015.

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 118347CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$120.00
Early Bird Camp at Anderson 118481CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 13:30From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$41.00
Extended Camp at Anderson 118568CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$41.00
Harvest Garden at Anderson 119088InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:30From June 29, 2015 to August 3, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
$0
Late Summer Camp at Anderson 118472CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 15:00From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
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
$16.00
Late Summer Camp at Anderson 118473CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/17 15:00From August 17, 2015 to August 21, 2015
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
$16.00

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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.