Chicago Park District
Bosley Fieldhouse

Bosley Fieldhouse

 
Bosley Playground Park

Bosley Playground Park

 
Bosley Basketball Court

Bosley Basketball Court

 

Bosley Playground Park

3044 S Bonfield St Chicago, IL 60608

Hours: +Park: 10am - 6pm,

Fieldhouse M/W/F 12pm - 8pm, Sa-Su Closed

Park Supervisor:
Sean Ortiz

(312) 747-6026

 
 
 

Description

Located in the Bridgeport Community, Bosley Park totals [2.38] acres and features a D-2 field house with a meeting room. Outside, the park offers a basketball court, an athletic field for football and soccer, horseshoe area, a playground and interactive water spray feature.

Many of these spaces are available for rental such as soccer play. Park-goers can play 5 on 5 soccer, flag football, basketball and other seasonal sports at the facility. After school sports programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camp for summer includes a play camp for toddlers. In addition to programs, Bosley Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Easter Bunny Events and a community flea market.

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Monday, March 3.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Monday, April 14.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us!  

 

 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 3044 S. Bonfield St. 1
Basketball Court - Outdoor 3044 S. Bonfield St. Lighted 1 Mid-Size Court
Fieldhouse 3044 S. Bonfield St. 0
Football / Soccer - Grass 3044 S. Bonfield St. 1 Suitable for children
Horseshoe Pits 3044 S. Bonfield St. 3
Meeting/Event Space 3044 S. Bonfield St. 2 Club rooms for 20 people or less
Playgrounds 3044 S. Bonfield St. Rubberized Surface 1
Water Spray Features 3044 S. Bonfield St. 1
In 1899, Mayor Carter Harrison formed the Special Park Commission to study Chicago's open space needs and establish playgrounds in densely-populated neighborhoods. Two years later, the commission created Bosley Park. Originally known as Holden Playground, the new park provided breathing space in the overcrowded Bridgeport neighborhood as well as a playground for nearby Holden Elementary School. Recognizing that, at less than one acre, this small playground could not meet all of the community's recreational needs, the Special Park Commission began efforts to enlarge the park. In 1902, the city began leasing adjacent property from the University of Chicago and a private owner, with the option to buy the land in the future. Then in 1907, the city extended the lease agreement with the University of Chicago to include additional property, expanding the park to more than two acres in size. After its expansion, Holden Park included a small recreation building, sand boxes, playground equipment, and a playfield. During wintertime, the playfield was flooded for ice skating and a toboggan slide was erected. In 1916, Mr. William F. Bosley donated $9,000, allowing the city to purchase the leased property. In gratitude for this generous donation, the city renamed the site for Bosley. After initial improvements, the park remained largely unchanged until 1939, when the city installed a wading pool at one end of the rectangular site. In the early 1950s, the wading pool was converted to a spraypool and basketball courts were installed. The city transferred Bosley Park to the Chicago Park District along with more than 250 other properties in 1959. Thirty years later, the park received a new soft surface playground and its landscape underwent a major re-planting.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

 

 

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