Bradley Park

  • 9729 S Yates Ave   Chicago, Illinois 60617 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours: ,
  • Park Supervisor: Cheryl Alli
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6022

Located in the Jeffery Manor community, Bradley Park totals 4.11 acres and features a multi-purpose clubroom. Outside, the park offers a playground, tennis courts, ball diamonds, and basketball courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our multi-purpose room and fields.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, fitness Sports Club. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Bradley Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family such as holiday-themed events.

History

In 1943, developers of the Jeffery Manor section of the South Deering community dedicated four acres on South Yates Avenue to the City of Chicago for use as a public park. For a time, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation maintained the park as an unimproved playfield. In 1958, however, the bureau drew up plans for a new playground with a small brick recreational building, and construction began. The following year, the city transferred the park to the Chicago Park District along with more than 250 other properties. The park district rebuilt the playground and installed new tennis courts in 1975.

For years, the site was known as Bensley Park for a nearby street. In 1989, at the request of the United Neighborhood Organization of Southeast Chicago, the park district renamed the site Bradley Park in honor of local resident and community activist Josephine Bradley. One of UNO's founders, Bradley worked closely with the organization to meet various needs in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood. Bradley secured use of the Luella School gym for after school youth programs. She helped her community deal with its flooding problems, and showed an active interest in the area's parks. Bradley also served as president of her parish outreach team.

Parking/Directions

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

Bradley Baseball Fields

Bradley Baseball Fields

Location Notes: 9729 S. Yates Ave.

Bradley Basketball

Bradley Basketball

Location Notes: 9729 S. Yates Ave.

Bradley Fieldhouse

Bradley Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 9729 S. Yates Ave.

Hours: ,

Bradley Football/Soccer

Bradley Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 9729 S. Yates Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Bradley Clubrooms

Bradley Clubrooms

Location Notes: 9729 S. Yates Ave.

Bradley Playground

Bradley PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Bradley Tennis Courts

Bradley Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 9729 S. Yates Ave.

Bradley Volleyball

Bradley Volleyball

Location Notes: 9729 S. Yates Ave.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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 view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 14, 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
Gymnastics at Bradley 221068InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 17Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Low Impact Aerobics at Bradley 206746InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$36.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Bradley 207498InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Bradley 207499InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Table Tennis at Bradley 221067InstructionSports - Table TennisAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 19:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$0
Team Tumbling Camp at Bradley 221069CampsCamps - SportsAt least but less than 17Coed2017/09/13 21:30From September 13, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Leadership Connection at Bradley 208042InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0

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Located in the Jeffery Manor community, Bradley Park totals 4.11 acres and features a multi-purpose clubroom. Outside, the park offers a playground, tennis courts, ball diamonds, and basketball courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our multi-purpose room and fields.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, fitness Sports Club. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Bradley Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family such as holiday-themed events.

In 1943, developers of the Jeffery Manor section of the South Deering community dedicated four acres on South Yates Avenue to the City of Chicago for use as a public park. For a time, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation maintained the park as an unimproved playfield. In 1958, however, the bureau drew up plans for a new playground with a small brick recreational building, and construction began. The following year, the city transferred the park to the Chicago Park District along with more than 250 other properties. The park district rebuilt the playground and installed new tennis courts in 1975.

For years, the site was known as Bensley Park for a nearby street. In 1989, at the request of the United Neighborhood Organization of Southeast Chicago, the park district renamed the site Bradley Park in honor of local resident and community activist Josephine Bradley. One of UNO's founders, Bradley worked closely with the organization to meet various needs in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood. Bradley secured use of the Luella School gym for after school youth programs. She helped her community deal with its flooding problems, and showed an active interest in the area's parks. Bradley also served as president of her parish outreach team.

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