Chicago Park District
Bradley Park

Bradley Park

 
Bradley Park Fieldhouse

Bradley Park Fieldhouse

 
Bradley Park Basketball Court

Bradley Park Basketball Court

 

Bradley Park

9729 S Yates Ave Chicago, IL 60617

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm

Fieldhouse: M-F 2pm - 6:30pm, Sa-Su Closed

Park Supervisor:
Cheryl Alli

(312) 747-6022

 
 
 

Description

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.

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  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 Saturday, April 12.  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 9729 S. Yates Ave. 2
Basketball Court - Outdoor 9729 S. Yates Ave. 1
Fieldhouse 9729 S. Yates Ave. 0
Football / Soccer - Grass 9729 S. Yates Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 9729 S. Yates Ave. 2
Playgrounds 9729 S. Yates Ave. 1
Tennis Courts 9729 S. Yates Ave. 2
Volleyball Courts- Outdoor 9729 S. Yates Ave. 1

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.

Contact: Cheryl Alli

Contact Title: Park Supervisor

Phone: (312) 747-6022

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

 

 

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