Bradley Park

  • 9729 S Yates Ave   Chicago, Illinois 60617 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
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  • 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.

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  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, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

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
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Bradley 156104InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/15 21:00From June 15, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Day Camp at Bradley 156382CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$123.00
Early Bird Camp at Bradley 156511CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$17.00
Late Summer Camp at Bradley 157003CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
$26.00

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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.

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.