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

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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

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

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.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, May 1, 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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Bradley 167337Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 19:30From September 6, 2016 to June 16, 2017$66.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Fun and Games at Bradley 193018InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 19:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$0
Fun and Games at Bradley 193679InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Low Impact Aerobics at Bradley 180050InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$36.00
Park Kids - Spring at Bradley Cancelled180350InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 19:30From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$22.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Bradley 180828InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Bradley 180829InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/05 22:00From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Leadership Connection at Bradley 181441InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/04/05 22:30From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Bradley 195306InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/07 21:00From June 7, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Day Camp at Bradley 195596CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$129.00
Early Bird Camp at Bradley 195728CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$18.00
Teen Camp at Bradley 198625CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$129.00

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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.