Emmerson Park

  • 1820 W. Granville Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60660 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Moseth Sample
  • Phone: (773) 761-0433

Located in the West Ridge community (at the corner of Granville and Ridge Avenues), this 2.34-acre park contains a small fieldhouse with a kitchen, a playground with sandbox and spray pool, two tennis courts and two basketball standards.

During the fall, winter, and spring sessions, Emmerson Park offers Park Kids after school program and sports programs for youth.

During the summer session, Emmerson Park offers a fun-filled day camp program for youth. Day campers have a blast participating in weekly field trips, arts & crafts, special visits from police and fire department personnel, as well as special-event days, such as pajama day, crazy hat and sock day.

Additionally, Emmerson Park offers youth crafts to celebrate most holidays and serves as host to the neighborhood’s bi-monthly CAPS meetings.

History

In 1931, the Lincoln Park Commission created Emmerson Park, the last of the district's seven neighborhood parks. The population of the West Ridge neighborhood had grown from 7,500 residents in 1920 to 40,000 residents ten years later, and there were few public parks in the area. The park commission acquired a two-acre parcel from the Chicago Town and Tennis Club, adjacent to the Chicago Elk Club. Although the new park was quite small, it was improved as a lovely green space with a wading pool, a children's playground, tennis courts, gardens, and a comfort station. In 1934, the Lincoln Park Commission was consolidated into the Chicago Park District. The Park District remodeled Emmerson Park comfort station into a recreation center in 1961. Emmerson Park honors Louis L. Emmerson (1863-1941), who was Governor of Illinois during the park's creation. Having served as Secretary of State for three terms beginning in 1916, Emmerson was elected Governor in 1928 and remained in office until 1933.

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Emmerson Basketball

Emmerson Basketball

Location: 1820 W. Granville Ave.

Emmerson FIeldhouse

Emmerson FIeldhouse

Location: 1820 W. Granville Ave.

Emmerson Clubroom

Emmerson Clubroom

Location: 1820 W. Granville Ave.

Emmerson Playground

Emmerson Playground

Location: 1820 W. Granville Ave.

Emmerson Tennis

Emmerson Tennis

Location: 1820 W. Granville Ave.

Fall Programs

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Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 11, 2014.

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
Drop-in at Emmerson 92789InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$5.00
Homework Time at Emmerson 93143InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$5.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Emmerson 93852InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports at Emmerson 94352InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 10 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$5.00
Seasonal Sports at Emmerson 94353InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$10.00
Teen Club at Emmerson 94841OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Free

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Description

Located in the West Ridge community (at the corner of Granville and Ridge Avenues), this 2.34-acre park contains a small fieldhouse with a kitchen, a playground with sandbox and spray pool, two tennis courts and two basketball standards.

During the fall, winter, and spring sessions, Emmerson Park offers Park Kids after school program and sports programs for youth.

During the summer session, Emmerson Park offers a fun-filled day camp program for youth. Day campers have a blast participating in weekly field trips, arts & crafts, special visits from police and fire department personnel, as well as special-event days, such as pajama day, crazy hat and sock day.

Additionally, Emmerson Park offers youth crafts to celebrate most holidays and serves as host to the neighborhood’s bi-monthly CAPS meetings.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Basketball Court - Outdoor 1820 W. Granville Ave. 1
Fieldhouse 1820 W. Granville Ave. 0
Meeting/Event Space 1820 W. Granville Ave. 1
Playgrounds 1820 W. Granville Ave. 1
Tennis Courts 1820 W. Granville Ave. 2
In 1931, the Lincoln Park Commission created Emmerson Park, the last of the district's seven neighborhood parks. The population of the West Ridge neighborhood had grown from 7,500 residents in 1920 to 40,000 residents ten years later, and there were few public parks in the area. The park commission acquired a two-acre parcel from the Chicago Town and Tennis Club, adjacent to the Chicago Elk Club. Although the new park was quite small, it was improved as a lovely green space with a wading pool, a children's playground, tennis courts, gardens, and a comfort station. In 1934, the Lincoln Park Commission was consolidated into the Chicago Park District. The Park District remodeled Emmerson Park comfort station into a recreation center in 1961. Emmerson Park honors Louis L. Emmerson (1863-1941), who was Governor of Illinois during the park's creation. Having served as Secretary of State for three terms beginning in 1916, Emmerson was elected Governor in 1928 and remained in office until 1933.

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