Emmerson Park

  • 1820 W. Granville Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60660 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Moseth Sample
  • Park 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.

Parking/Directions

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Emmerson Basketball

Emmerson Basketball

Location Notes: 1820 W. Granville Ave.

Emmerson FIeldhouse

Emmerson FIeldhouse

Location Notes: 1820 W. Granville Ave.

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Emmerson Clubroom

Emmerson Clubroom

Location Notes: 1820 W. Granville Ave.

Emmerson Playground

Emmerson Playground

Location Notes: 1820 W. Granville Ave.

Emmerson Tennis

Emmerson Tennis

Location Notes: 1820 W. Granville Ave.

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, April 20, 2015.

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
Basketball at Emmerson 105337InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2015/04/01 23:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$0
Drop-in at Emmerson 105797OpenOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
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
$0
Soccer at Emmerson 107478InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 23:15From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$0
Teen Club at Emmerson 107814OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/07 23:30From April 7, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Walking Club at Emmerson 108319OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2015/03/30 14:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball League at Emmerson 118183Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Day Camp at Emmerson 118375CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$179.00
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Emmerson 121234Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/30 21:00From June 30, 2015 to August 6, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Emmerson 121233Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19Coed2015/07/01 21:00From July 1, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
$0

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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.

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.