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

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

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 PlaygroundAccessible

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Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Emmerson Tennis

Emmerson Tennis

Location Notes: 1820 W. Granville 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 Monday, April 11, 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
Basketball at Emmerson 143000InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2016/04/20 21:00From April 20, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Drop-in at Emmerson 143490InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/03/29 21:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Soccer at Emmerson 145278InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/04/18 21:00From April 18, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Teen Club at Emmerson 145626OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/04/08 21:00From April 8, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Walking Club at Emmerson 146173OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2016/03/28 14:30From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball League at Emmerson 156225Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/07/11 21:00From July 4, 2016 to August 8, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Day Camp at Emmerson 156406CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$188.00
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Emmerson 158379Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/12 21:00From July 12, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Emmerson 158378Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19Coed2016/07/13 21:00From July 13, 2016 to August 19, 2016
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.