Fuller Park

  • 331 W. 45th St   Chicago, Illinois 60609 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Michael Brown
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6144

Fuller (Melville) located in Fuller Park Community, Fuller Park totals 10.50 acres and features a field house kitchen, fitness center, 2 gymnasium, an auditorium and meeting rooms. Outside, the park features a swimming pool, refurbished patio and fountain area, basketball courts, athletic field for soccer and football, baseball field, tennis courts, playground and interactive water spray pool.

Many of these spaces are available for rental such as the fountain area for weddings.

Park-goers can play basketball, baseball and swim at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Fuller Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as black history photo exhibits, gym showcases and holiday events like Easter Bunny activities.

History

Planned in 1903 as part of the South Park Commission's revolutionary neighborhood park system, Fuller Park did not open to the public until 1911. The first ten south side neighborhood parks: Armour, Cornell, Davis, Russell, and Mark White Squares, and Bessemer, Ogden, Sherman, Hamilton, and Palmer Parks, were completed in 1905. Nationally influential, they provided "breathing spaces" as well as social and recreational services to their congested neighborhoods. Community protests about the proposed location for Fuller Park delayed its development until a nearby site was selected in 1908. The new site had some difficult conditions, however landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers were able to make these problems into assets. For instance, unsightly raised train tracks were hidden by an attractive grandstand. Fuller Park's delay gave architect Edward H. Bennett of D. H. Burnham and Co. an opportunity to refine design concepts. Unlike Bennett's earlier fieldhouses, the first of the building-type nationally, Fuller Park's facility consisted of a symmetrical complex of buildings flanking a central outdoor children's courtyard. Commissioner Judge John Barton Payne donated funds for murals in the fieldhouse assembly hall. Painted by renowned muralist John Warner Norton, the artworks feature scenes of Spanish and French Explorers. Fuller Park honors Melville W. Fuller (1833-1910), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1888 until 1910. A leader of the Chicago Bar, Fuller served as counsel for the City of Chicago in riparian rights disputes related to the development of parkland on the lakefront. Fuller served as a South Park Commissioner from 1882 until 1887.

Parking/Directions

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

Fuller Diamond

Fuller Diamond

Location Notes: 331 W. 45th St

Basketball Court - Outdoor

Basketball Court - Outdoor

Location Notes: 331 W. 45th St.

Fuller Boxing Gymnasium

Fuller Boxing Gymnasium

Location Notes: 331 W. 45th St

Fuller Fieldhouse

Fuller Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 331 W. 45th St

Hours: , ,

Fuller Fitness Center

Fuller Fitness Center

Location Notes: 331 W. 45th St

Notes: M-F 8am-9pm Sat 8am-4pm Sun 10am-3pm ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership

Fuller Gymnasium

Fuller Gymnasium

Location Notes: 331 W. 45th St

Fuller Auditorium & Clubrooms

Fuller Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location Notes: 331 W. 45th St

Fuller Playground

Fuller Playground

Location Notes: 331 W. 45th St

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Fuller Running Track

Fuller Running Track

Location Notes: 331 W. 45th St

Fuller Park Pool

Fuller Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 331 W. 45th St

Hours:

Phone: (312)747-5997

Fuller Tennis Court

Fuller Tennis Court

Location Notes: 331 W. 45th St

Fuller Spray Pool

Fuller Spray Pool

Location Notes: 331 W. 45th St

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 Saturday, April 18, 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
16" Softball at Fuller 104813InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
16" Softball at Fuller 104812InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Archery at Fuller 104988InstructionSports - ArcheryAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Basketball - Teen League at Fuller 105318Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2015/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Boxing at Fuller 105489InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2015/03/30 17:30From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 8:30pm
$36.00
Boxing at Fuller 105491InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8:30pm
$0
Boxing at Fuller 105490InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6:30pm
$0
Cardio Line Dance at Fuller 105532InstructionWellness - Fitness25 and upCoed2015/04/02 23:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$36.00
Conditioning at Fuller 105638InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/31 16:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$0
Dance - Hip Hop Arts Partner at Fuller 105704InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Fuller 105705InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 22:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Dance - Modern at Fuller 105727InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Dance - Tap at Fuller 105742InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Drop-in at Fuller 105798InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Fit & Strong at Fuller 105851InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/31 17:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Karate Partnership at Fuller 106254PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$56.00
Karate Partnership at Fuller 106255PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$56.00
Neighborhood Soccer League at Fuller 130947Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 20:30From April 1, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Pre-Teen Club at Fuller 107095OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Fuller 107213InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Fuller 107376OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$0
Stretching at Fuller 107671InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$0
Walking Club at Fuller 108321OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2015/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Fuller 118081InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 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
Basketball at Fuller 118168InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Male2015/06/27 16:30From June 27, 2015 to August 29, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$0
Basketball at Fuller 118169InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2015/06/27 18:30From June 27, 2015 to August 29, 2015
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Boxing at Fuller 118220InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2015/06/15 17:30From June 15, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 8:30pm
$36.00
Boxing at Fuller 118218InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/06/22 20:00From June 22, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Boxing at Fuller 118219InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8:30pm
$0
Cultural Camp at Fuller 118304CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$77.00
Early Bird Camp at Fuller 118505CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$26.00
Extended Camp at Fuller 118589CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 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
$26.00
Late Summer Camp at Fuller 119443CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/08/10 13:00From August 10, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 6pm
Each Friday from 8am to 6pm
$51.00
Learn to Swim at Fuller 119560InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/17 21:15From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Fuller 119559InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/18 21:15From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Fuller 119558InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
POST Youth Swim at Fuller 131625OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 16:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:30pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Fuller 131043OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/26 21:15From August 26, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Fuller 131624OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/12 16:00From June 12, 2015 to June 26, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:30pm
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Fuller 131031OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/13 16:00June 13, 2015
Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
Seasonal Sports at Fuller 120969InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/29 23:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Fuller 120970InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2015/06/23 01:00From June 22, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
$0
Sports Camp at Fuller 121069CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$77.00
TEAM Sports at Fuller 121169InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/15 21:15From June 15, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$28.00
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Fuller 121238Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/07/07 21:00From July 7, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Fuller 121239Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19Coed2015/07/08 21:00From July 8, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
$0

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Description

Fuller (Melville) located in Fuller Park Community, Fuller Park totals 10.50 acres and features a field house kitchen, fitness center, 2 gymnasium, an auditorium and meeting rooms. Outside, the park features a swimming pool, refurbished patio and fountain area, basketball courts, athletic field for soccer and football, baseball field, tennis courts, playground and interactive water spray pool.

Many of these spaces are available for rental such as the fountain area for weddings.

Park-goers can play basketball, baseball and swim at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Fuller Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as black history photo exhibits, gym showcases and holiday events like Easter Bunny activities.

Planned in 1903 as part of the South Park Commission's revolutionary neighborhood park system, Fuller Park did not open to the public until 1911. The first ten south side neighborhood parks: Armour, Cornell, Davis, Russell, and Mark White Squares, and Bessemer, Ogden, Sherman, Hamilton, and Palmer Parks, were completed in 1905. Nationally influential, they provided "breathing spaces" as well as social and recreational services to their congested neighborhoods. Community protests about the proposed location for Fuller Park delayed its development until a nearby site was selected in 1908. The new site had some difficult conditions, however landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers were able to make these problems into assets. For instance, unsightly raised train tracks were hidden by an attractive grandstand. Fuller Park's delay gave architect Edward H. Bennett of D. H. Burnham and Co. an opportunity to refine design concepts. Unlike Bennett's earlier fieldhouses, the first of the building-type nationally, Fuller Park's facility consisted of a symmetrical complex of buildings flanking a central outdoor children's courtyard. Commissioner Judge John Barton Payne donated funds for murals in the fieldhouse assembly hall. Painted by renowned muralist John Warner Norton, the artworks feature scenes of Spanish and French Explorers. Fuller Park honors Melville W. Fuller (1833-1910), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1888 until 1910. A leader of the Chicago Bar, Fuller served as counsel for the City of Chicago in riparian rights disputes related to the development of parkland on the lakefront. Fuller served as a South Park Commissioner from 1882 until 1887.

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