Maplewood Playlot Park

  • 1640 N. Maplewood Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60647 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Samantha Jayne
  • Phone: (312) 742-0041

Located in the West Town community (three blocks west of Western Avenue, one-half block north of North Avenue), Maplewood Park’s small fieldhouse sits on approximately one acre.Outside, the park offers a softball field, a two-hoop basketball court, and a playground with a spray feature.

With a strong emphasis on fitness/recreation for young people, Maplewood Park offers flag- and NERF- football, kickball, kids fitness, recreational tumbling, seasonal sports, soccer, and t-ball baseball. During the summer, the park offers camps for preschoolers: Toddler Camp and Play Camp.

History

One of many small parks created by the City of Chicago after World War II, Maplewood Park was established on Board of Education-owned property in the West Town community in 1948. By 1950, the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation had improved the site with a sand box, a compact brick recreation building, and a playfield that could be flooded for ice skating in winter. Following its general practice at the time, the bureau named the park for adjacent Maplewood Avenue. The street takes its name from the Village of Maplewood, founded in 1869 on land purchased by New Yorker Justin Butterfield (1790-1855) 26 years before. The maple groves that likely gave the village its name have long since disappeared, and the nearby Logan Square neighborhood stands in their place. The Chicago Park District began to manage Maplewood Park in 1959. Nearly 30 years later, the Board of Education transferred ownership to the park district, which rehabilitated the park with a new soft surface play area in 1991.

Parking/Directions

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

Maplewood Playlot Basketball

Maplewood Playlot Basketball

Location: 1640 N. Maplewood Ave.

Maplewoood Park Community Garden

Maplewoood Park Community Garden

Location: 1640 N. Maplewoood

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

Maplewood Fieldhouse

Maplewood Fieldhouse

Maplewood Playlot Playground

Maplewood Playlot PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 1640 N. Maplewood Ave.

Maplewood Playlot Water Spray Feature

Maplewood Playlot Water Spray Feature

Location: 1640 N. Maplewood Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
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
Art & ABCs at Maplewood 92013InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 22, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$7.00
Art & ABCs at Maplewood 92012InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$14.00
Arts & Crafts at Maplewood 92062InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$10.00
Drop-in at Maplewood 92792InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least but less than 3CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 24, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$10.00
Fun and Games at Maplewood 92986InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$10.00
Kiddie College at Maplewood 93499InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$70.00
Kiddie College at Maplewood 93500InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$50.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Maplewood 93863InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$20.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Maplewood 93882InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$10.00
Soccer League at Maplewood 94603Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 12CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Free
Storytime at Maplewood 94720InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$10.00
Tap & Ballet at Maplewood 94778InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Teen Club at Maplewood 94852OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 15CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Free
Teen Leadership Club at Maplewood 94891InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 15CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$15.00

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Description

Located in the West Town community (three blocks west of Western Avenue, one-half block north of North Avenue), Maplewood Park’s small fieldhouse sits on approximately one acre.Outside, the park offers a softball field, a two-hoop basketball court, and a playground with a spray feature.

With a strong emphasis on fitness/recreation for young people, Maplewood Park offers flag- and NERF- football, kickball, kids fitness, recreational tumbling, seasonal sports, soccer, and t-ball baseball. During the summer, the park offers camps for preschoolers: Toddler Camp and Play Camp.

One of many small parks created by the City of Chicago after World War II, Maplewood Park was established on Board of Education-owned property in the West Town community in 1948. By 1950, the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation had improved the site with a sand box, a compact brick recreation building, and a playfield that could be flooded for ice skating in winter. Following its general practice at the time, the bureau named the park for adjacent Maplewood Avenue. The street takes its name from the Village of Maplewood, founded in 1869 on land purchased by New Yorker Justin Butterfield (1790-1855) 26 years before. The maple groves that likely gave the village its name have long since disappeared, and the nearby Logan Square neighborhood stands in their place. The Chicago Park District began to manage Maplewood Park in 1959. Nearly 30 years later, the Board of Education transferred ownership to the park district, which rehabilitated the park with a new soft surface play area in 1991.

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