Maplewood Playlot Park

  • 1640 N. Maplewood Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60647 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Samantha Jayne
  • Park 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 soft-surface playground.

With a strong emphasis on fitness/recreation for young people, Maplewood Park offers a bunch of toddler and preschool aged programs for the community kiddos! Plus we offer flag 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 Notes: 1640 N. Maplewood Ave.

Maplewoood Park Community Garden

Maplewoood Park Community Garden

Location Notes: 1640 N. Maplewoood

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

Maplewood Fieldhouse

Maplewood Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 1640 N. Maplewood Ave.

Hours: ,

Maplewood Playlot Playground

Maplewood Playlot PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 1640 N. Maplewood Ave.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 8, 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 98625InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/01/06 16:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$20.00
Circus Arts at Maplewood 113509InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 17:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$60.00
Fun and Games at Maplewood 99678InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$8.00
Kiddie College at Maplewood 100092InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/01/06 15:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$50.00
Kiddie College at Maplewood 100091InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 18:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$70.00
KidzEnergy at Maplewood 100113InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/01/05 20:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$15.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Maplewood 100464InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$25.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Maplewood 113126InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/07 16:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$25.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Maplewood 100465InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$20.00
Tap & Ballet at Maplewood 101613InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$15.00
Teen Leadership Club at Maplewood 101726InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2015/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Tot Spot at Maplewood 102016OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2015/01/05 17:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$10.00
Tot Spot at Maplewood 102017OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2015/01/07 17:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$10.00
Tot Spot at Maplewood 102018OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2015/01/09 17:15From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$10.00

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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 soft-surface playground.

With a strong emphasis on fitness/recreation for young people, Maplewood Park offers a bunch of toddler and preschool aged programs for the community kiddos! Plus we offer flag 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.