Pulaski Park

  • 1419 W. Blackhawk St.   Chicago, Illinois 60622 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: James Boldt
  • Phone: (312) 742-7559

Located in the West Town Community Area, Pulaski Park totals [3.80] acres and features an auditorium, 2 gymnasiums, a kitchen and meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers baseball fields, basketball courts, interactive water spray feature and a swimming pool.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play baseball or go swimming 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, Pulaski Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as holiday celebrations and Movies in the Park.

History

The West Park Commissioners created Pulaski Park in 1912, as part of an effort to expand neighborhood parks throughout the congested west side. Several years earlier, Dvorak, Eckhart, and Stanford Parks opened, providing tenement districts with breathing spaces and social services including public bathing, branch libraries, children's playgrounds, athletics, and inexpensive hot meals. Sites were soon identified for new parks including a 3.8-acre parcel in West Town, a crowded, predominantly Polish neighborhood of factories and workers' housing. To make way for the park, the West Park Commission had to displace 1,200 people, demolishing some buildings, and moving others to nearby locations in the neighborhood. After filling the low site, thecontractors beganimprovements following the plans of renowned landscape designer Jens Jensen. A large fieldhouse and outdoor swimming facility were constructed in 1914. Incorporating elements such as tile roofs, half-timbering, a tower, dormers, and verandahs, architect William Carbys Zimmerman designed the three-story brick fieldhouse to emulate Eastern European architecture familiar to the immigrant community. In 1919, Jens Jensen met with officials at the Art Institute of Chicago to discuss the idea of a competition for art students to paint a mural on the semi-circular proscenium above the stage in the Pulask Park field house. The park commissioners provided the prizes of $100, $50, and $25 and instructors at the School of the Art Institute selected the winners. The first prize went to James G. Gilbert, who received $200 for materials as well as the $100 prize. In 1920, Gilbert painted his mural composed of a dramatic series of allegorical figures. A second mural, hidden in the upper tower room, portrays Polish themes. A Chicago Park District arts and crafts class created this painting in the late 1930s. The park pays tribute to Casimer Pulaski (c. 1748-1779) a Polish war hero who fought for the American cause in the Revolutionary War. After distinguishing himself in the Battle of Brandywine, Pulaski was appointed by Congress as Brigadier-General. Pulaski died in action at the Battle of Savannah.

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Pulaski Diamond

Pulaski Diamond

Location: 1419 W. Blackhawk St. Chicago IL 60622

Pulaski Fieldhouse

Pulaski Fieldhouse

Location: 1419 W. Blackhawk St. Chicago IL 60622

Pulaski Gymnasiums

Pulaski Gymnasiums

Location: 1419 W. Blackhawk St. Chicago IL 60622

Pulaski Auditorium & Clubrooms

Pulaski Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location: 1419 W. Blackhawk St. Chicago IL 60622

Pulaski Park Pool

Pulaski Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location: 1419 W. Blackhawk St. Chicago IL 60622

Pulaski Water Play Area

Pulaski Water Play Area

Location: 1419 W. Blackhawk St. Chicago IL 60622

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 Saturday, August 9, 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
Family Swim at Pulaski 87301OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Free
Lap Swim at Pulaski 87408OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 10, 2014 to September 13, 2014
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$40.00
Open Swim at Pulaski 87298OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Each Sunday from 1pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from 1pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Free
TEAM Sports at Pulaski 83378InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Acting at Pulaski 110396InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 13 but less than 19CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Free
Archery at Pulaski 92000InstructionSports - ArcheryAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Free
Archery at Pulaski 92001InstructionSports - ArcheryAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Free
Archery at Pulaski 110394InstructionSports - Archery18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$50.00
Archery at Pulaski 92002InstructionSports - ArcheryAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Free
Archery at Pulaski 92003InstructionSports - ArcheryAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Free
Archery at Pulaski 110395InstructionSports - Archery18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$50.00
Basketball - Open at Pulaski 92217OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Free
Basketball - Open at Pulaski 92219OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom August 29, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Free
Basketball - Open at Pulaski 92220OpenSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 21CoedFrom August 29, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Free
Basketball - Open at Pulaski 92218OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$60.00
Dance- Tiny Tot Dance Arts Partner at Pulaski 92743PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 5CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Free
Dance- Tiny Tot Dance Arts Partner at Pulaski 92744PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 5CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Free
Flag Football at Pulaski 92896Individual_LeagueSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Free
Fun and Games at Pulaski 92988InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 27, 2014 to December 10, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Pulaski 93866InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 5CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$25.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Pulaski 94077InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 12, 2014
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$110.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Pulaski 94138Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$330.00
Play Production at Pulaski 110397InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 13 but less than 19CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 1pm
Free
Senior Citizens Club at Pulaski 94479OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Free
Soccer at Pulaski 94579InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$25.00
Soccer at Pulaski 94580InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$25.00
Soccer at Pulaski 94581InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$25.00
Teen Club at Pulaski 94858OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Free

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Description

Located in the West Town Community Area, Pulaski Park totals [3.80] acres and features an auditorium, 2 gymnasiums, a kitchen and meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers baseball fields, basketball courts, interactive water spray feature and a swimming pool.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play baseball or go swimming 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, Pulaski Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as holiday celebrations and Movies in the Park.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 1419 W. Blackhawk St. Chicago IL 60622 1
Fieldhouse 1419 W. Blackhawk St. Chicago IL 60622 0
Gymnasiums 1419 W. Blackhawk St. Chicago IL 60622 2
Meeting/Event Space 1419 W. Blackhawk St. Chicago IL 60622 3
Swimming Pools 1419 W. Blackhawk St. Chicago IL 60622 0
Water Playgrounds 1419 W. Blackhawk St. Chicago IL 60622 1
The West Park Commissioners created Pulaski Park in 1912, as part of an effort to expand neighborhood parks throughout the congested west side. Several years earlier, Dvorak, Eckhart, and Stanford Parks opened, providing tenement districts with breathing spaces and social services including public bathing, branch libraries, children's playgrounds, athletics, and inexpensive hot meals. Sites were soon identified for new parks including a 3.8-acre parcel in West Town, a crowded, predominantly Polish neighborhood of factories and workers' housing. To make way for the park, the West Park Commission had to displace 1,200 people, demolishing some buildings, and moving others to nearby locations in the neighborhood. After filling the low site, thecontractors beganimprovements following the plans of renowned landscape designer Jens Jensen. A large fieldhouse and outdoor swimming facility were constructed in 1914. Incorporating elements such as tile roofs, half-timbering, a tower, dormers, and verandahs, architect William Carbys Zimmerman designed the three-story brick fieldhouse to emulate Eastern European architecture familiar to the immigrant community. In 1919, Jens Jensen met with officials at the Art Institute of Chicago to discuss the idea of a competition for art students to paint a mural on the semi-circular proscenium above the stage in the Pulask Park field house. The park commissioners provided the prizes of $100, $50, and $25 and instructors at the School of the Art Institute selected the winners. The first prize went to James G. Gilbert, who received $200 for materials as well as the $100 prize. In 1920, Gilbert painted his mural composed of a dramatic series of allegorical figures. A second mural, hidden in the upper tower room, portrays Polish themes. A Chicago Park District arts and crafts class created this painting in the late 1930s. The park pays tribute to Casimer Pulaski (c. 1748-1779) a Polish war hero who fought for the American cause in the Revolutionary War. After distinguishing himself in the Battle of Brandywine, Pulaski was appointed by Congress as Brigadier-General. Pulaski died in action at the Battle of Savannah.

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