Washtenaw Park

  • 2521 S. Washtenaw Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60608 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours:
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Leonard Langdon
  • Phone: (312) 747-6992

Located in the South Lawndale Community Area, Washtenaw Park totals .83 acres and features a small field house with a game room. Outside, the park offers a softball field and playground.

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, Washtenaw Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as holiday events.

History

The City of Chicago created Washtenaw Park in 1947, constructing a playingfield, skating pond, shelter house, and spray pool shortly thereafter. The Bureau of Parks and Recreation, which operated Washtenaw Park for the city, erected a fieldhouse in 1948. In 1959, the city transferred Washtenaw Park to the Chicago Park District. Although there is no record of this park's naming, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation often used adjacent street names for purposes of identification. Washtenaw Street may take its name from one of several sources. A Michigan county bears the name. The Algonquin Indian term Washtenaw - literally, "the place of the round or curved channel" - was used to refer to the settlement at Detroit. Washtenaw is also an Ojibway word meaning "far-off," and first applied to a Michigan stream.

Parking/Directions

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

Washtenaw Softball

Washtenaw Softball

Location: 2521 South Washtenaw Avenue Chicago IL 60608

Washtenaw Fieldhouse

Washtenaw Fieldhouse

Location: 2521 South Washtenaw Avenue Chicago IL 60608

Washtenaw Clubroom

Washtenaw Clubroom

Location: 2521 South Washtenaw Avenue Chicago IL 60608

Washtenaw Playground

Washtenaw Playground

Location: 2521 South Washtenaw Avenue Chicago IL 60608

Notes: Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013

Washtenaw Spray Pool

Washtenaw Spray Pool

Location: 2521 South Washtenaw Avenue Chicago IL 60608

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.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • 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
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Washtenaw 81996InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 12CoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Free
Day Camp at Washtenaw 82319CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$115.00
Day Camp at Washtenaw 82319CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$115.00
Teen Club at Washtenaw 83411OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom June 18, 2014 to August 20, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Free
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Senior Citizens Club at Washtenaw 94488OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs55 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to November 19, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
Free
Teen Club at Washtenaw 94873OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$5.00
Tot Spot at Washtenaw 95283InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 20, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$5.00

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Description

Located in the South Lawndale Community Area, Washtenaw Park totals .83 acres and features a small field house with a game room. Outside, the park offers a softball field and playground.

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, Washtenaw Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as holiday events.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 2521 South Washtenaw Avenue Chicago IL 60608 1
Fieldhouse 2521 South Washtenaw Avenue Chicago IL 60608 0
Meeting/Event Space 2521 South Washtenaw Avenue Chicago IL 60608 1
Playgrounds 2521 South Washtenaw Avenue Chicago IL 60608 1 Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013
Water Spray Features 2521 South Washtenaw Avenue Chicago IL 60608 1
The City of Chicago created Washtenaw Park in 1947, constructing a playingfield, skating pond, shelter house, and spray pool shortly thereafter. The Bureau of Parks and Recreation, which operated Washtenaw Park for the city, erected a fieldhouse in 1948. In 1959, the city transferred Washtenaw Park to the Chicago Park District. Although there is no record of this park's naming, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation often used adjacent street names for purposes of identification. Washtenaw Street may take its name from one of several sources. A Michigan county bears the name. The Algonquin Indian term Washtenaw - literally, "the place of the round or curved channel" - was used to refer to the settlement at Detroit. Washtenaw is also an Ojibway word meaning "far-off," and first applied to a Michigan stream.

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