Washtenaw Park

  • 2521 S. Washtenaw Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60608 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
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  • Park Supervisor: LaShonda Francellino
  • Park 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 Notes: 2521 South Washtenaw Avenue Chicago IL 60608

Washtenaw Fieldhouse

Washtenaw Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2521 South Washtenaw Avenue Chicago IL 60608

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Washtenaw Clubroom

Washtenaw Clubroom

Location Notes: 2521 South Washtenaw Avenue Chicago IL 60608

Washtenaw Playground

Washtenaw PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Fall 2013- Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Washtenaw Spray Pool

Washtenaw Spray Pool

Location Notes: 2521 South Washtenaw Avenue Chicago IL 60608

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 22, 2016.

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
Kickball at Washtenaw 166597InstructionSports - KickballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$6.00
Park Kids - Fall at Washtenaw 167325InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
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
$17.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Washtenaw 167404Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016$51.00

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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.

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.