Washtenaw Park

  • 2521 S. Washtenaw Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60608 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • 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

Hours: ,

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

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 is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 12, 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
Arts & Crafts at Washtenaw 171941InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Washtenaw 174687InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Drop-in at Washtenaw 172909InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/02/13 16:00February 13, 2017
Monday from 10am to 5pm
$0
Fun and Games at Washtenaw 172969InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Line Dance at Washtenaw 172785InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2017/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Washtenaw 174043InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 2017
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
Recreational Tumbling at Washtenaw 174188InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Washtenaw 171686InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Washtenaw 174421OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Table Tennis at Washtenaw 174698InstructionSports - Table TennisAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0

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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.