Washtenaw Park

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

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, April 11, 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
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Washtenaw 156132InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/24 21:00From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Day Camp at Washtenaw 156483CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$126.00
Leadership Camp at Washtenaw 159170CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Each Friday from 9am to 4pm
$0
Teen Club at Washtenaw 158366OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/22 21:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$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.