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

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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

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, March 6, 2017.

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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Dance - Hip Hop at Washtenaw 198304InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Drop-in at Washtenaw 198303InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/19 15:00April 19, 2017
Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Line Dance at Washtenaw 180919InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2017/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Spring at Washtenaw 180409InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 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
Seasonal Sports at Washtenaw 180881InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Spring Break Camp at Washtenaw 181189CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/10 15:00From April 10, 2017 to April 14, 2017
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
$14.00
Table Tennis at Washtenaw 181309InstructionSports - Table TennisAt least 9 but less than 18Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Teen Club at Washtenaw 181408OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/07 22:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 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.