West Pullman Park

  • 401 W. 123rd St.   Chicago, Illinois 60628 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: TBA
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-7090

Located in the West Pullman neighborhood, West Pullman Park totals 15.64 acres and features an indoor swimming pool, two gymnasiums and multi-purpose clubrooms. A green feature of the park includes a natural savanna area. Outside, the park offers tennis/ basketball courts, baseball/softball fields, playground, and spray pool. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasiums and multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, Therapeutic Recreation, arts & crafts, senior club, and Track E Break Camps. During the summer, youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, West Pullman Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday-themed events.

History

West Pullman Park was created by the West Pullman Park District, one of 22 independent park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. In 1891, the West Pullman Land Association began subdividing property southwest of the Pullman Palace Car factory. The West Pullman Park District formed in 1913 to create parks for the developing neighborhood. By that time, the community was filled with steel mills and other industries. Wealthy industrialists lived virtually side by side with eastern and southern European immigrant workers who kept their factories running. To best meet the needs of both populations, the park district concentrated its efforts on establishing a single park that could provide both recreational facilities and social welfare programs. The West Pullman Park District began to acquire property in 1914. By 1915, a one-story brick fieldhouse stood on the new park site. Landscape improvements, including playgrounds, tennis courts, and baseball diamonds, soon followed. Increasing recreational opportunities were accompanied by a range of social welfare programs. Area employers such as the International Harvester and Great Lakes Forge companies actively supported park district efforts to provide civic education and health information to the community's "underprivileged." As early as 1918, the fieldhouse was the site of "Americanization" meetings intended to encourage immigrant to embrace the American way of life and become citizens. In 1923, with the cooperation of the Chicago Health Department, the park district opened a welfare station to dispense child care information to area mothers. Throughout the years, West Pullman Park has retained its beautiful natural setting. The site's mature stand of oaks, hickories, and cherries covers an ancient river bank. This wooded slope is one of Chicago's few remaining native landscapes.

Parking/Directions

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

Prairie Needle

Prairie Needle (1)

Location Notes: West Pullman Park Cultural Center

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Untitled Mural

Untitled Mural (1)

Location Notes: Field house hallway

Descriptors: Indoor, Mural

Various Mosaics

Various Mosaics (1)

Location Notes: Exterior flower planters, front facade of field house, hallway of field house

Descriptors: Outdoor, Mosaic or Ceramic

WWI War Memorial

WWI War Memorial (1)

Location Notes: Facing 123rd St.

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

West Pullmen Baseball Fields

West Pullmen Baseball Fields

Location Notes: 401 W. 123rd St.

West Pullman Basketball Courts

West Pullman Basketball Courts

Location Notes: 401 W. 123rd St.

West Pullman Cultural Centers

West Pullman Cultural Centers

Location Notes: 401 W. 123rd St.

West Pullman Football Field

West Pullman Football Field

Location Notes: 401 W. 123rd St.

Descriptors: Grass

West Pullman Gymnasiums

West Pullman Gymnasiums

Location Notes: 401 W. 123rd St.

West Pullman Meeting / Event Space

West Pullman Meeting / Event Space

Location Notes: 401 W. 123rd St.

West Pullman Playground

West Pullman PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

West Pullman Savannas and Woodlands

West Pullman Savannas and Woodlands

Location Notes: 401 W. 123rd St.

West Pullman Tennis Courts

West Pullman Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 401 W. 123rd St.

West Pullman Water Spray Features

West Pullman Water Spray Features

Location Notes: 401 W. 123rd St.

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 Saturday, December 10, 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
Adult Swim at West Pullman 171713OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/09 15:15From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 171816InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/09 14:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 171818InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/09 15:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 171822InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 171817InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 14:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 171823InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 15:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 171821InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/11 14:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 171819InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/12 14:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 171820InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 15:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 171815InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/13 14:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at West Pullman 171865InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 00:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 187203OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/09 18:45From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
$200.00
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 172141OpenSports - BasketballAt least 21 but less than 51Male2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$80.00
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 187204OpenSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 19Coed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 187210OpenSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 21:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 187213OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 22:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$0
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 187218OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 00:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Cooking (Special Recreation) at West Pullman 172635InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 8 but less than 40Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$5.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at West Pullman 174600InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 7 but less than 40Coed2017/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 7pm
$28.00
Family Arts and Crafts at West Pullman 171951InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 15Coed2017/01/14 20:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Family Arts and Crafts at West Pullman 188672InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2017/01/14 20:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Family Swim at West Pullman 172833OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/14 00:00From January 13, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Lap Swim at West Pullman 173486OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:15From January 9, 2017 to April 1, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:45pm
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:45pm
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:45pm
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11am
$40.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at West Pullman 173495InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 20 but less than 40Coed2017/01/11 17:30From January 11, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 173647InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:45From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 173642InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 173643InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 173644InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 173645InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Mixed Media Arts at West Pullman 173735InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 23:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$7.00
Mixed Media Arts at West Pullman 188686InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2017/01/12 23:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Painting at West Pullman 173899InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting21 and upCoed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$7.00
Park Kids - Winter at West Pullman 174046InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
$22.00
Quilting at West Pullman 174146InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 187199InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 187202InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 187198InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Female2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at West Pullman 187201InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at West Pullman 187200InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 18Female2017/01/09 22:45From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
Social Club (Special Recreation) at West Pullman 187249InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 8 but less than 38Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Special Olympics Bowling at West Pullman 187244InstructionSports - BowlingAt least 20 but less than 41Coed2017/01/13 16:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Gymnastics at West Pullman 187250InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 18 but less than 40Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 174595InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 51Coed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1:30pm
$2.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 187248InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 20 but less than 40Coed2017/01/11 19:00From January 11, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$3.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 187224InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 20 but less than 41Coed2017/01/14 16:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 1pm
$3.00
TEAM Sports at West Pullman 174763InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$35.00
Teen Club at West Pullman 188673OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 7:45pm
$0
Teen Club at West Pullman 187222OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 23:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
The Art of T-Shirt Screen Printing at West Pullman 188677InstructionCulture and Arts - PrintmakingAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2017/01/13 21:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
The Art of T-Shirt Screen Printing at West Pullman 188675InstructionCulture and Arts - Printmaking18 and upCoed2017/01/14 00:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
The Art of T-Shirt Screen Printing at West Pullman 188676InstructionCulture and Arts - PrintmakingAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 00:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at West Pullman 187401InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Volleyball - Open at West Pullman 187219OpenSports - VolleyballAt least 12 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 22:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 7:30pm
$0
Walking Club at West Pullman 187197OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2017/01/10 14:00From January 10, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 8am to Noon
$0
Youth Swim at West Pullman 187391OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$0

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Located in the West Pullman neighborhood, West Pullman Park totals 15.64 acres and features an indoor swimming pool, two gymnasiums and multi-purpose clubrooms. A green feature of the park includes a natural savanna area. Outside, the park offers tennis/ basketball courts, baseball/softball fields, playground, and spray pool. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasiums and multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, Therapeutic Recreation, arts & crafts, senior club, and Track E Break Camps. During the summer, youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, West Pullman Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday-themed events.

West Pullman Park was created by the West Pullman Park District, one of 22 independent park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. In 1891, the West Pullman Land Association began subdividing property southwest of the Pullman Palace Car factory. The West Pullman Park District formed in 1913 to create parks for the developing neighborhood. By that time, the community was filled with steel mills and other industries. Wealthy industrialists lived virtually side by side with eastern and southern European immigrant workers who kept their factories running. To best meet the needs of both populations, the park district concentrated its efforts on establishing a single park that could provide both recreational facilities and social welfare programs. The West Pullman Park District began to acquire property in 1914. By 1915, a one-story brick fieldhouse stood on the new park site. Landscape improvements, including playgrounds, tennis courts, and baseball diamonds, soon followed. Increasing recreational opportunities were accompanied by a range of social welfare programs. Area employers such as the International Harvester and Great Lakes Forge companies actively supported park district efforts to provide civic education and health information to the community's "underprivileged." As early as 1918, the fieldhouse was the site of "Americanization" meetings intended to encourage immigrant to embrace the American way of life and become citizens. In 1923, with the cooperation of the Chicago Health Department, the park district opened a welfare station to dispense child care information to area mothers. Throughout the years, West Pullman Park has retained its beautiful natural setting. The site's mature stand of oaks, hickories, and cherries covers an ancient river bank. This wooded slope is one of Chicago's few remaining native landscapes.

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