West Pullman Park

  • 401 W. 123rd St.   Chicago, Illinois 60628 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Ron Wright
  • 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.

Events

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 register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
Adult Swim at West Pullman 195139OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/17 00:00From June 16, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 195240InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/19 13:15From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 195241InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/20 13:15From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 195243InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/21 13:15From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 195245InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/22 00:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 195242InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/22 13:15From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 195246InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/23 00:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 195244InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/23 13:15From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Basketball at West Pullman 195406InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 17Coed2017/06/19 23:15From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:45pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at West Pullman 221072InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2017/06/24 18:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$5.00
Dance - African Arts Partner at West Pullman 223572PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 15:30From June 24, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 12:20pm
Dance - African Arts Partner at West Pullman 223571PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/24 17:30From June 24, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2:20pm
Dance - African Arts Partner at West Pullman 223573PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2017/06/24 19:30From June 24, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at West Pullman 195585CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 7 but less than 27Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 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
$152.00
Day Camp at West Pullman 195703CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 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
$169.00
Early Bird Camp at West Pullman 195802CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$65.00
Extended Camp (Special Recreation) at West Pullman Cancelled195813CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 7 but less than 27Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$65.00
Extended Camp at West Pullman 195886CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$65.00
Family Swim at West Pullman 195943OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/24 00:00From June 23, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$0
Lap Swim at West Pullman 196342OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/24 15:15From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 201314InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2017/06/19 14:15From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$0
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 201313InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/06/20 14:15From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 196615InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/06/21 00:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 196613InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 196614InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/06/24 19:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$30.00
Play Camp at West Pullman 196852CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 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
$164.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 201648InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2017/08/14 15:00From August 14, 2017 to August 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
$15.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 201649InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoed2017/08/21 15:00From August 21, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
$15.00
Sports Camp at West Pullman 197098CampsCamps - SportsAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/08/07 15:00From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$23.00
TEAM Sports at West Pullman 197194InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$35.00
Teen Sports League - Basketball at West Pullman 201290Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19Coed2017/07/11 21:30From July 11, 2017 to August 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Teen Sports League - Basketball at West Pullman 201289Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/07/12 21:40From July 12, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:40pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 4:40pm to 7:30pm
$0
Teen Swim Female at West Pullman 197299OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Female2017/06/19 22:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$0
Teen Swim Male at West Pullman 197307OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Male2017/06/19 21:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$0
Youth Swim at West Pullman 197716OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 20:00From June 19, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday 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.