West Pullman Park

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

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.

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

Location Notes: 401 W. 123rd St.

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.

Winter Programs

View our winter program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of January 5 through the week of March 16.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Spring Programs

Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1.
View programs online beginning Monday, February 9.  Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at West Pullman 111648Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/15 20:00From September 15, 2014 to June 5, 2015
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
$60.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at West Pullman 100838OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 98546InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/05 14:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 98552InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/05 16:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 98547InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/06 14:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 98548InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/06 16:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 98551InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/07 14:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 98553InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/07 15:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 98549InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/08 14:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 98550InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/08 15:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 98545InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/09 14:15From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at West Pullman 98595InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/08 00:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$28.00
Archery at West Pullman 112656InstructionSports - ArcheryAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2015/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at West Pullman 112650InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2015/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 98880OpenSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 51Male2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 10, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$80.00
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 98878OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2015 to March 12, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$0
Bowling (Special Recreation) at West Pullman 101520InstructionSports - Bowling20 and upCoed2015/01/09 16:15From January 9, 2015 to March 13, 2015
Each Friday from 10:15am to 2pm
$0
Family Swim at West Pullman 99556OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:15pm
$0
Fun and Games at West Pullman 112655InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$0
Game Room at West Pullman 99713InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 27, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:50pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:50pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:50pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:50pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at West Pullman 112652InstructionGymnastics - Competitive7 and upCoed2015/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$0
Lap Swim at West Pullman 111997OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/01/05 17:30From January 5, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$40.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at West Pullman 100133InstructionAquatics - Lessons8 and upCoed2015/01/07 16:15From January 7, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$0
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at West Pullman 100135InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/01/09 16:15From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$0
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at West Pullman 100134InstructionAquatics - Lessons8 and upCoed2015/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 100283InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2015/01/05 15:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 100290InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/06 15:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 100284InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 100285InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 100288InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/09 00:45From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 100289InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$22.00
Leisure Education (Special Rec) at West Pullman 100297InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 7 but less than 30Coed2015/01/05 20:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 7pm
$25.00
Low Impact Aerobics at West Pullman 112651InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$5.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at West Pullman 100966InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 27, 2015
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
$20.00
Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 101242InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
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
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at West Pullman 101320InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
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
$0
Senior Citizens Club at West Pullman 101371OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/01/06 15:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Tuesday from 9am to Noon on the 1st, 3rd weeks of each month
$0
Social Club (Special Recreation) at West Pullman 112653InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs7 and upCoed2015/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 101518InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports18 and upCoed2015/01/05 16:30From January 5, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 101517InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports14 and upCoed2015/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 101519InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports18 and upCoed2015/01/06 16:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 2pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 101516InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 55Coed2015/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 1pm
$0
TEAM Sports at West Pullman 101655InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Teen Club at West Pullman 113921OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 12 but less than 15Coed2015/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at West Pullman 101936InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Youth Swim at West Pullman 100846OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$0

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Description

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.