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.

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. 

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 164822OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 164929InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/19 13:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 164935InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/19 15:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 164930InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/20 13:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 164936InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 15:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 164933InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/21 13:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 164934InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 14:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 164931InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/22 13:15From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 164932InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/22 14:15From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 164928InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/23 13:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at West Pullman 164973InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 23:45From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 165251OpenSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 30Coed2016/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$200.00
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 165247OpenSports - BasketballAt least 19 but less than 50Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$120.00
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 165321OpenSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 50Coed2016/09/20 14:00From September 20, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
$80.00
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 165385OpenSports - BasketballAt least 15 but less than 19Coed2016/09/21 23:30From September 21, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 165249OpenSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Male2016/09/23 20:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 165250OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Male2016/09/23 21:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball Tournament at West Pullman 185496TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2016/12/27 18:00From December 27, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 4pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 4pm
Each Friday from Noon to 4pm
Each Friday from Noon to 4pm
$0
Competitive Dance Team at West Pullman 184094InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Competitive Dance Team at West Pullman 184095InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 10 but less than 16Coed2016/09/24 16:15From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 2:45pm
$0
Conditioning at West Pullman 184085InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 55Female2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$5.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at West Pullman 165681InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 7 but less than 38Coed2016/09/19 19:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 7pm
$27.00
Dance - Hip Hop at West Pullman 184091InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at West Pullman 184092InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 10 but less than 16Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Dance - Jazz at West Pullman 184093InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 10 but less than 16Coed2016/09/22 00:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Dance - Tap at West Pullman 184090InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 10 but less than 16Coed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Family Arts and Crafts at West Pullman 184086InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 14Coed2016/09/24 19:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Family Arts and Crafts at West Pullman 185508InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 18 but less than 65Coed2016/09/24 19:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$5.00
Family Swim at West Pullman 165873OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Lap Swim at West Pullman 166717OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 16:30From September 19, 2016 to January 7, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:45pm
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
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 166729InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 20 but less than 50Coed2016/09/21 16:30From September 21, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:45pm
$0
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at West Pullman 166730InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 8 but less than 55Coed2016/09/24 18:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 166895InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/19 14:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 166897InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:45From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 166894InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/20 14:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 166896InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 166900InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 166898InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 166899InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 17:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Mixed Media Arts at West Pullman 184082InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 14 but less than 19Coed2016/09/22 22:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Mixed Media Arts at West Pullman 184084InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts19 and upCoed2016/09/22 22:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Painting at West Pullman 184083InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting18 and upCoed2016/09/24 17:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$6.00
Park Kids - Fall at West Pullman 167328InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to December 16, 2016
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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at West Pullman 167368Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to November 25, 2016$66.00
Quilting at West Pullman 184081InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/09/20 17:30From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$6.00
Seasonal Sports (Special Rec) at West Pullman 168123InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 20 but less than 55Coed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1:30pm
$2.00
Seasonal Sports (Special Rec) at West Pullman 168124InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 20 but less than 38Coed2016/09/21 18:00From September 21, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$2.00
Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 167833InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Male2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 167834InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Male2016/09/19 21:15From September 19, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 167885InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 10Female2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at West Pullman 167884InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 15Male2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at West Pullman 167832InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 16Female2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at West Pullman 167935OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 55 but less than 85Coed2016/10/11 14:00From October 11, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Tuesday from 9am to Noon on the 1st, 2nd weeks of each month
$0
Social Club (Special Recreation) at West Pullman 168100InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 8 but less than 38Coed2016/09/20 19:30From September 20, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Bowling at West Pullman 168107InstructionSports - BowlingAt least 20 but less than 41Coed2016/09/23 16:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 1:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Gymnastics at West Pullman 166113InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 12 but less than 40Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 168122InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 55Coed2016/09/24 15:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 1pm
$2.00
Tap & Ballet at West Pullman 184089InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
TEAM Sports at West Pullman 168265InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
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 168311OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/23 22:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 7:45pm
$0
The Art of T-Shirt Screen Printing at West Pullman 184088InstructionCulture and Arts - PrintmakingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/23 20:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$0
The Art of T-Shirt Screen Printing at West Pullman 184087InstructionCulture and Arts - PrintmakingAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at West Pullman 168679InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Volleyball at West Pullman 165248InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 12 but less than 16Female2016/09/22 21:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Walking Club at West Pullman 165322OpenWellness - WalkingAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2016/09/20 13:00From September 20, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Youth Swim at West Pullman 169197OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$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.