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

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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 204848OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
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
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at West Pullman 221859InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/11 16:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at West Pullman 221860InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 16:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at West Pullman 221861InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/15 16:30From September 12, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 204971InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 13:15From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 221842InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 13:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 224230InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:45From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 221843InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/13 13:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 224231InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 23:45From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 221844InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/14 13:15From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 221845InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/22 13:15From September 22, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 221857InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/16 15:15From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11am
$30.00
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 205315OpenSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 30Coed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to December 15, 2017
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
$210.00
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 205317OpenSports - BasketballAt least 15 but less than 19Coed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
$2.00
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 205312OpenSports - Basketball19 and upCoed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 12:30pm
$87.00
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 205313OpenSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$0
Basketball - Open at West Pullman 205314OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Male2017/09/15 21:45From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball Officiating at West Pullman 223866InstructionSports - Officiating18 and upCoed2017/10/12 23:30From October 12, 2017 to December 21, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
$3.00
Basketball Tournament at West Pullman 205464TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/12/26 18:00From December 26, 2017 to December 29, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 4pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 4pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 4pm
Each Friday from Noon to 4pm
$0
Basketball Tournament at West Pullman 223865TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Female2017/12/26 17:00From December 26, 2017 to December 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 3pm
$0
Baton & Pom Pom at West Pullman 221875InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$1.00
Baton & Pom Pom at West Pullman 221877InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/12 22:30From September 12, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$1.00
Bitty Basketball at West Pullman 221872InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/09 18:00From September 9, 2017 to December 16, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$5.00
Competitive Dance Team at West Pullman 221874InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm
$2.00
Competitive Dance Team at West Pullman 223861InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/16 17:45From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 3pm
$2.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at West Pullman 205770InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 7 but less than 38Coed2017/09/11 19:30From September 11, 2017 to December 22, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at West Pullman 221871InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 5:30pm
$0
Dance - African Arts Partner at West Pullman 223862PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 15:30From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 12:20pm
$0
Dance - African Arts Partner at West Pullman 223863PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 17:30From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2:20pm
$0
Dance - African Arts Partner at West Pullman 223864PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2017/09/16 19:30From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at West Pullman 221855InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 21:30From September 13, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$1.00
Dance - Hip Hop at West Pullman 221856InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/13 22:30From September 13, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$1.00
Family Arts and Crafts at West Pullman 205944InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 14Coed2017/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2017 to December 16, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Family Arts and Crafts at West Pullman 205945InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts6 and upCoed2017/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$6.00
Family Swim at West Pullman 205974OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Football Officiating at West Pullman 221868InstructionSports - Officiating18 and upCoed2017/08/17 23:30From August 17, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
$3.00
Lap Swim at West Pullman 206514OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/11 15:15From September 11, 2017 to January 4, 2018
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Thursday, January 4, 2018
$40.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at West Pullman 206523InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 20 but less than 50Coed2017/09/13 16:30From September 13, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:45pm
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$0
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at West Pullman 206524InstructionAquatics - Lessons8 and upCoed2017/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 206702InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:45From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 206701InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 206703InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 206704InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Lifeguard Boot Camp at West Pullman 206712CampsAquatics - SpecializedAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/12/26 16:00From December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Mixed Media Arts at West Pullman 206800InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 14 but less than 19Coed2017/09/14 22:30From September 14, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Mixed Media Arts at West Pullman 206801InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts19 and upCoed2017/09/14 22:30From September 14, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Painting at West Pullman 206982InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting18 and upCoed2017/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2017 to December 16, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1:30pm
$7.00
Park Kids - Fall at West Pullman 207126InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 20, 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
$23.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at West Pullman 207158Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to November 17, 2017$69.00
Quilting at West Pullman 207295InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/09/12 17:30From September 12, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports (Special Rec) at West Pullman 207376InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 20 but less than 55Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 2pm
$3.00
Seasonal Sports (Special Rec) at West Pullman 207377InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 20 but less than 38Coed2017/09/13 18:00From September 13, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$3.00
Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 207488InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 21, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 207489InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Male2017/09/11 21:45From September 11, 2017 to December 21, 2017
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at West Pullman 207579OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/10/03 14:00From October 3, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Tuesday from 9am to Noon on the 1st, 2nd weeks of each month
$0
Senior Swim at West Pullman 221862OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2017/09/11 14:15From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Social Club (Special Recreation) at West Pullman 207755InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 8 but less than 38Coed2017/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Special Olympics Bowling at West Pullman 207764InstructionSports - BowlingAt least 20 but less than 41Coed2017/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Practice at West Pullman 207777InstructionSports - Special Olympics8 and upCoed2017/11/28 17:00From November 28, 2017 to December 29, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 11am to 3:30pm
$21.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 207791InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 50Coed2017/09/16 15:30From September 16, 2017 to December 16, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 1pm
$4.00
TEAM Sports at West Pullman 207958InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$35.00
Teen Leadership Club at West Pullman 221866InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Teen Swim at West Pullman 221864OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
The Art of T-Shirt Screen Printing at West Pullman 208084InstructionCulture and Arts - PrintmakingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$0
The Art of T-Shirt Screen Printing at West Pullman 208083InstructionCulture and Arts - PrintmakingAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at West Pullman 221865InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at West Pullman 221850InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at West Pullman 208220InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Youth Swim at West Pullman 208741OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at West Pullman 213384InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
$23.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at West Pullman 219311InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2018/04/02 20:00From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
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
$23.00

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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.