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.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration is on-going while spots are available.

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
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 91945InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/15 13:15From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 91951InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/15 14:15From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 91946InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/16 13:15From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 91947InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/16 14:15From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 91950InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/17 13:15From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 91952InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/17 14:15From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 91948InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/18 13:15From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 91949InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/18 14:15From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at West Pullman 91944InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/19 13:15From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at West Pullman 91995InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/17 23:45From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$28.00
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at West Pullman 92546InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2014/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Basketball - 5 on 5 at West Pullman 92181OpenSports - BasketballAt least 21 but less than 30Coed2014/09/02 23:00From September 2, 2014 to December 22, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 8:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8:15pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$188.00
Basketball - 5 on 5 at West Pullman 92180OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2014/08/29 23:00From August 29, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8:15pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:15pm
$0
Belly Dancing at West Pullman 92388InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 18 but less than 50Coed2014/09/15 17:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$5.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at West Pullman 110365InstructionSports - Bowling20 and upCoed2014/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Craft Club at West Pullman 94506InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Crafting at West Pullman 92086InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2014/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Game Room at West Pullman 93000OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$0
Gymnastics (Special Recreation) at West Pullman 110366InstructionGymnastics - Competitive8 and upCoed2014/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$0
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at West Pullman 93412InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2014/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$3.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 93685InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2014/09/15 15:15From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$0
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 93686InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2014/09/16 15:15From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 93687InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/16 21:15From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 93688InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2014/09/16 23:45From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at West Pullman 93689InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/18 21:15From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Leisure Education (Special Rec) at West Pullman 93697InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 25Coed2014/09/15 19:00From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
Line Dance at West Pullman 110363InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2014/09/17 00:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$2.00
Low Impact Aerobics at West Pullman 94759InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2014/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$5.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at West Pullman 94094InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/15 20:00From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$20.00
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
Seasonal Sports Club at West Pullman 94682InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2014/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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 Club at West Pullman 94681InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2014/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$0
Senior Citizens Club at West Pullman 94489OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 55 but less than 85Coed2014/09/16 14:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Tuesday from 9am to Noon on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weeks of each month
$0
Sewing at West Pullman 94507InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2014/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Sewing at West Pullman 94505InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2014/08/27 19:00From August 27, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$3.00
Social Club (Special Receration) at West Pullman 94629InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs8 and upCoed2014/09/20 19:30From September 20, 2014 to November 22, 2014
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 94626InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports14 and upCoed2014/09/17 15:15From September 17, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Monday from 10:15am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 1:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 94625InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports18 and upCoed2014/09/16 15:15From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 1:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at West Pullman 94624InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports7 and upCoed2014/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 1pm
$0
TEAM Sports at West Pullman 94820InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/15 22:15From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at West Pullman 95197InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/20 15:15From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$28.00
Volleyball - Open at West Pullman 110364OpenSports - Volleyball12 and upCoed2014/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$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.