Wilson (John P.) Park

  • 1122 W. 34th Pl.   Chicago, Illinois 60608 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Gina Arredia
  • Phone: (312) 747-7002

Located in the Bridgeport Community, Wilson Park totals [1.60] acres and features a small fieldhouse for tot’s activities and table games. Outside there is an interactive water spray feature and playground. Pre-school programs are offered throughout the year, and in the summer toddlers attend the Park District’s popular six-week play camp. In addition to programs, Wilson Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as holiday activities like pictures with the Easter Bunny.

History

In 1930, the City of Chicago purchased 1.6 acres in the Bridgeport neighborhood using Playground Bond funds. Improvements began immediately, and the park soon had a large new fieldhouse. In 1933, the City Council named the new park Wilson Playground in honor of Bridgeport Alderman John P. Wilson (1893-1968). Nearby Wilson Community Center is also named for Alderman Wilson. Wilson served on the City Council from 1925 to 1929, acting as Chairman of council's Committee on Recreation from 1931 to 1933. In 1933, Wilson was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Public Works, a position he held until 1967. The city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation managed the playground until 1959, when it transferred the property to the Chicago Park District. In 1999, the park district officially designated the park John P. Wilson Park to differentiate it from a second Wilson Park on the city's northwest side.

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Wilson Fieldhouse

Wilson Fieldhouse

Location: 1122 W. 34th Pl. Chicago IL 60608

Wilson Clubroom

Wilson Clubroom

Location: 1122 W. 34th Pl. Chicago IL 60608

Wilson Playground

Wilson PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 1122 W. 34th Pl. Chicago IL 60608

Fall Programs

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Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 11, 2014.

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
Arts & Crafts at Wilson (John P.) 92088InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Wilson (John P.) 92089InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Wilson (John P.) 92087InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$15.00
Kiddie College at Wilson (John P.) 93516InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am
$115.00
Kiddie College at Wilson (John P.) 93515InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$115.00
Recreational Tumbling at Wilson (John P.) 94302InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 24, 2014
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$15.00
Recreational Tumbling at Wilson (John P.) 94301InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$15.00
Seasonal Sports at Wilson (John P.) Cancelled94443InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 11CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Senior Citizens Club at Wilson (John P.) 94490OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 9am to 2pm
Free

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Description

Located in the Bridgeport Community, Wilson Park totals [1.60] acres and features a small fieldhouse for tot’s activities and table games. Outside there is an interactive water spray feature and playground. Pre-school programs are offered throughout the year, and in the summer toddlers attend the Park District’s popular six-week play camp. In addition to programs, Wilson Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as holiday activities like pictures with the Easter Bunny.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Fieldhouse 1122 W. 34th Pl. Chicago IL 60608 1
Meeting/Event Space 1122 W. 34th Pl. Chicago IL 60608 2
Playgrounds 1122 W. 34th Pl. Chicago IL 60608 0
In 1930, the City of Chicago purchased 1.6 acres in the Bridgeport neighborhood using Playground Bond funds. Improvements began immediately, and the park soon had a large new fieldhouse. In 1933, the City Council named the new park Wilson Playground in honor of Bridgeport Alderman John P. Wilson (1893-1968). Nearby Wilson Community Center is also named for Alderman Wilson. Wilson served on the City Council from 1925 to 1929, acting as Chairman of council's Committee on Recreation from 1931 to 1933. In 1933, Wilson was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Public Works, a position he held until 1967. The city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation managed the playground until 1959, when it transferred the property to the Chicago Park District. In 1999, the park district officially designated the park John P. Wilson Park to differentiate it from a second Wilson Park on the city's northwest side.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.