Wolfe Playground Park

  • 3325 E. 108th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60617 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Venus Roman
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-7005

Located in the East Side neighborhood, Wolfe Park totals 3.7 acres and features two multi-purpose clubrooms. Outside, the park offers two baseball fields, a basketball court, soccer/football fields, two multi-purpose courts, and two horseshoe pits. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports and preschool activities. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth can participate in the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Wolfe Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday-themed events.

History

In 1928, the City of Chicago purchased a full city block in an expanding residential section of the heavily industrial East Side neighborhood. A 1929 park plan called for a playground, a ball diamond, a wading pool, and a recreational building with an office, shelter, and sand court. Construction began in 1930. That same year, the city named the park for Richard W. Wolfe. Born in Limerick, Ireland, Wolfe found success in Chicago's real estate and loan business. Wolfe served as the city's Commissioner of Public Works from 1927 through 1931, overseeing the straightening of the Chicago River. The city transferred Wolfe Park to the Chicago Park District in 1959.

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

Wolfe Baseball Fields

Wolfe Baseball Fields

Location Notes: 3325 E. 108th St.

Wolfe Basketball Court

Wolfe Basketball Court

Location Notes: 3325 E. 108th St.

Wolfe Football Fields

Wolfe Football Fields

Location Notes: 3325 E. 108th St.

Descriptors: Grass

Wolfe Playground

Wolfe PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Chicago Plays! Renovation, Spring 2015

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Wolfe Water Spray Features

Wolfe Water Spray Features

Location Notes: 3325 E. 108th St.

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 Monday, August 14, 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
Homework Time at Wolfe 206346InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 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
$6.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Wolfe 208054InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0

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Description

Located in the East Side neighborhood, Wolfe Park totals 3.7 acres and features two multi-purpose clubrooms. Outside, the park offers two baseball fields, a basketball court, soccer/football fields, two multi-purpose courts, and two horseshoe pits. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports and preschool activities. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth can participate in the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Wolfe Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday-themed events.

In 1928, the City of Chicago purchased a full city block in an expanding residential section of the heavily industrial East Side neighborhood. A 1929 park plan called for a playground, a ball diamond, a wading pool, and a recreational building with an office, shelter, and sand court. Construction began in 1930. That same year, the city named the park for Richard W. Wolfe. Born in Limerick, Ireland, Wolfe found success in Chicago's real estate and loan business. Wolfe served as the city's Commissioner of Public Works from 1927 through 1931, overseeing the straightening of the Chicago River. The city transferred Wolfe Park to the Chicago Park District in 1959.

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