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.

Parking/Directions

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

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Wolfe Water Spray Features

Wolfe Water Spray Features

Location Notes: 3325 E. 108th St.

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  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, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

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
Day Camp at Wolfe 156496CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$123.00

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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.