Chicago Park District
Woodhull Park Playground

Woodhull Park Playground

 

Woodhull Playground Park

7340 S. East End Ave. Chicago IL 60649

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm, Fieldhouse: M - F 10:30am - 7pm

Sa - Su Closed

Park Supervisor:
Ivry Neal

(773) 256-1903

 
 
 

Description

Located in the South Shore community area, Woodhull Park totals 2.5 acres and features a multi-purpose clubroom. Outside, the park offers a basketball court, running track, soft surface playground, spray pool, and multi-purpose court. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our multi-purpose clubroom.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, Teen Club, Senior Club, Kraft Kids. Nature program includes Park Voyagers. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

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

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us! 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Basketball Court - Outdoor 7340 S. East End Ave. 1
Fieldhouse 7340 S. East End Ave. 0
Meeting/Event Space 7340 S. East End Ave. 3
Picnic Groves 7340 S. East End Ave. 1
Playgrounds 7340 S. East End Ave. Rubberized Surface 1
Running Tracks 7340 S. East End Ave. 1
Volleyball Courts- Outdoor 7340 S. East End Ave. 1
Water Spray Features 7340 S. East End Ave. 1
In 1916, the City of Chicago purchased land along East 73rd Street on which to construct a pumping station for the rapidly-growing South Shore community. The Water Department never built the pumping station, and, in 1927, the City Council authorized the Bureau of Parks and Recreation to use part of the property for park development. The park was improved with playing fields, a sand court, playground, wading pool and a frame building which housed the supervisor's office flanked by open shelters. The following year, the City Council named the new park for Ross A. Woodhull (1878-1944), who served South Shore as 7th Ward Alderman from 1917 through 1928. After 1924, Woodhull was chairman of the council's finance committee. In 1928, Woodhull was elected to the Chicago Sanitary District Board of Trustees, serving as board president from 1934 until his death in 1944. By 1930, The Chicago Park District began to managethe park which was officially transfered in 1959. It was later updated has since a running track and improved playground. The original oval-shaped wading pool was also later converted to a spray pool.

Contact: Elaine Morrison

Contact Title: President

Phone: (773) 643-2331

Email: jcherf@cioo.org

Meeting Date/Time: Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. every 6 weeks

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

 

 

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