Woodhull Playground Park

  • 7340 S. East End Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60649 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Ivry Neal
  • Park Phone: (773) 256-1903

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.

History

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.

Parking/Directions

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

Woodhull Basketball

Woodhull Basketball

Location Notes: 7340 S. East End Ave.

Woodhull Fieldhouse

Woodhull Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 7340 S. East End Ave.

Hours: ,

Woodhull Clubrooms

Woodhull Clubrooms

Location Notes: 7340 S. East End Ave.

Woodhull Picnic Grove

Woodhull Picnic Grove

Location Notes: 7340 S. East End Ave.

Woodhull Playground

Woodhull PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Woodhull Running Track

Woodhull Running Track

Location Notes: 7340 S. East End Ave.

Woodhull Multipurpose Court

Woodhull Multipurpose Court

Location Notes: 7340 S. East End Ave.

Woodhull Spray Pool

Woodhull Spray Pool

Location Notes: 7340 S. East End Ave.

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 Monday, April 11, 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
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Woodhull 127462Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2015/09/01 19:00From September 1, 2015 to June 10, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 6:30pm
$33.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Chair Exercise at Woodhull 143259InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2016/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
$7.00
Dance Open Studio at Woodhull 153336OpenCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 36Coed2016/03/29 23:30From March 29, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
$40.00
Game Room at Woodhull 153337OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 12 but less than 56Coed2016/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Knitting at Woodhull 144037InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles21 and upCoed2016/04/01 17:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Mighty Fit Kids at Woodhull 144309InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/03/28 22:00From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Park Kids - Spring Session at Woodhull 144648InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2016/03/28 19:30From March 28, 2016 to June 10, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
$11.00
Table Games at Woodhull 153338OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games45 and upCoed2016/03/29 16:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Dance - Hip Hop at Woodhull 160090InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/28 23:30From June 28, 2016 to August 30, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
$0
Day Camp at Woodhull 156497CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/07/05 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
Early Bird Camp at Woodhull 156587CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$42.00
Extended Camp at Woodhull 156673CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6:30pm
$42.00
Hip Hop Aerobics at Woodhull 160091InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/06/23 00:00From June 22, 2016 to August 31, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$0

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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.

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.

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