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

Location Notes: 7340 S. East End Ave.

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.

  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 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
    Dance - Tap at Woodhull 137027InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
    Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
    $6.00
    Dance Open Studio at Woodhull 138695OpenCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 18 but less than 35Coed2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
    Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
    Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
    $60.00
    Dance Open Studio at Woodhull 137155OpenCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
    Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
    Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
    $40.00
    Game Room at Woodhull 149543OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 13 but less than 56Coed2016/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
    Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
    $0
    Knitting Club at Woodhull 149534OpenCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
    Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
    $0
    Mighty Fit Kids at Woodhull 149535InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
    Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
    Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
    $0
    Park Kids - Winter Session at Woodhull 138431InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2016/01/04 20:30From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 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 149542OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games60 and upCoed2016/01/05 16:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
    Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
    Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
    $0
    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

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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.