Woodhull Playground Park

  • 7340 S. East End Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60649 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Ivry Neal
  • 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.

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Woodhull Basketball

Woodhull Basketball

Location: 7340 S. East End Ave.

Woodhull Fieldhouse

Woodhull Fieldhouse

Location: 7340 S. East End Ave.

Woodhull Clubrooms

Woodhull Clubrooms

Location: 7340 S. East End Ave.

Woodhull Picnic Grove

Woodhull Picnic Grove

Location: 7340 S. East End Ave.

Woodhull Playground

Woodhull PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 7340 S. East End Ave.

Woodhull Running Track

Woodhull Running Track

Location: 7340 S. East End Ave.

Woodhull Multipurpose Court

Woodhull Multipurpose Court

Location: 7340 S. East End Ave.

Woodhull Spray Pool

Woodhull Spray Pool

Location: 7340 S. East End Ave.

  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.
  • 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
    Late Summer Camp at Woodhull 111999CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 14CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 22, 2014
    Each Monday from 8am to 4pm
    Each Tuesday from 8am to 4pm
    Each Wednesday from 8am to 4pm
    Each Thursday from 8am to 4pm
    Each Friday from 8am to 4pm
    $50.00
    Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
    Chair Exercise at Woodhull 92558InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
    Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
    Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
    Except the following dates:
    Thursday, November 27, 2014
    $5.00
    Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Woodhull 110094Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to June 12, 2015
    Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
    Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
    Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
    Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
    Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
    $30.00

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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.

     

    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. 0
    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.

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