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.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 12, 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 at Woodhull 167334InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2016/09/06 19:30From September 6, 2016 to December 9, 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
$12.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Woodhull 167410Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2016/09/06 19:30From September 6, 2016 to June 16, 2017$36.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Fit & Strong at Woodhull 186807InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$6.00
Fit & Strong at Woodhull 186806InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
$4.00
Game Room at Woodhull 172995OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/01/14 00:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Mighty Fit Kids at Woodhull 173716InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Woodhull 174052InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2017/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 2017
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
$12.00
Seasonal Sports at Woodhull 186808InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Woodhull 186809InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$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.