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 28, 2015.
  • 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 110094Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2014/09/02 19:30From 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
    Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
    Chair Exercise at Woodhull 99243InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/06 18:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
    Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
    Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
    $5.00
    Dance - Hip Hop at Woodhull 113749InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
    Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    $5.00
    Park Kids - Winter Session at Woodhull 100971InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2015/01/05 19:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
    Each Monday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
    Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
    Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
    Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
    Each Friday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
    $10.00
    Seasonal Sports at Woodhull 101245InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/01/07 23:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
    Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    $0
    Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
    Chair Exercise at Woodhull 105575InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2015/03/31 16:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
    Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
    Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
    $6.00
    Dance - Hip Hop at Woodhull 105716InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2015 to June 3, 2015
    Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
    Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
    $6.00
    Hip Hop Aerobics at Woodhull 106081InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
    Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
    Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
    $11.00
    Knitting at Woodhull 121955InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles21 and upCoed2015/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
    Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
    $0
    Mighty Fit Kids at Woodhull 129419InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
    Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
    $0
    Park Kids - Spring Session at Woodhull 107017InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2015/03/30 18:30From March 30, 2015 to June 12, 2015
    Each Monday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
    Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
    Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
    Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
    Each Friday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
    $11.00
    Seasonal Sports Club at Woodhull 107361InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/04/02 22:00From April 2, 2015 to June 5, 2015
    Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
    Each Friday 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.