Woodhull Playground Park

  • 7340 S. East End Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60649 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours: ,
  • Park Supervisor: Cynthia Harris
  • 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 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 11, 2017.

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 208795Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2017/08/29 19:30From August 29, 2017 to June 8, 2018$39.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baton & Pom Pom at Woodhull 225972InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 8 but less than 14y 11m Female2018/01/09 22:50From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4:50pm to 6pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Woodhull 225971InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 5y 7m but less than 14y 11m Female2018/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:15pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:15pm
$3.00
Conditioning at Woodhull 213092InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2018/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Game Room at Woodhull 226820OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2018/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Woodhull 213390InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2018/01/08 20:30From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
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
$13.00
Seasonal Sports at Woodhull 213657InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Table Games at Woodhull 225973OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2018/01/12 17:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Woodhull 219317InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2018/04/02 19:30From April 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
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
$13.00

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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.

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.