Wrightwood Park

  • 2534 N. Greenview Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60614 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Ariel Hernandez
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7816

Located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood (2-1/2 blocks north of Fullerton Avenue, and midway between Southport and Ashland Avenues),Wrightwood Park’s is comprised of a little over four acres.The park contains a small fieldhouse and, outside: a junior swimming pool, junior baseball field, combination football-soccer field, outdoor oval track, four-hoop basketball court, sand volleyball court, plus a soft-surface playground with sandbox and spray feature.

Wrightwood Park specializes in recreation for young people.Parents will appreciate the opportunity for their of tots / preschoolers to increase their socialization skills in programs such as: Moms Pops & Tots Interaction, Preschool, Fun & Games, Indoor Soccer, Play School Activities, Tiny Tot Tumbling, T-Ball Baseball and Saturday Hitters.Preschool arts & crafts classes are also available. Youth can take advantage of programs in baseball, bitty basketball, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, kids fitness, soccer.

During the summer, Wrightwood Park offers aquatics courses for all ages--as well as camps for preschoolers, youth, and young teens. Adults can join one of the park’s 16” Softball leagues.

History

In 1907, the city's Special Park Commission began creating a municipal playground in the then-congested working class Lincoln Park neighborhood. Formerly a rubbish-filled clay pit, the property needed excavation and cleaning before it could be transformed into parkland. After filling and grading the site, the city installed a running track and playing field that could be flooded in winter for ice skating. The following year, a small frame fieldhouse and two small shelters were constructed; playground equipment installed; and trees, shrubs, and flowers planted. The city named the park for adjacent Wrightwood Avenue, which recognizes the four Chicago Wright brothers who developed the area in the mid 19th century. By 1910, more than 300,000 people used Wrightwood Park annually. In the fieldhouse, classes were offered to age groups ranging from kindergartners to adults. Activities included gymnastics, calisthenics, wrestling, dancing, games, raffia weaving, and sewing. The city organized baseball leagues played there in the summer. Boys from Wrightwood Park also participated in athletic meets at other city parks. In 1953, the park's original buildings were replaced by a modern fieldhouse. Six years later, the city transferred Wrightwood Park to the Chicago Park District along with more than 250 other properties. The district constructed a swimming pool in the park in 1968.

Parking/Directions

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

Wrightwood Baseball

Wrightwood Baseball

Location Notes: 2534 N. Greenview Ave.

Wrightwood Basketball

Wrightwood Basketball

Location Notes: 2534 N. Greenview Ave.

Wrightwood Fieldhouse

Wrightwood Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2534 N. Greenview Ave.

Hours: , ,

Wrightwood Football/Soccer

Wrightwood Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 2534 N. Greenview Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Wrightwood Clubroom

Wrightwood Clubroom

Location Notes: 2534 N. Greenview Ave.

Notes: Clubroom

Wrightwood Picnic Grove

Wrightwood Picnic Grove

Location Notes: 2534 N. Greenview Ave.

Wrightwood Playground

Wrightwood PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Wrightwood Running Track

Wrightwood Running Track

Location Notes: 2534 N. Greenview Ave.

Wrightwood Sandbox

Wrightwood Sandbox

Location Notes: 2534 N. Greenview Ave.

Wrightwood Park Pool

Wrightwood Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 2534 N. Greenview Ave

Hours:

Phone: (312)742-7816

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Wrightwood Volleyball

Wrightwood Volleyball

Location Notes: 2534 N. Greenview Ave.

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 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
Arts & Crafts at Wrightwood 178410InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/04/03 14:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$58.00
Bitty Basketball at Wrightwood 178800InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 19:45From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$36.00
Bitty Basketball at Wrightwood 178801InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/04/05 20:45From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$36.00
Fun and Games at Wrightwood 197993InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 19:45From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$36.00
Golf Partnership at Wrightwood 179386InstructionSports - GolfAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/18 21:00From April 18, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Kiddie College at Wrightwood 179812InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 15:30From April 3, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$170.00
Little Artists at Wrightwood 192970InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/04/08 17:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 12:45pm
$59.00
Painting at Wrightwood 192971InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 18:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$59.00
Play School at Wrightwood 180634InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/04 14:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$58.00
Play School at Wrightwood 180633InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/06 14:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$58.00
Seasonal Sports at Wrightwood 180823InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/10 18:45From April 10, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 30, 2016
$62.00
Soccer at Wrightwood 181082InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 19:45From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$58.00
T-Ball at Wrightwood 181288InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/22 14:30From April 22, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$54.00
T-Ball at Wrightwood 181289InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2017/04/22 15:30From April 22, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$54.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Wrightwood 181747InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 14:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$36.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Wrightwood 181746InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 14:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$36.00
Tot Spot at Wrightwood 181790OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/04/07 16:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$37.00
Track & Field at Wrightwood 181821InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2017/04/14 20:45From April 14, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$36.00

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Located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood (2-1/2 blocks north of Fullerton Avenue, and midway between Southport and Ashland Avenues),Wrightwood Park’s is comprised of a little over four acres.The park contains a small fieldhouse and, outside: a junior swimming pool, junior baseball field, combination football-soccer field, outdoor oval track, four-hoop basketball court, sand volleyball court, plus a soft-surface playground with sandbox and spray feature.

Wrightwood Park specializes in recreation for young people.Parents will appreciate the opportunity for their of tots / preschoolers to increase their socialization skills in programs such as: Moms Pops & Tots Interaction, Preschool, Fun & Games, Indoor Soccer, Play School Activities, Tiny Tot Tumbling, T-Ball Baseball and Saturday Hitters.Preschool arts & crafts classes are also available. Youth can take advantage of programs in baseball, bitty basketball, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, kids fitness, soccer.

During the summer, Wrightwood Park offers aquatics courses for all ages--as well as camps for preschoolers, youth, and young teens. Adults can join one of the park’s 16” Softball leagues.

In 1907, the city's Special Park Commission began creating a municipal playground in the then-congested working class Lincoln Park neighborhood. Formerly a rubbish-filled clay pit, the property needed excavation and cleaning before it could be transformed into parkland. After filling and grading the site, the city installed a running track and playing field that could be flooded in winter for ice skating. The following year, a small frame fieldhouse and two small shelters were constructed; playground equipment installed; and trees, shrubs, and flowers planted. The city named the park for adjacent Wrightwood Avenue, which recognizes the four Chicago Wright brothers who developed the area in the mid 19th century. By 1910, more than 300,000 people used Wrightwood Park annually. In the fieldhouse, classes were offered to age groups ranging from kindergartners to adults. Activities included gymnastics, calisthenics, wrestling, dancing, games, raffia weaving, and sewing. The city organized baseball leagues played there in the summer. Boys from Wrightwood Park also participated in athletic meets at other city parks. In 1953, the park's original buildings were replaced by a modern fieldhouse. Six years later, the city transferred Wrightwood Park to the Chicago Park District along with more than 250 other properties. The district constructed a swimming pool in the park in 1968.

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