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 Volleyball

Wrightwood Volleyball

Location Notes: 2534 N. Greenview Ave.

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

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 dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
Family Swim at Wrightwood 161912InstructionAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2016/06/25 20:15From June 25, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Wrightwood 157263InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wrightwood 157264InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 17:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Wrightwood 157363OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 21:30From June 20, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:15pm
$0
Open Swim at Wrightwood 157363OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 21:30From June 20, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:15pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Wrightwood 157425OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/06/22 21:30From June 22, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Wrightwood 165056InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$56.00
Bitty Basketball at Wrightwood 165439InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/09/22 19:45From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$35.00
Cross Country at Wrightwood 165668InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to November 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$35.00
Floor Hockey at Wrightwood 166019InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 19:45From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$35.00
Floor Hockey at Wrightwood 166020InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
$35.00
Fun and Games at Wrightwood 184625InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 7Coed2016/09/20 19:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$35.00
Golf Partnership at Wrightwood 166101PartnershipGroupSports - GolfAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$26.00
Kiddie College at Wrightwood 166691InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to December 8, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$160.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Wrightwood 184628InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 18:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$35.00
Play School at Wrightwood 167482InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 14:30From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$56.00
Play School at Wrightwood 167483InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/22 14:30From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$56.00
Seasonal Sports at Wrightwood 167838InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/26 18:45From September 26, 2016 to December 8, 2016
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
$60.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Wrightwood 167888InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/26 21:00From September 26, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Soccer at Wrightwood 168075InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$56.00
Soccer League at Wrightwood 168089Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/09/03 14:30From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
$132.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Wrightwood 168734InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 14:30From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$35.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Wrightwood 168735InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 14:30From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$35.00
Tot Spot at Wrightwood 168768OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2016/09/23 16:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$35.00

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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.