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

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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 view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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
Family Swim at Wrightwood 195944OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 22:45From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 5:45pm to 7pm
Each Sunday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Wrightwood 196616InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wrightwood 196617InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 17:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Wrightwood 196714OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 19:15From June 19, 2017 to August 17, 2017
Each Sunday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
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 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:15pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:15pm
$0
Open Swim at Wrightwood 196714OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 19:15From June 19, 2017 to August 17, 2017
Each Sunday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
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 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:15pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:15pm
$0
Open Swim at Wrightwood 196714OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 19:15From June 19, 2017 to August 17, 2017
Each Sunday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
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 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:15pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:15pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Wrightwood 196770OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/20 21:30From June 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
From June 20, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Wrightwood 196770OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/20 21:30From June 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
From June 20, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Wrightwood 196770OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/20 21:30From June 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
From June 20, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$0
Youth Swim at Wrightwood 200885OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 16:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to 2pm
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 3pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 22, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
From August 8, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$0
Youth Swim at Wrightwood 200885OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 16:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to 2pm
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 3pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 22, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
From August 8, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$0
Youth Swim at Wrightwood 200885OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 16:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to 2pm
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 3pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 22, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
From August 8, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Wrightwood 205098InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/09/11 14:30From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$59.00
Arts & Crafts at Wrightwood 224143InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/09/13 14:30From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$59.00
Cross Country at Wrightwood 205755InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 20:50From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:50pm to 4:50pm
$37.00
Floor Hockey at Wrightwood 206123InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 19:45From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$37.00
Floor Hockey at Wrightwood 206124InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2017/09/13 20:50From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:50pm to 4:50pm
$37.00
Fun and Games at Wrightwood 206193InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/09/12 19:45From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$37.00
Golf Partnership at Wrightwood 206228PartnershipGroupSports - GolfAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to October 31, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$26.00
Kiddie College at Wrightwood 206489InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to November 30, 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
$168.00
Painting at Wrightwood 224146InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 18:15From September 15, 2017 to November 24, 2017
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$37.00
Play School at Wrightwood 207277InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/12 14:30From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$59.00
Play School at Wrightwood 207278InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/14 14:30From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$59.00
Seasonal Sports at Wrightwood 207493InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/18 18:45From September 18, 2017 to November 30, 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
$63.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Wrightwood 207544InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2017/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2017 to November 20, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Soccer at Wrightwood 224144InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/09/14 19:45From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$37.00
Soccer at Wrightwood 207724InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2017/09/14 20:50From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:50pm to 4:50pm
$59.00
Soccer League at Wrightwood 207741Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/08/26 14:30From August 26, 2017 to October 14, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$139.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Wrightwood 208270InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 14:30From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$37.00
Tot Spot at Wrightwood 208309OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2017/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2017 to November 24, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$37.00

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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.