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.

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

Location Notes: 2534 N. Greenview Ave.

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 29 - August 7. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 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
Day Camp at Wrightwood 118465CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$381.00
Leadership Camp at Wrightwood 119489CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$56.00
Learn to Swim at Wrightwood 119687InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wrightwood 119688InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 17:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Wrightwood 120716OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/15 21:30From June 15, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Wrightwood 120749OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/06/12 21:30From June 12, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Play Camp at Wrightwood 120884CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$212.00
POST Family Swim at Wrightwood 131097OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/29 21:30From August 29, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
POST Parent and Tot Swim at Wrightwood 131095OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/08/26 21:30From August 26, 2015 to September 4, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Wrightwood 131094OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 19:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
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
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Wrightwood 132013OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 16:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
$0

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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.