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.

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 is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Play Camp 189258InstructionCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/12/12 16:30From December 12, 2016 to December 16, 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
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$45.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Wrightwood 171949InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$57.00
Bitty Basketball at Wrightwood 172380InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/01/10 21:50From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:50pm to 4:50pm
$36.00
Bitty Basketball at Wrightwood 172379InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 15:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$36.00
Bitty Basketball at Wrightwood 172381InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2017/01/14 16:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$36.00
Floor Hockey at Wrightwood 172913InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 20:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$36.00
Floor Hockey at Wrightwood 172912InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/01/13 21:50From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:50pm to 4:50pm
$36.00
Kiddie College at Wrightwood 173462InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 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
$163.00
Little Artists at Wrightwood 187444InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 12:45pm
$57.00
Mixed Media Arts at Wrightwood 188737InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$36.00
Play School at Wrightwood 174119InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/10 15:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$57.00
Play School at Wrightwood 174120InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/12 15:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$57.00
Seasonal Sports at Wrightwood 174323InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 19:45From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 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
$61.00
Soccer at Wrightwood 174557InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 20:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$57.00
Soccer at Wrightwood 174558InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2017/01/12 21:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$57.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Wrightwood 175126InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 15:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$36.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Wrightwood 175127InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 15:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$36.00
Tot Spot at Wrightwood 175164OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 1y 8m Coed2017/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$51.00

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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.