Maplewood Park

  • 1640 N. Maplewood Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60647 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Tiffany Kessel
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-0041

Located in the West Town community (three blocks west of Western Avenue, one-half block north of North Avenue), Maplewood Park’s small fieldhouse sits on approximately one acre.Outside, the park offers a softball field, a two-hoop basketball court, and a soft-surface playground.

With a strong emphasis on fitness/recreation for young people, Maplewood Park offers a bunch of toddler and preschool aged programs for the community kiddos! Plus we offer flag football, kickball, kids fitness, recreational tumbling, seasonal sports, soccer, and t-ball baseball. During the summer, the park offers camps for preschoolers: Toddler Camp and Play Camp.

History

One of many small parks created by the City of Chicago after World War II, Maplewood Park was established on Board of Education-owned property in the West Town community in 1948. By 1950, the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation had improved the site with a sand box, a compact brick recreation building, and a playfield that could be flooded for ice skating in winter. Following its general practice at the time, the bureau named the park for adjacent Maplewood Avenue. The street takes its name from the Village of Maplewood, founded in 1869 on land purchased by New Yorker Justin Butterfield (1790-1855) 26 years before. The maple groves that likely gave the village its name have long since disappeared, and the nearby Logan Square neighborhood stands in their place. The Chicago Park District began to manage Maplewood Park in 1959. Nearly 30 years later, the Board of Education transferred ownership to the park district, which rehabilitated the park with a new soft surface play area in 1991.

Parking/Directions

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

Maplewood Playlot Basketball

Maplewood Playlot Basketball

Location Notes: 1640 N. Maplewood Ave.

Maplewood Fieldhouse

Maplewood Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 1640 N. Maplewood Ave.

Hours: , ,

Maplewood Playlot Playground

Maplewood Playlot PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

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 Monday, March 6, 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
Art & ABCs at Maplewood 171888InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/01/11 15:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$16.00
Art & ABCs at Maplewood 187466InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$16.00
Arts & Crafts at Maplewood 171927InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$16.00
Drop-in at Maplewood 188753InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 1y 4m but less than 5Coed2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Drop-in at Maplewood 187465InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5y 4m but less than 9Coed2017/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Drop-In at Maplewood 191870InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 1 but less than 5Coed2017/01/13 21:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Fun and Games at Maplewood 172953InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 18:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$16.00
Kiddie College at Maplewood 173449InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$61.00
Little Artists at Maplewood 191869InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 5Coed2017/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$16.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Maplewood 173797InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2017/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$16.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Maplewood 187473InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/09 15:45From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$16.00
Play School at Maplewood 187469InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$16.00
Play School at Maplewood 187471InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/01/12 15:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10am
$16.00
Recreational Tumbling at Maplewood 187478InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
$16.00
Recreational Tumbling at Maplewood 187479InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$16.00
Tot Spot at Maplewood 187472OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 5Coed2017/01/11 20:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$11.00
Tot Spot at Maplewood 187468OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2017/01/13 15:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$11.00
Trash to Treasure at Maplewood Cancelled188756InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 10Coed2017/01/13 21:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$16.00
Young Scientist at Maplewood Cancelled187476InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$16.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Maplewood 178357InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/04/05 14:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$18.00
Art & ABCs at Maplewood 192995InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/04/07 16:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$18.00
Drop-In at Maplewood 193003InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 1y 4m but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$13.00
Fun and Games at Maplewood 192996InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 17:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$18.00
Kiddie College at Maplewood 193002InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$64.00
Little Artists at Maplewood 192999InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 16:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
$18.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Maplewood 192997InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2017/04/04 14:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$18.00
Play School at Maplewood 193001InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 17:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$18.00
Play School at Maplewood 193000InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/04/06 14:15From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10am
$18.00
Recreational Tumbling at Maplewood 192998InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$18.00
Science of Superheroes at Maplewood 193004InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$18.00
Sport Art & Dart at Maplewood 193005InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 20:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$18.00
Sport Art & Dart at Maplewood 193006InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2017/04/07 20:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$18.00
Tot Spot at Maplewood 181775OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 5Coed2017/04/05 19:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$13.00
Tot Spot at Maplewood 181774OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2017/04/07 14:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$13.00
Trash to Treasure at Maplewood 193007InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 5Coed2017/04/03 14:45From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$18.00

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Located in the West Town community (three blocks west of Western Avenue, one-half block north of North Avenue), Maplewood Park’s small fieldhouse sits on approximately one acre.Outside, the park offers a softball field, a two-hoop basketball court, and a soft-surface playground.

With a strong emphasis on fitness/recreation for young people, Maplewood Park offers a bunch of toddler and preschool aged programs for the community kiddos! Plus we offer flag football, kickball, kids fitness, recreational tumbling, seasonal sports, soccer, and t-ball baseball. During the summer, the park offers camps for preschoolers: Toddler Camp and Play Camp.

One of many small parks created by the City of Chicago after World War II, Maplewood Park was established on Board of Education-owned property in the West Town community in 1948. By 1950, the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation had improved the site with a sand box, a compact brick recreation building, and a playfield that could be flooded for ice skating in winter. Following its general practice at the time, the bureau named the park for adjacent Maplewood Avenue. The street takes its name from the Village of Maplewood, founded in 1869 on land purchased by New Yorker Justin Butterfield (1790-1855) 26 years before. The maple groves that likely gave the village its name have long since disappeared, and the nearby Logan Square neighborhood stands in their place. The Chicago Park District began to manage Maplewood Park in 1959. Nearly 30 years later, the Board of Education transferred ownership to the park district, which rehabilitated the park with a new soft surface play area in 1991.

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