Maplewood Park

  • 1640 N. Maplewood Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60647 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • 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

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 register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

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.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, May 1, 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 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Lil' Campers at Maplewood 199147CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2017/06/26 15:30From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$300.00
Play Camp at Maplewood 196830CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 15:30From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$130.00
Play Camp at Maplewood 196829CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/27 15:30From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$100.00
Sports Camp at Maplewood 200069CampsCamps - SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 18:30From June 26, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$40.00
Toddler Camp at Maplewood 199145CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10:15am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:15am
$65.00
Toddler Camp at Maplewood 197479CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/06/27 14:00From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$65.00
Toddler Camp at Maplewood 199146CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 4Coed2017/06/27 19:00From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3:15pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$65.00

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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.