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

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


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 11, 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 205034InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/09/13 14:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$16.00
Arts & Crafts at Maplewood 205075InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$16.00
Fun and Games at Maplewood 206171InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 16:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$16.00
Kiddie College at Maplewood 206475InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 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
$115.00
Kiddie College at Maplewood 206474InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 14:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$63.00
Little Artists at Maplewood 206172InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$16.00
Little Artists at Maplewood 206734InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$16.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Maplewood 206859InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/15 14:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$16.00
Play School at Maplewood 207272InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/09/14 16:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$16.00
Recreational Tumbling at Maplewood 205910InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$16.00
Recreational Tumbling at Maplewood 205911InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/09/11 20:45From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$16.00
Tot Spot at Maplewood 208295OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 18:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$11.00
Tot Spot at Maplewood 208296OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 5Coed2017/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Winter Break Camp at Maplewood 208570CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/12/12 16:30From December 12, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$26.00

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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.