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

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 22, 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
Leadership Camp at Maplewood 159461CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/06/30 14:30From June 30, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Play Camp at Maplewood 157475CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 17:30From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$150.00
Play Camp at Maplewood 157476CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/06 14:30From July 6, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 9:30am to Noon
$124.00
Toddler Camp at Maplewood 158592CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$62.00

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Description

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.