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

Events

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. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

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 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
Art & ABCs at Maplewood 164996InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/21 14:30From September 21, 2016 to November 16, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Maplewood 166261InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Drop-in at Maplewood 168232InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/10/21 20:30From October 21, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Fun and Games at Maplewood 165700InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/22 17:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$15.00
Fun and Games at Maplewood 166053InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 18:30From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Kiddie College at Maplewood 166676InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1:30pm
$90.00
Kiddie College at Maplewood 165033InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$60.00
Little Artists at Maplewood 166677InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 18:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Maplewood 167050InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 14:00From September 20, 2016 to November 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$15.00
Play School at Maplewood 165100InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 17:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$15.00
Play School at Maplewood 164997InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/22 14:15From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10am
$15.00
Soccer at Maplewood 167116InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$8.00
Table Games at Maplewood 184647OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/29 20:30From September 29, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Tot Spot at Maplewood 165820OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 19:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$10.00
Tot Spot at Maplewood 165821OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2016/09/22 19:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$10.00
Tot Spot at Maplewood 165822OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2016/09/23 14:30From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$10.00
Winter Break Camp at Maplewood 184650CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/11/28 16:30From November 28, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
$25.00

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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.