White (Edward H.) Park

  • 1120 W. 122nd St.   Chicago, Illinois 60643 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Monta McGhee
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-7106

Located in the Whither-Height neighborhood, Edward H. White Park totals 4.6 acres and features a gymnasium. Outside, the park offers three softball diamonds, two tennis courts, and a playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, aerobics and arts & crafts. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Edward H. White Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family.

History

In 1968, the Chicago Park District, the Board of Education, and the Public Building Commission began developing a jointly-operated school and park in the growing far south side West Pullman community. Plans provided for a new school building, as well as a separate fieldhouse that would serve as the high school's gymnasium during school hours and accommodate park programs during evenings and weekends. By 1972, playground equipment, baseball diamonds, basketball and tennis courts, and plantings surrounded the two structures.In 1990, the park district replanted the landscape and installed a new soft surface playground. Early the following year, the Board of Education formally acquired the property from the park district, which now leases White Park.

Both the park and the adjacent school honor American astronaut Edward H. White (1930-1967). Born in San Antonio, Texas, White graduated from the U.S. Military Academy before becoming a fighter pilot. In 1958, he entered the University of Michigan's Air Force Institute of Technology, and four years later became one of nine people chosen to enter NASA's astronaut training program. Several years later, White was chosen to fly the first long-duration space flight. During the June 1965 Gemini IV flight, White became the first American to walk in space. Not long thereafter, NASA officials selected White as senior pilot for the first Apollo mission. Tragically, White and fellow crewmen Virgil "Gus" Grissom and Roger Chaffee died in a launchpad fire at Cape Canaveral on January 27, 1967.

Parking/Directions

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White (Edward H.) Baseball

White (Edward H.) Baseball

Location Notes: 1120 W. 122nd Street

White (Edward H.) Basketball

White (Edward H.) Basketball

Location Notes: 1120 W. 122nd Street

White (Edward H.) Fieldhouse

White (Edward H.) Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 1120 W. 122nd Street

Hours: ,

White (Edward H.) Foottball/Soccer

White (Edward H.) Foottball/Soccer

Location Notes: 1120 W. 122nd Street

Descriptors: Grass

White (Edward H.) Gymnasium

White (Edward H.) Gymnasium

Location Notes: 1120 W. 122nd Street

White (Edward H.) Playground

White (Edward H.) PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

White (Edward H.)Tennis Court

White (Edward H.)Tennis Court

Location Notes: 1120 W. 122nd Street

White (Edward H.) Spray Pool

White (Edward H.) Spray Pool

Location Notes: 1120 W. 122nd Street

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
Basketball - Open at White (Edward H.) 165252OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Basketball - Open at White (Edward H.) 184096OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Basketball Camp at White (Edward H.) 169056CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Kiddie College at White (Edward H.) 166687InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:40From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:40am to 11:40am
Each Thursday from 10:40am to 11:40am
$0
Park Kids - Fall at White (EH) 167329InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$22.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at White (EH) 167369Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to June 16, 2017$66.00
Seasonal Sports at White (Edward H.) 167887InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Teen Leadership Connection at White (Edward H.) 168342InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0

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Located in the Whither-Height neighborhood, Edward H. White Park totals 4.6 acres and features a gymnasium. Outside, the park offers three softball diamonds, two tennis courts, and a playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, aerobics and arts & crafts. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Edward H. White Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family.

In 1968, the Chicago Park District, the Board of Education, and the Public Building Commission began developing a jointly-operated school and park in the growing far south side West Pullman community. Plans provided for a new school building, as well as a separate fieldhouse that would serve as the high school's gymnasium during school hours and accommodate park programs during evenings and weekends. By 1972, playground equipment, baseball diamonds, basketball and tennis courts, and plantings surrounded the two structures.In 1990, the park district replanted the landscape and installed a new soft surface playground. Early the following year, the Board of Education formally acquired the property from the park district, which now leases White Park.

Both the park and the adjacent school honor American astronaut Edward H. White (1930-1967). Born in San Antonio, Texas, White graduated from the U.S. Military Academy before becoming a fighter pilot. In 1958, he entered the University of Michigan's Air Force Institute of Technology, and four years later became one of nine people chosen to enter NASA's astronaut training program. Several years later, White was chosen to fly the first long-duration space flight. During the June 1965 Gemini IV flight, White became the first American to walk in space. Not long thereafter, NASA officials selected White as senior pilot for the first Apollo mission. Tragically, White and fellow crewmen Virgil "Gus" Grissom and Roger Chaffee died in a launchpad fire at Cape Canaveral on January 27, 1967.

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