Hours

Park Hours
Sunday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Monday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Fieldhouse Hours

Description

Located in the Bridgeport Community, Wilson Park totals 1.48 acres and features a small Fieldhouse for tot’s activities and table games. Outside there is an interactive water spray feature and playground.  Pre-school programs are offered throughout the year, and in the summer toddlers attend the Park District’s popular six-week play camp. In addition to programs, Wilson Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as holiday activities like pictures with the Bunny.

History

In 1930, the City of Chicago purchased 1.6 acres in the Bridgeport neighborhood using Playground Bond funds. Improvements began immediately, and the park soon had a large new fieldhouse. In 1933, the City Council named the new park Wilson Playground in honor of Bridgeport Alderman John P. Wilson (1893-1968). Nearby Wilson Community Center is also named for Alderman Wilson. Wilson served on the City Council from 1925 to 1929, acting as Chairman of council's Committee on Recreation from 1931 to 1933. In 1933, Wilson was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Public Works, a position he held until 1967. The city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation managed the playground until 1959, when it transferred the property to the Chicago Park District. In 1999, the park district officially designated the park John P. Wilson Park to differentiate it from a second Wilson Park on the city's northwest side.

Parking Directions

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

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Map & Facilities

1122 W. 34th Pl. C
Chicago, IL 60608

1122 W. 34th Pl. C
Chicago, IL 60608

1122 W. 34th Pl. C
Chicago, IL 60608

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