Brainerd Park

  • 1246 W. 92nd St.   Chicago, Illinois 60620 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: John Ball
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6027

Located in the Washington Heights community area, Brainerd Park totals 8.23 acres and features a gymnasium, and four multi-purpose rooms. Green features of our facility include a front entrance flower bed. Outside, the parks offers four baseball fields, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, a spray pool, playground, football/soccer field. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, fields, and multi-purpose rooms.

Park-goers can participate in Park Kids, seasonal sports, and Senior and Teen Clubs. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include Teen Camp and Basketball Camp.

In addition to programs, Brainerd Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including Holiday Festival, and Picnic in the Park.

History

During the decade between 1920 and 1930, the population of the fashionable Beverly community area grew by nearly 80%. To meet the area's increasing recreational needs, the Ridge Park District, one of 22 independent park boards consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934, began to develop a new park in Beverly's Brainerd neighborhood. In 1932, the Ridge Park District attempted to purchase some Chicago Board of Education property in the neighborhood. The board of education was agreeable and the Ridge Park District quickly authorized the purchase of benches and a back-stop for the site, however, financial difficulties delayed the transaction. By the time the Chicago Park District was created in 1934, the Ridge Park District had made only an initial down payment on the property. Three years later, in 1937, a delegation from the Brainerd Improvement Association approached the Chicago Park District commissioners, urging them to acquire and develop the park. The Chicago Park District finalized the land purchase the following year. The Chicago Park District quickly began improvements, installing outdoor athletic facilities and constructing a small fieldhouse. In the 1970s, a larger fieldhouse took the place of the original. The Brainerd Park name derives from that of Mr. Brainerd, one of five founders of the Rock Island Railroad for whom Beverly area streets were named. Though Brainerd Street became 91st Street when the City of Chicago annexed the northern portion of Beverly in 1890, the neighborhood designation survived, and was passed on to this park.

Parking/Directions

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

Brainerd Baseball / Softball Fields

Brainerd Baseball / Softball Fields

Location Notes: 1246 W. 92nd St.

Brainerd Basketball Courts - Outdoor

Brainerd Basketball Courts - Outdoor

Location Notes: 1246 W. 92nd St.

Brainerd Fieldhouse

Brainerd Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 1246 W. 92nd St.

Hours: , ,

Brainerd Football / Soccer - Grass

Brainerd Football / Soccer - Grass

Location Notes: 1246 W. 92nd St.

Descriptors: Grass

Brainerd Meeting Rooms/Assembly Halls

Brainerd Meeting Rooms/Assembly Halls

Location Notes: 1246 W. 92nd St.

Brainerd Playground

Brainerd PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Brainerd Tennis Courts

Brainerd Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 1246 W. 92nd St.

Brainerd Water Spray Features

Brainerd Water Spray Features

Location Notes: 1246 W. 92nd St.

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 is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Basketball - Open at Brainerd 190727OpenSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2016/12/27 22:00From December 27, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6:30pm
$0
Basketball Camp at Brainerd 190726CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2016/12/27 20:00From December 27, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Family Club at Brainerd 165851OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 3 but less than 15Coed2016/10/10 17:30From October 10, 2016 to December 19, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$0
Game Room at Brainerd 185205OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games21 and upCoed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Brainerd 167267InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 7pm
$79.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Brainerd 167375Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to June 16, 2017$237.00
Teen Club at Brainerd 168277OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Teen Leadership Connection at Brainerd 168347InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 7pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Brainerd 172039OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/03 16:00From January 3, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1:30pm
$44.00
Basketball - Open at Brainerd 187145OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 00:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Brainerd 172159OpenSports - Basketball25 and upCoed2017/01/14 15:00From January 14, 2017 to March 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$22.00
Basketball Camp at Brainerd 172247CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$23.00
Cheerleading - Competitive at Brainerd 188631InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/01/10 21:45From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$5.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Brainerd 172529InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 11Female2017/01/10 21:45From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$5.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Brainerd 172648InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$8.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Brainerd 188635InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$8.00
Family Club at Brainerd 172809OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 2 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Fun and Games at Brainerd 172934InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 15:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$0
Fun and Games at Brainerd 172936InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 19:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$0
Game Room at Brainerd 187148OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games21 and upCoed2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Game Room at Brainerd 189832OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2017/01/14 15:00From January 14, 2017 to March 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 5pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Brainerd 173985InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 7pm
$79.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Brainerd 174332InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Brainerd 174331InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Brainerd 174395OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Sports Conditioning - Basketball at Brainerd 187146InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 01:30From January 9, 2017 to March 20, 2017
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
$0
Teen Club at Brainerd 174770OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 7pm
$0
Teen Leadership Connection at Brainerd 174821InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 7pm
$0

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Description

Located in the Washington Heights community area, Brainerd Park totals 8.23 acres and features a gymnasium, and four multi-purpose rooms. Green features of our facility include a front entrance flower bed. Outside, the parks offers four baseball fields, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, a spray pool, playground, football/soccer field. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, fields, and multi-purpose rooms.

Park-goers can participate in Park Kids, seasonal sports, and Senior and Teen Clubs. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include Teen Camp and Basketball Camp.

In addition to programs, Brainerd Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including Holiday Festival, and Picnic in the Park.

During the decade between 1920 and 1930, the population of the fashionable Beverly community area grew by nearly 80%. To meet the area's increasing recreational needs, the Ridge Park District, one of 22 independent park boards consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934, began to develop a new park in Beverly's Brainerd neighborhood. In 1932, the Ridge Park District attempted to purchase some Chicago Board of Education property in the neighborhood. The board of education was agreeable and the Ridge Park District quickly authorized the purchase of benches and a back-stop for the site, however, financial difficulties delayed the transaction. By the time the Chicago Park District was created in 1934, the Ridge Park District had made only an initial down payment on the property. Three years later, in 1937, a delegation from the Brainerd Improvement Association approached the Chicago Park District commissioners, urging them to acquire and develop the park. The Chicago Park District finalized the land purchase the following year. The Chicago Park District quickly began improvements, installing outdoor athletic facilities and constructing a small fieldhouse. In the 1970s, a larger fieldhouse took the place of the original. The Brainerd Park name derives from that of Mr. Brainerd, one of five founders of the Rock Island Railroad for whom Beverly area streets were named. Though Brainerd Street became 91st Street when the City of Chicago annexed the northern portion of Beverly in 1890, the neighborhood designation survived, and was passed on to this park.

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