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.

Events

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Dance Recital at Brainerd

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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 Saturday, August 20, 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
Ballet - Beginner at Brainerd 168223InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Female2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
$12.00
Ballet - Beginner at Brainerd 165080InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 7 but less than 13Female2016/09/24 18:00From September 24, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$12.00
Basketball - Open at Brainerd 165142OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/08/30 15:00From August 30, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$60.00
Basketball at Brainerd 184044InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 25 but less than 60Coed2016/09/24 14:00From September 24, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$20.00
Basketball Camp at Brainerd 165324CampsCamps - SportsAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$22.00
Cheerleading - Competitive at Brainerd 184046InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$4.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Brainerd 165552InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$4.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Brainerd 184045InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$7.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Brainerd 165691InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$7.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Brainerd 165690InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Female2016/09/24 17:00From September 24, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 12:45pm
$12.00
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
Fun and Games at Brainerd 184048InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/21 14:30From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm 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
Seasonal Sports Club at Brainerd 167845InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to December 2, 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
Senior Citizens Club at Brainerd 167906OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/21 16:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 2pm
$0
Sports Conditioning - Basketball at Brainerd 184047InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/20 00:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
$0
Teen Club at Brainerd 168277OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 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
Tiny Tot Dance at Brainerd 168563InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Female2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$12.00
Walking Club at Brainerd 168990OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
$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.