Brainerd Park

  • 1246 W. 92nd St.   Chicago, Illinois 60620 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , , ,
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  • 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.

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Brainerd 178532OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$40.00
Basketball - Open at Brainerd 178534OpenSports - BasketballAt least 25 but less than 60Coed2017/04/08 14:00From April 8, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$22.00
Basketball at Brainerd 178533InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/07 23:00From April 7, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball Camp at Brainerd 178699CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$24.00
Cheerleading - Competitive at Brainerd 197782InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/04/04 20:45From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Brainerd 197781InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$9.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Brainerd 179056InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$9.00
Family Club at Brainerd 179191OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 3 but less than 15Coed2017/04/03 17:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Fun and Games at Brainerd 179306InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/04/05 14:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$0
Fun and Games at Brainerd 179305InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/04/05 18:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$0
Game Room at Brainerd 197779OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games21 and upCoed2017/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Game Room at Brainerd 197778OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games6 and upCoed2017/04/08 14:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 4pm
$0
Park Kids - Spring at Brainerd 180351InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 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 180830InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Brainerd 180895OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/04/05 16:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 2pm
$0
Teen Club at Brainerd 181370OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 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 Club at Brainerd 181422InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Track & Field at Brainerd 197783InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/04/07 21:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Brainerd 195308InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2017/07/03 18:00From July 3, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Brainerd 195307InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 7Coed2017/06/27 19:00From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Brainerd 195310InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/06/28 18:00From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Brainerd 195309InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2017/06/28 19:00From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Brainerd 195344OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/06/20 15:00From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$48.00
Basketball at Brainerd 195394InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 22:30From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$8.00
Day Camp at Brainerd 195597CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$195.00
Early Bird Camp at Brainerd 195729CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$45.00
Early Bird Camp at Brainerd 195730CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$45.00
Extended Camp at Brainerd 195820CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$45.00
Extended Camp at Brainerd 195819CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$45.00
Game Room at Brainerd 198629OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games21 and upCoed2017/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Sports Camp at Brainerd 197054CampsCamps - SportsAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 15:00From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$34.00
Teen Camp at Brainerd 197198CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$109.00

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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.