Chicago Park District
Brainerd Park Playground

Brainerd Park Playground

 
Brainerd Park

Brainerd Park

 
Brainerd Park Water Feature

Brainerd Park Water Feature

 
Brainerd Park Baseball Diamonds

Brainerd Park Baseball Diamonds

 
Brainerd Park Baseball Diamond 2

Brainerd Park Baseball Diamond 2

 
Brainerd Park Basketball Court

Brainerd Park Basketball Court

 
Brainerd Park Caged Basketball Court

Brainerd Park Caged Basketball Court

 
Brainerd Park Club Room 1

Brainerd Park Club Room 1

 
Brainerd Park Club Room 2

Brainerd Park Club Room 2

 
Brainerd Park Entrance

Brainerd Park Entrance

 
Brainerd Park Lobby

Brainerd Park Lobby

 
Brainerd Park Tennis Courts

Brainerd Park Tennis Courts

 

Brainerd Park

1246 W 92nd St Chicago, IL 60620

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm, Fieldhouse: M - F 10am - 9:00pm

Sat 12pm - 4pm Su Closed

Park Supervisor:
Michael Lindsey

(312) 747-6027

 
 
 

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.

APR
19
Eggstravaganza at Brainerd
Event's details
April 19, 2014

Time:12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
1246 W 92nd St Chicago, IL 60620


 
(12:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
 
APR
19
Meet the Easter Bunny at Brainerd
Event's details
April 19, 2014

Time:12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
1246 W 92nd St Chicago, IL 60620


 
(12:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
 
APR
25
2K Tournament at Brainerd
Event's details
April 25, 2014

Time:02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
1246 W 92nd St Chicago, IL 60620


 
(02:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
 
MAY
31
Hello Spring Recital at Brainerd
Event's details
May 31, 2014

Time:02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
1246 W 92nd St Chicago, IL 60620


 
(02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
 
JUN
13
Picnic in the Park at Brainerd
Event's details
June 13, 2014

Time:02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
1246 W 92nd St Chicago, IL 60620


 
(02:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
 
 

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us! 

 

 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 1246 W. 92nd St. 1
Basketball Court - Outdoor 1246 W. 92nd St. 1
Fieldhouse 1246 W. 92nd St. 0
Football / Soccer - Grass 1246 W. 92nd St. 1
Meeting/Event Space 1246 W. 92nd St. 1
Playgrounds 1246 W. 92nd St. Rubberized Surface 1
Tennis Courts 1246 W. 92nd St. 1
Water Spray Features 1246 W. 92nd St. 1
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.

Contact: Wilburt Keys

Contact Title: President

Phone: (773) 445-1405

Meeting Date/Time: 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

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

 

 

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