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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Brainerd 205191OpenSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2017/12/26 22:00From December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018
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 - Open at Brainerd 224452OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 22, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball at Brainerd 205331InstructionSports - Basketball25 and upCoed2017/09/09 14:00From September 9, 2017 to December 30, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$21.00
Cardio Line Dance at Brainerd 224102InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Brainerd 205650InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 13Female2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Brainerd 223953InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 5 but less than 8Female2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Children's Theater at Brainerd 223954InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Brainerd 205783InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$9.00
Family Club at Brainerd 205951OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 3 but less than 15Coed2017/10/02 17:30From October 2, 2017 to December 18, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$0
Fun and Games at Brainerd 206149InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/13 14:30From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$0
Game Room at Brainerd 206210OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games21 and upCoed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to December 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Brainerd 207064InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 15, 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
$83.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Brainerd 208789Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to June 8, 2018$249.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Brainerd 207500InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to November 24, 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
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Brainerd 207553OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/09/13 16:30From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 2pm
$0
Teen Club at Brainerd 207971OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/04 20:00From September 4, 2017 to December 15, 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 208043InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to December 1, 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
Walking Club at Brainerd 208494OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
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.