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

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. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  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
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Brainerd 156106InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2016/07/11 18:00From July 11, 2016 to August 8, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Brainerd 156105InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 7Coed2016/07/05 19:00From July 5, 2016 to August 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Brainerd 156108InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/07/06 18:00From July 6, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Brainerd 156107InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2016/07/06 19:00From July 6, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Brainerd 156145OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/07/05 15:30From July 5, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1pm
$28.00
Basketball at Brainerd 156200InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/07/06 22:30From July 6, 2016 to August 8, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$7.00
Day Camp at Brainerd 156383CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$186.00
Early Bird Camp at Brainerd 156512CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$43.00
Early Bird Camp at Brainerd 156513CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$43.00
Extended Camp at Brainerd 156604CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 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
$43.00
Extended Camp at Brainerd 156603CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 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
$43.00
Leadership Camp at Brainerd 157040CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$52.00
Sports Camp at Brainerd 158215CampsCamps - SportsAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
$32.00
Teen Camp at Brainerd 158352CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$104.00

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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.