Chicago Park District
Brands Park Fieldhouse

Welcome to Brands Park!

 
Congrats to Brandon De Los Santos - Brands Park Junior Citizen!

Congrats to Brandon De Los Santos - Brands Park Junior Citizen!

 
Brands Park Fieldhouse
 
Welcoming lobby at Brands Park
 
Brands Park Playground

Come over and enjoy the playground.

 
Brands Park Basketball Game

Our teens love a good game of hoops.

 
Check out our Kiddie College room.

Check out our colorful kiddie college room!

 
Kiddie College Kiddos at Brands Parks

Kiddie College Kiddos.

 
Getting ready for Moms, Pops, and Tots in the Brands Park Gym

Getting ready for the kiddies!

 
Woodshop at Brands Park

Check out our amazing woodshop.

 

Brands Park

3259 N Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60618

Hours: Park: 6am - 11pm

Fieldhouse: : M 9am – 6pm after Jan 28 we will be open till 8 T – 9-8; W -9-7; Th & Fri 9-6; Sa, Su 10am - 4pm

Park Supervisor:
Teresa Wooldridge

(773) 478-2414

 
 
 

Description

Located at Elston and Henderson in the Avondale community, Brands Park totals 5.27 acres and features a large gymnasium, clubrooms and a woodshop. Outdoors, the park features a new ADA accessible playground, tennis and basketball courts and ballfields.

Brands Park is known for their Early Childhood Recreation, Basketball, and after-school programs.
 
Young park-goers can participate in activities such as, Cubs Care Baseball, Teen Club, Table Tennis, Indoor Soccer and Mightyfitkidz at the facility.  Brands Park offers summer fun, youth attend day camp, and enjoy the open green space and playground.
Halloween Photo Gallery
From kid-friendly events like pumpkin patches and Halloween parties, to drive-in spooky movies and our popular 13 Terrors, there is something for everyone... Read more
 

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Monday, February 24 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 Monday, April 7 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 3259 N. Elston Ave. 3
Fieldhouse 3259 N. Elston Ave. 0
Football / Soccer - Grass 3259 N. Elston Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 3259 N. Elston Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 3259 N. Elston Ave. 1
Playgrounds 3259 N. Elston Ave. Rubberized Surface 1
Tennis Courts 3259 N. Elston Ave. 2
Woodshops 3259 N. Elston Ave. 1
Brands Park bears the name of the German-American family that owned the site for many years. Formally established as a park in the 1920s, the property was used as a picnic grove for years before. The Brands grove had local notoriety as the site of many Clan-na-gael, Schwabenverein, and old settlers' picnics. Shortly after the 1917 formation of the River Park District, one of 22 independent park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934, residents of the Avondale neighborhood petitioned the new park board to purchase the Brands Picnic Grove site. Negotiations with the property owner proved difficult, and land acquisition was not completed until 1927. Improvements began in 1928, following plans developed by the Chicago Landscape Company. The new facilities included a playground; basketball, horse shoe, and tennis courts; and an athletic field that was flooded for ice skating in winter. These recreational features were set in an attractive landscape of lawn and trees. The River Park District adapted an existing building on the site for fieldhouse purposes. Shortly after the Chicago Park District took over Brands Park in 1934, Chicago architect Clarence Hatzfeld enlarged and remodeled the fieldhouse to include club, game, and shower rooms; a workshop; and a community hall. In the mid-1970s, the park district demolished the old brick structure, which had deteriorated significantly. In its place, the district built a new, larger fieldhouse, redesigning the surrounding landscape. More recent improvements included rehabilitating the playground, tennis courts, and plantings.

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

 

 

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