Brooks Park

  • 7100 N. Harlem Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60631 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Tom Broderick
  • Park Phone: (773) 631-4401

Located in the Edison Park community on Harlem Avenue, just south of Touhy Avenue, Brooks Park is the most northwestern park in the Chicago Park District. At nearly nine acres, the park features a number of sports and recreational activities, including an established boxing program for youth, teens and adults.

The athletes compete in an annual boxing show each December at the park. Youth can choose from basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, and recreational tumbling. Or, they can participate in arts classes. Brooks Park also serves a large population of young preschoolers in its Edison Park community area, with music and movement classes, play group, preschool and moms, pops and tots programs that include parents. Adults stay active in walking and fitness programs at Brooks Park, or popular softball or basketball leagues.

Brooks Park contains two baseball fields, one soccer/football field, two tennis courts, six horseshoe pits, a water spray feature and playground.

History

Brooks Park is among the four parks created by the Edison Park District, one of 22 independent park boards consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Established in 1913, the Edison Park District was still developing parks in the early 1930s. During the preceding decade, the population of the Edison Park neighborhood had increased from 950 to over 5,000 people, but the area's fine homes were still interspersed with farmland. In 1931, the park district purchased a 2.7-acre tract of open land in the eastern portion of its territory. The site was known as Brooks Park in honor of Edison Park District President Oscar E. Brooks (1869--), a prominent local resident and general contractor, who had served as village trustee for five years before becoming a park board member in 1920. By the fall of 1932, improvements were under way at Brooks Park. The site soon had tennis courts, a wading pool, a playground, a trellis-like pergola, and a lawn area that could be flooded for ice skating in winter. Within a few short years, the park became part of the newly-created Chicago Park District. By 1950, the Chicago Park District had acquired additional land east of the original park site, nearly tripling the park's size. Improvements followed in subsequent years. These included ball fields, a small recreation building, a spray pool, and bocci courts. The park district constructed a new fieldhouse at the east end of Brooks Park in 1979, replacing the original recreation building near the west end. A new soft surface playground was installed in 1992.

Parking/Directions

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

Brooks Baseball

Brooks Baseball

Location Notes: 7100 N. Harlem Ave.

Brooks Basketball

Brooks Basketball

Location Notes: 7100 N. Harlem Ave.

Notes: half court

Brooks Boxing

Brooks Boxing

Location Notes: 7100 N. Harlem Ave.

Brooks Fieldhouse

Brooks Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 7100 N. Harlem Ave.

Hours: ,

Brooks Football/Soccer

Brooks Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 7100 N. Harlem Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Brooks Gymnasium

Brooks Gymnasium

Location Notes: 7100 N. Harlem Ave.

Brooks Horseshoe

Brooks Horseshoe

Location Notes: 7100 N. Harlem Ave.

Brooks Clubroom

Brooks Clubroom

Location Notes: 7100 N. Harlem Ave.

Brooks Playground

Brooks PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Brooks Tennis

Brooks Tennis

Location Notes: 7100 N. Harlem Ave.

Brooks Water Spray Feature

Brooks Water Spray Feature

Location Notes: 7100 N. Harlem Ave.

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

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now. Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 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
16" Softball League at Brooks 139881Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2016/04/10 15:00From April 10, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 10am to 2pm
$255.00
Basketball League at Brooks 140318Team_LeagueSports - Basketball35 and upMale2016/04/25 23:45From April 25, 2016 to August 31, 2016
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 10pm
$255.00
Basketball League at Brooks 140319Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/03/29 23:45From March 29, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 10pm
$255.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Boxing at Brooks 154513InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/06/27 23:00From June 27, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$12.00
Boxing at Brooks 154515InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/06/28 00:00From June 27, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$22.00
Boxing at Brooks 154514InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/28 00:00From June 27, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$12.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Brooks 162130InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 17:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$17.00
Basketball - Open at Brooks 162248OpenSports - Basketball60 and upMale2016/09/23 15:00From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$0
Basketball at Brooks 162292InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 19:15From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$17.00
Basketball at Brooks 162293InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2016/09/23 20:15From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$17.00
Basketball League at Brooks 162389Team_LeagueSports - Basketball30 and upMale2016/09/19 23:45From September 19, 2016 to February 6, 2017
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 10pm
$255.00
Basketball League at Brooks 162390Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/10/04 23:45From October 4, 2016 to February 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 10pm
$255.00
Bitty Basketball at Brooks 162465InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/09/23 21:30From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$52.00
Boxing at Brooks 162496InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$12.00
Boxing at Brooks 162498InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
$12.00
Boxing at Brooks 162497InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
$22.00
Dodgeball at Brooks 162655InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$17.00
Flag Football at Brooks 184354InstructionSports - FootballAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$17.00
Floor Hockey at Brooks 162826InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 20:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$17.00
Floor Hockey at Brooks 162828InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$27.00
Floor Hockey at Brooks 162827InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$17.00
Fun and Games at Brooks 162888InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 17:45From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$27.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Brooks 163086InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 17:45From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$17.00
Kiddie College at Brooks 163140InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$145.00
Mighty Munchkins at Brooks 184355InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 19:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$17.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Brooks 163412InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 14:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$17.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Brooks 163522InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/21 14:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$17.00
Seasonal Sports at Brooks 163900InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 17:45From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$17.00
Soccer at Brooks 164082InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 19:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$17.00
Soccer at Brooks 185727InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 2 but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/22 14:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$17.00
Soccer at Brooks 164080InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 19:15From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$17.00
Table Games at Brooks 164259OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games60 and upMale2016/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2016 to December 20, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9:30pm
$0
T-Ball at Brooks 164255InstructionSports - BaseballAt least but less than 8Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$17.00
Tot Spot at Brooks 164491OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2016/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$17.00
Tot Spot at Brooks 164492OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2016/09/21 19:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$17.00
Volleyball at Brooks 164611InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 7 but less than 12Female2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Volleyball at Brooks 164611InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 7 but less than 12Female2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Young Scientist at Brooks 164757InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 14:30From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$17.00

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Description

Located in the Edison Park community on Harlem Avenue, just south of Touhy Avenue, Brooks Park is the most northwestern park in the Chicago Park District. At nearly nine acres, the park features a number of sports and recreational activities, including an established boxing program for youth, teens and adults.

The athletes compete in an annual boxing show each December at the park. Youth can choose from basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, and recreational tumbling. Or, they can participate in arts classes. Brooks Park also serves a large population of young preschoolers in its Edison Park community area, with music and movement classes, play group, preschool and moms, pops and tots programs that include parents. Adults stay active in walking and fitness programs at Brooks Park, or popular softball or basketball leagues.

Brooks Park contains two baseball fields, one soccer/football field, two tennis courts, six horseshoe pits, a water spray feature and playground.

Brooks Park is among the four parks created by the Edison Park District, one of 22 independent park boards consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Established in 1913, the Edison Park District was still developing parks in the early 1930s. During the preceding decade, the population of the Edison Park neighborhood had increased from 950 to over 5,000 people, but the area's fine homes were still interspersed with farmland. In 1931, the park district purchased a 2.7-acre tract of open land in the eastern portion of its territory. The site was known as Brooks Park in honor of Edison Park District President Oscar E. Brooks (1869--), a prominent local resident and general contractor, who had served as village trustee for five years before becoming a park board member in 1920. By the fall of 1932, improvements were under way at Brooks Park. The site soon had tennis courts, a wading pool, a playground, a trellis-like pergola, and a lawn area that could be flooded for ice skating in winter. Within a few short years, the park became part of the newly-created Chicago Park District. By 1950, the Chicago Park District had acquired additional land east of the original park site, nearly tripling the park's size. Improvements followed in subsequent years. These included ball fields, a small recreation building, a spray pool, and bocci courts. The park district constructed a new fieldhouse at the east end of Brooks Park in 1979, replacing the original recreation building near the west end. A new soft surface playground was installed in 1992.

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