Chopin Park

  • 3420 N. Long Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60641 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Chris Benson
  • Park Phone: (773) 685-3247

Eight-acre Chopin Park, 3420 North Long, is situated in the Portage Park community. The historic fieldhouse contains an assembly hall with a stage and seven rooms, where many preschool and music classes take place. The park also offers a Park Kids after-school program that attracts local students.

Beyond its expansive welcome garden and fieldhouse, Chopin Park offers athletes a senior and two junior baseball fields, a softball field, a combination football/soccer field, four basketball standards, four tennis courts, four horseshoe courts and a sand volleyball court. Young children enjoy the park’s playground and spray pool. Young park-goers can play flag football, floor hockey, indoor soccer, and outdoor tennis at the facility.

On the cultural side, Chopin Park offers arts and crafts, guitar, piano and other instrumental music classes. In the summer, youth attend day camp, and pre-teens participate in leadership camp. Adults participate in a range of activities, including piano, instrumental music classes, and 16” softball. Parents gather at Chopin Park with their preschoolers for moms, pops and tots. Preschool, sing-a-long, music and movement, and arts and crafts classes are also available for preschool-age residents.

History

Chopin Park was created by the Old Portage Park District, one of 22 independent park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. In 1930, the Old Portage Park District purchased just over 8 acres in the then predominantly Polish southeastern corner of the rapidly-growing Portage Park community. The park was soon well-equipped with baseball and football fields, tennis and horse shoe courts, and a playground. The site also included an impressive brick fieldhouse with a 300-seat assembly/banquet hall and various game and club rooms. The Georgian Revival-style fieldhouse was identical to those at the Old Portage Park District's nearby Shabbona and Wilson Parks. Recognizing the Polish heritage of many area residents, the Old Portage Park District named the park for the great Polish-born French composer and pianist Frederic Francois Chopin (1810--1849). A child prodigy, Chopin first played in public at the age of eight, and began composing shortly thereafter. He is best known for his many compositions for solo piano. In the mid-1930s, not long after Chopin Park became part of the unified Chicago Park District, the new agency remodelled the fieldhouse. Over the years, the facility drew neighborhood residents for a wide variety of indoor activities, including pre-school and mothers' clubs, gymnastics, social dancing, crafts, citizenship classes. Particularly appropriate given its name, a local orchestra practiced at the fieldhouse, performing concerts in the auditorium. The Chicago Park District also made various outdoor improvements, including constructing a wading pool with sand pits and shelters in 1948, installing a basketball court in 1975, and regularly rehabilitating various park facilities and greenspaces.

Parking/Directions

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

Chopin Diamond

Chopin Diamond

Location Notes: 3420 N. Long Ave.

Chopin Fieldhouse

Chopin Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 3420 N. Long Ave.

Hours: ,

Chopin Football/Soccer

Chopin Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 3420 N. Long Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Chopin Horseshoes

Chopin Horseshoes

Location Notes: 3420 N. Long Ave.

Chopin Auditorium & Clubrooms

Chopin Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location Notes: 3420 N. Long Ave.

Notes: Clubrooms & Auditorium

Chopin Playground

Chopin PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Chopin Tennis Courts

Chopin Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 3420 N. Long Ave.

Chopin Volleyball

Chopin Volleyball

Location Notes: 3420 N. Long Ave.

Chopin Spray Pool

Chopin Spray Pool

Location Notes: 3420 N. Long Ave.

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 Monday, August 7, 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
Junior Bear Football - Pee Wee at Chopin 194329InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/06/28 22:45From June 28, 2017 to November 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Chopin 194332InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2017/07/11 22:45From July 11, 2017 to October 27, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Chopin 223882InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$11.00
Dino Diggers at Chopin 202730InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$13.00
Dodgeball at Chopin 223879InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$5.00
Game Room at Chopin 223887OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:45pm
$0
Improvisation at Chopin 223883InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$0
Martial Arts Partnership at Chopin 223889PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$27.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Chopin 223880InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/11 19:30From September 11, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$5.00
Park Kids - Fall at Chopin Cancelled203652InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 20:30From August 29, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$131.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Chopin Cancelled223993Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 20:30From August 29, 2017 to June 18, 2018$393.00
Recreational Tumbling at Chopin 203778InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$23.00
Table Tennis - Open at Chopin 223884OpenSports - Table Tennis60 and upCoed2017/09/11 15:15From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 10:15am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:15am to 1pm
$0
Teen Club at Chopin 204310OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Chopin 223888InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$22.00
Tot Spot at Chopin 223881OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$5.00
Walking Club at Chopin 223886OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2017/09/12 17:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Chopin 204669CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/12/26 16:30From December 26, 2017 to December 29, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
$21.00
Young Scientist at Chopin 204778InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$11.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Chopin Cancelled210299InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$131.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Chopin Cancelled216113InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2018 to June 6, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$131.00

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Eight-acre Chopin Park, 3420 North Long, is situated in the Portage Park community. The historic fieldhouse contains an assembly hall with a stage and seven rooms, where many preschool and music classes take place. The park also offers a Park Kids after-school program that attracts local students.

Beyond its expansive welcome garden and fieldhouse, Chopin Park offers athletes a senior and two junior baseball fields, a softball field, a combination football/soccer field, four basketball standards, four tennis courts, four horseshoe courts and a sand volleyball court. Young children enjoy the park’s playground and spray pool. Young park-goers can play flag football, floor hockey, indoor soccer, and outdoor tennis at the facility.

On the cultural side, Chopin Park offers arts and crafts, guitar, piano and other instrumental music classes. In the summer, youth attend day camp, and pre-teens participate in leadership camp. Adults participate in a range of activities, including piano, instrumental music classes, and 16” softball. Parents gather at Chopin Park with their preschoolers for moms, pops and tots. Preschool, sing-a-long, music and movement, and arts and crafts classes are also available for preschool-age residents.

Chopin Park was created by the Old Portage Park District, one of 22 independent park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. In 1930, the Old Portage Park District purchased just over 8 acres in the then predominantly Polish southeastern corner of the rapidly-growing Portage Park community. The park was soon well-equipped with baseball and football fields, tennis and horse shoe courts, and a playground. The site also included an impressive brick fieldhouse with a 300-seat assembly/banquet hall and various game and club rooms. The Georgian Revival-style fieldhouse was identical to those at the Old Portage Park District's nearby Shabbona and Wilson Parks. Recognizing the Polish heritage of many area residents, the Old Portage Park District named the park for the great Polish-born French composer and pianist Frederic Francois Chopin (1810--1849). A child prodigy, Chopin first played in public at the age of eight, and began composing shortly thereafter. He is best known for his many compositions for solo piano. In the mid-1930s, not long after Chopin Park became part of the unified Chicago Park District, the new agency remodelled the fieldhouse. Over the years, the facility drew neighborhood residents for a wide variety of indoor activities, including pre-school and mothers' clubs, gymnastics, social dancing, crafts, citizenship classes. Particularly appropriate given its name, a local orchestra practiced at the fieldhouse, performing concerts in the auditorium. The Chicago Park District also made various outdoor improvements, including constructing a wading pool with sand pits and shelters in 1948, installing a basketball court in 1975, and regularly rehabilitating various park facilities and greenspaces.

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