Chopin Park

  • 3420 N. Long Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60641 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Mike Mucci
  • 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.

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Chopin Football/Soccer

Chopin Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 3420 N. Long Ave.

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 Playground

Location Notes: 3420 N. Long Ave. Chicago, IL 60641

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

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.

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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
Arts & Crafts at Chopin 102485InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 22:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$21.00
Dodgeball at Chopin 102927InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 22:30From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$21.00
Golf at Chopin 103147InstructionSports - Golf18 and upCoed2015/03/30 15:30From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$21.00
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Chopin 103061InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Chopin 129562InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2015/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Chopin 129561InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Chopin 103892InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Chopin 103733InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Chopin 103734InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 23:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$21.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Chopin 116005InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Day Camp at Chopin 116182CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$340.00
Inner City Baseball - RBI Jr. at Chopin 116612Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 13 but less than 16Male2015/06/02 17:00From June 2, 2015 to July 30, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 4pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 4pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Chopin 116621Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2015/06/08 16:00From June 8, 2015 to July 29, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 3pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Pee Wee at Chopin 116630InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2015/07/01 23:00From July 1, 2015 to October 28, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Chopin 116631InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2015/07/01 23:00From July 1, 2015 to October 29, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$0
Outdoor Tennis at Chopin 117435InstructionSports - TennisAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$21.00

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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.