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.

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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 view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Chopin 140837InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2016/09/15 22:45From September 15, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Chopin 154409InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/07/08 23:00From July 8, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Day Camp at Chopin 154604CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$357.00
Inner City Baseball - RBI Jr. at Chopin 154877Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 13 but less than 16Male2016/06/07 17:00From June 7, 2016 to August 4, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 4pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 4pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Chopin 154884Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2016/06/13 16:00From June 13, 2016 to August 3, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 3pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Pee Wee at Chopin 154894InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/07/06 22:00From July 6, 2016 to November 2, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Chopin 154897InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2016/07/06 22:00From July 6, 2016 to November 3, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Tennis at Chopin 155152InstructionSports - TennisAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to July 22, 2016
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
$22.00

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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.