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.

Events

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. 

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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Dino Diggers at Chopin 185427InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 20:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$12.00
Junior Bear Football - Pee Wee at Chopin 163090InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/09/20 22:45From September 20, 2016 to December 10, 2016
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
Each Saturday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Chopin 163092InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2016/09/20 22:45From September 20, 2016 to December 10, 2016
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
Each Saturday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
$0
Park Kids at Chopin 185431InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:30From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 2016
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
$125.00
Play School at Chopin Cancelled185430InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 17:15From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 12:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 2:45pm
$50.00
Recreational Tumbling at Chopin 163812InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Soccer at Chopin 185432InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 19:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$12.00
Teen Club at Chopin 185424OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/20 22:30From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Tot Spot at Chopin 185435OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 19:15From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$12.00
Young Scientist at Chopin 185428InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 20:15From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$12.00

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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.