Cragin Park

  • 2611 N. Lockwood Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60639 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Jose Mercado
  • Park Phone: (312) 746-5065

Located in the Belmont-Cragin community (half-way between Diversey & Fullerton avenues, as well as Long & Laramie avenues), Cragin Park’s small fieldhouse sits on almost three acres.

Outdoors, the park offers almost a quarter-mile walking path, two softball fields, a combination football/soccer field, two tennis courts, a basketball court, a volleyball court, plus a playground with a wading/spray pool.

Depending on age and season, a large variety of programs are offered for youth & teens: Pre-Teen Club, Homework Time, Cubs Care baseball, soccer, flag football, sports club, table tennis, game room, basketball, & Teen Club.In the summer, youth can participate in sports camp and our popular and affordable 6-week day camp.

Cragin Park offers adult table tennis and a walking club, while seniors can participate in bingo, a stretching class, as well as a Senior Citizens Club.

Parents gather at Cragin Park with their preschoolers for classes such as: Art & ABC’s, Play Group, Fun & Games, & Preschool.

We invite you to stop by Cragin Park and check out our offerings!

History

Cragin Park is among thirteen parks created by the Northwest Park District, one of 22 park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. In 1927, the Fullerton Avenue Highlands Improvement Association asked the Northwest Park District to construct a recreational center in that organization's Belmont Cragin neighborhood. The park district agreed, and began to purchase parkland immediately. Playground apparatus was installed in 1928, and tennis courts in 1931. The Wrightwood Avenue Improvement Club petitioned for a fieldhouse, but none was built until 1954. Cragin Park is named for the surrounding neighborhood, which in turn took its name from a 19th-century industrial suburb. The Cragin brothers built their metals manufacturing plant along the tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad in 1883. By the following year, more than 200 people lived in the vicinity of the factory and its Cragin station.

Parking/Directions

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

Cragin Diamond Softball

Cragin Diamond Softball

Location Notes: 2611 N. Lockwood Ave.

Cragin Fieldhouse

Cragin Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2611 N. Lockwood Ave.

Hours: ,

Cragin Soccer/Football

Cragin Soccer/Football

Location Notes: 2611 N. Lockwood Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Cragin Clubroom

Cragin Clubroom

Location Notes: 2611 N. Lockwood Ave.

Notes: Clubroom

Cragin Playground

Cragin PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Cragin Tennis Court

Cragin Tennis Court

Location Notes: 2611 N. Lockwood Ave.

Cragin Spray Pool

Cragin Spray Pool

Location Notes: 2611 N. Lockwood 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 register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 11, 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
Art & ABCs at Cragin 222141InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 15:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$8.00
Arts & Crafts at Cragin 202247InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 16:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$0
Arts & Crafts at Cragin 202248InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/11/03 21:30From November 3, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$6.00
Dino Diggers at Cragin 222149InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 15:30From September 12, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$5.00
Drop-in at Cragin 224121InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/11/02 20:30From November 2, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Game Room at Cragin 222157OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/11/03 20:30From November 3, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Homework Time at Cragin 224120InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/11/01 20:45From November 1, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Little Artists at Cragin 222143InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 16:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$8.00
Mighty Munchkins at Cragin 222152InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 16:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$8.00
Pre-Teen Club at Cragin 222155OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2017/11/01 21:45From November 1, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Cragin 203872InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/11/07 23:00From November 7, 2017 to December 12, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Storytime & Crafts at Cragin 204213InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 15:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Cragin 222144InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 18:00From September 12, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$8.00

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Description

Located in the Belmont-Cragin community (half-way between Diversey & Fullerton avenues, as well as Long & Laramie avenues), Cragin Park’s small fieldhouse sits on almost three acres.

Outdoors, the park offers almost a quarter-mile walking path, two softball fields, a combination football/soccer field, two tennis courts, a basketball court, a volleyball court, plus a playground with a wading/spray pool.

Depending on age and season, a large variety of programs are offered for youth & teens: Pre-Teen Club, Homework Time, Cubs Care baseball, soccer, flag football, sports club, table tennis, game room, basketball, & Teen Club.In the summer, youth can participate in sports camp and our popular and affordable 6-week day camp.

Cragin Park offers adult table tennis and a walking club, while seniors can participate in bingo, a stretching class, as well as a Senior Citizens Club.

Parents gather at Cragin Park with their preschoolers for classes such as: Art & ABC’s, Play Group, Fun & Games, & Preschool.

We invite you to stop by Cragin Park and check out our offerings!

Cragin Park is among thirteen parks created by the Northwest Park District, one of 22 park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. In 1927, the Fullerton Avenue Highlands Improvement Association asked the Northwest Park District to construct a recreational center in that organization's Belmont Cragin neighborhood. The park district agreed, and began to purchase parkland immediately. Playground apparatus was installed in 1928, and tennis courts in 1931. The Wrightwood Avenue Improvement Club petitioned for a fieldhouse, but none was built until 1954. Cragin Park is named for the surrounding neighborhood, which in turn took its name from a 19th-century industrial suburb. The Cragin brothers built their metals manufacturing plant along the tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad in 1883. By the following year, more than 200 people lived in the vicinity of the factory and its Cragin station.

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