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.

Events

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, May 1, 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 176108InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$8.00
Arts & Crafts at Cragin 176107InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 15:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$0
Arts & Crafts at Cragin 176106InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 16:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Cragin 177087InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2017/04/26 22:00From April 26, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Dino Diggers at Cragin 192807InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/04/07 15:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$8.00
Game Room at Cragin 176992OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 20:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$0
Little Artist at Cragin 192809InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 16:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$8.00
Mighty Munchkins at Cragin 197924InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 16:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$8.00
Painting at Cragin 192812InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 16:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$8.00
Pre-Teen Club at Cragin 192820OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:15pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Cragin 176825InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Cragin 176803InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 21:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Cragin 192819OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Soccer at Cragin 192815InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2017/04/18 20:45From April 18, 2017 to June 13, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$5.00
Soccer at Cragin 192817InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/04/20 20:45From April 20, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$5.00
Storytime & Crafts at Cragin 176099InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 16:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$0
Storytime & Crafts at Cragin 176098InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 15:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$0
T-Ball at Cragin 192805InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/04/24 21:00From April 24, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$8.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Cragin 192806InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$8.00
Track & Field at Cragin 192818InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2017/04/07 22:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Day Camp at Cragin 194061CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$197.00
Extended Camp at Cragin 194196CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 20:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$27.00

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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.