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 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 12, 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
Art & ABCs at Cragin 187209InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$7.00
Arts & Crafts at Cragin 169337InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$0
Arts & Crafts at Cragin 189286InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$6.00
Arts & Crafts at Cragin 169338InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 17:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$0
Dino Diggers at Cragin 187212InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$6.00
Dino Diggers at Cragin 187211InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/01/13 16:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$6.00
Homework Time at Cragin 170168InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Mighty Munchkins at Cragin 187214InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Painting at Cragin 187206InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/01/10 17:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$6.00
Painting at Cragin 187207InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 17:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$6.00
Pre-Teen Club at Cragin 187216OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2017/01/11 21:45From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 5:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Cragin 187217InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Cragin 187215OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Storytime & Crafts at Cragin 171166InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 16:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$0
Storytime & Crafts at Cragin 171167InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 17:30From January 13, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$0
Table Games at Cragin 171198OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Cragin 171389InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$7.00

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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.