Cragin Park

  • 2611 N. Lockwood Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60639 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Irma Rizzo
  • 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.

Cragin Clubroom

Cragin Clubroom

Location Notes: 2611 N. Lockwood Ave.

Notes: Clubroom

Cragin Playground

Cragin Playground

Location Notes: 2611 N. Lockwood Ave.

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation

Cragin Tennis Court

Cragin Tennis Court

Location Notes: 2611 N. Lockwood Ave.

Cragin Spray Pool

Cragin Spray Pool

Location Notes: 2611 N. Lockwood Ave.

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, April 20, 2015.

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
Arts & Crafts at Cragin 102486InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2015 to May 29, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Conditioning at Cragin 102845InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/31 15:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Dance - Latin at Cragin 102904InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/04/03 22:15From April 3, 2015 to May 29, 2015
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$6.00
Game Room at Cragin 129830OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/04/30 21:00From April 30, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Kiddie College at Cragin 103298InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/03/31 17:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$31.00
Little Artists at Cragin 103476InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 16:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:30am
$11.00
Music and Movement at Cragin 103640InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$11.00
Seasonal Sports at Cragin 103965InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Soccer at Cragin 104178InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/04/15 21:15From April 15, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$11.00
Soccer at Cragin 104179InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 12Coed2015/04/15 22:00From April 15, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Soccer at Cragin 104177InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/04/18 15:00From April 18, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$21.00
Soccer at Cragin 129100InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/18 16:00From April 18, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$21.00
Soccer at Cragin 104176InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/04/18 18:30From April 18, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$21.00
T-Ball at Cragin 104304InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/21 21:00From April 21, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Track & Field at Cragin 129098InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00

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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.