Cragin Park

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

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

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 dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 22, 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
Arts & Crafts at Cragin 184391InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 14:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$0
Arts & Crafts at Cragin 184392InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 15:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$0
Fun and Games at Cragin 162890InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Homework Time at Cragin 184395InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/20 20:15From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$6.00
Homework Time at Cragin 163041InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/23 20:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$0
Kiddie College at Cragin 163144InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/21 15:00From September 21, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$25.00
Seasonal Sports at Cragin 184973InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Soccer at Cragin 164086InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2016/09/10 15:00From September 10, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$16.00
Soccer at Cragin 164087InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2016/09/17 16:00From September 17, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$16.00
Soccer at Cragin 164088InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2016/09/17 18:30From September 17, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$16.00
Storytime & Crafts at Cragin 184393InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$0
Storytime & Crafts at Cragin 184394InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 14:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$0

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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.