Grand Crossing Park

  • 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60619 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Ron Wright
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6158

Located in the Greater Grand Crossing community, Grand Crossing Park totals 17.16 acres and features two gymnasiums, fitness center, woodshop and multi-purpose rooms. Outside, the park offers baseball and football fields, basketball and tennis courts, pool, spray pool and playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasiums, fields, and multi-purpose rooms.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids afterschool program, seasonal sports, senior club, Cubs Care, Inner City Sports, and officiating classes. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Grand Crossing Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire and holiday themed-events.

History

Grand Crossing Park and its surrounding community take their name from a historic train wreck which occurred less than a mile away from the site of the park. In the early 1850s, a number of railroad lines linking southern states to downtown Chicago began extending through the neighborhood. In 1853, a terrible collision between Illinois Central and Michigan Southern Railroad trains resulted in 18 deaths and 40 injuries. Public officials responded by forcing all trains to come to a complete stop at 75th Street and South Chicago Avenue, the site of the accident. Although signal lights were installed, the intersection remained dangerous until the tracks were finally elevated in 1912. Because of the extensive railroad service, the area developed early. By the 1880s, Greater Grand Crossing included numerous factories and workers' homes. The neighborhood was annexed to Chicago in 1889. The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in nearby Jackson Park spurred further growth. By 1907, the South Park Commission began efforts to create a park for the expanding population. Bolstered by the recent success of its ten revolutionary parks, the South Park Commissioners wanted to provide similar facilities for Grand Crossing, including a playground, a playing field, wading and swimming pools, and a fieldhouse. After acquiring 17 acres of land between 1908 and 1910, the South Park Commission hired the Olmsted Brothers, landscape designers of the previous neighborhood parks, to lay out Grand Crossing and three other new parks. In-house South Park Commission designers modified the Olmsteds' proposals to create a single plan for both Grand Crossing and Trumbull Parks. The plans differed only in that their orientation was reversed. The two parks also have identical classically designed fieldhouses, constructed in 1914. Since 1934, Grand Crossing Park has been part of the Chicago Park District.

Parking/Directions

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

Grand Crossing Diamond

Grand Crossing Diamond

Location Notes: 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

Grand Crossing Court

Grand Crossing Court

Location Notes: 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

Grand Crossing Fieldhouse

Grand Crossing Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

Hours: , ,

Grand Crossing Fitness Center

Grand Crossing Fitness Center

Location Notes: 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

Notes: M-F, 10-8pm; Sa & Su, 10-2pm. Sign up for a membership

Grand Crossing Football/Soccer

Grand Crossing Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

Grand Crossing Gymnasium

Grand Crossing Gymnasium

Location Notes: 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

Grand Crossing Clubrooms

Grand Crossing Clubrooms

Location Notes: 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

Grand Crossing Playground

Grand Crossing PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

Grand Crossing Running Track

Grand Crossing Running Track

Location Notes: 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

Grand Crossing Park Pool

Grand Crossing Park Pool (1)

Location Notes: 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

Hours: ,

Phone: (312)747-6158

Grand Crossing Tennis Court

Grand Crossing Tennis Court

Location Notes: 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

Grand Crossing Volleyball

Grand Crossing Volleyball

Location Notes: 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

Grand Crossing Spray Pool

Grand Crossing Spray Pool

Location Notes: 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

Grand Crossing Woodshop

Grand Crossing Woodshop

Location Notes: 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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
Basketball - Open at Grand Crossing 92204OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Sunday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$138.00
Basketball - Open at Grand Crossing 92203OpenSports - Basketball35 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 14, 2014
Each Sunday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$260.00
Basketball at Grand Crossing 110356InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 15CoedFrom September 21, 2014 to December 7, 2014
Each Sunday from 10am to 11:30am
$3.00
Basketball at Grand Crossing 92274InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 10, 2014
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
$5.00
Basketball Camp at Grand Crossing 92362CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 16CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 13, 2014
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 3pm
$3.00
Basketball Officiating at Grand Crossing 92381InstructionSports - Officiating18 and upCoedFrom October 9, 2014 to December 18, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$3.00
Basketball Tournament at Grand Crossing 110359TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 16FemaleFrom November 25, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 2pm
$5.00
Conditioning at Grand Crossing 92606InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 11, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
$7.00
Family Night Out at Grand Crossing 110360OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games12 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
$12.00
Football Officiating at Grand Crossing 92962InstructionSports - Officiating18 and upCoedFrom August 14, 2014 to October 16, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$3.00
Fun and Games at Grand Crossing 111498InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
Free
Holiday Basketball Tournament at Grand Crossing 93141TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 15MaleFrom December 23, 2014 to December 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to 3pm
Each Friday from 11am to 3pm
Free
Holiday Basketball Tournament at Grand Crossing 93140TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 15FemaleFrom December 26, 2014 to December 30, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to 3pm
Each Friday from 11am to 3pm
Free
Inner City Flag Football at Grand Crossing 93391InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom August 30, 2014 to October 17, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
Free
Martial Arts Partnership at Grand Crossing 93730PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAnyCoedFrom August 30, 2014 to December 13, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
Free
Park Kids - Fall Session at Grand Crossing 94052InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Monday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 6pm
$15.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Grand Crossing 94112Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 6pm
$45.00
Seasonal Sports at Grand Crossing 94366InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 11, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Free
Senior Citizens Club at Grand Crossing 94470OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs55 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 11, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 4pm
Free
Teen Leadership Club at Grand Crossing 110361InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:45pm
Free
Weight Training at Grand Crossing 110358InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Free
Woodcraft at Grand Crossing 95508InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Woodcraft at Grand Crossing 95507InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking60 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 11, 2014
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$10.00

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Located in the Greater Grand Crossing community, Grand Crossing Park totals 17.16 acres and features two gymnasiums, fitness center, woodshop and multi-purpose rooms. Outside, the park offers baseball and football fields, basketball and tennis courts, pool, spray pool and playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasiums, fields, and multi-purpose rooms.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids afterschool program, seasonal sports, senior club, Cubs Care, Inner City Sports, and officiating classes. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Grand Crossing Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire and holiday themed-events.

Grand Crossing Park and its surrounding community take their name from a historic train wreck which occurred less than a mile away from the site of the park. In the early 1850s, a number of railroad lines linking southern states to downtown Chicago began extending through the neighborhood. In 1853, a terrible collision between Illinois Central and Michigan Southern Railroad trains resulted in 18 deaths and 40 injuries. Public officials responded by forcing all trains to come to a complete stop at 75th Street and South Chicago Avenue, the site of the accident. Although signal lights were installed, the intersection remained dangerous until the tracks were finally elevated in 1912. Because of the extensive railroad service, the area developed early. By the 1880s, Greater Grand Crossing included numerous factories and workers' homes. The neighborhood was annexed to Chicago in 1889. The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in nearby Jackson Park spurred further growth. By 1907, the South Park Commission began efforts to create a park for the expanding population. Bolstered by the recent success of its ten revolutionary parks, the South Park Commissioners wanted to provide similar facilities for Grand Crossing, including a playground, a playing field, wading and swimming pools, and a fieldhouse. After acquiring 17 acres of land between 1908 and 1910, the South Park Commission hired the Olmsted Brothers, landscape designers of the previous neighborhood parks, to lay out Grand Crossing and three other new parks. In-house South Park Commission designers modified the Olmsteds' proposals to create a single plan for both Grand Crossing and Trumbull Parks. The plans differed only in that their orientation was reversed. The two parks also have identical classically designed fieldhouses, constructed in 1914. Since 1934, Grand Crossing Park has been part of the Chicago Park District.

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