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

Hours: , ,

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Grand Crossing Football/Soccer

Grand Crossing Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

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

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Grand Crossing Running Track

Grand Crossing Running Track

Location Notes: 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

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.

Events

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. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
Adult Swim at Grand Crossing 155924OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Sunday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Grand Crossing 159012InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2016/06/21 21:00From June 21, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Baseball Officiating at Grand Crossing 156140InstructionSports - Officiating18 and upCoed2016/06/16 23:30From June 16, 2016 to July 28, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$5.00
Basketball - Open at Grand Crossing 156164OpenSports - BasketballAt least 30 but less than 60Coed2016/06/14 15:00From June 14, 2016 to August 21, 2016
Each Sunday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 4:45pm
$200.00
Day Camp at Grand Crossing 156414CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$117.00
Early Bird Camp at Grand Crossing 156534CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$27.00
Extended Camp at Grand Crossing 156622CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$27.00
Family Swim at Grand Crossing 156701OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 17:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Sunday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Football Officiating at Grand Crossing 156781InstructionSports - Officiating18 and upCoed2016/07/28 23:30From July 28, 2016 to September 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$5.00
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Grand Crossing 156900Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/05/31 22:00From May 31, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Late Summer Camp at Grand Crossing 157011CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 14:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Each Friday from 9am to 4pm
$32.00
Learn to Swim at Grand Crossing 157145InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/26 18:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Grand Crossing 157144InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 18:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Martial Arts Partnership at Grand Crossing 157289PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAnyCoed2016/06/25 15:00From June 25, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Music and Movement Partnership at Grand Crossing 159609PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 7 but less than 15Female2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Grand Crossing 158134OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/06/14 16:00From June 14, 2016 to August 16, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 3pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Grand Crossing 158317InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/21 22:00From June 21, 2016 to September 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Grand Crossing 158385Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Female2016/07/12 21:00From July 12, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Grand Crossing 158384Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/13 21:00From July 13, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Swim at Grand Crossing 158419OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 20:30From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$0
Woodcraft at Grand Crossing 158683InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2016/06/28 21:30From June 28, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:15pm
$12.00
Youth Swim at Grand Crossing 158752OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 19:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 2pm to 3:15pm
Each Monday from 2pm to 3:15pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3:15pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3:15pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3:15pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3:15pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:15pm
$0

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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.