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.

Winter Programs

View our winter program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of January 5 through the week of March 16.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Spring Programs

Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1.
View programs online beginning Monday, February 9.  Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 28, 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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Grand Crossing 94112Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/02 19:00From 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball Officiating at Grand Crossing 112749InstructionSports - Officiating18 and upCoed2015/02/13 00:45From February 12, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 8:30pm
$3.00
Basketball - Open at Grand Crossing 98822OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2015 to March 22, 2015
Each Sunday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
$110.00
Basketball - Open at Grand Crossing 98821OpenSports - Basketball35 and upCoed2015/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2015 to March 22, 2015
Each Sunday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$220.00
Basketball at Grand Crossing 98929InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 00:15From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
$5.00
Basketball Camp at Grand Crossing 98998CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$3.00
Basketball Officiating at Grand Crossing 99051InstructionSports - Officiating18 and upCoed2015/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2015 to February 12, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$3.00
Conditioning at Grand Crossing 99300InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$7.00
Inner City Basketball at Grand Crossing 100005Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2014/12/23 22:30From December 23, 2014 to February 26, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Martial Arts Partnership at Grand Crossing 100339PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAnyCoed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Park Kids - Winter Session at Grand Crossing 100921InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 20:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 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
$15.00
Recreational Tumbling at Grand Crossing 113919InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 20:30From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$3.00
Seasonal Sports at Grand Crossing 101184InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Grand Crossing 101352OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Teen Leadership Club at Grand Crossing 112747InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/08 00:15From January 7, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
$0
Volleyball at Grand Crossing 102136InstructionSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/01/06 00:45From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
$5.00
Weight Training at Grand Crossing 112748InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Woodcraft at Grand Crossing 102230InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking60 and upCoed2015/01/06 18:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
$10.00
Woodcraft at Grand Crossing 102231InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$15.00

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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.