Grand Crossing Park

  • 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60619 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • 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.

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Grand Crossing Fitness Center

Grand Crossing Fitness Center

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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.

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 is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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 185542OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to January 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Baseball-Basketball Camp at Grand Crossing 190732CampsCamps - SportsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/06 17:00January 6, 2017
Friday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Grand Crossing 165166OpenSports - Basketball35 and upCoed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to December 18, 2016
Each Sunday from 11:30am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
$260.00
Basketball - Open at Grand Crossing 165167OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/20 17:30From September 20, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$177.00
Basketball Camp at Grand Crossing 165325CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2016/10/22 17:30From October 22, 2016 to December 24, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 3pm
$4.00
Basketball Officiating at Grand Crossing 165365InstructionSports - Officiating18 and upCoed2016/10/20 23:30From October 20, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$5.00
Basketball Tournament at Grand Crossing 165386TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 16Female2016/12/26 16:00From December 26, 2016 to December 28, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
$0
Family Swim at Grand Crossing 185540OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Martial Arts Partnership at Grand Crossing 166951PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAnyCoed2016/09/03 15:00From September 3, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Music and Movement Partnership at Grand Crossing 167099PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 7 but less than 15Female2016/09/10 16:00From September 10, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Open Swim at Grand Crossing 185544OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to January 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Grand Crossing 167286InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 19:00From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 2016
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 1pm to 6pm
$17.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Grand Crossing 167355Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 19:00From September 6, 2016 to June 16, 2017$51.00
Play School at Grand Crossing 167465InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$5.00
Seasonal Sports at Grand Crossing 167756InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/13 21:30From September 13, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Grand Crossing 167915OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 4pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Grand Crossing 185539InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to January 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Teen Leadership Club at Grand Crossing 168332InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/19 23:15From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:45pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Grand Crossing 186800CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 13Coed2016/12/27 15:00From December 27, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Each Friday from 9am to 4pm
$8.00
Woodcraft at Grand Crossing 169065InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2016/09/20 17:30From September 20, 2016 to December 15, 2016
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
$17.00
Youth Swim at Grand Crossing 185541OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Grand Crossing 186968OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Grand Crossing 186963InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Grand Crossing 186965InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Grand Crossing 186964InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/14 20:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Baseball Officiating at Grand Crossing 172020InstructionSports - Officiating18 and upCoed2017/02/17 00:45From February 16, 2017 to March 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 8:30pm
$5.00
Basketball - Open at Grand Crossing 172065OpenSports - Basketball35 and upCoed2017/01/14 18:30From January 14, 2017 to March 19, 2017
Each Sunday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
$150.00
Basketball - Open at Grand Crossing 172066OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
$120.00
Basketball at Grand Crossing 172183InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 00:15From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
$7.00
Basketball Officiating at Grand Crossing 172295InstructionSports - Officiating18 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2017 to February 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$6.00
Basketball Skills at Grand Crossing 188707InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 16:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$2.00
Family Swim at Grand Crossing 186962OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Inner City Basketball at Grand Crossing 173358Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/12/27 22:30From December 27, 2016 to March 23, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Grand Crossing 186958InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Grand Crossing 186959InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Grand Crossing 186961InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Grand Crossing 186960InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Martial Arts Partnership at Grand Crossing 173694PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAnyCoed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Music and Movement Partnership at Grand Crossing 173843PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 7 but less than 15Female2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Open Swim at Grand Crossing 186966OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Grand Crossing 174004InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
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 1pm to 6pm
$17.00
Play School at Grand Crossing 174106InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
$6.00
Recreational Tumbling at Grand Crossing 174167InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 20:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$5.00
Seasonal Sports at Grand Crossing 174256InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Grand Crossing 174402OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 4pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Grand Crossing 186957InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 29, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$35.00
Teen Leadership Club at Grand Crossing 174826InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 00:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Grand Crossing 186955InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Grand Crossing 186956InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 19:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$34.00
Woodcraft at Grand Crossing 175418InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 3pm
$18.00
Youth Swim at Grand Crossing 186954OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$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.