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.

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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 Park Pool

Grand Crossing Park Pool (1)

Location Notes: 7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

Hours: ,

Phone: (312)747-6158

Descriptors: Outdoor

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.

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 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
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
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
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
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Grand Crossing 185545InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Grand Crossing 185547InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Grand Crossing 185546InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/24 18:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
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 at Grand Crossing 165281InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 23:15From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 21, 2016
$7.00
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
Flag Football at Grand Crossing 184989InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2016/09/17 15:30From September 17, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:30am to Noon
$1.00
Flag Football at Grand Crossing 184990InstructionSports - FootballAt least 12 but less than 15Coed2016/09/17 17:00From September 17, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$1.00
Football Officiating at Grand Crossing 184988InstructionSports - Officiating18 and upCoed2016/08/25 23:30From August 25, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
$5.00
Inner City Flag Football at Grand Crossing 166536InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/03 21:30From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
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
$0
Learn to Swim at Grand Crossing 185537InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Grand Crossing 185536InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Grand Crossing 185538InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
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
Mixed Media - Painting at Grand Crossing 184993InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting18 and upCoed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Mosaics at Grand Crossing 184992InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$2.00
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
Textile Arts at Grand Crossing 184991InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$2.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Grand Crossing 185552InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Grand Crossing 185553InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/24 17:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00
Weight Training at Grand Crossing 169010InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/21 23:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
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

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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.