Grand Crossing Park

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

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

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 195118OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 16:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
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 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Grand Crossing 195357OpenSports - BasketballAt least 30 but less than 60Coed2017/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 4:45pm
$150.00
Family Swim at Grand Crossing 195915OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 17:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Sunday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Grand Crossing 196498InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/25 18:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Grand Crossing 196497InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 18:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
TEAM Sports at Grand Crossing 197164InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/20 22:00From June 20, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$35.00
Teen Swim at Grand Crossing 197282OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 20:30From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
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 197617InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/06/20 21:30From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:15pm
$13.00
Youth Swim at Grand Crossing 197696OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 19:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Grand Crossing 204841OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to December 28, 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 204930InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Grand Crossing 204932InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Grand Crossing 204931InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Grand Crossing 205218OpenSports - Basketball35 and upCoed2017/09/12 16:30From September 12, 2017 to December 10, 2017
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 205219OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/12 17:30From September 12, 2017 to December 1, 2017
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 - Open at Grand Crossing 205344OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 23:15From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
$2.00
Basketball Camp at Grand Crossing 205382CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2017/10/14 18:00From October 14, 2017 to December 16, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0
Family Swim at Grand Crossing 205962OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/12 00:00From September 11, 2017 to December 29, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Flag Football at Grand Crossing 206029InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2017/09/09 15:30From September 9, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to Noon
$2.00
Flag Football at Grand Crossing 206030InstructionSports - FootballAt least 12 but less than 15Coed2017/09/09 17:00From September 9, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$2.00
Inner City Flag Football at Grand Crossing 206365InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/08/26 21:30From August 26, 2017 to October 14, 2017
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 206592InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Grand Crossing 206591InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Grand Crossing 206593InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Martial Arts Partnership at Grand Crossing 206758PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAnyCoed2017/09/02 15:00From September 2, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Open Swim at Grand Crossing 206970OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 28, 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 207085InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 19:00From August 29, 2017 to December 15, 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
$18.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Grand Crossing 207148Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 19:00From August 29, 2017 to June 8, 2018$54.00
Play School at Grand Crossing 207258InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/12 15:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$6.00
Senior Citizens Club at Grand Crossing 207561OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Grand Crossing 207941InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to January 3, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Grand Crossing 208121InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Grand Crossing 208166InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00
Woodcraft at Grand Crossing 208600InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/09/12 17:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
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
$18.00
Youth Swim at Grand Crossing 208735OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 29, 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
Park Kids - Winter at Grand Crossing 213343InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 20:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
$18.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Grand Crossing 219270InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 19:00From April 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
Each Monday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 6pm
$18.00

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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.