Grand Crossing Park

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

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Grand Crossing 178173OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 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 178242InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Grand Crossing 178241InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/06 23:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Baseball at Grand Crossing 192306InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/05/06 15:30From May 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$2.00
Baseball Officiating at Grand Crossing 178514InstructionSports - Officiating18 and upCoed2017/04/06 23:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:20pm
$7.00
Basketball - Open at Grand Crossing 178562OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2017/04/03 17:30From April 3, 2017 to June 8, 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
$200.00
Basketball - Open at Grand Crossing 178561OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 23:15From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
$9.00
Basketball - Open at Grand Crossing 178563OpenSports - Basketball30 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 12:30pm
$150.00
Basketball Skills at Grand Crossing 192305InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/01 15:30From April 1, 2017 to May 6, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$2.00
Crocheting at Grand Crossing 198366InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2017/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
$5.00
Family Swim at Grand Crossing 179202OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Grand Crossing 179918InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Grand Crossing 192307InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Grand Crossing 192308InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/06 22:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Grand Crossing 179916InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 16:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Martial Arts Partnership at Grand Crossing 180061PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAnyCoed2017/04/08 15:00From April 8, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Mosaic Making at Grand Crossing 198365InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
$1.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Grand Crossing 180203PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 7 but less than 15Female2017/04/08 16:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Open Swim at Grand Crossing 180245OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Park Kids - Spring at Grand Crossing 180369InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 19:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 2017
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
$17.00
Play School at Grand Crossing 180620InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$6.00
Seasonal Sports at Grand Crossing 180747InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 12 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Grand Crossing 180902OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 4pm
$0
Spring Break Camp at Grand Crossing 181165CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/03/27 14:00From March 27, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$9.00
TEAM Sports at Grand Crossing 181346InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 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 181426InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/07 23:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Grand Crossing 181615InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/08 17:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Grand Crossing 192309InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/08 18:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$34.00
Weight Training at Grand Crossing 182038InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/05 23:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Woodcraft at Grand Crossing 182063InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking60 and upCoed2017/04/04 17:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 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 182183OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 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.