Gross Park

  • 2708 W. Lawrence Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60625 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Mark Naumiec
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7528

Gross Park is a small park located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. It features four basketball standards, a junior soccer field, and an ADA accessible soft surface playground.

The staff offers soccer and basketball instructional programs, touch football, plus a soccer league for youth.  In the winter we offer a drop-in afterschool program and Kiddie Kollege for the little ones.   Once summer comes around we offer our popular Play Camp for the kiddos!         We hope to see you at the Park.

History

In 1898, the City of Chicago purchased nearly an acre-and-a-half of property in the Lincoln Square community for use by the Department of Sewers. Fifty years later, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation established a park at the site. Initially known as Washtenaw Playlot and later Lawrence Playlot for the adjacent streets, the park was well-equipped with playground equipment, a spray pool, a sand box, a small brick recreation building, and a playfield that could be flooded for ice skating in winter. In 1952, the city council renamed the site in honor of Theodore A. Gross, who developed this park and countless others during his 44 years as the city's Superintendent of Playgrounds. The Chicago Park District began leasing Gross Park from the city in 1959. After making improvements in the late 1970s, the park district rehabilitated Gross Park in 1990, and updated the recreation building the following year.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Gross Outdoor Basketball Court

Gross Outdoor Basketball Court

Location Notes: 2708 W. Lawrence Ave.

Gross Fieldhouse

Gross Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2708 W. Lawrence Ave.

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Gross Football Field

Gross Football Field

Location Notes: 2708 W. Lawrence Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Gross Playground

Gross PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Events

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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.  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, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, April 11, 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
Basketball at Gross 143012InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 30, 2016
$12.00
Soccer at Gross 144504InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$12.00
Soccer League at Gross 145344Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/04/16 15:00From April 16, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$22.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Teen League at Gross 158386Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2016/07/12 21:00From July 12, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Play Camp at Gross 157461CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$176.00

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Description

Gross Park is a small park located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. It features four basketball standards, a junior soccer field, and an ADA accessible soft surface playground.

The staff offers soccer and basketball instructional programs, touch football, plus a soccer league for youth.  In the winter we offer a drop-in afterschool program and Kiddie Kollege for the little ones.   Once summer comes around we offer our popular Play Camp for the kiddos!         We hope to see you at the Park.

In 1898, the City of Chicago purchased nearly an acre-and-a-half of property in the Lincoln Square community for use by the Department of Sewers. Fifty years later, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation established a park at the site. Initially known as Washtenaw Playlot and later Lawrence Playlot for the adjacent streets, the park was well-equipped with playground equipment, a spray pool, a sand box, a small brick recreation building, and a playfield that could be flooded for ice skating in winter. In 1952, the city council renamed the site in honor of Theodore A. Gross, who developed this park and countless others during his 44 years as the city's Superintendent of Playgrounds. The Chicago Park District began leasing Gross Park from the city in 1959. After making improvements in the late 1970s, the park district rehabilitated Gross Park in 1990, and updated the recreation building the following year.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.