Gross Park

  • 2708 W. Lawrence Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60625 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • 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.

Hours: ,

Gross Football Field

Gross Football Field

Location Notes: 2708 W. Lawrence Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Gross Playground

Gross PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

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 register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

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.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, May 1, 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
Basketball Skills at Gross 178666InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$13.00
Soccer at Gross 181025InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$13.00
Soccer League at Gross Cancelled181085Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/04/08 15:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$23.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Play Camp at Gross 196813CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$185.00

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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.