Gross Park

  • 2708 W. Lawrence Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60625 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Notes: Park: 6am - 11pm
  • Park Supervisor: Mark Naumiec
  • Phone: (312) 742-7528

Gross Park is a small park located at 2708 W. Lawrence Avenue 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 baseball instructional programs, plus a soccer league for youth.  In the fall, winter, and spring we offer drop-on afterschool program and Kiddie Kollege for the little ones.   

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: 2708 W. Lawrence Ave.

Gross Fieldhouse

Gross Fieldhouse

Location: 2708 W. Lawrence Ave.

Gross Football Field

Gross Football Field

Location: 2708 W. Lawrence Ave.

Descriptors: Junior

Gross Playground

Gross PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 2708 W. Lawrence Ave.

Events

Summer Programs

Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1. Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, April 14, 2014.

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
Play Camp at Gross 83123CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$170.00

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Gross Park is a small park located at 2708 W. Lawrence Avenue 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 baseball instructional programs, plus a soccer league for youth.  In the fall, winter, and spring we offer drop-on afterschool program and Kiddie Kollege for the little ones.   

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Basketball Court - Outdoor 2708 W. Lawrence Ave. 4
Fieldhouse 2708 W. Lawrence Ave. 0
Football / Soccer 2708 W. Lawrence Ave. Junior 1
Playgrounds 2708 W. Lawrence Ave. 0
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.