Schreiber Playground Park

  • 1552 W. Schreiber Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60626 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Irma Rizzo
  • Park Phone: (773) 262-6741

Located in Rogers Park (north of Devon Avenue and east of Clark Street), Schreiber Park offers weekday programming for various age groups. Programs include children’s arts and crafts, sports and fitness, dance, games and homework hour, adult walking club, as well as moms, pops & tots. The park’s ping-pong table is rather popular.

The 1.1-acre park continues to expand its open green space and contains a new ADA accessible soft-surface playground, an open space ideal for junior field sports, community garden and a basketball court.

Please note: If you are interested in swim programs offered at nearby Sullivan High School Pool, patrons can register at Schreiber Park.  If you are already registered for swim programs, please enter the school using door number 10, which is located adjacent to the H.S. parking lot [Albion right before Bosworth].

History

As late as 1870, there were fewer than ten families living west of Ridge Avenue in what is now the southwestern portion of Rogers Park. Among these were the Schreibers. Nicholas and Katherine Schreiber had arrived from Mainz, Germany in 1848, purchasing 40 acres of land near Devon Avenue and Green Bay Road (now Clark Street). Nicholas died suddenly just a few months before the birth of his twin sons, Dominick and Michael. Raised by their mother and an older brother, the twins eventually took control of the family farm. They expanded their holdings to 160 acres, and engaged in truck farming. Dominick built greenhouses on the land, and found success in the floral business. In 1877, he built a two-story frame house on Ridge Avenue, near his boyhood home. Twenty years later, the brothers subdivided their land; Schreiber Avenue runs through their former farmstead. Schreiber Park is among numerous playgrounds established by the City of Chicago in the years following World War II. Land acquisition began in 1948. By the time of the park's October, 1950 dedication, the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation had improved the site with a shelter house, a sand box, and a playing field that was flooded for ice skating in winter. The city transferred Schreiber Park to the Chicago Park District in 1959. In 1997, the park district expanded the site through an Illinois Department of Natural Resources development grant, bringing the park's size to just over an acre.

Parking/Directions

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

Schreiber Basketball

Schreiber Basketball

Location Notes: 1552 W. Schreiber Ave.

Schreiber Community Garden

Schreiber Community Garden

Location Notes: 1552 W. Schreiber Ave.

Notes: Community Garden

Schreiber Fieldhouse

Schreiber Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 1552 W. Schreiber Ave.

Hours: ,

Schreiber Clubroom

Schreiber Clubroom

Location Notes: 1552 W. Schreiber Ave.

Notes: Clubroom

Schreiber Playground

Schreiber PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Sullivan High School Pool

Sullivan High School Pool (1)

Location: 6631 N Bosworth Ave.

Location Notes: 6631 North Bosworth Ave.

Hours: , ,

Phone: (773)534-2000

Descriptors: Indoor

Schreiber Spray Pool

Schreiber Spray Pool

Location Notes: 1552 W. Schreiber Ave.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Kiddie College at Schreiber 166682InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 17:30From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$21.00
Little Artists at Schreiber 166931InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 15:15From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 10:45am
$13.00
TEAM Sports at Schreiber 186135InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:30From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$28.00
Winter Break Camp at Schreiber 189355CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/12/27 16:00From December 27, 2016 to January 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$12.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Schreiber 187588OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/10 02:00From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Schreiber 187576InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$30.00
Art & ABCs at Schreiber 187586InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$14.00
Family Swim at Schreiber 187583OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/14 21:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Game Room at Schreiber 187587OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2017/01/13 23:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Gymnastics at Schreiber 173045InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$8.00
Homework Time at Schreiber 173168InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Kiddie College at Schreiber 173454InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 18:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$22.00
Lap Swim at Schreiber 187596OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2017 to March 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Schreiber 187567InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Schreiber 187568InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Schreiber 187569InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Schreiber 187572InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/14 01:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Schreiber 187573InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Little Artists at Schreiber 173677InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/18 16:15From January 18, 2017 to March 22, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 10:45am
$14.00
Little Artists at Schreiber 173676InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 19:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2pm
$14.00
Music and Movement at Schreiber 173838InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:30pm
$14.00
Open Swim at Schreiber 187566OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Schreiber 187582OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/01/14 20:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Schreiber 187590OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Schreiber 187574InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$35.00
Teen Club at Schreiber 187589OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/16 23:30From January 16, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Schreiber 187580InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Schreiber 187577InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Schreiber 187579InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 22:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Schreiber 187581InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tot Spot at Schreiber 187591OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
$11.00

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Located in Rogers Park (north of Devon Avenue and east of Clark Street), Schreiber Park offers weekday programming for various age groups. Programs include children’s arts and crafts, sports and fitness, dance, games and homework hour, adult walking club, as well as moms, pops & tots. The park’s ping-pong table is rather popular.

The 1.1-acre park continues to expand its open green space and contains a new ADA accessible soft-surface playground, an open space ideal for junior field sports, community garden and a basketball court.

Please note: If you are interested in swim programs offered at nearby Sullivan High School Pool, patrons can register at Schreiber Park.  If you are already registered for swim programs, please enter the school using door number 10, which is located adjacent to the H.S. parking lot [Albion right before Bosworth].

As late as 1870, there were fewer than ten families living west of Ridge Avenue in what is now the southwestern portion of Rogers Park. Among these were the Schreibers. Nicholas and Katherine Schreiber had arrived from Mainz, Germany in 1848, purchasing 40 acres of land near Devon Avenue and Green Bay Road (now Clark Street). Nicholas died suddenly just a few months before the birth of his twin sons, Dominick and Michael. Raised by their mother and an older brother, the twins eventually took control of the family farm. They expanded their holdings to 160 acres, and engaged in truck farming. Dominick built greenhouses on the land, and found success in the floral business. In 1877, he built a two-story frame house on Ridge Avenue, near his boyhood home. Twenty years later, the brothers subdivided their land; Schreiber Avenue runs through their former farmstead. Schreiber Park is among numerous playgrounds established by the City of Chicago in the years following World War II. Land acquisition began in 1948. By the time of the park's October, 1950 dedication, the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation had improved the site with a shelter house, a sand box, and a playing field that was flooded for ice skating in winter. The city transferred Schreiber Park to the Chicago Park District in 1959. In 1997, the park district expanded the site through an Illinois Department of Natural Resources development grant, bringing the park's size to just over an acre.

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