Schreiber Playground Park

  • 1552 W. Schreiber Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60626 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Nilla Narsa
  • 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

Visit our nearest pool location at Chase or Welles Parks.

Notice Valid From: 3/20/2017 - 9/10/2017

Schreiber Spray Pool

Schreiber Spray Pool

Location Notes: 1552 W. Schreiber Ave.

Events

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 Saturday, April 29, 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
Adult Swim at Schreiber Cancelled195128OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 13:15From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 8:15am to 9:15am
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9:15am
Each Wednesday from 8:15am to 9:15am
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9:15am
Each Friday from 8:15am to 9:15am
$0
Day Camp at Schreiber 195679CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$197.00
Family Swim at Schreiber Cancelled200050OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/20 20:00From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Schreiber Cancelled196561InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 19:00From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Schreiber Cancelled196562InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/21 19:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Schreiber Cancelled196563InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/23 19:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Schreiber Cancelled200049OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/20 19:00From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Play Camp at Schreiber 196843CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$49.00
Youth Swim at Schreiber Cancelled197709OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 20:00From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$0

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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.